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FUN to Drive!
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By L Anderson
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2001 Audi TT Convertible 180hp Fwd 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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It's a sports car so you feel the road when you drive. Perfect for a top-down drive through the city or the mountains! I love this car!


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After fixing the weak stuff you'll have a gem.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Uncle Phil
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2001 Audi TT Convertible 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Got my 15-year-old TT as a cheap winter project car: Back window was unglued. Roof hydraulics leaked (replaced with gas struts). About 5 cracked vacuum hoses (hard plastic) caused rough idle. Front Oxygen sensor bad. Sway bar inserts made cracking noises. Washer fluid leaked. Serpentine idler bearings bad. Air pump rivets cracked. Windshield was coming delaminated. ESP sensor was flaky (easy to disable, 1st year bad design). All of that stuff (plus new coils, plugs, shocks, etc) was easy to find and ran about $3000 (I did most of the labor). So now I have a 16-year-old TT that runs great as a daily driver. It's been the most fun 15000 miles I've ever had, with no signs of stopping. Make sure the timing belt's been changed, and nobody has used the wrong fluids (it requires special tranny, Haldex, coolant, etc). Wrong fluids will ruin it. But do it right and you'll have a cheap topless blast that never gets old. These are destined to become classics. Just treat it right and it'll reward you. Seen people with 250,000 miles on them.


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A car with problems, but if you can live with them
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By Dave DeLong
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2001 Audi TT Convertible 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The 2001 TT had numerous electrical problems, and mine is no exception. I blame it on the used car dealer I bought it from, who messed up quite a number of things... seems like I have run into a series of issues that are annoying, but not debilitating. Due to turbo lag and AWD it is a bit slow off the line (compared to my old Z car and 79 Trans Am), but the car is very strong in the mountains and on the highway. It is a great cruising car on the open road, and handles well up to about 110 mph. My wife and I got silly while out on the plains of eastern Colorado and tried to find out how fast it was... at 115 it was still accelerating smoothly, but the car started to feel kind of like it was floating, and we lost our nerve.

My goal is to actually FIX all the minor problems I have on this car and figure out how it goes when I've got those sorted out... I refuse to be beaten by this car.

It looks terrific, you don't see too many of them any more, and (when it's not driving me nuts with a minor problem) is a pleasure to drive. Experience tells me though, there aren't any "just okay" versions of this model year... you either got a good one and are among the huge fans of the car, or you got a money pit you can't wait to get rid of... have a mechanic you trust check the car out carefully, and you can get one heck of a car.


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I love my Audi TT
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By sydthekid
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2001 Audi TT Convertible 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I'm very surprised by most of these reviews. I've owned mine since 2008 and it was my very first car with 93,000 miles on it. Paid 11,000 for it. It's now at 174,000. Over the course of 7 years I've replaced the computer, water pump, all hoses, all belts, 1 ball joint and a great deal of the rear suspension. Most of these things I replaced just to do it. The water pump did fail and I've had many issues with the rear suspension. Over all this car has ran great for me and has been very reliable over all these years. I plan on driving this car until the motor blows up.


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It's a pretty fast car and handles great for a "beginner" high performance sports car. It's very safe and will default to under-steer if you take a turn too fast. It's also pretty roomy compared to most roadsters. The stock sound system is great. It will also go in the snow pretty well.


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Nightmare to own
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By DirtRider
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2001 Audi TT Convertible 225hp Quattro AWD 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Bought car used, 1st week turbo fell off and the stability control computer failed. Dealer replaced and repaired no charge. After that over 4000 miles had to repair, brakes, tires replaced, timing belt and water pump, oil leaks, fuel lines, all hoses for turbo over $2000 in parts! WOULD NOT RECOMMEND to my worst enemy. Terrible car don't waste your money!


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Looks great, handles well.


Worst Features

Have Mazda, Toyota or Honda engineers design and build it so it would work.


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