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I ended up with an Audi TT as a company car as it was my wife's dream car (small company = flexibility over model). In terms of styling my wife was gutted as it is less 'cutesy' than the pre 2008 model, though as the main driver that suits me very well. Starting on styling then, Audi has produced another great looking car. I made the mistake of the 'poverty pack' 16 inch wheels with standard profile tyres - on reflection it's probably worth upgrading these if styling is important. Personal preference is to keep the automatic rear spoiler down (there is the option to do this with a control in the centre console) - the speed threshold that this deploys also makes it obvious when you're speeding!
In terms of performance, we went for the TDi 170 Sport Quattro and I'm delighted with it. We've got an A3 and had swithered about the 170 TDi engine (though went for the 140 in the end). The extra punch makes it a pretty nippy car, and the Quattro drive and sports suspension makes it a really well balanced car. It's obviously not going to compare with the quicker petrol engine, but as a balance with fuel economy it's a really difficult car to beat - very easy to get 50mpg on an average 'commute'.
Inside I find it a very comfortable vehicle to drive (though to be honest my wife does not!). My main gripe is that the mirror angles make it a difficult car to reverse and the big pillars mean that visibility is not fantastic (though apparently vastly improved on the older model).
In terms of practicality it's a mixed bag - the rear seats are almost completely pointless. I have had 4 adults in it, but it was on a 5 minute drive back from the pub and don't think anyone could have managed further! It's also virtually impossible to get a car seat in the back as the seat back height is not enough for most car seats. That said, if you accept writing off the rear seats as pointless, driving with the rear seats folded down (they fold really flat) makes for what seems like a huge boot - like most estate cars, though not with the loading height.
On value, as it's a company lease it's not directly relevant to me, though maybe worth noting that due to the projected very high % residual values on these they actually make pretty cost effective leases - often cheaper to lease than cars that are much cheaper to buy.
Overall, although it's not the car I'd have chosen (due to the lingering hairdresser image), it is good fun to drive and if you spend 90% of your time alone/ with one passenger it's no problem with practicality.
We had to sell our 225 Audi TT last year do to finaces as it needed new tyres all round and brakes etc and we could not aford it at the time. We ended up trading it in for a practical vauxhall astra estate, It is a decent enough car but we are gutted as we loved the TT so much. We found the fuel economy not to bad at all and have not noticed a huge difference dropping down to a 1.6 astra, however the maintenance / serviceing cost were expensive especially through main dealers.
That said there is not a day goes buy when we dont miss the car it was fantastic to drive fast and responsive, we read reports and saw them test drive it on tv and they offten said it lacked a little feel etc but as an average driver on the road not on some test / race track we found it superb to drive and more that fast enough giving great confidence when overtaking etc.
We kept up with servicing and cam belt changes and never had a single problem with the car.
If we can afford to sometime i can see us buying another.
A few facts
0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds
top speed 151 mph
Aprox 30 mpg (normal driving)
I guess i should also mention the back seats as they realy are no use apart from maybe a very small child, however with the rear seats down it has a good size boot we even used to take our large german shepherd on short journeys with us occassionally.
Well I have had my Audi TT 3.2 DSG for 6 months now is a 2004 04 reg car 19 inch alloys and the bose sound upgrade.
This is my first auto / semi automatic car and therefore my first car with paddle shift option.
It took me absolutely no time at all to get used to an automatic car as there is a handy left foot rest so that you are not tempted to stray with your left foot onto the brake thinking it's a clutch doh !!
The 3.2 v6 engine produces 250bhp for this year and acclerates from 0-60 in around 6.2 seconds so it's no slouch and in sports mode it hangs on to the revs up to the red-line before changing up - nice !
This is my first Audi and I am impressed with the build quality and layout of all controls my only concern is how juice it can be at the pumps. On mixed driving up to 26mpg on heavy foot driving 20 mpg and a long cruises at 70-75mph approx 29mpg.
Just had the first full service under my ownership at a local audi specialist and they did a great job £200 all in and that included fixing a faulty maff sensor so so far so good and I'll update as I when I can to the ownership
I am not into cars whatsoever, i feel they are a way of getting from A to B and preferably with the least amount of aggro along the way. That was until i saw the Audi TT, don't get me wrong i'm still not into cars but the design of this machine is amazing. There are a few around where i live and when i walk past i can not stop staring at them! They are just so sleek, chic and sexy and i think they will be considered classics for their looks in years to come. Unfortunately i don't own one and know no one who owns one so i couldn't comment on their motoring performance or reliability but they really are gorgeous to look at!
