RE: (Nearly) 25 years of the Audi TT | PH Video

RE: (Nearly) 25 years of the Audi TT | PH Video

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hammo19

2,147 posts

150 months

Sunday 15th March
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Had a Mk1 3.2 V6 for a while last year. I really enjoyed driving it around the hills of Teasdale. It was very quick and fun to drive. The fragile electrics and leaking boot were a big annoyance. All Mk1s are a great value buy but I still prefer my Cooper S for the hills.....

redhanded

12 posts

31 months

Sunday 15th March
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The old hairdresser trope. Never seen a TT as feminine myself. Just a well screwed together product like all Audi’s. They are designed to function in the real world not just on a track is all. My local mechanic loves his mk1 btw. I think it has equal billing with the SL for architects these days too. It’s a special thing. Too many around you could argue but that is because they are well made and will last.

s m

19,062 posts

157 months

Sunday 15th March
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Bobtherallyfan said:
MK1 - Beautiful to behold, fast, comfortable, practical, compact.....what’s not to like. Still go misty eyed when I see one and would buy another new one like a shot if they produced it again.

Yep, like the Mk1 TT225 a lot

Marked out by the mags as one of the best handling cars introduced in the late 90s - CAR, Autocar and EVO.
Like the 911 and hot hatches they had to ‘sanitize’ it for the mass market though

egor110

12,663 posts

157 months

Sunday 15th March
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hammo19 said:
Had a Mk1 3.2 V6 for a while last year. I really enjoyed driving it around the hills of Teasdale. It was very quick and fun to drive. The fragile electrics and leaking boot were a big annoyance. All Mk1s are a great value buy but I still prefer my Cooper S for the hills.....
Have you found your mini Cooper s more reliable ?

My Mrs has got one and so far both electric windows have packed up and the interior feels pretty creaky and plasticy and that's coming from someone used to clio 1*2's.

Speedgirl

94 posts

121 months

Sunday 15th March
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What a lovely article/film, really enjoyed it. Well done Dan. The TT in my mind wasn’t ever an out and out performance car, more something a bit softer and an opportunity to demonstrate Audi’s expertise in design and in the extreme, raw power. Kind of job done really. I think the cabs look good too. And I’ll never forget the Mk1s with the baseball seats.

oddball1313

725 posts

77 months

Sunday 15th March
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Owned a TTRS new from 2009 - 2012

Without doubt the best English B road time machine I’ve ever driven. Unreal how hard you can drive one for it to be that predictable (and with not a single issue in 3 years either) Where the understeer rumour started I’ve no idea but utter bullst perpetrated by idiots anti the brand and who I guarantee have never sat in one never mind driven it. The one in the video is for sale for £15k - bargain of the century basically

HighwayStar

2,767 posts

98 months

Sunday 15th March
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oddball1313 said:
Owned a TTRS new from 2009 - 2012

Without doubt the best English B road time machine I’ve ever driven. Unreal how hard you can drive one for it to be that predictable (and with not a single issue in 3 years either) Where the understeer rumour started I’ve no idea but utter bullst perpetrated by idiots anti the brand and who I guarantee have never sat in one never mind driven it. The one in the video is for sale for £15k - bargain of the century basically
Your guarantee is void wink I’m not anti the brand, I’ve had 3 TTs. Not an RS but driven a few. Understeer is not a rumour.
No dispute they are seriously s fast though. If ultimate speed is the thing then it’s just the ticket. As I said earlier, I wouldn’t mind an RS as a daily. For my early Sunday morning drive and road trip though... not for me.

Alpinestars

13,394 posts

198 months

Sunday 15th March
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HighwayStar said:
Your guarantee is void wink I’m not anti the brand, I’ve had 3 TTs. Not an RS but driven a few. Understeer is not a rumour.
No dispute they are seriously s fast though. If ultimate speed is the thing then it’s just the ticket. As I said earlier, I wouldn’t mind an RS as a daily. For my early Sunday morning drive and road trip though... not for me.
Understeer on the road in the QS is not something you’ll really experience. Certainly couldn’t be described as understeery on the road. It’s pretty much point and go.

