2001 Audi TT Overview


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Quattro Hatchback 180hp
Avg. Price: $7,217
Quattro Hatchback 225hp
Avg. Price: $7,416
Quattro Roadster
Avg. Price: $7,861
Avg. Price: $7,407
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Unique, Power When You Need It, And Just A Fun Car To Drive. by Kate
 — One word sums up the whole car - unique. The interior styling makes it feel far more expensive than it really is. Controls are within easy reach. The leather trim is nice, but the door handles are mad... Read More
If Looks Could Kill by Ran
 — Gorgeous car, lots of fun in the sun with the top down or in the snow thanks to the quatro AWD. Would have liked more perforemance bang for the $$$ - amazing handlng but short on power. Also lots of ... Read More
Tt Fun And Exhilerating by Vicky
 — The Audi TT convertible is a great, fun car to drive. It's turbo performance is great above 3.500 rpm, the 6 gears make it smooth & sporty suspension adds to the fun! On a sunny day, having the roof o... Read More

2001 Audi TT Overview

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2001 Audi TT

The 2001 Audi TT gets two new changes that really boost its prestige and attractivenss in the United States.  The first is the long awaited arrival of the TT Roadster, a convertible TT that is both stylish and sexy.  The second change is the addition of a tweaked version of the 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder turbo engine that is tuned to get 225-hp.  The 225-hp TTs come only with quattro all-wheel drive, to help compensate for the heaviness of this system.  

Both the coupe and Roadster come with either engine.  The 180-hp engine (both Coupe and Roadster) is standard with front-wheel drive, though quattro is offered as an option on the Coupe only.  It comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission.  The 225-hp TT Coupe and Roadster features AWD and 6-speed manual standard.  On the 180-hp convertible, the top is manual, while the 225-hp comes with a power top.  For improved traction and control, the 2001 TT gets a rear spoiler, and electronic stability is standard across the line.  

The TT Roadster is pure fun.  Low to the ground, its 225-hp engine has better pickup and impressive speed than the 180, enabling you to take full advantage of its muscular potential.  One drawback is it loses some of the Coupe's trunk cargo space, to make room for the convertible top.  A glass windscreen pops up behind the headrests to help cut down on wind interference and noise while you drive.  Inside, you're hunkered down in the leather seats, enjoying such standard features as power locks and windows, adjustable sports seats, fog lights, and keyless entry.

The 2000 TT is a real head-turner, according to owners who are proud to show off in their convertibles.  The handling and tight steering, combined with the quattro technology let the TT hug corners like a sports car should, and it even handles well in snow.  Owners recommend if you want the quattro, to get the 225-hp engine. The looks and performance make the TT a driving blast, and the interior ergonomics are well-thought out.  Downsides are a cramped backseat, the manual top, rear blind spots, and difficulty getting in and out of the car.  Unresponsive shifting and bad cupholder location are also mentioned.  Some drivers complain that they expected more for what the TT costs, and overall reliability is disappointing, resulting in many stops at the repair shop.


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