I wanted to share this for those few of you looking to buy a used TT. Adjust accordingly as my local labor rates are now $110/hr. Check KBB.com for realistic prices!!
In addition to the article, here is a list of areas to check!
* Driver seat left bolster for excessive wear
* Under the front and rear bumper for damage from curb stops
* Door sills for damage from people climbing in and out of car
* Speaker grills and bottom of door card for same damage
* Correct function of windows
* Missing lines on guage FIS, correct guage function, etc
* Correct function of the radio, all speakers and 6 disc changer
* Sufficient torque - this can be checked with VAG COM, from the factory these cars have certain torque ratings (170 - 210 depending on model). When there is a significant drop in this number, the car will not perform as it should. This is caused by excessive carbon buildup in the head, or similar issues. Carbon buildup IS a common problem, so be wise before making a purchase as it is NOT covered by any warranties!
model year change guide(not complete covers only info in the road and track article)
only available as a coupe
FWD or AWD
Audio=Bose sound system
Performance= 17inch alloys and xenon headlights
Roadster becomes available manual or power operation avail
225-bhp edition w/ 6 speed manual becomes avail
Baseballs stitched leather avail on roadster
225 avail only in quattro, coupe or roadster
Quattro avail on 180-bhp coupe model
FWD avail on 180-bhp model only
ESP becomes standard instead of optional as in 2000
Comfort and performance packages combined to for premium package
GPS nav optional
Standard audio system becomes a CD player instead of cassette player
**ALMS special edition avail
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**18 inch Audi 9 spoke RS wheels (in 5x100 bolt pattern)
**Misuno Red OR Avus Silver Pearl
**Silver Nappa leather in red ALMS
**Brilliant Red Nappa leather in silver ALMS
**Door cards, knee bolster, seats and steering wheel had matching leather.
**All had 225 hp 6 speed haldex (not traditional quattro)
6 speed tiptronic made avail
models simplified as such:
180-bhp avail only in FWD auto tranny, coupe or roadster
225-bhp avail in quattro w/ 6 sp manual and optional 18in alloys
not sure where the tiptronic fits into this as it is not specified
V-6 version made avail
DSG wih paddle shift made avail
coverage stops there
Very different engine guys with the 180-bhp getting a big
unless you just love FWD cars and want to buy something for your daughter or wife that doesn't know how to drive and wants something cute(no offense)
-both get about the same gas mileage 20-22 city and 28-31 highway
-225 has a stronger crankshaft
-225 has one additional intercooler
-different intake and exhaust manifolds
-225 has upgraded pistons and rods
-225 had a larger turbo
-225 is at least a second faster 0-60 according to audi at 6.3 seconds
Here is a link for the HVAC codes, and how to check them:
A note on TT "quattro"
The Mk1 TT did not use the traditional Audi quattro system; it uses the Haldex all wheel drive system. (This is the same system used in the VW R32 and some Volvos.) From what I have read, due to the transversely mounted engine in the TT, space requirements precluded the use of the Quattro system. As the Haldex drivetrain has seen upwards of 600 horsepower (HPA twin turbo R32), it seems to be a fairly stout system!!
This is the audiworld forums- they already have a sticky for TT FAQ's:
I'm sure plenty of experienced TT guys know of this site, but it has been VERY useful to a noob like myself!
(links to the UK TT enthusiasts page there)
Another useful resource (Scot's TT page):
Audi TT Club of America
Haldex homepage (english):
Audi CPO locator.
Audi CPO Warranty transfer details: Contrary to all the rumors floating around about cpo warranties, I have the real info here. The warranty is transferable, even if the car is not purchased from Audi. The warranty is good for 100,000 miles or 6 years from the original sale date. There is a transfer fee of $150.
In an envelope, mail:
Mileage at time of the sale
Transfer Date (current)
Name, Phone, Address
A Check or money order for $150 payable to: Audi of America
Audi Certified Preowned Warranty Department
Mail Code: 3A02
3200 Hamlin Rd.
Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326-9919
Modified by vaultpsu at 10:04 AM 1-17-2008