RE: Long goodbye for iconic TT | PH Footnote

RE: Long goodbye for iconic TT | PH Footnote

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cerb4.5lee

24,942 posts

164 months

Friday 25th November
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Wab1974uk said:
£90k for this is just silly though. Who is going to pay that?
At that money I'd be going in the direction of the G82 M4 xDrive instead. You can also get a base model Porsche 911 for that money too.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

31,701 posts

196 months

Friday 25th November
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They're killing the TT???? That's a surprise, I must say.

Harry Flashman

17,385 posts

226 months

Friday 25th November
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soad said:
I like these, call it a guilty pleasure. hehe
Same. TTRS would sit in the driveway and, in a heretic way, instead of a Cayman.

Why? The interior and engine are amazing. I had one for a weekend and was smitten, despite wanting to hate it. It also was brilliant on London's rubbish, speedbumped roads, and both easy to live with yet ferocious when given its head on an open road.

And they look a lot better in the metal than pictures, too.

pjv997

625 posts

166 months

Friday 25th November
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We had a Mk2 V6 manual which was changed for a Mk3 TTS back in 2016. The Mk3 is better in every way except for the noise.

Went for the TTS as the RS wasn’t available as a manual and ticked pretty much every option except S-tronic. The interior is great as has been mentioned but the car is also really practical as well. It’s had a few overseas trips and swallows a huge amount of stuff in the boot and on the back seats.

Our car has been super reliable over the last 6 years and 25,000 miles. Overall it’s been a really good car that will only be sold to make way for a Boxster that is on order.

T1berious

2,014 posts

139 months

Friday 25th November
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F20CN16 said:
The mk1 is iconic. The others, not really.
+2

£87K is a big ask. Even for a run out special.

Car design really is going through a more is more phase isn't it?



to this...



Not sure I'd sit there admiring this current effort.

SuffolkDefender

120 posts

80 months

Friday 25th November
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NINETY

THOUSAND

POUNDS

The world has gone mad, and you're along for the ride if you even consider paying that for a TT. Utter madness.



Edited by SuffolkDefender on Friday 25th November 09:55

shoestring7

6,107 posts

230 months

Friday 25th November
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Thanks for reminding us how close to the concept the Mk1 was. I know it's far from the last word in driving dynamics but I do have a hankering for a late mk1 cabriolet for summer cruising.

And there's an opening in my fleet in the spring...

Ben Lowden

5,065 posts

161 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Friday 25th November
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cerb4.5lee said:
This is how I feel about them too. I've always liked the Mk1 and I've driven the V6 and 225bhp 4 cylinder versions. The third gen is my favourite to look at out of all of them, plus who doesn't like the 2.5 turbo 5 cylinder engine?!

Had a Mk2 TTS brand new back in 2012 and there were lots that I liked about it(performance/size/weight/nimbleness), but I struggled to get on with the overly light steering and its tendency to understeer though. However it was lovely to sit in/live with. Covered 67k miles in it(it was kept standard because of the warranty), but for some odd reason the engine felt like it was starting to really feel those miles though(especially in comparison to other engines I'd experienced).

So it was moved on for a F13 640d after that, and because the engine didn't feel very durable for such a new car it has put my missus right off Audis now, but I'd still be happy to gamble on a TTRS though! driving
Ditto, loved my Mk2 TTRS for the engine and sound, but just a shame the steering and drive overall was a bit of a let down. Although it was exactly what I was expected, more a mini GT than a proper sports car. It still felt special to drive though.

I paid £16k for mine on 50k miles with full Audi service history – so much car for the money. I'm a big fan of the Mk3 TTRS but I'd struggle to pay £30-40k for a used one when I could have a Cayman at that price point.


flukey5

351 posts

44 months

Friday 25th November
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I've owned a 1.8 manual TT since 2017. It was my first 'fun' car coming from a renault twingo as my very first car.

Yes it's not the top spec or the best engine. It doesn't have every option and it's not the last word in handling (my MK1 MX-5 is better).

BUT

It's comfortable, sleek, has been faultless in its reliability, cheap to service and maintain, and quick enough and sporty enough where it needs to be. It still feels every bit as modern as any car I've been in. Audi knocked it out of the park in 2015 with the interior and even exterior. It's a much nicer place to be and look at than most people guess. It can also carry a surprising amount! - I've moved house with it and taken 4 very uncomfortable people to the airport.

Can't fault it, maybe it lacks personality because of that but is it really a bad thing?




Edited by flukey5 on Friday 25th November 10:03

pb8g09

1,586 posts

53 months

Friday 25th November
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Ben Lowden said:
Ditto, loved my Mk2 TTRS for the engine and sound, but just a shame the steering and drive overall was a bit of a let down. Although it was exactly what I was expected, more a mini GT than a proper sports car. It still felt special to drive though.