Named after the famous Tourist Trophy race, the Audi TT lives up to it's sporting heritage. This is a true sports car, not just a SPORTY car, so one should be prepared for the somewhat harsh sports car ride. In everyday, commute traffic it might be a little too much to take, but get on an open twisty road and you can't help but smile. The 1.8L turbo provides more than adequate power, but it's no muscle car. The car is fast and the power comes on smooth with very little turbo lag, still it won't press you back in your seat like the Honda S2000 or Porsche Boxter. Opt for the 5-speed manual transmission, you won't be sorry. Inside, the attention to detail is amazing. Brushed aluminum surfaces blending perfectly with leather and plastic. Especially notable is the clever radio cover. Under the hood one is hard pressed to find anything that looks like an engine, and yet it is beautiful. Smooth panels and an impressive Audi logo are the only things that hint at the mechanical symphony that awaits the driver. On the down side things like rear visibility and ease of getting in and out may hamper your enjoyment of the car. Don't let those back seats fool you, only children could make use of them. Unfortunately the the price is a bit high considering the fact that you will never get more than 2 adults in it at one time. Much like it's mechanical cousin the New Beetle, the Audi TT will get you noticed. Passing motorists will wave and point. Expect questions when in a public parking lot. Certainly this is part of the fun, but for some it can be downright annoying.
The audi TT is one of the most impressive cars around today. With a standard engine of 1.8L I4 and a Standard Transmission of 5 Speed Manual. It has 20 valves and can reach speeds of up to 170 MPH. Its sylish exterior and exquisite interior is its most attractive features. It has Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist& ABS and also a compression ratio of 9.5:1.The maximum engine speed is 6600 rpm. It does 0-30 in 2.5 seconds and 0-100 in 21.8 seconds. The lateral acceleration is of 0.91 g. The body frame is made up of steel and the rack and pinion steering is assisted with a power assist. If you have the money, which is around £30,000, I highly recommend this car.
The Audi TT Quattro is a serious beauty of a sports car which reverts me to a drooling wreck everytime I see one. The design is completely different from other Audi’s on the market but yet still unmistakably Audi. The TT is available as either a coupe or roadster design – both are equally cool. The appeal is easy to see from the outside. It’s clear rounded shapes form it’s bold and dramatic style coupled with the traditional interlinked four-ring logo. In my mind the front view of the car reminds me of pandas! What? I hear you cry! I think it’s probably something to do with the black windowed headlights mimicking the panda’s black patched eyes. I have to admit I don’t own one, have never been in one and can’t drive but I have it on good authority that the TT is a real classic sports car, both fast and manoeuvrable on the outside and an interior of leather upholstery and aluminium detail. Standard equipment in the roadster includes an electrically powered soft top and rollover protection hoops. Added extras range from alloy wheels, cruise control (any speed above 25mph held at a constant speed), Driver’s Information System (DIS) – a digital display from an on-board computer, and a satellite navigation system. The scary bit is obviously the price. This could range from £27,000 for the coupe to £33,000 for the roadster (although I know you can get them for less now). Help! I know this is completely unattainable to me but I can dream can’t I – either that or write millions of reviews for dooyoo and raise enough money that way!!??!!
Could the audi TT be the most stylish Audi ever made? I certainly think so - as do a lot of others. Just take a look at the car and you'll see that there really is no other coupe of the same price range that can compare on styling. I think the best colours are Dark Blue and the most popular Silver, but really the car looks great in nearly all colours. The car has also got a lot of performance, and I think that the early problems of high speed stability have now been fixed, which is great! A top car!
Well, where to start? This car really is a head-turner! I would love this car - but I still have to dream! Although, upon taking a recent test drive of the coupe model, I found myself pinned to the seat, looking for my guts which were situated somewhere in the boot (what boot it has). But who cares about bootspace in a car like this? If you have a weekly shopping regime, you don't deserve this car in the first place! This is the car for the stylich yet moderate business person who would like to give that all important great first impression. Size wise, It has got a lot to offer - with the unique finishing around the vents and various buttons along with smashign leather interior - all in all a very good vehicle!!
