RE: Audi TT RS | PH Fleet

RE: Audi TT RS | PH Fleet

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Jamescrs

460 posts

12 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Lovely looking car, I've been looking at these myself amongst others, the only comment I'd make related to the article is the comment about Caymans and M3's being more expensive.

My research has found a number of Cayman including Cayman S and E92 M3's at comparable prices with comparable milages.

I've been looking at all 3 cars amongst others

Norbury90

6,659 posts

153 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Looks great that. Hope the big day went well too chap, massive congrats!

BenLowden

1,838 posts

124 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Tuesday 22nd October
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Come on PH – 22 comments in and not a single hairdresser comment laugh

Jamescrs said:
My research has found a number of Cayman including Cayman S and E92 M3's at comparable prices with comparable milages.
There certainly are, but for the sort of Cayman/M3 I'd want, I'd need about £25K which is a considerable amount more than what I paid for the TT. Perhaps I'll have one of those next so will be interested to see what you end up with.

Norbury90 said:
Looks great that. Hope the big day went well too chap, massive congrats!
Thanks Rob, much appreciated!

Jamescrs

460 posts

12 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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BenLowden said:
Come on PH – 22 comments in and not a single hairdresser comment laugh

Jamescrs said:
My research has found a number of Cayman including Cayman S and E92 M3's at comparable prices with comparable milages.
There certainly are, but for the sort of Cayman/M3 I'd want, I'd need about £25K which is a considerable amount more than what I paid for the TT. Perhaps I'll have one of those next so will be interested to see what you end up with.

Norbury90 said:
Looks great that. Hope the big day went well too chap, massive congrats!
Thanks Rob, much appreciated!
I'm very much torn at the moment, I was all set on a Cayman S but I'm put off by the bore scoring issues I keep reading about and I think if I bought a non S version I'd always wish I'd bought the bigger engine so im back at the drawing board currently,

Durzel

7,938 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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It's a car that ought not to exist. Whereas Porsche restrain the Cayman/Boxster so as not to cannabalise 911 sales, Audi don't seem to care.

Incredibly rapid car.

GTID

125 posts

65 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I have fond memories of the TTRS Plus I ran for a year. Never got bored of the sound, epic with the sports exhaust fitted. The engine is the highlight of the car, pulls like a freight train even as standard, Stage 1 or 2 yields around 420bhp and 440lb/ft of torque from memory.. outrageously fast. It definitely has it's limitations though, but as eluded to by others some of them can be sorted with fairly cheap mods, I was going to fit MSS Springs before having to sadly get rid of mine.

Hope you enjoy it Ben! Oh and if you're going to have it Mapped take it to MRC and avoid the generic off the shelf maps (speaking from experience here).

Drekly

52 posts

5 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Jamescrs said:
I'm very much torn at the moment, I was all set on a Cayman S but I'm put off by the bore scoring issues I keep reading about and I think if I bought a non S version I'd always wish I'd bought the bigger engine so im back at the drawing board currently,
That is the thing isn't it, in this kind of budget and type of car do you go for an ever so slightly ropey Cayman or even ropier 996 or play it safe(r) with the TT RS. Although getting close to £20k the 987.2 Cayman is within reach. I guess even the E92 M3 is also a contender but a bit bigger.

I do like the TT RS though, for sound, performance and all weather point-to-point ability it must be pretty hard to beat.
Of the Mk2 TTs I've only driven a puny 211PS quattro and low power aside, it actually handled pretty well. I'd imagine you'd have to be a bit of an idiot to get them to understeer on the road.
I realise you are going to miss out on steering feel and the whole mid engine seat of the pants feel of the Cayman. Would be nice to try them back to back on the same road.

macky17

1,951 posts

136 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Are the roadsters as floppy as everyone assumes? Now that’s hairdresser smile

Ashlar

1 posts

1 month

Tuesday 22nd October
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Bought one in 2016 just to keep for a year and yes still got it absolutely love the thing and I find the buckets comfy on long runs the power on tap throughout the range is fantastic and the 5 pot noise is one of the best but has to be DSG for me

Daftead

1 posts

1 month

Tuesday 22nd October
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Just done the exact same!

Always been a massive car fan but never owned anything 'quick' and didn't want to make it past 30 without owning something at least sub 5 seconds for those traffic light dashs. The right TT-RS 8J came up last month and so I hopped on a train for 4 hrs and bought it. 10 plate, manual, completely stock (a must for me), sport mode and the wingbacks (yes the drivers seat already shows wear but I love them).

I have a two hour drive from Bournemouth to Bristol each week across A and B roads and its alot of fun! Effortlessly overtakes and makes the journey far more enjoyable.

There's a few things I think could be improved that would give greater feeling and a sharper drive but I will definitely be interested in your thoughts on the car.