I paid £16k for mine on 50k miles with full Audi service history – so much car for the money. I'm a big fan of the Mk3 TTRS but I'd struggle to pay £30-40k for a used one when I could have a Cayman at that price point.

That's a bargain price. I was looking to get one and ended up with an M235i because I couldn't find one with low enough miles under £18k.

One day I will own a TT - I've test driven every edition and enjoyed it every time, I just assumed I could squeeze one in before 2035...

cerb4.5lee

24,942 posts

164 months

Friday 25th November
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Ben Lowden said:
cerb4.5lee said:
This is how I feel about them too. I've always liked the Mk1 and I've driven the V6 and 225bhp 4 cylinder versions. The third gen is my favourite to look at out of all of them, plus who doesn't like the 2.5 turbo 5 cylinder engine?!

Had a Mk2 TTS brand new back in 2012 and there were lots that I liked about it(performance/size/weight/nimbleness), but I struggled to get on with the overly light steering and its tendency to understeer though. However it was lovely to sit in/live with. Covered 67k miles in it(it was kept standard because of the warranty), but for some odd reason the engine felt like it was starting to really feel those miles though(especially in comparison to other engines I'd experienced).

So it was moved on for a F13 640d after that, and because the engine didn't feel very durable for such a new car it has put my missus right off Audis now, but I'd still be happy to gamble on a TTRS though! driving
Ditto, loved my Mk2 TTRS for the engine and sound, but just a shame the steering and drive overall was a bit of a let down. Although it was exactly what I was expected, more a mini GT than a proper sports car. It still felt special to drive though.

I paid £16k for mine on 50k miles with full Audi service history – so much car for the money. I'm a big fan of the Mk3 TTRS but I'd struggle to pay £30-40k for a used one when I could have a Cayman at that price point.

That is a lovely pic. cool

I find the TTRS just so desirable, and I've lusted after them for a long time. I'd love a go in one for sure.

2Btoo

3,085 posts

187 months

Friday 25th November
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Wow, the PH editors have changed their tune! This is "really very accomplished" whereas a straight comparison against the Cayman GTS and Exige Sport 410 a few years ago described the TT as "feeling like an SUV. And not a very good one."

The TT always struck me as being the worst of all worlds; all the compromises of a front-engined FWD platform plus all the compromises of a 2-seater sports car, with none of the advantages of either. Appealing only for fashion victims and those who MUST have an Audi badge at any cost (and £90k for a tarted-up compromised Golf is utter, utter lunacy).

Not for me, thanks. Not now, not ever.

Bright Halo

2,450 posts

219 months

Friday 25th November
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I remember seeing one for the first time in the metal. It was parked at Zurich airport in I think 1998. I thought it was stunning at the time, so different and much better to the eye than pics in mags or tv reviews.
Never really desired one but I would think the RS or TTS would be a good fast cross country driver.

Chrishum

1,407 posts

52 months

Friday 25th November
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I’ve been looking at MK2 TTs in various specs a lot lately. They seem good value versus similar spec VAG stuff but while I don’t need a big car I’m not sure if I could live with something so small all the time (I know the solution is multiple cars but that never feels affordable)

CG2020UK

416 posts

24 months

Friday 25th November
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I’ve always really liked the Audi TT.

They get a hard time from supposed car enthusiasts but they are seriously rapid and nice places to sit.

I think when you compare it to its rivals it makes more sense. £35K gets you a used TTRS which is probably the fastest A to B car on the road.

Does it even have any real rivals as a value for money proposition except for the RS3.


Four Litre

1,708 posts

176 months

Friday 25th November
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The problem with the TT (and I had a Mk 1 225) is that you now have the Cayman and Boxster, both of which are better. The TT is nice but will always seem like an a mainstream product. The Porsche feels like something special in all ways.


1781cc

499 posts

78 months

Friday 25th November
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Love my TT, been tearing it up on track since 2015 and it’s evolved a lot along the way, admittedly not to everyone’s taste, but it’s been rock solid, started it’s track life at 103,000 miles and it’s still on the same internals, that’s some engineering.

I’d love an Original TTRS but can’t see it ever happening


Harry Flashman

17,385 posts

226 months

Friday 25th November
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That looks brilliant!!

ambuletz

10,218 posts

165 months

Friday 25th November
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I hated the look of the mk1 TT for the longest time, however looking at the kind of coupes that are on offer today I'm rather liking the simpler design of the mk1 more

NSNO

215 posts

136 months

Friday 25th November
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The inside looks like a beautiful place to be and a fantastic and well put together cabin. The outside however unfortunately looks like it is covered it absolute tat from Halfords.