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#5 of 34 Don't buy it just becasue Audi won 24 Hours of Le Mans five-time
Jul 12, 2006 (9:51 am)
You don't have a team of mechanics like their racer team who waiting in shop 24x7 to fix your TT in case it break-down.
You need to wait for more road test reviews and check owner feedback during its 1st year.
At 2nd year, buy it if Audi can build TT with highest quality.
#6 of 34 Diesel Engine Option
Jul 13, 2006 (2:04 pm)
The big question for me is how soon after introduction will there be a diesel engine option???? And why not offer the diesel engine now??? My understanding is that the US will have suitably clean diesel fuel by the end of this year and the TT isn't being released until early next year.
Jul 16, 2006 (1:42 pm)
First who cares about the diesel model in the US? Certainly not I and by I, I mean all of us. It would cost way too much and with the limited engine space it would be lucky if it was as efficient as the 3.2. Second, no one prefers the 2.0 turbo over the 3.2. Itís typically what they are just willing to pay for that little extra. I agree the 2.0 is probably more practical for daily drivers/ Sunday cruisers / and cheap bastards (j/k) but having a naturally aspirated engine with +50/50 on tq / horse through out a far large spread on the power band is going to make a significant difference on the road for those who drive like their the star in the next "Transporter" movie. The only real statement any of the sophisticated sport enthusiast should be demanding is, "Where the **** is my 3.2 turbo model!" I mean after all what are wealthy teens suppose to drive for street racing with their buddies? A mistubishi, A Subaru, A Ford! I mean come on lets be realistic. Maybe a lotus..
#8 of 34 Re: yea.. [lovejuice28]
Jul 17, 2006 (7:08 am)
You are wrong on almost every count. You may not care about a diesel engine option, but a lot of people will care and you will see a flood of diesel engine options from foreign car makers as soon as diesel fuel in the US is cleaner (end of this year). Diesels have been VERY popular in Europe, and for good reason. They get great gas mileage and a 4 cylinder diesel feels like a 6 cylinder because of all the added torque a diesel has AND is reported to get over 30 mpg in the city and over 40 on the highway. Read the reviews of MB turbo diesel and you will find very favorable reviews of that car. In fact many reviewer prefer the diesel version to the larger gas engine. The modern diesel engines are a very attractive alternative to gas engines. Had cleaner diesel fuel been available in the US before now, you would have seen far more diesel engines offered here.
Second, if you read the Edmunds review of the 2.0 and 3.2, they preferred the 2.0. If you check out some of the Audi forums here and elsewhere, the 2.0 is almost universally preferred. Also, the 3.2 gets relatively poor gas mileage so I don't know where you got the idea that this engine is efficient. The biggest complaint you hear is that quattro is not available with the 2.0.
Finally, the ONLY place you may find a 3.2 turbo might be in the RS3, which Audi has no plans of bringing into the US. The S3 uses the 2.0 turbo with enhancements to bring the power to 260-270 hp. We might get that in 2008, but no earlier than that. If that happens, in all likelihood the S3 with the 2.0T will replace the 3.2.
#9 of 34 Re: yea.. [lovejuice28]
Jul 17, 2006 (7:22 am)
I'm sorry, I thought your comments were about the A3, not the TT. Edmunds did prefer the 3.2 to the 2.o on the TT. Audi is reportedly going to offer a diesel engine on the TT as the first diesel engine option in the US. However, my diesel engine comments stand.
The top of the engine that will eventually be offerred is rumored to be the tricked out 2.0T, not a 3.2T. No mention has been made of a 3.2 turbo for the TT. But who knows???
Keep in mind that most people do prefer the A3 2.0 over the 3.2 and the TT is close to or less than the A3 in weight. Also, if you want more power, this engine can be chipped for an extra 20-30 hp. The biggest problem with the 2.0 TT is that there is no quattro, just like the A3.
#10 of 34 Reasoning behind my question
Jul 17, 2006 (7:55 am)
The question why Edmunds preferred the 3.2 over the 2.0T was based on A3 reviews. The A3 3.2 with quattro is around 300 lbs heavier than the 2.0T. The added weight negates much of the hp advantage of the 3.2. Add in the fact that the 2.0T can be chipped for another 20-30 hp, and the 3.2's advantage disappears.
I don't see why the 3.2 with quattro in the TT would not have the same weight penalty. If so, a chipped 2.0T will be very close in performance to the 3.2 and a chip is only $600. What you really give up is quattro, which is not an option with the 2.0T. I know of one reviewer who preferred the 2.0TT to the 3.2TT. Any diesel option will probably come priced between the 2.0 and the 3.2. The diesel engine is reportedly new and I've found no details on it.
#11 of 34 Diesel TT
Jul 17, 2006 (10:04 am)
If you think Audi doubts that the US is ready to accept a diesel powered sports car, then ask yourself why Audi is spending the money for its R10 TDI diesel race car to participate in the American Le Mans race series. The car placed 1st and 4th in its first race in Utah. This should be no surprise since the car won Le Mans.
Dec 09, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I am suprised that message board for the new TT is so inactive. Am I correct that Audi will be using the same engine from the previous Audi (250 hp). Does anybody have any opinions on the reliability of this engine. I believe I heard that Audi cars are know for their oil leaks.
#14 of 34 Re: NEW TT [stephend]
by claires HOST
Dec 11, 2006 (11:07 pm)
I could say that this discussion is quiet because it's just for discussing the article in the title here, but the Future Vehicles: 2007 Audi TT discussion is pretty quiet too. You might want to cross-post your questions there too, to see if you get any answers.