RichardDastardly

47 posts

10 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Hairdresser’s car or not, I have to say I’ve always liked the look of this generation of TT. A 2.5 manual with less than 50k miles sounds great.

muppet42

268 posts

152 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Really like these mainly for the in-line 5 (loved my NA Coupe for that. In a tunnel wink ) - really want another car with one though my budget will probably only reach a Mk2 Focus ST or maybe another Coupe but turbo'd. The latter though I'd feel bad for using as a daily, unlike an ST or Audi.

Also good on you for getting the manual and not the DSG, may not be as quick but I'd prefer that extra interaction myself. Plus I honestly can't stand the way a DSG or similar impacts engine sound through the rev range, cars just don't sound as good with that instant up shift in my opinion.

Hopefully works out an interesting ownership experience and not in a bad way(!)

J4CKO

28,486 posts

147 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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"Hairdressers car", what up with being a hairdresser anyway, they get access to loads of women ! ok some are gay but I think that stereotype is a bit 1970's, and is probably a euphemism for homosexual anyway, nowt wrong with being gay, though I dont think gay men really favour the TT anyway, of all the gay people I know, none have had a TT. When I was on Scoobynet they were equally scathing but the chaps at the time who had a TT got way more female attention than those with stickered up Imprezas, and those guys were really into hanging round forests at night with loads of other men.....

Its usually a lame attempt at humour or to piss on someone bonfire, I got it off various folk when I had mine and they all generally had st/dull cars, ok a TT isnt the last word in excitement but I would take one over a Nissan Almera, Land Rover Freelander and an ancient Mondeo diesel which is what three chaps who suggested my job had changed to tinting ladies hair drove.

Buy what you like, if it doesnt float your boat due to how it drives, thats a valid reason, but not because your fragile manhood cant cope with it.

If anyone says the hairdresser comment, produce some clippers and shave some hair off, they will soon stop.

cerb4.5lee

12,813 posts

127 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I've always loved the performance with these and the brilliant sounding engine! smokin

Also love the fact that it is a manual. cool

Used to have a TTS(S -Tronic though frown) a few years ago and it was a lovely car to live with, I'd love a go in one of these big time. A great choice I reckon, enjoy it. thumbup

Shnozz

20,845 posts

218 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Cracking car, and all the more for the hairdresser jibes. The fact that with a cheap remap you have a car as quick as the V8 R8 (yes, yes, I know the engine isn't in the "right" place), with room to squeeze 2 small people in the back and a decent boot. The fact they are a bit of a sleeper against their less powerful siblings is a bonus to my eyes.

defonsecca

54 posts

32 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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if you want fast & a fantastic sounding engine / manual he should've spent his cash on an immaculate & mint Alfa 147 GTA instread. This would've given him more than enough money left over to foot the extra fuel costs & potential repair / servicing costs.

The Alfa V6 is a much more soulful & responsive engine than the the TT RS (excellent though that is).

Leon R

367 posts

43 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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defonsecca said:
if you want fast & a fantastic sounding engine / manual he should've spent his cash on an immaculate & mint Alfa 147 GTA instread. This would've given him more than enough money left over to foot the extra fuel costs & potential repair / servicing costs.

The Alfa V6 is a much more soulful & responsive engine than the the TT RS (excellent though that is).
I adore the 147 GTA but that comment makes no sense.

forzaminardi

1,934 posts

134 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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I think the Mk2 TT in particular is a rather underrated driver's car. I got a 3.2 V6 DSG after running a S2000, so a bit of a chalk and cheese comparison, and I didn't expect much on my first drives in TTs but was pleasantly surprised - enough to buy one. Of the cars I've owned, I'd say the S2000 was my favourite, but the TT was probably the best.

I fancied a TT RS but (aside from not having the money) I found the clunky fixed wing a bit unappealing. I thought the standard moving spoiler was a bit naff (although I liked seeing it in action); surely a ducktail sort of fixed spoiler thing would be perfect for the TT RS?

Tim bo

1,451 posts

87 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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kellydk said:
TBH I have never understood the hate for the TT.
Purely subjective. They are not pleasing to my eye. Misplaced curves, too short, arched roof, rounded rear, not in the slightest aggressive for what is a powerful car. The looks just do not work for me.

BenLowden

1,838 posts

124 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 23rd October
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GTID said:
Hope you enjoy it Ben! Oh and if you're going to have it Mapped take it to MRC and avoid the generic off the shelf maps (speaking from experience here).
Thanks for the recommendation, will take a look!

Daftead said:
Just done the exact same!
Congrats and welcome to PH! You should start a Readers' Car thread so I can keep up to date with yours too: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/forum.asp?h=0&...

J4CKO said:
If anyone says the hairdresser comment, produce some clippers and shave some hair off, they will soon stop.
That made me chuckle hehe

Thanks for all the positivity and thoughts/experiences, glad to see it has gone down well so far.