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01 Audi TT Quattro $6k #4782487
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Looking at this on Monday. In my quest to find a low cost sports car, I came across this. Seems like a good deal to me. Like in my mustang thread where I got lots of good info, Im looking to see if anyone knows of any potential issues this model has. I know this car isnt the fastest in the world but seems it would be adequate for me. How is this thing in the corners?
Thank you again guys


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782493
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MK4 1.8/VR platform unless it is AWD.
First gen TT one of the prettiest cars ever. Almost 20 years old and hasn't aged at all.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782498
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Originally Posted By: pda1122
Looking at this on Monday. In my quest to find a low cost sports car, I came across this. Seems like a good deal to me. Like in my mustang thread where I got lots of good info, Im looking to see if anyone knows of any potential issues this model has. I know this car isnt the fastest in the world but seems it would be adequate for me. How is this thing in the corners?
Thank you again guys


Hah, well for starters that cant be a 2.0 turbo. The first generation TT was a 1.8T or a 2.8 VR6. Avoid the turbo model, they were known as bad oil sludgers and go through coil packs regularly. Not the most dependable cars. The VR6 option is more solid but you do want to make sure the timing chain tensioner has been done on it or pay to have it done yourself. The best resource to learn about these cars is a website called VW Vortex. Google your way to different threads about 1.8T reliability. VW Golf and Jetta of the same era used these same engines. Lots of good info on that site but youll have to dig for it a big since Audi/VW have released different engines since then, including a *new* 1.8T engine like two years ago or so that is NOT the same engine at all. So make sure the stuff you read is a little older and pertains to this TT in question and not a 2017 Jetta or something.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782500
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TT were not as much about handling but more about the looks.

Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782505
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The first-gen TT is a gorgeous car, but mechanically, it is a money pit, just like the Mk4 Golf/Jetta it's based on, but a little worse because some of the parts may cost even more.

Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782512
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You could get a very nice MKV GTI for that money and a whole lot more everyday livability with plenty of "sport".

Like most old cars VW/Audi's need attention, and can get expensive fast unless you DIY.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782516
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I like it!


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: 123Saab] #4782518
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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Like most old cars VW/Audi's need attention, and can get expensive fast unless you DIY.

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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782526
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Don't listen to these VW haters, the 1.8 has insane potential and the MK4 platform itself is solid as a rock. Good for high mileage and corrosion resistant.

I think the TT got the better parts so it avoided some of the problems, and would probably get better maintenance especially early on. I would get as good a condition one as I could now, they do not exist in scrapyards.

Pre-2003 MK4 had bad rear axle bushings, but they might have been different on the TT as the control arm bushings were TT specific. I am not sure if they had the same window problems as other pre-2003 MK4s. If it has survived this long I will bet the engine is ok; the sludge clogging the oil pick-up would usually smoke the mill. I would change the pick up tube when you get it just to be safe.

MK4s are awesome but their reputation has been ruined by people who treated them like Toyota Corollas and never serviced them.

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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782612
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Beautiful car. On one hand, if a guy doesn't know what engine is in his TT.... hmmm. On the other, if it checks out for you and you point out it isn't a mighty turbo you might get it cheaper.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: cheesepuffs] #4782631
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Originally Posted By: cheesepuffs
Hah, well for starters that cant be a 2.0 turbo. The first generation TT was a 1.8T or a 2.8 VR6.
2.8 VR6 was never available in a TT.
3.2 VR6 was available in later years, but not in 2001.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782668
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I don't think the engine is as big of a deal in VWs and Audi's, they may be solid, the problem is the rest of the car.

Great driving, handling, performance, but the rest of the car? I'm not saying anything else.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782670
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Looks good, and the 225 Quattro is the one to have. Fat Five wheels are a plus.

Mechanically simple and reliable if unmodified and looked after.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782675
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As usual, make sure it isnt a flood car.


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Re: 01 Audi TT Quattro $6k [Re: pda1122] #4782706
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