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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.
Mar 17, 2006 (11:12 am)
i think that the TT looks better than before, now it actually looks like its an audi, before it seemed like an outcast
#28 of 35 Pricing for '07 TT
Apr 17, 2006 (5:34 am)
Has any one heard about the pricing for the new TT? I am definetly interested in this car. I went to the New York Auto show this weekend and fell in love with it. I'm anxious to learn and hear more about it.
I currently lease an '04 A4 and love it, however I am looking for a new hot model for the future. Thanks!
#29 of 35 Cant wait for the 07 TT
Jun 09, 2006 (7:58 am)
I saw the 07 tt at the New York Auto show and I can't believe that more people are not excited about this car and that there are not more messages on this forum. I just hope we don't have to wait until next spring before it goes on the market.
#30 of 35 Priced at what the Cayman should be
Sep 25, 2006 (7:24 pm)
Looks like the prodigy of a Cayman and a Crossfire. If they keep the V6 at 40K, where the base Cayman should have been priced, then they'll sell quite a few. Think I'll go with the 335i coupe now (not as ugly as the sedan, with 0-60 in 5.2) I need a replacement for my Accord coupe (which could have been amazing if Honda would only get it through their heads that a sports car should be RWD! (or AWD though it slows them down a bit).
#31 of 35 Re: Priced at what the Cayman should be [sam52054]
Sep 30, 2006 (12:17 pm)
You might consider test driving the Audi TT, the new Volvo C30, & the upcoming VW Scirocco before making your final choice. The sports coupé & hatchback market is FINALLY coming back to life in North America. With the infatuation with the utility vehicle past, automakers are devoting more development to vastly improved vehicle configurations - hatchbacks and coupés with luggage space. Too bad BMW and Porsche have lost all financial sensibility. I'd buy a Cayman today if the price was below $35k.
By the way, when did you get the impression that the Accord was a sports car? The only sports car that Honda makes is the S2000, and it is indeed rwd. Don't blame Honda if you don't like the performance of your large, family-oriented coupé.
The additional weight and friction of all-wheel drive doesn't necessarily slow the car -- it depends on the traction available. On dry roads, obviously AWD could be outshined by a more efficient 2wd. On slippery or rough roads, however, AWD can offer a tremendous speed and stability advantage.
#32 of 35 Re: That aweful grill continues to be aweful [quattro]
Sep 30, 2006 (12:25 pm)
The grille of the Audi is nothing that can't be easily fixed -- and probably will be before production starts.
Personally (oversized grille aside) i feel these pictures show the most handsome vehicle Audi -- or BMW, Mercedes, or any american or asian manufacturer -- has offered in quite some time!
Reserve your styling criticism until you see the vehicle in person. Artist renderings and pre-production prototype pictures seldom do the vehicle justice.
#33 of 35 California emissions
Oct 02, 2006 (6:17 pm)
Back in Nov 2005 Jester17 wrote that the '07 TT didn't meet Calif. emission standards. Any word if it can meet them now or in 2007 ?? Would like to see one up close & personal - from the pics its lines are clean & aerodynamic. Now if they could downsize the grill a bit . . .