It's been a year now and I still love this car. I did have a problem with the top locking up. Now there is a recall for that part(s). I'm over 6 feet but I sit comfortably in this convertible. Kicking myself for not purchasing the Audi Care Service for $740 in IL. Maybe they will let me buy it before the 15k service? Love the paddle shifters. Hate the Ipod interface. I have to guess at the playlist, album, artists. My wife used regular unleaded against my wishes and it has not affected my 28mpg! Where can I get some track time and properly learn how to push this car to its limits.
My second Audi TT is red. It is a great looking car. The top has broken and gets stuck down. This has happened twice in one month. It was fixed and only lasted a few weeks. Also the passenger window doesn't lay flush with the door after several repair attempts. It looks better with the window not sticking up a little. I could use some help with this. Obviously I loved the TT enough to lease another one. I was hoping it would work well like the 2004 TT I leased for 4 happy years.
Three years ago, after having three TTs, I traded the last one for an A3. But when the redesigned TT model came out, I couldn't resist. The 2008 coupe (3.2 quattro with S-tronic) is a step above the previous models in every respect: power, handling, styling, sophistication, fun. I especially like the smoothness of the S-tronic, which hesitated quite a bit in the last two cars I had. The larger interior is just enough to make friends say it no longer feels cramped.
I won a 08 TT coupe in Bixoli, MS at the Grand Casino and traded it for a Roadster with 47 miles on it at the dealer. I have had 6 convertibles before this and never an Audi (3 MGs, 1 Mustang, 1 LeSabre, 1 Miata). This baby takes the cake, it is smooth and agressive at the same time. I just love this car. It is a real eye turner also. Drives well in the city and runs like a scalded dog when you put your foot into it on the interstate. I love when the automatic spooler goes up at 75mph (you can manually do it also in town ) and people point at you with amazement as you pass.
Really wonderful except the gas mileage. After having owned three 225hp TT Roadster before I have to admit I really like the sound of the engine. Compared to the 225hp experiences before however this 6cyl consumes considerably more fuel (hwy 25 vs hwy 29). Obviously the first TT almost made me a die-hard TT fan, but there have been considerable improvements to the new generation, such as a larger trunk (no lie: it can manage two gold bags), a better top, great GPS and customizable computer. Needless to say that I just love the design. All wheel makes it a safer ride even under challenging circumstances.
Audio Package, Audi Exclusive Line, Bluetooth Phone Preparation, Audi Magnetic Ride Suspension, Bi-Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Audi Navigation Plus w/Ipod Interface, 18" 7-Arm Alloy Wheels w/High Performance Tires
Has a sort of launch program where it revs up and feeds clutch automatically. Decent launch and snarly sound, but not the quick response we had hoped for. Transmission is super-quick, however.
Extremely rapid-cycle ABS issues no pulses. Pedal is very firm and and vibration-free. Very little dive in "sport" setting, but barely any more in "normal."
There's some strange power-shifting and weight-shifting things happen on the skidpad. It's obvious Audi doesn't want it to understeer. Steering with the throttle rather than the wheel for both runs. In the slalom, it's difficult to find a rhythm in this car. First few runs it downshifted from 4th to 3rd on the exit, decided to go with 3rd, but then the AWD makes the car more squirrely. Finally felt like we got got a decent run, then tried it with the wing up and it felt more stable and went quicker. Some initial understeer then steering gain. Steering is light but precise.