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Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:42 pm
This morning I have been looking at Audi TTs - online. They seem to offer fairly cheap motoring. Thinking of getting one to keep for a little while for commuting and other short runs. This will reduce the use of the XF a fair bit.

I know that LK had a V6 one, but thinks the 225 is better in many ways.

Any other thoughts, gentlemen?
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Waaaaaait a minute? Surely there is a deal to be done here, Paul?
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on Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:39 pm


I would get an MX 5.

Anyhoo I thought you had a smart for such activities or has it been commandeered by the family and you don't get a say.

You don't hear LK saying yet he wants to sell his mx5, apart from making a quick buck if he could.

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on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:02 pm
MegaCrixel wrote:Waaaaaait a minute? Surely there is a deal to be done here,  Paul?


Are there some photos of it on here?

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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Newer 2.0 TFSI isn't that expensive and probably a better car.
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:13 pm
So, I’ve had quite a bit of experience in this area ...

I owned a Mk1 1.8T 225bhp ... and I drove my brothers Mk2 3.2 to Spa one year ...

And of course I’ve got a MK3 MX5 at the moment.

Thoughts .... all good cars, depending on what you want ...

If you want a completely different, and unique driving experience the MX5 is that car .... it feels more sports car than any TT - and i’d Strongly recommend you try one - the downsides are size - it’s very small inside, and if you are looking big wide dual carriageway or motorway work, you might find it a bit la lacking in power and safety, etc .... but for smaller country roads, town, and generally feeling like boss - the Mazda strangely is the one to get.

With regard to TT’s - again try before you buy, but it is very much more a normal car in a pretty dress.

Wide open roads, the power is useful, but for proper driving, it is just a fast Golf.

The 225bhp for me is still the pick of the bunch - bullet proof, fast, and characterful - the V6 (like in my A3) is a stunning engine, but the weight turns the TT in to a GT car ....

The 2.0T has a lot of potential issues, and i’d not buy.

So - the Mazda IS a sports car .... the TT is the posers Golf.

Both good cars, but very different.

If you want a bit of both - the 3.0 Z4 is that car ....

Bang for buck - nothing beats the MX5

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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:39 pm
The 225 will stick a smile on your face when you floor it and sound good doing it. They’re almost throw away price (in comparison to many) but maintenance is a pain when something goes wrong

I drove the mk2 2.0 and 3.2 recently and the interior is clearly a big step up and you get less rattled etc. I didn’t mind the 3.2 and for the reasons LK mentions about the 2.0 I’d choose a 3.2 over it BUT the price is starting to show in that respect too

15-16yrs on on a mk1 the roof bubbles are going to show, suspension will have been done or need doing, cambelt is 50k or 5yrs (I think), haldex on the 225 needs to have been looked after - ttforum has loads of info

I’d have another newer one someday but probably a TTS if the prices came down
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:00 pm
I perhaps mistakenly thought Paul was looking to sell his and it could have been opportune timing for Huge.
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on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:04 pm
It was for say El Crixo but just MOT’d it and can’t be bothered to find a replacement at the moment (although still looking at auto trader ...)
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Direct swap with 2011 C3 Picasso, and. 1.6hdi? You'd be getting a vastly newer and more practical, more economical car for no money paid!
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Paul123 wrote:It was for say El Crixo but just MOT’d it and can’t be bothered to find a replacement at the moment (although still looking at auto trader ...)

What age / mileage is yours, Paul? What are you looking to replace it with?
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on Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:09 pm
You mean you’d really swap the Cickasso? No way I couldn’t do that to you

Hugh it’s a 2003, 225, 96,000 miles. Also if you look at mi1’s checkout the digital display, lines on it shouldn’t be the end of the world, quite a few places now sell refurbished displays at a lot less than Audi used to

Keep changing my mind what I’d replace it with, part of the reason I decided to hang onto it

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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Plenty of people at work have had 2.0 TFSI TTs and none have had any major issues. In fact Audi is probably the most comon make in the car park.
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on Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:37 pm
Well, saw the first two this morning - The soft top was rubbish; lots of water on the inside, needed front discs, and 9 (YES - 9!) previous owners!!!

The other was a red coupe - fantastic condition, FSH and 107k miles. May go back to test drive - on a 54 plate and £3995..... but with 6 months warranty from garage with very good reviews.

No hurry.....

Cash waiting Paul!
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:27 am
What engine in the coupe? 225?
There are plenty to choose from so you can afford to be picky.
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:32 am
This one looks nice. Only 180bhp but you're only a remap away from 225 bhp.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201803285016039?atmobcid=soc3
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:49 am

That’s a nice looking car - £4K makes it a lot of car for the money - and I reckon you’d get that for £3500 !!
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on Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:24 am
Teeps wrote:This one looks nice. Only 180bhp but you're only a remap away from 225 bhp.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201803285016039?atmobcid=soc3

Looks nice, but I wonder if all the advisories from the last MOT have been sorted?!
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:46 am
Probably not. However at this end of the market you have to expect that any car will need a few things doing. In my experience for every problem you spot before you buy a car you'll find two more in the first few weeks of ownership.
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:10 am
Teeps wrote:Probably not. However at this end of the market you have to expect that any car will need a few things doing. In my experience for every problem you spot before you buy a car you'll find two more in the first few weeks of ownership.

True. suspension components, mainly. Same thing with XFs - usually changed at about 80-90k miles.

In many ways, better to find and buy one from an enthusiast - every invoice for the car. My SV8 was a bit like that. Just walking up to it I knew it was right.

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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:23 am
Yes, but they tend to want top dollar. But I agree if you want a minter you need to find an enthusiast. The owners club is a good place to start.
Also look out for odd bits of broken trim, daft things that no longer work that a previous owner might just have ignored. The BMW is mechanically sound but has a few niggles to sort.
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:41 pm
My 9-5 was like that. I got out of our car and walked over to it and before I knocked on the guys door I knew I would have it.
Yes much less of a risk at £600 but still.
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Re: Audi TT - thoughts..

on Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:17 am
Was in one of those (as a passenger) a couple of weeks ago, very nice I thought

Father in law has an older XK convertible
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