18" AlloysFull black leather interior with heated seats (sports seats)Air ConditioningElectric Windows and mirrors all in perfect working orderCentral Locking,ABS Brakes,Multiple Air BagsFog LampImmobiliser,Power SteeringTraction ControlRemote Central LockingImmaculate condition, recently serviced and NCT'd until April 2016This is a great car to drive, very reluctant sale!! | ABS Brakes, Airbags, Air Conditioning, All electrics, Alloys, Car Alarm, Colour Coded Bumpers, Remote Central Locking, CD Player, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Front Fog Lamps, Immobiliser, Power Steering, Rear Spoiler, Heated Seats, Lady Owner, Leather Interior, Cd/Radio, High Performance, Electric Seats
Looks like a TT
Roomy for 2
Gorgeous, fast, iconic name
Not as original
Just 2 for now
Can’t match RX-8
No curtain bag
Who said ‘Golf’?
Not as involving to drive as it should be
It’s not easy to replace one of the best designs in recent memory. At first glance, the 2006 TT looks every bit as good as the first model but you soon realise that Audi were very unimaginative in styling the new car so similiarly to the old one. Few passers by even notice it.
No TT is exactly slow. The 2.0T DSG scorches to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, while the 3.2 Quattro DSG cuts that to an M3-chasing 5.7 seconds. The 2.0 tops out at 240 km/h, but the V6 has to be limited to 250 km/h. Roadster models are only a few tenths behind.
The TT is disappointing because we expected it to drive at least as well as the current (and rather excellent) Golf GTi. Instead, we find a lifeless steering and suspension too stiff for Irish roads. The handling shortcomings are less of an issue in the laid-back Roadster, though.
The interior doesn’t look as ground-breaking or special as the original model did, but it’s still a very pleasant cabin. The flat-bottom steering is cool but the seats are lumpy and display between the dials is overworked. The rear seats are badly laid out and access is limited, too.
Quality was always a high point in the old TT and the new model is no different. Plastics are high-quality, everything works with solidy and it the finish is superb inside and out. Refinement on the move is disappointing, however, because of its stiff ride and surprisingly loud cabin.
The TT comes with twin front airbags with passenger airbag deactivation, side airbags, ESP, first aid kit, warning triangle, foglights and passenger seat ISOFIX. It’s a reasonble level of kit, but why no standard curtain ‘bags? the Roadster gets a new head and chest side airbag as standard.
There is decent space for front seat occupants but getting in and out in tight parking spots is a struggle and rear space is very poor - it’s a struggle even to wedge kids in there. The boot’s a decent size, though, (even in the Roadster) so it’s fine for single folk.
The base TT is a cheap compared to a Z4 or a Mercedes SLK, but on the other hand it’s a lot to pay for a tarted-up Golf GTi. The V6 TT is the same price as a six-cylinder BMW Z4 Coupe, which tops the TT for image and appeal. Running costs won’t be too scary, though, and resale will be superb.
The 2.0T gets 17” alloys, 1/2 leather sport seats, climate control, electric windows & mirrors, remote locks, flat-bottom leather steering, foglights, automatic rear spoiler & a CD player. The V6 adds 18” alloys, nappa Leather interior & fancy lighting. The Roadster adds a fully automated roof.
So far, we’re only aware of two engines but more will be added in time. The Golf GTi’s delightful 200 bhp 2.0 Turbo powers front-drive models while the delectable 250 bhp 3.2 V6 drives Quattro derivatives. A Z4 M-chasing, 300+ hp RS Quattro version is in the works.