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Audi TT

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  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    As anyone thought of trying the Dieselgeek (www.dieselgeek.com) "race" short shift kit?

    I figured if the TT linkage works on the A4 Golf/Jetta/New Beetle (which the TT is on the A4 platform)....the opposite should be true.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,393
    From what I've read (and please correct me if I'm wrong), the TT Quattro uses the Haldex 4WD system as opposed to Audi's Quattro. What are the differences? Thanks!

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • I talked to several Audi dealerships, and it sounds like 2003s will come with automatic as an option. They gave me different dates for when the cars will hit the lots though: ranging from October to February. One dealer told me that auto will only come with the 180/nonQuatro model. Interestingly, he quoted $42K as the price for the car, which sounds odd since the comparably equipped manual TT is only around $33K.

    Does anyone else have other info?
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,393
    On my way back to my girlfriend's house on Saturday night from the METS game (yes I know admitting the problem is the first step) I was following a beautiful Black TT (225hp) coupe. The TT in Black and at night was a wonderful combination. Stealthy but sporty. I really made me think twice about owning another black car. I love the thick, 5 spoke 17" wheels, flowing lines, and 2 exhaust pipes sticking out from under the rear bumper.

    Sunday afternoon a saw an Amulet Red TT Coupe and it too was striking. Red is a very rare color 'round these parts, especially for German cars. It looked good.

    I just wish there was some way for Audi to put a sunroof (I know it seems like a ridiculous notion on a car with such a small roof) on the TT coupe. Most of you are saying, ok then put the TT Roadster on your wishlist then. I like the looks of the coupe so much more, and the TT Roadster (with Quattro) is out of my pricerange for now. I love sunroofs though. I always drive with mine open unless it is raining or cloudy. That's just me though.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    I know this is off the subject, but I'm a NY fan too. My cars both have custom Hawaii license plates:

    2002 Chevy Tahoe: "METS"
    2001 TT Roadster: "JETS"

    I took my "KNICKS" plate off of my 99 Catera before I returned that hunk of junk to the dealer when the lease expired. I'll have to buy another car so that I can use the plates again. I tried to get "Rangers" plates, but you can only get 6 letters--maybe the next state I move to can do better. (Please, no remarks about becoming a Devils fan).

    By the way, I looked at the black TT when I bought mine, but opted for the Nimbus Gray Pearl with the amber "Baseball" leather. You should think about the roadster if you like sunroofs so much. I've owned several convertibles and in my opinion, the TT has the best year-round convertible top available.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,393
    As far as Sports go, it seems we see eye to eye on 3 out of 4 teams, take a guess which one. I'm a Giants fan! I LOVE THE RANGERS!

    Back to the TT though. Nimbus Gray Pearl is also a gorgeous color, especially with the Baseball glove leather. I won't be in the market for a new car for a while as I recently purchased a leftover 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH at the end of April which I hope to keep for a long time.

    One of the reasons I am considering the TT (hopefully they'll still make 'em 7 years down the road) is because of Quattro (My Mom's A6 3.0 has it and I love how it pulls you around turns) ,the turbocharged engine (My 2000 Saab 9-3 is turbocharged and I love when the Turbo kicks in), and of course the sheer beauty of the car! Every time I see a TT, it still turns my head.

    Speaking of convertibles, how is the rear visibility with the top up on the TT Roadster?

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    The rear visibility isn't great, but it's about the same as other convertibles I've driven. However, I live in Hawaii, so I almost never drive with the top up anyway.

    Quattro was a major factor in my purchase decision as well. Wet or dry, it makes a huge difference in handling. If I lived in the northeast, I wouldn't own a car without it.

    2003 should be a great year for NY sports! I'll be making my reservations for the playoffs soon.
  • krg3krg3 Posts: 1
    I'd be grateful for any suggestions to this: I bought a new 2001 TT Roadster earlier this year. It has the upgraded Bose system, with a 6-disc changer, and a casette in the dash radio. I've been told by Audi (dealers and Audi cust service) that I can't replace the radio with a CD in the dash without screwing up the Bose system.

    Do any of you know of a way to replace the radio only (w/a CD player) in this model? They say the 2002 in-dash radio (w/CD) is not compatible with the 2001 model. Again, I appreciate any help! Thanks!
  • whothemanwhotheman Posts: 169
    1. M3, Stick
    2. Lexus SC430
    3. Escalade
    4. Altima 3.5, Stick
    5. $3k 1994 Mazda MX-6 LS with Leather, stick
    6. 2003 Honda S2000
    7. Put a down payment on the insurance!
  • I just bought a 2001 TT Quattro. I have a few questions (i'll post the name of the dealer and the price when i resolve these questions) to ask. My luggage compartment cover makes A LOT of noise. It's not the fastners, it's the cover itself (cheap plastic on a 30k car?). Has anyone else experienced this? I'm thinking of requesting a new one (which I'm not paying for). I've also got a question about the interior motion detector. I can only activate/de-activate the motion detector when the driver-side door is open. Is this normal? Thanks.
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    Congratulations on getting your TT! I can't help with the rattle because I have a roadster, but my alarm switch seems to work whether the door is open or not. I don't remember anything in the owner's manual stating that the door must be open either.
  • Regarding my previous post. The interior motion detector is only supposed to be activated/de-activated as you're exiting the car (i.e. door open). This makes sense now since you wouldn't want to lock yourself in the car with the motion detector on (this wasn't clearly outlined in the manual, but it is common sense I suppose). Regarding the noise... I'm having the dealer either repair or replace the luggage compartment cover since it's covered under warranty (no other interior noises found as of yet). The dealer is also super-cleaning or replacing the floormats (the driver side is a little worn). So it might be premature, but I'm willing to give the dealership good marks all around (I'll update as time goes by... I find message boards like these invaluable for dealer information).

