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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#353 of 512 Radio Question
Aug 21, 2002 (1:22 pm)
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!
#354 of 512 If I had $250k to blow on cars,
Aug 21, 2002 (1:42 pm)
1. M3, Stick
2. Lexus SC430
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!
#355 of 512 Bought a TT - Have a few questions
Aug 22, 2002 (10:40 pm)
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.
#356 of 512 re: EDMTOWNHALL
Aug 23, 2002 (1:23 am)
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.
Aug 23, 2002 (7:48 am)
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
Premium Sound (Bose/6-Disc Changer)
Sports Package (Rims, Tires, Xenon Lights, etc.)
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).
#358 of 512 Interior rattles
Aug 24, 2002 (8:25 pm)
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.
Aug 25, 2002 (4:18 pm)
Congrats on your new (errrrrrrrrrrrrrr used) TT! Put that 100,000 mile Audi Assured warranty to good use and drive it! Good luck!
Sep 02, 2002 (6:06 pm)
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.
#361 of 512 Winter Driving
Sep 03, 2002 (7:03 am)
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.