2002 Audi TT 225hp ALMS Edition quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
It took me over 3 years to find this car. I flew to different parts of the country, including Florida to Arizona, to satisfy my wants. I know when you purchase an older used car there will be needs and always expect them. Needless to say an Audi dealership inspected the car and helped me understand future needs. Tires, brakes and rotors, timing belt, water pump have been major improvements as of this date. All expected! Just love this car and my preferred mode of travel for short distances. It is a third car in a two driver family and my other cars are a Mercedes and BMW. These used for long distance driving. I'm 6' tall and weigh 200 lbs. More than adequate room and comfort. My age makes it a bit difficult getting out. Again, a most enjoyable ride.
2002 Audi TT 225hp quattro AWD 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notorious timing best failures destroy engines- watch out for that monster issue. Premium fuel is expensive.
2002 Audi TT 225hp quattro AWD 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
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.
Quick, sporty, and I love the drop top.
Fix the issues with the gauge cluster and move the cup holders.