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Any Audi Owners?

I"m going to get the wife a replacement for her old CRX. She's fallen in love with the Audi TT. (I already tried to turn her onto the SLK - no go).

Anyone around here own one? I know zero about the TT or any Audi.

I tried posting a question on an Audi board. Only one small reply. THey're not as friendly over there I guess.

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Look for KamiL in OT -- he has one.

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Thanks... I was hoping to get some real opinions vs. Kamil's "It's a chick magnet".

(I still haven't figured out how real that guy is)
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I used to work at an audi dealer and id tell you to stay away from audis, because all the do is break, or have something wrong with them, but, the TT is an awsome car, only came in when it needed to for service and thats that. i never heard or saw anyone complain about it.

Oh how did I do it, I got right in, it was like liquid fluid.
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I owned a 98.5 A4 1.8t quattro for about 2 years.

Bought at 96k, sold at 118k.

Problems in that time, zero.

Money spent on maintenance, $320 for t/belt, water pump, acc. belts. Cleaned air filter, and changed oil every 3k. Oh, and 1 bad wheel bearing, at $150

From 110k miles on, it had an APR 1 bar chip, which made the car a lot more fun to drive. Caused no issues.

I loved the car. The Front suspension was getting a bit rough, but it was original. Mechanically, the car was ROCK SOLID.

Milo, you must work for Paul Miller. $125 an hour at their audi dealership must be nice for a tech.
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Very nice. I've found there's 3 options, but I like the 4 cyl for the gas milage and insurance. Between the 180 hp and 220 hp, I'm looking more towards the 180 hp engine. My wife drives annoyingly slow and easy so she'll put zero strain on the engine. Plus the less power will keep me from stealing it.

I just want to make sure it has sufficient passing power in the mountains. I'm too scared to take mine up to S. Tahoe in the winter and the Quattro would be perfect for snowboarding season.

Thanks for the input.
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I picked up an A4 2.0T S-Line in early Feb. So far so good but it only has 4k miles on it. The 2.0T engines are a little buzzy and some complain about vibration but I personally don't notice this maybe b/c I expect 4 bangers to be a little buzzy anyways. The thing really scoots! It's no highway monster though

DSG transmission is fun but I don't use it much in regular driving. It would probably be fun at the track.

I don't know much about the TT's other than they are ranked top 3 for cars that women buy. That was for the old TT at least.
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Get the 220hp TT, assuming you are getting the roadster and not the coupe. The 220 comes with a standard power top, dual exhaust, 6-speed as opposed to 5, standard quattro system, and other niceties. I looked at both the 180 and the 220 TT roadsters before buying my current Audi, a 2001 A6 2.7T - which, I might add, has required nothing more than standard service for its' entire 97,000 mile life. If you maintain newer Audis properly, they are very reliable. Buy a certified pre-owned, though - any issues will usually be present in any Audi model within the initial warranty period or just beyond, so if you get a CPO warranty from Audi, which is excellent, you will likely get a great car and a great warranty. Free carwashes with every service under warranty!

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I just want to make sure it has sufficient passing power in the mountains. I'm too scared to take mine up to S. Tahoe in the winter and the Quattro would be perfect for snowboarding season.
Double-downshift and it will haul ass all winter long. I got my Audi after test-driving it in a snowstorm and blowing the doors off everything else on the road like it was 70 degrees and sunny. Those turbos really put out a lot of juice, and you can crank them up a lot with very little money and few parts - just chip and ehxaust and you can have 380hp from the 2.7T engine, for example, which came with 255 stock in the A6.

The nice thing about forced induction, and why countries/states with high altitudes use turbo cars for their federal and local police, is that the pressurized induction system means no loss of power due to altitude - perfect for mountain driving.

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Wow.. Very good to know.

Although I'm pushing her to get the roadster, she's pretty set on the coupe. As with most things regarding this, I think we're both making decisions to ensure I don't end up driving the Audi. (I'm sure I'd go back to the Benz after a short time though)
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