When you buy a Used Audi TT

Published: 20th October 2009
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The Audi TT Coupe Cars Background


The Audi TT is now in its second generation, and remains one of the few affordable style icons on sale today.

It's effortlessly stylish; but not too much to lose its appeal with driving enthusiasts, and offers plenty of performance for the car buyers' pound.

The Audi TT launched in 1999 to shock and awe. The original car was unlike any car before it, and its influences both on the design of Audis which followed and the TT's coupe rivals.

The Audi TT Coupe was introduced for the 2000 model year and initially available solely as a hatchback coupe. This first TT was powered by Audi's lively 1.8-liter, 180-hp turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine. Consumers had a choice of either front wheel drive or Audi's proprietary Quattro all wheel drive system.

For the 2003 model year, a 6 speed automatic transmission became available. However, bigger TT news made headlines in 2004, when the 250-hp 3.2-liter V6 and Audi's superb six-speed auto/manual gearbox, known as the DSG system, became available.


The 2008 Audi TT Coupe is slightly larger than previous versions and a new signature single frame grille was added, but for the redesigned TT has preserved the excitement and appeal associated with its original appearance.


Buying a used Audi TT

Buying a used car can have potential pitfalls - but it needn't be a painful experience if you follow a simple set of rules and checks. My article provide you a used car buying guide, which aims to provide all the advice and information to make the right choices when buying Used Audi TT Cars Cars.

This article purely aims to help you with buying a used Audi TT car with confidence.

TT Looks

>The Audi TT still has a short, curvy stance, with a curvaceous roofline and slightly flared wheelarches. The front features Audi's trademark grille and a pair of sculpted headlines containing intricate patterns hiding sidelights and indicators.

The understated brilliance of the Audi TT's bodywork is matched by the cabin. Like every other model in Audi's current range, it blends Germanic style with tremendous build quality.

Practicality

The Audi TT is described as a 2+2; rather than a full four seater. That's just as well because the rear seats are sufficient only for very young children or for adults on short journeys.

TT's Handling

The original TT was criticised for not having the handling panache to match its sharp suit. That's not something which can be levelled against the Mk2. Audi has turned the TT into a genuine driving enthusiasts' car, poise and agility at any speed.

Audi TT Performance

The Audi TT is fast, whichever engine is chosen. We tested the 2-litre TDi version, but a number of petrol units are also available. The 2-litre TDi offers 170bhp, but an impressive 258lb/ft of pulling power from 1,750rpm. That means performance is even more rapid than its 7.5 second 0-62mph time would suggest.

Safety

The Audi TT scored four out of a maximum five stars in the EuroNCAP crash test programme. That's identical to is rivals, which include the BMW Z4, Honda S2000 and Mercedes SLK.


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