This is one car that should turn the head of every human being who sees one, they are gorgeous.The 225bhp engine supplies more get up and go than a Cheetah.The engine also creates a superb sound which although is not important, is still nice if you decide to go out in an attempt to get womens attention.The convertable is even more sweet,as the stylish seats poke beautifully out the top of the inside of the car.The various colours stop this car from looking the same every time you see it.The wheels are extremely road compliant, unlike some sport cars which have wheels built only for racing.Alloys,which also come as standard, finish off this car perfectly, all you need then is £35000 to buy one, but its worth every penny!!
I have owned my TT 225 Coupe in Red for 3 weeks now and it's almost impossible to find a fault with it. Picky points are the seats don't fold forward very easily requiring it to be a 2 handed operation and the ignition switch position means the keys are always dangling on your legs. Performance is unbelievable. It's not the outright speed but the ease of which the performace can be used. To get the car sliding you'll need to turn off the driver aids (ESP) and then the real driver in you can have a go. The engine does have an annoying tendency to hang onto the revs making fast smooth gear changes a little difficult but this is a minor point compared to the grin inducing chassis coupled with an unbelievable 225hp from an 1800 engine. If you're after a sports car with a level of pratcality (the boot is huge, well fairly big) then this is the car for you. Style and fun come as standard without the pretense of a Porsche, Beemer or Merc. Get one NOW!
The new Audi TT is a treacherous abuse of human naivety. Just because it has an Audi badge people will buy it well let me tell you this, nobody can tell which way it goes, if you swizzle the driving seat round you could even confuse yourself. The power on the higher end of the rev range is acceptable but paying that sort of money you would expect pull all through the gears. Despite the physical problem of keeping the obscenity on the road it isn’t even nice to look at, apart from the convertible.
I have had the fortune of swapping cars with my Boss for the last couple of days, which means i have use of his brand new Audi TT. When he suggested it i have to say that i just said yes to say that i had driven it, because i didn't particularly like the look of it externally. However, i have now changed my mind. WOW, what a machine this is. The power and handling of this car is superb. Corners become a breeze at high speeds and overtaking is like taking candy from a baby. I have been amazed at the heads that i have turned whilst driving it. It is almost as if everybody you drive past can't help but gorp at you. The air conditioning is a god send, although this is the sort of car where you want to drive around with window open, shades on and one arm out the window. It does have four seats, but to be honest unless you are about 3 feet tall and weigh less than 4 stone i wouldn't recommedn trying to get into the back seats as a passenger. Very uncomfortable i would imagine. I understand they retail at about £30,000 in the UK, but have heard stories that this has been discounted by 10% in the last couple of weeks
2000 Audi TT The 2000 TT is a 2-door sports car available in one trim only. At maximum capacity it holds two full-size passengers and two small passengers. The TT's closest competitors include the BMW M-Coupe, BMW Z3 Coupe and the Mercedes SLK. According to Audi, "the TT has all the credentials of an authentic German sports car." Upon introduction, the TT is equipped with a standard turbocharged 1.8-liter, I4, 180-horsepower engine that consumes 22-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. As an option, the TT can be equipped with the Quattro IV all-wheel drive system that increases horsepower to 225 while slightly decreasing fuel economy. The TT is all-new for 2000. Major Standard Features: Air conditioning, Driver side airbag, Passenger side airbag, Alloy wheels, Anti-lock brakes, Anti-theft vehicle, Cruise control, Rear defogger, Keyless entry unlock, Fog lamps, Power locks, Power mirrors, Heated side mirror, Power steering, Power windows, AM/FM radio, Cassette, Leather seats, Second row folding seats, Tachometer, Tilt steering, Traction control
The Audi TT is perhaps the sexiest road car i have ever seen. I will definately try to own one of these in the future. My parents currently own an Audi A6 avant (estate) which is very reliable, quiet and quick. The TT is availiable in both hard-top and convertible formats and both look like the dogs! The car has all the style of an Audi coupled with the performance of a high spec sportscar. Unfortunately, the soft top is unsuited to the UK weather for most of the year (with a few weeks during the summer being the exception) as it doesn't warrant putting the top down.