A nice 2 door coupe
I had a rattle or clicking sound from the rear brakes. The dealer replaced a brake caliper spring and installed new pads on warranty.
I have had another rattle from the rear hatch; the dealer realigned the hatch under warranty.
This car is very easy to drive, it is reasonably quick, but does suffer from a noticeable turbo lag. You must keep the RPM over 3,000 to keep the turbo on the boil. The Quattro All Wheel Drive system is not the same technology as other Audi cars. The AWD in the TT is the Volvo Haldex system that requires the front wheels to slip prior to engaging the rear wheels. As a result, it tends to drive and under steer like a typical front wheel drive car.
A car at this price should have power seats, the manual seat adjustments is the strange VW system that requires you to lift your weight off the seat to change the seat height. Not easy to do while driving. There is a good amount of interior room, including head room, but the low windscreen causes you to lean forward to see upward traffic lights.
The Bose stereo option sounds great, but I really enjoy listening to the exhaust noise. Good thing, as the exhaust is quite loud inside the car.
Overall, the TT is a nice GT car that will fit children in the rear seat or give you lots of room in the hatch area with the rear seats folded. There is absolutely no storage in this car. The glove box is tiny, and there is no place to keep small personal items or CDs.
Very good on fuel on the highway in 6th gear. Average 6.5 liters per 100kms. Not bad around town at 11-12 Litres per 100 kms.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th July, 2006