2000 Audi TT 180 Quattro Coupe 1.8L turbo from North America
All season sports coupe. Beats the competition in usability
No faults. I did however get a look at its complete history, and other than a few very minor things, it's only ever needed regular servicing. These engines are pretty tough as far as I know.
My philosophy on the TT:
I'm very satisfied with the TT. It's essentially a VW Golf with all-wheel drive practicality. Its good on fuel and has good storage space with the big trunk lid. It does what it was designed for very well.
I love that I can take it to the slopes in the winter time for snowboarding, and that it doubles as a beautiful sport coupe for the hot months.
It is not a sports car for the track, so comparing it to the Z4 and Boxster is futile. Those cars are designed with the enthusiast in mind, and are built for a different purpose than the TT. The Audi wins in the usefulness/practicality department. As practical as a young guy like me needs to be anyway. My girlfriend and I go camping with it, take long road trips, and have fun every kilometer of the way.
This car has, and will continue to age very well. The design still looks modern even for a decade old car. Interior is very well done and blows the Porsche and BMW out of the water, arguably even the new ones.
For the tall people out there, you'll find the TT surprisingly accommodating. It has that same bulging ceiling that the VW Beetle incorporates into its structure, making for ample amounts of head room. Tilt and telescopic steering for added comfort adjustment. From the outside, you'd think the visibility is extremely lacking, but take a seat in the cockpit and be pleasantly surprised at exactly how much you can see. The way the roof line slopes down to the front of the car serves well to keep blinding sunlight out of your face.
I don't go to the dealership for service, because there is a local specialist with a great reputation who has more years experience and is much less expensive. Anyone else should consider the same for a car out of warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th April, 2010