Water Fairy

3,140 posts

109 months

Sunday 15th March
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WJNB said:
And the context was a pretty little number as a second car mainly for the ladies who would not be seen dead in any other brand.
It's sportiness was of no consequence as long as it looked nice & most importantly had the most socially acceptable badge. Very clever cynical marketing. A Boxster was just a tad too masculine yet with a whiff of the female.
Audi must have had anxieties about the cars over-prettiness which may be putting off big butch men thus the attempts at bolting on panels with more angularity, silly big ugly wheels & a noisy exhaust yet I rarely see any model driven by a male & it will always be thus.
Sorry I'm wrong. On Friday I saw a mechanic, sorry technician returning from what I assumed was a post-service test drive. The poor chap just did not look right sitting amidst such prettiness.
Well written cobblers if ever I saw such

Atomas

12 posts

137 months

Sunday 15th March
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I think Mk1 is still the best looking of the bunch. Timeless design.

flukey5

91 posts

14 months

Monday 16th March
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I own a mk3 and I've always seen it as a hot hatch for people who don't want just another hot hatch. (it's a manual at least)

It's a great place to be (interior wise) the tech and practicality make it hard to beat. Currently shopping around for something different but there's no one car that beats it in every aspect, it's a great all-rounder.


The purists in here would obviously snub the TT but usually they're out there praising every Lotus that comes out of the factory yet never buying one, so it's not like they put their money where their mouth is.

Luke.

8,372 posts

204 months

Monday 16th March
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TT owners with kids - any chance of getting a 6 and 8 year old in the back? I'm only 5.8" so not exactly tall.

Riskins

147 posts

79 months

Monday 16th March
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I have a manual mk2 RS identical to the feature and absolutely love it, the engine note alone makes it feel special enough for weekend use only.

It is a glorified hot hatch (mk5 Golf chassis) with a turbo 5 pot - great fun.

Riskins

147 posts

79 months

Monday 16th March
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Luke. said:
TT owners with kids - any chance of getting a 6 and 8 year old in the back? I'm only 5.8" so not exactly tall.
Sloping roof line makes the rear very restricted, try before you buy as I think they would struggle.

HighwayStar

2,767 posts

98 months

Monday 16th March
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Luke. said:
TT owners with kids - any chance of getting a 6 and 8 year old in the back? I'm only 5.8" so not exactly tall.
Yep, kids no problem. Adults for real short journeys at a push. I’m 6’2 so it was a real squeeze, the rear moments I had people in the back. Kids no problem though.
Strangely, although the MK1 was a smaller car, I swear it was a little more roomy that the MK2 passenger was. I put it down the TTS having thicker, more substantial seats.

flukey5

91 posts

14 months

Monday 16th March
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Riskins said:
Luke. said:
TT owners with kids - any chance of getting a 6 and 8 year old in the back? I'm only 5.8" so not exactly tall.
Sloping roof line makes the rear very restricted, try before you buy as I think they would struggle.
As long as the kids aren't above 5ft then you should be fine. It's more headroom than legroom that's the issue.

On a side note though, if you've ever wanted to get away with murder - ask a 6ft tall pal to jump in the rear while the boot is open then close the boot; 'accidentally' decapitating your friend.

s m

19,062 posts

157 months

Monday 16th March
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Atomas said:
I think Mk1 is still the best looking of the bunch. Timeless design.
Reasonably capable too


paultownsend

738 posts

137 months

Monday 16th March
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It’s a 3 door Golf GTi. And there is nothing wrong
with that. Bonus is they have always given you the choice or FWD or Quattro.

The MK2 reviewed should have been the TTS. Id imagine it’s a little lighter on its feet.

flukey5

91 posts

14 months

Monday 16th March
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paultownsend said:
It’s a 3 door Golf GTi. And there is nothing wrong
with that. Bonus is they have always given you the choice or FWD or Quattro.

The MK2 reviewed should have been the TTS. Id imagine it’s a little lighter on its feet.
Never saw the point of paying extra for haldex based 4WD systems. Basically it's FWD unless you lose traction, in which case it spins the back wheels a bit to help out. In my opinion, save money and weight and get the FWD, you're going to be getting the FWD experience 95% of the time anyways wink

bungle

1,591 posts

194 months

Monday 16th March
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Luke. said:
TT owners with kids - any chance of getting a 6 and 8 year old in the back? I'm only 5.8" so not exactly tall.
Easily, re head room. (I'm talking mk1 here).

Leg room more the issue. I'm only 6ft, but my seat is so far back there is no legroom whatsoever behind me. Passenger side fine, as obviously the seat can be a little more forward if you're not driving.

As has been said, try before you buy. (or post on here where you are, and see if someone will let you try theirs).