Don't know what the consensus for the forum will be, but I have never experienced either of the issues which you describe.
I just picked up my new Phantom Black RS and LOVE it! This is the first new car I've ever purchased and couldn't be happier.
After the the first 200 miles of (mostly) gentle driving I've noticed two quirks:
1. While stopped and idling I get a noticeable exhaust smell in the cabin. Is this normal while the cats are breaking in?
2. Cruising on the freeway around 70-75mph I hear what sounds like wind leakage around the rear passenger window. Doesn't happen on the driver side. Is this a known issue or service bulletin item?
The air window leak thing I experience on both my driver side and passenger side. If I'm washing my car and spray the rear windows at the crease where it meets the front windows I can sneak in a few drops of water. Never bothered getting it fixed, though there are fixes out there if you google. I'll probably mention it at my 15k service.
The exhaust thing definitely is not normal. I never experienced that with my car. sounds like your exhaust flanges might be loose.
2012 Audi TT-RS
Options: Suzuka Gray, Tech Package, Sport Exhaust Titanium Package, Heated Seats, CF Mirrors
Mods: Scorpion Secondary Cat Delete Pipes, 034 Downpipe, 034 Rear Sway Bar and End Links, United Motorsport Stage 2, Escort Passport 9500ix (Hardwired)
According to my service writer, TT's have been leaking at the windows since they came out. They partially fixed mine. I can't hear it but my passenger can. All new cars will have a smell as things heat up and burn off. If it gets really strong you may have a plastic bag caught on the car. But for now it's probably just the new car smell.
i have been watching this car for a long time, seeing them come and go on the lot, and seeing
them come and go on many classifieds. what i find odd, which now killed all my passion for one
is that MANY people who have bought the RARE and LIMITED PRODUCTION TTRS very
shortly after sold them. Why? I am thinking ride quality and performance. But?
It is a pretty pricey car, but maybe too much hype went into that 5 cylinder turbo engine.
Plus, the dated and doofy look of the TT that doesn't turn ANY heads, and probably makes
people feel jipped?
It is fair to ask why there a good number of TT-RS on the used market. In my cars case, the previous owner lost his job at a bank and sold the car back to an Audi dealer to get out of the payments. Story could have been BS, but I will never know.
You are completely wrong about the Audi being noticed though. I get questions and positive comments about mine literally every time I take the car out for any length of time during the day or evening. I just drove to Indy last week. Every time I stopped at a gas station for gas or food, someone asked me about the car. That is more attention than one gets in a BMW M3 or Golf R. Using those as examples, they are great cars but only car enthusiasts will recognize or notice them on a regular basis.
So the attention part is covered, but I also have a smile every time I drive my TT-RS. It has great performance and is a blast to bomb the back roads of TN and KY, my normal stomping grounds.
I can see someone not liking the stiff ride over broken pavement. Good or even okay roads are comfortable out of Sport mode, but broken concrete with a lot of raised seems which span the entire road get old. I am going to switch to a lighter wheel package to help with that aspect.
I have no regrets with my purchase, except I can't afford a RS4 at the same time
Good luck and safe travels.
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Definite troll post, but my two cents. Lots of people buy cars for the wrong reasons and so with ANY car, now matter how rare or limited, there's always some showing up for resale almost immediately. Personally, I think the available number in the US seems to be just about what the demand is, if they were cheaper, there'd be a lot more demand. To each their own.
I'd say my car has attracted a fair amount of attention, but it's not really that flashy, and I didn't buy it to say "Hey, look at me!" I get the most comments and stares from people in other performance type cars who KNOW how special and rare the RS is, the general public never sees beyond the wheel of their SUV. I've been to our local Cars and Coffee maybe four times over the last year, I just park it with the windows down and leave to look at other stuff. When I come back, there's always people looking at it and its picture usually makes the various Flickr pages from the meet, so I'd say most car enthusiasts appreciate them.
To the OP, I have never experienced any window water or air leaks. Speeds over 50 or so with the windows down will set up some buffetting, but it can be alleviated by raising them up just an inch or so.
2012 Porsche Carrera 991
Ah.... People just got over their heads on payments and the actual cost of the car... Just like the housing market....
My TT is a bit more modified and noticeable than the TTRS, but in effect the same car. Everywhere I go someone says something, which has really shocked me. I think my BBS wheels and monster brakes are aiding this. But I went into a resturant the other day and some chick said "your car is so hot". Then her coworker said..."that means she wants to sleep with you.". You just can't make stuff up like this....
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