2000 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T from Germany

Summary:

An excellent blend of performance and economy!

Faults:

Temperature Gage malfunction.

Traction control sensor failed.

Airbag sensor failed.

All fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

The car is a wonderful blend of reliability, performance and economy. Driven conservatively I get over 30 miles per gallon. Even when the car is driven more aggressively it manages to deliver over 22mpg.

The seats are the least favorite thing in my car. Great lateral support, but not enough lumbar support. Otherwise ergonomics are excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2003

2000 Audi TT Coupe 180 hp 1.8 turbo from North America

Summary:

An outstanding blend of performance and style

Faults:

Radiator cooling fan failed at 12,000 miles. Replaced at no charge by dealer.

Fuel gauge sender unit failed at 18,000 miles. Replaced at no charge by dealer.

General Comments:

In the wet or dry, the TT sticks to the road. Driving on a winding road is complete joy due to the responsive feel of the car. Steering response and feel are great.

With winter tires I can handle the New England winters better than any oversized SUV.

Having gotten use to driving the car, I wish I had the 225hp model. At time I find myself wishing for more power.

The cabin is surprisingly roomy. Very comfortable. Audi has done a great job of designing a beautiful interior that is extremely functional.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2002

2000 Audi TT 225 Roadster Quattro 1.8 turbo from North America

Summary:

A great car that I'll buy again

Faults:

The engine computer malfunctioned. Under hard acceleration the engine would drop down to almost idle. Dealer and I first thought the turbo was bad and that was replaced twice. Finally the dealer suspected the computer, replaced it and all is well.

I have had several electrical hiccups. Sometimes the interior lights don't shut off. Other times the electronic door locks don't work. Not sure what triggers this nor am I sure what makes it go away!

A few more rattles than I'd expect in a $40k car, but I've never owned a convertible before.

General Comments:

This is really a great car. Fast, excellent handling, good gas mileage. I drive it every day, even in the snow. The quattro system with winter tires enables it to go anywhere.

Outside visibility, especially when changing lanes on the highway, is limited when the roof is up.

Stereo, ergonomics, style, all combine to make this a wonderful car. My lease runs out this summer and I'll most likely lease a new one.

Had a chance to drive one in Germany. Less powerful than the one I own, but still cranked along at 150 MPH. Very nice!

With the roof down all is perfect in the world!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2002