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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
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 Many have been replaced by dealers, but it hasn't always resolved the problem.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.
#363 of 512 Hatchback rattle
Sep 03, 2002 (7:33 am)
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.
Sep 20, 2002 (9:48 am)
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.
Sep 21, 2002 (9:39 am)
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.
Sep 23, 2002 (6:34 am)
look on the sidewall and tell us the "treadwear rating" number. Chances are, the dealership may be correct.