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Look at everyone stare as you go by
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Will
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2002 Audi TT 225hp quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Car is one of a kind without a doubt, great engine (had water pump replaced with metal impellar version for reliability, ecu raflashed, new dv, and p-flo intake. It is now where it needs to be for being a sports car with more turbo kick and less restriction on the engine. Great to drive anywhere anytime, handles unbelievably well on all roads. Only minor problems have occurred but nothing that cant be fixed by joining a forum online and a little bit of mechanical common sense. I highly recommend purchasing used, with the 225 engine with a 6 speed, its all fun when you want it and feels great driving through town watching everyone's jaw drop at the styling and sound.


Best Features

styling, handles great, feel safe no matter the speed or situation, power is there whenever you want it period, being able to shoot through traffic with the greatest of ease, has a surprising amount of trunk space for that size of car, and is great to pick your lady up in.


Worst Features

not recommended for anyone over 6 feet tall, stay out of the back unless you are a small kid, up the performance end of the car you wont regret it.


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8 years & counting
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By J. Wolfe
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2002 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Fun to drive, love the 180 for around town drives because of the early & flat torque curve. It's as quick as the 225 for normal use for this reason (full torque @ 1950 rpm) & this is the last year for the true manual shift- which is a preferred feature for us- wanting a true old school style sports car. Burns Premium only. The trunk is roomy, AC is great. Had some minor issues- dip stick crumbled, cheap cd storage latch broke twice. We plan to keep this baby many years & are aware of timing belt issues that bear watching. It's a great sports car in the old tradition, but without the leaks & rattles of the old Brits.


Best Features

Great engine torque that comes on strong at just 2k,water & air tight for a rag top, last yr. for the true stick shift, EZ top up & down, roomy trunk, superb handling. Poor man's Porsche.


Worst Features

Notorious timing best failures destroy engines- watch out for that monster issue. Premium fuel is expensive.


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Run, don't walk, away from this car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By wildchilds18
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2002 Audi TT 225hp quattro AWD 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I purchased this car on 12/16/2009. In February 2010 I had to replace the front brakes for $600, timing belt and water pump for $1,000. Now in March, The temp gauge sensor is not working ($115), fuel gauge sensor is not working ($650), the center display on dash is starting to go out ($1,800), throw out bearing is starting to go out ($2,000), brake lights keep getting stuck on, and last but not least it eats oil.


Best Features

Quick, sporty, and I love the drop top.


Worst Features

Fix the issues with the gauge cluster and move the cup holders.


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Want a sports car? Go buy a greyhound.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By TTer
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2002 Audi TT 225hp quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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TT coupe is without a doubt the best car I have owned. Beware, this is not a sports car. The engine lacks power and needs a re-map for true performance, and the handling in corners while better than most typical US cars and SUVs is terrible in standard trim with excessive understeer and roll. Having said that it is fast enough to eat most other traffic for breakfast and great fun on rural roads - especially if there are no proper corners. Fuel economy is pretty special considering the performance and the design is iconic and fast becoming a classic. If you can live with the unreliability and couldn't care less customer service from Audi, you should buy one.


Best Features

The pretty girls who stare are point and wave. The GM eurobox quickly receding into the distance behind me. The tunablity.


Worst Features

Instrument clusters that last more than 3 years. Then ECU remap, replace OEM diverter valve and turbo hoses, stiffer roll bars, symmetrical tail lights, interior sound-deadening, 3" exhaust downpipe & catback system. Some customer service from Audi would also be great.


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20 year Z guy gone Audi
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By fl81turbozx
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2002 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The exterior lines of the 1st generation Audi TT are destined to be classic. With a factory spoiler it evokes thoughts more of a classic Porsche than a Golf or Beetle. Not only did the car redefine Audi, making cars like the R8 possible, but it also redefined a segment of which the 350z took many notes. As far as things falling apart, we will see. From experience, when a typical American is faced with a knob, switch or lever we are not familiar with, what do we do...we wrench, wiggle, push and pull on it until we brake it. God forbid we get out the manual! Handling is fantastic. Braking is better than anything I have ever driven. 370z included. Backseats, perfect, for my 2yr old.


Best Features

The interior is superb. If the classic lines of the exterior are not this car's strongest point, then the interior is. Whereas aftermarket guru's and copy-cat manufactures are rushing to add every piece of fake plastic stainless and chrome they can find, the Audi TT did it first and did it right.


Worst Features

Performance, well if the chick car thing came from anywhere, perhaps it is in performance. Itís by no means a dog, but I believe a chip and performance exhaust is in my TTís future. Realistically, it is short about 15-20hp; I think I will add an extra 40 to keep things interesting.


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