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#16 of 35 Re: 2006 TT Grille [senoraqueso]
Apr 25, 2005 (7:10 pm)
This is an artist's impression- seeing Audi's recent redesigns (A4, A6, A8, Q7), they will be more conservative than this with the TT. He wouldn't tamper with the gorgeous design that much. And, if you want a 2005, you better get one like tomorrow. Hello, it's 2005 right now! Manufacturers already have mostly 2006 cars! The TT will run out fast, and the lots aren't exactly overflowing with them. But, before you do that, I'd check with Audi on information for the new TT. If you see the real version in a teaser, disguise, or real picture, you'll probably really like it. It's supposed to be one of the most desirable new Audis, and will have way better performance than today's sluggish [for its class] one.
Cars: 2005 Audi S4 Cabriolet, 2004 Lexus RX330, 2003 Honda Civic EX, 1998 Audi A4 1.8T.
#17 of 35 Re: That aweful grill continues to be aweful [quattro]
Apr 25, 2005 (7:24 pm)
Geez, you're one person. Audi has been having record sales lately (in my Chicago area), and you should speak for yourself. Audi is going right, BMW is going left. Audi was voted Best German Luxury Manufacturer for 2005, the A6 is the best-selling new car in Germany, the A8 is literally always voted as the best luxury sedan in its class in an 'All-Stars' type award, and the A6 was also voted World Car of the Year by 50 automotive journalists, from over a hundred new cars. Audi is going the right way, and BMW is going the wrong way, this time. Audi's styling is far from BMWs, I mean look at the conservative A6 or A8 compared to the over styled 5 or 7 Series. Yes, the new Seven is over styled, too. They are not having a 'meltdown', they are having a revelation. I thought, when I had my A6 2.7T a few months ago, that it was really aging fast. It looked incredibly old and bland compared to the new A6. I've seen the new Audis and the old ones, and was surprised at how old the old ones really looked. The A6 looked modern in 1997, but its time has passed. Now the A6 is one of the best cars in its class (The Infiniti M, Mercedes E, and Jaguar S-Type are probably equal), and you definitely couldn't say that about the old A6. I don't have one of the 'new' style Audis (2005 S4 Cabriolet- simply stunning), but I admire their designs. Staying in the same wavelength would really have ruined Audi. They'll have to find two new Audis, and I'm pretty sure I speak for many current Audi owners when I say that I am impressed with Audi's recent leadership, trendiness (AWD- Even BMW let up), and design. That's just you, not me.
#18 of 35 TT Roadster
Jul 20, 2005 (12:51 pm)
Are there any pics of the new TT roadster? Will it be a hard top convertible like the SLK's? I would love a convertible, but love the security of the hard top. I've driven the SLK350 and have been impressed with it (course I'd love the SLK55 ) for a V6. Plenty sporty enough for me. I've driven the Z4 and I can't say as I really want a Porsche. After seeing the pics of the new TT coupe, I have to say I'm really interested to see what the roadster will bring.
Jul 20, 2005 (3:45 pm)
Try www.germancarfans.com, Paul. According to them, the intro is March '06 in Geneva. I'd like to see where they're going with this one as well. For a car that rewrote styling idioms across the globe, it will be interesting to see if the edge can be regained.
#20 of 35 I Just hope
Jul 21, 2005 (5:33 am)
that the lines of the roadster are close to the coupe and that the top is a hard top. Quieter, more structurally rigid, and better security.
With the 3.2V6, I could imagine this would be a fun car to toss around. The SLK sure is!
Jul 21, 2005 (9:02 am)
I think to get an idea of what it'll feel like to drive, the opportunity will come in January when the A3 3.2Q arrives. Unless I'm much mistaken, we're talking same drivetrain, remarkably similar suspension set-up and close personality kinship. Personally, I'm waiting to try that one, being a five-door aficianado, before I decide on that or an S4 Avant. Unfortunately, a TT doesn't afford me enough seats or doors!
#22 of 35 Re: I Just hope [erickpl]
Jul 22, 2005 (12:01 pm)
I was expecting a redesign coming. My wife has been wanting a TT for sometime, and we are going to get one in the next few months. I sure would like to see the new 06's on the lots by october of this year......now I'm not sure what we are going to do!
#23 of 35 Ugly BMW Hard Lines
Aug 25, 2005 (10:39 am)
I just cannot accept those sharp lines on the sides. Reminds me of the new BMWs, which are darn hard on the eyes.
Oct 12, 2005 (3:28 pm)
I jumped on the Audi configurator for fun and found this little message after typing in my zip:
The 2006 Audi TT models do not meet California emission standards and cannot be sold in California or in those states that have adopted California emission standards, i.e., New York, Massachusetts, Vermont or Maine. TT models from model year 2005 and earlier may be available in these states through our Certified pre-owned program. Contact your dealer for more information.
Now, I have think that with CA being the single largest car market in the US and a serious TT haven in the greater urban areas, Audi is making a fairly large mistake here. Can't be that difficult of costly to add CA smog to any car these days...
#25 of 35 TT lines-what were they thinking
Nov 10, 2005 (1:32 pm)
First off to wale bate1, you are correct. They lost one sale here because of emmisions.
But what the heck are they thinking. The attraction to the TT was because of it's curvature and smooth lines. Are we now conforming to look like a Crossfire or some other sub standard comparison?
The new 2007 TT is a gross bastardisation of what was a great looking driving machine.