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By Prairie man on Saturday, June 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great when it's running"
Cons: "The 2nd worst car for reliability I've ever owned."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I would never buy another VW product based on this car. It's the worst car for reliability I've owned, even worse than an AMC Javelin."
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Headliner on Monday, June 23, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Handling, power, fun to drive"
Cons: "Transmission complicated by Quattro and clutch"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I love my 2001 red Audi TT Quattro. It's a 5-speed stick with loads of power. It accelerates quickly and hugs the road through sharp turns. Lone minor drawback is limited visibility, especially backing up. But the absolute No. 1 issue is the transmission. First, the stick snapped off in my hand. A year later, with no warning, I lost all the gears, but 2nd. The transmission replacement is hugely expensive because there's no way to know what's wrong inside. And I've been told the clutch could be impacted as well as a rear gear box or something like that. I'm looking at $2,500 to $5,000 for it to be drivable again. The car only has 80,000 miles and I'm the second owner having bought it two years earlier with 60,000 miles. In the state it's in now, I can only get $1,500 in a trade. Car is worth a lot more."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By danger man on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "distinctive styling...plenty of power"
Cons: "repair costs????"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Meets my def. of a sports car. two seater, manual trans. and a ragtop. Downshifting and punching it around a corner is a trip. Want to drive it all the time. Never play the Bose stereo just love to listen to the revs. All the car I can handle, what a rush!"
22 people out of 32 found this review helpful
By Trailhiker on Sunday, March 30, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Handling, styling, driving experience"
Cons: "dealership service incompetance"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Really like the car. Favorite driving experience of any car I've owned. It accelerates well, handles well, very good maneuverability. Styling is great, too. Some issues: multiple fuel sender replacements, 2 instrument panel replacements, secondary air pump failed, bose stereo replaced twice. Dealer in Fort Wayne Indiana backed a pickup into it during a service visit and did not provide satisfactory repair work. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Vehicle has been running much better since I started taking it to independent (non-dealerhip) facilities."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By aspenjim on Friday, January 31, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Beautiful, top of the line audi TT roadster"
Cons: "Still an Audi ;)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I love mine. It is black and I've had it for 5 years and have put 50k miles on it and haven't had any real problems. I had one plastic radiator part break due to age. I love the style and my only complaint is that when the top is up, it is like being in a small airplane cockpit. Mine is tinted to the max dark and I really wished I hadn't tinted it so dark. It definitely increased the cool factor. They are getting old now, however, I paid 12,500 5 years ago and the bb value is around $9500, so it looks like I made a good choice. I got 45k out of the tires also. It is a 4 wheel drive (Quattro) and does surprisingly well in Colorado snow. I also have a jeep that I tend to use more in the winter and this more in the summer."
8 people out of 10 found this review helpful