    Dealership: Criswell Audi (MD)
    Car Purchased: 2001 Audi TT Coupe Quattro(AWD) 180 HP
    Black Ext/Grey Int
    17.5k miles
    Premium Sound (Bose/6-Disc Changer)
    Sports Package (Rims, Tires, Xenon Lights, etc.)
    Heated Seats
    Audi Assured (100,000 miles)

    Price with tax, tags and all that other good stuff: $31849.00

    I've been pleased with my sales person so far, and the rest of the dealership employees. Responsive to questions and requests. Hope this info is useful to someone interested in purchasing an Audi (thought about leasing, but if you can handle a decent down payment, get a good APR from your bank/credit union, you're better off buying the car).
  • brucewgbrucewg Posts: 5
    If you go to the AudiWorld TT forum (www.audiworld.com, and navigate to the TT forum), then search on "privacy" you'll see many posts about problems withe the privacy shield. Many have been replaced by dealers, but it hasn't always resolved the problem.

    I have a new 2002 coupe, and so far, no problems.

    Bruce
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,393
    Congrats on your new (errrrrrrrrrrrrrr used) TT! Put that 100,000 mile Audi Assured warranty to good use and drive it! Good luck!

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • I would like to know how the Audi TT handles in the winter, in snowy conditions. I was going to purchase an SLK 230, but because I plan on driving it in the winter,I was afraid it wouldn't handle very well on the ice and snow. I was able to test drive an Audi TT, 225 hp. convertible the other day, and really enjoyed it. So far it looks the SLK is coming in 2nd place.
  • ugly1ugly1 Posts: 52
    I live in the Cleveland area so our winters aren't so severe but occasionally I have to drive on the white stuff. I run on a set of Blizzak MZ-01's and I usually find myself passing all the SUV's. I don't know if there being more cautious or I'm just being stupid. I've never had the car slip on me at speed but then again I've never had to hit the brakes hard. I have practiced moderately hard braking on the snow (on wide roads with no side ditches or traffic around) and found that the car tracks pretty straight. The brakes clatter quite a bit but it brakes pretty good. I figure I'd be screwed if I encountered some ice so I don't do that very often. I've only broken the wheels loose once. I was turning left from a stop going slightly uphill and probably shouldn't of given it so much gas. I turned in the opposite direction while backing off the gas and it straightened right out. I read in one of the Audi magazines where they were interviewing one of their executives. They asked him about sports or something like that and he said he had taken up a new winter sport. Driving his TT in the snow. Have fun with whatever you decide. All I can say is this is going to be my third winter in the TT and I'm not dreading it one bit. Oh yeah, the cars a 225.
  • lar60lar60 Posts: 10
    I just traded my 2001 TT for an A6, but had much experience with the hatchback rattle. It sounds like it is coming from the "cheap" privacy guard, but have your dealer replace the clips that secure the hatchback trim to the frame. It is most likely these clips that get loose and creates the rattle you're hearing, not the privacy part. It took me about 6 visits and persistency in getting this fixed. The dealer will have to special order the clips and then you will have to return for the install. If you don't fix this it will only get worse. I loved the TT, but this is a fairly common problem, I even read about it in a review on the car before I bought it.
  • My 2001 TT roadster came equipped with Pirelli high perf. tires. Dealer said they only last 25k.
    Anyone have different mileage results?

    Also, very few problems with the car....a TT is a rare sight in St. Louis, so if you're thinking about unique style, buy the car no one else drives.
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    You didn't say whether you have the FWD 180hp w/ 16" 50 series or the AWD 225 hp w/ 17" 45 series tires.

    However, 25k miles is probably a conservative estimate for the 16", a little optomistic for the 17". At least your tires are the same size and can be rotated front to rear. My neighbor has a 225 Quatro Coupe and they just replaced their tires at 22,000 miles. I have a Honda S2000 which uses W-rated Potenza S02's and different sizes front and rear. They cannot be rotated and I was told to only expect 12k - 15k miles out of them. I had the 7,500 mile service done a couple of weeks age, and the dealer estimated I still had 80% of the useful life left. Apparantly, I drive conservatively.
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