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2003 Audi TT

Audi TT Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Audi TT

  • For buyers seeking the ultimate performance sport coupe or roadster, the 2003 Audi TT will likely disappoint. But those willing to give up, say, 12 percent of sheer ability will get back at least 25 percent in pure style.

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  • Pros

    Distinctive styling, cutting-edge interiors, available all-wheel drive, superb optional Bose sound system.

  • Cons

    Confusing interior controls, engines short on low-end thrust, hefty roadster curb weight limits handling, coupe's useless backseat.

  • What's New for 2003

    Never considered hard-edged performance cars in their respective segments, the stylish 2003 Audi TT coupe and roadster finally offer an automatic transmission -- and a six-speed unit at that. Unfortunately, it's available only on the front-drive, 180-horsepower coupe and roadster. In other news, the quattro version of the 180-hp coupe is no longer offered and the remaining cars get a new front grille and revised exterior badging. Cast-alloy wheel designs have been updated, and, this year, you'll be able to get optional 17-inch all-season tires on all TTs (you could only get summer performance tires in this size previously); 18-inch all-season rubber is available on 225-hp models. Finally, the optional Bose sound system gets AudioPilot technology, which uses volume and tonal adjustments to compensate for outside noise.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good beats bad

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

I bought mine used with 63xxx and in impeccable shape. With or without the top down, you get noticed in this car, a lot. The car handles extremely well, especially at higher speeds. The engine purrs, but does not have a strong kick at the starting gate. The ride is harsh and noisy. Lots of metal rattles underneath and in the rear, none of which the dealer can figure out! Heating/cooling and stereo are outstanding. Bottom line: the good far outweighs the negative.



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Audi tt

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

Car has ben in shop 3 times since purchase for minor maintenance. More of a nuisance than anything else.




Even used its great !

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

I purchased a certified, brilliant red roadster 180 FWD automatic just for fun. What a great little vehicle. Love to cruise around as I don't see many other TT's in South Dakota ! People ask about it all the time ... red color really helps.




2003 audi tt roadster

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

I selected this vehicle because of it's unique design and available performance upgrade options. In my opinion, audi is one of the most innovative automakers and I respect their innovation in producing vehicles such as the TT and the Lemans concept.




Eye candy

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

This hot little sportster is a eye catching whiz. Everybody looks, everybody wants to know how much it is! I have only one problem--the tilt wheel does not move the wheel far enough down or up as other car models do. Other than that the car is packed with fun accessories and a nice little learning curve on how to use them!



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Tt after 3 months

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi TT 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

I purchased this car as a 25th wedding anniversary present for my wife. She typically doesn't get excited about cars, but really went crazy over the TT. I've had various convertibles for over 17 years. I drove a Z4 and and a Boxster (tiptronic) for comparison. TT won out on styling, interior quality and what I would label as 80% driving - that stuff we all do during our daily trips around town. Z4 was a close competitor, but I just couldn't get used to the looks. Boxster (with tiptronic) was a dog to drive around town, and it's interior was pretty spartan (read cheap looking) compared to the other two.



Full 2003 Audi TT Review

What's New for 2003

Never considered hard-edged performance cars in their respective segments, the stylish 2003 Audi TT coupe and roadster finally offer an automatic transmission -- and a six-speed unit at that. Unfortunately, it's available only on the front-drive, 180-horsepower coupe and roadster. In other news, the quattro version of the 180-hp coupe is no longer offered and the remaining cars get a new front grille and revised exterior badging. Cast-alloy wheel designs have been updated, and, this year, you'll be able to get optional 17-inch all-season tires on all TTs (you could only get summer performance tires in this size previously); 18-inch all-season rubber is available on 225-hp models. Finally, the optional Bose sound system gets AudioPilot technology, which uses volume and tonal adjustments to compensate for outside noise.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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