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Audi TT



  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    look on the sidewall and tell us the "treadwear rating" number. Chances are, the dealership may be correct.
  • johnxyzjohnxyz Posts: 94
    Love the TT styling (who doesn't) but is the large price difference justified for essentially the same vehicle? Also, struggling with the reliability issues you often hear associated with TT's. Comments? Thanks, John
  • I've been looking at TTs and will probably buy one in the next week. I've been debating new vs. used. I noticed that almost every TT (especially the quattros) seem to be 225s. And of the 2002s that are starting to show up on the market, almost all of them are the ALMS edition. So, I'm wondering if 180s haven't sold or if there's some other reason that people are trading in 225s.

    I have a theory, but what do you folks think?

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,091
    It could be that the 225s have been turned in off leases. The 180hp is a much more affordable car (for financers and buyers on somewhat of a low $30K budget), while a 225 sells in the high $30's (low $40's) and is a more attractive car to lease. Just my opinion.

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

  • I have not read or posted in a while. Here are some comments on previous posts. I have driven a 180 TT Quattro in Wisconsin for going on three winters in all kinds of weather with absolutely no problems with a set of Blizzaks on 16 inch wheels. It is great in the snow. I would not try it with standard high performance tires.

    I will need to replace my standard tires (17 inch
    Bridgestones after about 20 -25k miles next spring when I take the snow tires off. I complained to the dealer several times about road noise this summer but he could find nothing wrong. When I changed tires to snows this week I found the left side tires, especially the front, to be severely worn and cupped on the inside edge. This is definitely the cause of the noise because the snow tires sound fine even though I noticed the start of the same type of wear on the inside edge. The car is going in for an alignment check next week.

    Any suggestions on tires to replace my summer tires? Does anyone have experience with other brands on the TT?

    I had the noise problem (rattles) with the rear cover and it was replaced by the dealer and is now fine. The new cover has some rubber washers that help to keep it from vibrating. I also had a vibration from the rear trim along the back window that fixed by the dealer. I think he just wedged something underneath the trim to stop it from vibrating.

    The only other problem I have had is two replacements of the turbo wastegate under warranty.

    The car now has 45,000 miles on it and runs and looks great. Still gets a lot of looks and great comments. I recommend one to anyone.

    I also just bought an Audi allroad for my wife with the twin turbo V-6. Anyone have any experience with this vehicle?
  • mp_flmp_fl Posts: 2
    I am not sure how many of you have had these annoying, unsafe, non-value defects that the Audi reps give a run around.

    My car is: 2001 TT 225 quatro 18k miles, GPS, Bose Premium sound, Premium Pkg....Lake silver/Denim blue

    I have ECO light coming with power going down to 50%, turbo stopping (as a ECO effect), fuel display erratic, speedometer erratic, GPS requiring fuse reseating etc. They replaced parts in it (GPS computer, instrument cluster, cable harness, connectors etc), and after 5 times, it still reappears sporadically. I am in arbitration with BBB and Audi but I am afraid BBB will side with Audi. These problems cannot be reproduced on demand, and does not seem to leave a trail (fault code), But BBB insited that a inspector "test drive" to reproduce them ... Hah!!

    I have found that a lot of the TTs have this problem, as well as some other Audis and VWs.. I just want them to buy my car back.. I did not expect this much troble for $42k!! When I had the BMW, I never had any problems!!

    Please let me know who else have these defects...

    The car is cheaply made in Hungary, and it only "looks" nice... fit and finish are not worthy of a $42k car!! and Audi's customer services needs to learn a thing or two about customer satisfaction...

    Mohan P.
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    Has anyone out there bought a body kit for the 225 Roadster? I'm looking to update the look of my 2001 with bigger wheels and a body kit. I don't want anything too outrageous, just a sportier look.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on a good source? Thanks!
  • i just got a TT last week, im only 18 years old, i hope all you old ppl envy me because im so great. LOL Ive been flicked off 4 times already by ppl in mustangs and other piece of craps.
  • ugly1ugly1 Posts: 52
    Cool dude. And it's other pieces of crap, not piece of craps. If you're going to talk like any idiot on this forum you should at least get the verbage correct.

    From an old prsn
  • ugly1ugly1 Posts: 52
    I haven't bought anything from them but I've visited the web site. Check out
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    Thanks for the info. I'll definitely look at what they've got.
  • thor8thor8 Posts: 303
    For 2003 Audi will introduce an upgraded TT, it will have 3.2 liter engine and 250hp especially a good increase in torque.

    Also a special racing transmission never before in the streets, it consist of a double clutch, that allows to engage two gears at the same time, when is time to engage the next gear can be engaged in fractions of a second.

    For more details,

  • 18 years old and just got an Audi TT? Get real! Did your daddy buy that for you? Geezz, no wonder people are flipping you off. I don't envy you one bit LOL!
  • LOL...I owned a Porsche 914 when I was 17, and even though the car only cost me $3,500, I was chased, flipped off and almost run off the road. It was crazy. In hindsight, I had no business owning that car, but then again my Dad had insisted. I had just wanted a brand-new Rabbit. This kid is probably suffering from having an irresponsible Dad who happens to live vicariously through his kids. Not that an 18-year-old would mind, but hopefully when he grows up he'll realize how unwise it is to hand a car like that to someone on a silver platter.
  • The new Golf GTI with the turbocharged 4 is great car and also is very practical. The TT gives little real-world performance edge, although Golf GTI suspensions are a bit too soft imo. From a design point of view, the TT is a modern, industrial work of art. That's worth a lot, but the question is how much it's worth to you. Since your question was centered on whether it's worth the difference, I'm pointing this out because the design is the only real difference (unless you want to pay up for all-wheel-drive or built-in navigation), other than prestige. Oh, and you can get a sunroof in a Golf, but not in a TT. As for reliability, figure about the same...but not so hot, from everything I read and hear. If it bothers you to spend $40k on a car that will have annoying problems, there's another reason to buy the Golf.
  • I am Looking to buy an Audi TT but I am somewhat young and concerned about insurance cost. I will probably purchase a base 180hp tt coupe fwd. How high is insurance on a TT?
  • I'm not your demographic (i'm a 34 y.o. female), but the TT (i have the 225 hp roadster) is cheaper to insure than my mustang (base model) was. that was a shocker to me.
  • I have an offer on the table for a used 2000 TT with 40k miles at about 20k and includes a 2 year bumper to bumper warenty. Does this sound about right or to good to be true.

    I have also done research on JD powers and Consumer Reports and both seem to imply that the TT is very unreliable. Is this true? Will this car spend most of its time in the shop or on the road. I will have to drive it to work every day which is only 3 miles one way. My wife and I thought it would be alot of fun to drive on the weekends but if I am going to have to drop tons of money into it just to maintain it than that makes me nervous. Please HELP!!
  • ugly1ugly1 Posts: 52
    I'm about to sell my '01 225Coupe for about 5k more than that. It has almost 50k on it now and now that it's about to run out of waranty it's been very reliable. The fact that you can get an addiontional 2 yrs is a bonus. Buy the car and don't worry about it.

  • Thanks for your response although I have to wonder why are you selling your TT after only 2 years? Also, do you know why Consumer Reports and JD powers both give the Audi TT a very low reliability rating? Is it because these cars require alot of work due to all the cool stuff it has.

    I guess I am nervous since the only sports car I ever purchased was a Dodge Daytona about 14 years ago and it had all the cool stuff (i.e. turbo, electrical systems, etc) and it was also broke down about the entire time I owned it. But that was not nearly as expensive as a TT.
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