Used Audi TT Roadster 1999 - 2006 reliability

Category: Sports car

With its iconic looks, the original Audi TT Roadster still turns heads, even though it sold so well.

Audi TT Roadster (99 - 06)
  • Audi TT Roadster (99 - 06)
  • Audi TT Roadster (99 - 06)
Used Audi TT Roadster 1999 - 2006 review
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What should I look for in a used Audi TT sports?

The Audi TT didn't get off to the best start in life, with worries about the car's high-speed stability, but by the time the Roadster appeared, these problems had been sorted with the addition of a small rear spoiler and a standard ESP system.

There are no concerns about the interior's quality, because the materials are all very classy. However, there have been problems with dashboard components failing and this can be an extremely expensive problem to put right if the car has fallen out of warranty.

The cambelt needs to be replaced every 60,000 miles, but it's not a costly job. Likewise, the ignition coil can fail, but again it's not too pricey to fix.

Overall, though, the TT suffers from more reliability problems than you may expect of an Audi, so look for a car that's been well cared for and has a fully stamped service file, especially if it's an older and higher mileage example.

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