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2001 Audi TT Coupe

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Avoid this car.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Disappointed Owner
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2001 Audi TT Coupe 180hp Quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have owned this car for over three years now. I have replaced or repaired the following: 2 o2 sensors ($750), MAF sensor ($400), timing belt & fuel pump ($600), CV boot X2 ($200), fuel sending unit ($675), both power windows motors ($1050), exhaust manifold ($1400), headlight bulbs X2 ($275), oil leak ($150), vacuum leak ($275), instrument cluster ($900).... there are other repairs I have done.... but just can't recall right now. Add it up, it is about $7000 in repairs. Take my advice, this car is unreliable and normal repairs are very expensive. Avoid this car!!


Best Features

Great hazard lights, come in very handy when car breaks down.


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WAY too many maintenance issues
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Former TT lover
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2001 Audi TT Coupe 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've owned this TT since February of 2002, and I would estimate that I've already had to take it into the dealer to be repaired at least 30 times - and this is not an exaggeration. It's a fun car with good styling but if I had to do it all over again, I'd buy a different car. Inflated european repair costs aside, it's a royal pain to have to bring this car to the dealership over & over again. There weren't many comparable options when I bought my TT...but now that there are, I'm planning to sell mine and buy a japanese sports car instead so that I can spend more time driving it and less time leaving it at a repair shop.


Best Features

Great styling, good handling, VERY comfortable seats, good-sounding Bose audio system.


Worst Features

Buy a different car. This car badly needs reliability. Because Audi was trying to be so artistic with this car, it's also a pain to do even the smallest thing, such as putting on the spare tire.


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Fun but not without issues
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By Old TT Driver
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2001 Audi TT Coupe 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Bought my TT in Dec 03 with 39000 miles on it. Quick off the line and handled great but the car was constantly at the dealer. The issues I had: rear trunk lock broke, replaced rear deck lid, window motors replaced twice, turbo failed 5 times, a/c compressor went out twice and entire a/c system replaced-interior panels broke during removal and were replaced. New battery, alternator and O2 sensor. Multiple rattles and car would shake at idle especially when a/c on-dealer could not fix. Glove box broke but not covered under warranty- $900. Brakes under warranty $2000 and timing belt service $1700-found water pump leaking. Just got rid of because assured warranty up.


Best Features

Fast, styling, 6 speed transmission. Corners great. Audi assured warranty.


Worst Features

You get used to the speed and want more torque after driving a couple of months. I added an 8 inch bass tube which is removable which really enhanced the bose stereo. A/C and turbo unreliable.


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TT Quattro Coupe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 2 Dr. quatto Turbo A
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2001 Audi TT Coupe 180hp Quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is the most wonderful car on the road. It rates, to me, first class in everything. Drive one for yourself. The price is worth the car. I constantly have strangers come up to me and ask what kind of car it is.


Best Features

the heated seats and the pull.


Worst Features

None whatsoever.


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Solid and fun but won't satisfy purists
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By Derek
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2001 Audi TT Coupe 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Car feels incredibly solid and tank-like. This and other heavy hardware make for a heavy car. Handling is tight but understeers too much and doesn't transmit enough feel, same can be said for the steering and brakes. The engine is a mixed bag... truly fantastic midrange power from 2200-5500rpm, but gutless outside of that range when the turbo is not at full boost at low rpm and inefficient at high rpm, also MUCH less power in hot weather - not a true sports car engine really. Great gas mileage, 30mpg sometimes, averaging 25mpg. Interior is very nice, but no standard CD player and the seatbelts are very hard to reach. Overall a solid car that's fun to about 80% of its potential.


Best Features

Impressive midrange power, solid and firm feel, interior looks nice and holds up, every door and control feels solid and expensive, even the fuel cap. Still looks original after all the copycats.


Worst Features

Have had some reliability problems, including a throttle problem that forced me to drive 30 miles to the dealer on the engine computer's "limp mode" with vastly reduced power - scary. Details will disappoint purists: very slow-revving engine, pedals spaced badly for performance driving, turbo lag.


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