Evaluation using Audi
Audi TT was given a startled world in 1998 with its super-round shape based on its fascinating wheelchairs. It looks like nothing else on the road and attracts a great deal of attention, almost all being positive.
Few outsiders have heard of Audi TT’s designer, Peter Schreyer, but since then, he has become a legend – and has been sought after by Korean carmakers. But it is a different story.
Attractive domed theme of TT body Initially brought to the cabin. The large round face and ventilation shop really looks like a part.
TT first arrived in Australia in May 1999. The second generation TT, introduced in November 2006, is considered to stand out as the first shape. To call its lines a bit generic is not good, but it immediately screamed that it was a TT.
That changed with the launch of the third generation (Australia February 2015) and TT was almost back to its roots. Love it.
Used versions of the first-generation Audi TT have been around for years, but a version with a clean service record and owned by a sensitive person is worth a look. However, despite having the background of a major overhaul of Golf Golf can be quite expensive. The second generation is probably a better bet. Quite a lot of the three gene TT currently appearing on the market has been used and it would be our option – if the budget could support it.
TT is fun to drive but in the front-drive models it feels more like a warm to hot hatch than a full sport model.
In the early years, there were several high-speed Audi TT accidents in Europe, mainly in Germany. These are caused by a design flaw. Werewolf aerodynamics are quite right and the problem has been exacerbated by the very short wheelbase of TT. The models were later modified in their suspension and had a rear wing to propel the tail to the road with speed. Wings spoil the car’s visual effect in the eyes of purists.
The Gen-hai TT has a rear wing that hides at lower speeds and automatically increases at moderate speeds. That is, at a speed of more than 120 km / h, is considered a moderate speed in more enlightened countries.
The original Audi TT was offered with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, in the form of light or high-pressure superchargers, higher power variants with the traction advantage of four-wheel drive. by Audi. The capacity of the four-cylinder unit is increased to 2.0 liters using a turbocharged engine with the second generation TT.
In December 2004, a 3.2-liter V6 engine was squeezed under the bonnet of the Audi TT coupe, but not a roadster. Naturally, the V6 also gets a quattro system. A 2.5-liter RS five-cylinder engine with quattro was added to the correct range at Christmas 2009.
Straight line performance is quite good in smaller engine models due to the relatively light weight. Indeed, they can be happy because they require driver involvement to get the best out of them.
A six-speed manual has been used in TT quattros from the beginning. The front cars had a 5-speed manual gearbox until August 2005, when a six-speed manual appeared.
No automatic transmissions were offered until March 2003, when a six-speed torque converter motor was offered with low-pressure engines. So good, this powertrain has been somewhat reinforced in technology stakes by the six-speed dual clutch (S tronic in the Audi speak) used in the Audi TT 3.2 quattro.
First-generation dual-clutch transmissions can cause pain at very low speeds, such as when parking. Test drive one of the stopping conditions to see what you think.
The TT is a high-tech vehicle and should only be serviced and repaired by professionals. Good amateurs can handle some routine maintenance jobs if they are so inclined. However, make sure you have a workshop guide at hand.
Spare parts are not cheap, but are suitable for others in this class. It’s a lot of similar stories with servicing and repair costs.
Check the premiums as they can vary quite a bit, although this seems to have been resolved to mid-range numbers in recent years. Your local Audi dealer may be able to provide advice.
What are you looking for
Look for signs to fix previous problems. A ripply finish in any palette, or mismatch of paint colors from one part to another is quite easy to spot. If you have the slightest concern or full professional examination, or find another TT.
Check the Roadster roof seal exactly when it is closed and it has no tear or cut, especially around the seam.
Look at the carpets and the floor below them on a roadster for signs of dampness.
Check the engine starts up promptly, even if it’s ice cold. If you have any doubts, try to arrange to return to the first thing in the morning to be completely cold.
Gearchanges have to be reasonably light, but keep in mind that gearboxes are a long way from gear shifts, with loads of links connecting both. This may give it a slightly porous feel in older models.
Uneven tires at the front may indicate difficulty driving, or it may mean the TT has hit the curb. Both are a cause for concern.
Car buying tips
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