Are Audi TT s a good buy?
Hey y'all, I'm looking at buying an Audi TT Coup (mid 2000s), just wanting to know a bit more about them and if they're reliable. I'm also based in NZ so not sure how hard parts are to get? The alternative I'm looking at is a Subaru Legacy, any advise would be great thanks!
- 4 days ago
Very unreliable cars and costly for the sake of it also very weird extremely common faults like the bonnet release and other hinges breaking easily with coincidently can cost up to the same as replacing tires.... Coincident???? @lso the first gen was prone to many recalls only paying for the badge really your better off getti G a foesta St
- ?Lv 72 months ago
they are decent enough cars my son is on his second one. however parts are very expensive and it had a bit of a rep for things going wrong. even glove box hinges break ..and you have to but a whole new unit! ( ouch) enjoyable drive. good performance and steering is't vague as suggested ( might be just that one) . bottom line is unless you deep pockets and don't mind a few issues it's probably best as a second choice and warranty is very important!
- RobsteriarkLv 72 months ago
No, they might look good but they’re even more unreliable than usual for a VW, and not especially nice to drive due to a harsh ride quality and vague steering.
The driving seats are also usually standard worldwide Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) items as also fitted to Skoda and SEAT models so cause many drivers severe lower back pain due to poor lumbar support and drivers with wide shoulders often get severe shoulder pain as the seat seems to have been designed for those with very narrow shoulders.
On a model that old some parts will take either weeks to arrive by sea or will cost a small fortune to get air freighted: Unlike Europe and the USA, NZ and Australia lack a large number of breaking yards filled with TTs and the closely-related VW Golf/Rabbit which you can get parts from. Electrical parts are the main weak points and they’re both expensive to replace and the replacements are often even worse than what VAG originally fitted.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Get the Subie but check for oil change receipts. They are known to burn oil if oil changes were not done according to the recommended intervals. A15 year old Audi will just give you headaches and burn your wallet.
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- LônLv 72 months ago
I'd prefer an S3 or preferably an RS3 but the TT is a good car too.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I know someone who was going to buy one and the used car salesman actually told her not to buy them as they have so many problems. YMMV