2002 Audi TT Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2002 Audi TT 225 Quattro Coupe 1.8 turbo 225 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo 225 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Beautiful body and worlds best interior

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with my car. It is brand new and only has 2500 miles, but so far, not a single missed step.

General Comments:

I believe that the 225 TT quattro coupe is nearly the perfect sports car. The exterior styling is gorgeous and unique. I don't think a more beautiful car is made today by any manufacturer, and the interior styling and materials are even better. This car is an instant classic and as such is a bargain at $35K which I paid, with every option except nav.

Performance is adequate for a sports car with excellent braking and spirited acceleration. Turbo lag is only slightly bothersome, and outward visibility is marginal, though an easy tradeoff in exchange for great looks.

The only serious shortcoming of the TT is the lack of razor sharp steering control. My first car was a non-power assisted CRX-Si which handled perfectly. My next car was a Maxima SE which handled poorly until I added Eibachs and Tokico's.

Though my car has only 2500 miles, I will probably change the springs and struts this summer. With luck, it will be transformed into the perfect driving machine for me. It is already pretty close.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2003

2002 Audi TT Quattro Roadster 225 hp, 1.8T from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 225 hp, 1.8T Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

The best styled high-performance car on the market

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The styling (interior & exterior) is the best of any auto in history.

The 225 is quite powerful. The twin intercoolers provide quick-response acceleration when you want it. Steering with the accelerator is a pleasure.

The quattro AWD allows the car to hug the road. Combined with the ESP (Electronic Stability Program), it's hard to force the tires to slip on wet pavement, even when you're trying to.

Given that this car has better performance than a standard Boxster, why would you buy anything else in this category?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2002

2002 Audi TT 225 Roadster 1.8 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1400 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

A High Speed Automotive Work of Art

Faults:

A few rattles and squeaks. But that's about it.

There was a damaged alloy wheel when I picked it up, which the dealer replaced there and then.

General Comments:

Although not as quick as my previous car, it's still a pretty quick car and corners beautifully.

Ride is a little hard, but still acceptable.

For a convertible, Scuttle Shake is minimal.

Build quality seems good.

It looks like nothing else on the road (except the other TT's of course!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 15 reviews