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Okay, I know you can hardly compare these cars, much less use their names in the same phrase. But one of the most alluring aspects of the IS is it's edgy looks. I know the TT is a love/hate type of a car, but it's the only car in this price range with such distinctive looks. I live in the midwest where traction is a concern, so I'm actually considering a TT Quattro coupe. But can't let go of the IS. Do any of you like the TT?
 

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its supposively a performance /sports car but its so f*ing slow and without the spoiler quite a few people have died from the tail lifting off
 

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It is slow. I just pounded one on the way home from work today :). Cool touches, but terrible visibility.

IS all the way. Not even close.
 

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hehe, I had my eyes on the TT too
I like the exterier of TT a lot... its really stylish
, but hate the Interier. (felt kind of plasticky and bad visibility). oh.. and the rear seats are just ...
there...
 

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TT looks like a bathtub on wheels......Sometimes I wonder why the Beetle comes standard with a flower in a vase and the TT not standard with a bar of soap and a soap dish.....They really should offer an optional shower head for that matter......

[This message has been edited by dude (edited September 28, 2000).]
 

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The TT is a beautiful car that will get more stares than any other car under $50K with the possible exception of an IS. However, I took a spin in a TT and you feel like you're sitting in a bathtub. The performance also feels woefully similar to that of a Beetle Turbo. The biggest downside of owning a car that has greats looks and modest performance is that you will be constantly challenged at stoplights by other cars (and consequently getting dusted by a lot of lower-priced cars).

By the way, don't ever buy a car simply based on it's looks, what looks cool today may look chintzy tomorrow (Dodge Stealth).
 

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Originally posted by viggen:
The TT is a beautiful car that will get more stares than any other car under $50K with the possible exception of an IS. However, I took a spin in a TT and you feel like you're sitting in a bathtub. The performance also feels woefully similar to that of a Beetle Turbo. The biggest downside of owning a car that has greats looks and modest performance is that you will be constantly challenged at stoplights by other cars (and consequently getting dusted by a lot of lower-priced cars).

By the way, don't ever buy a car simply based on it's looks, what looks cool today may look chintzy tomorrow (Dodge Stealth).

Okay, so the TT may not be the fastest, but the 225 TT is supposed to sprint to 60 mph in about 6.3 seconds. That's not exactly slow. Of course it's not blinding quick either! Again, many of you benefit from snow-less climates! I'm so jealous! The Quattro is one of the most appealing things to me, being in the midwest. But again, The Is would be about 2-3-grand less and still would likely outhandle the TT--- at least on dry pavement anyway.
 

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If you TT haters don't think this car will show up at auction in Scottsdale thirty years from now and become a collectible I think you're crazy. Some of you guys are such stinkin' race fu**ing purists it drives me nuts. A car is more than its numbers.
 

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Originally posted by Michael:
Okay, so the TT may not be the fastest, but the 225 TT is supposed to sprint to 60 mph in about 6.3 seconds. That's not exactly slow. Of course it's not blinding quick either! Again, many of you benefit from snow-less climates! I'm so jealous! The Quattro is one of the most appealing things to me, being in the midwest. But again, The Is would be about 2-3-grand less and still would likely outhandle the TT by far.

The TT Quattro with the 225hp engine is gonna cost more than 2-3K over an IS300. I haven't seen one for less than 42K.
 

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Originally posted by brad:
If you TT haters don't think this car will show up at auction in Scottsdale thirty years from now and become a collectible I think you're crazy. Some of you guys are such stinkin' race fu**ing purists it drives me nuts. A car is more than its numbers.
Brad wrote: "some of you guys are such stinkin race fu**ing purists...."

Hey Brad, if you're referring to me, I wasn't trying to make this into a racial issue.
 

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How can you say the 1.8T is slow when Car & Driver lists the 0-60 time as 6.9? Of course, it has a 5-speed which probably helps. I have ridden in one and it seemed pretty quick. You do sit low and the doors are high. It seemed to handle like it was on rails too. It had those wonderful Potenza RE040's too!
 

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Originally posted by marke1:
How can you say the 1.8T is slow when Car & Driver lists the 0-60 time as 6.9? Of course, it has a 5-speed which probably helps. I have ridden in one and it seemed pretty quick. You do sit low and the doors are high. It seemed to handle like it was on rails too. It had those wonderful Potenza RE040's too!

I never said it was slow. I said it felt like a turbo Beetle. If you look at the acceleration times between the TT 1.8T and the Beetle 1.8T you'll see that they're very similar. The TT may have seemed fast for you, however, in my opinion it did feel slow. I guess it's all relative.
 

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Here in Orange County, you cannot find a TT for MSRP or less. I went to an Audi dealership before I bought my IS because I was considering the S4 and the new 225hp TT. The S4, to my surprise was selling at MSRP (which usually isn't the case here), but the 225 hp TT, which they had four of them, were selling for $10K over sticker. One of which had its window price raised up to $52,000 or so. If it was at the MSRP, I would consider it, but at $52K? I'll go get a corvette or a boxster Type S.
 

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Originally posted by viggen:
The TT Quattro with the 225hp engine is gonna cost more than 2-3K over an IS300. I haven't seen one for less than 42K.


The TT225 Quattro Coupe MSRP's around 38 grand--the convertible may be around 42 grand. But the 1.8TT Front wheel drive with traction and ESP-stability control MSRP's about 34-grand. Currently a dealer is willing ot sell at 33-grand. Bath-tub perceptions or not, it's still I think, a difficult choice to ignore.
 

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Viggen, no, I wasn't directing anything towards you specifically. Also, all I meant was RACE CAR purists! I wasn't speaking in terms of ethnicity.
 

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i've had a 2000 TT non quad.
it's a nice car and pretty fast but too small. i'm only 5'10 and can't fit in the car. and the windows are small too. i have to put my head down to see outside. maybe a second car, not a everyday driving car.
i've sold that and got a IS300.
 

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There's no doubt that the TT is a good car, but it's not quite a macho car. I bet those "guys" who bought beetles regret doing so now. By the same token...the TT is not a guy car, it suits chicks better. Just like the beetle. Just my opinion.
Moreover, the 225 version is still a 4 cylinder blown with 2 turbos. You blow a turbo and you're dead (not that it's likely).
And who said the 225 version is around $35K?
It's well over $40K...around $45K fully equipped.
Nice car, but not in the same league as our beloved IS.
Despite lacking AWD, I'm sure the IS can outhandle the TT.

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Originally posted by brad:
Viggen, no, I wasn't directing anything towards you specifically. Also, all I meant was RACE CAR purists! I wasn't speaking in terms of ethnicity.

Brad, I was just kidding. I knew what you meant. I just wanted to f--k around with your choice of words.
 

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some cars sell for more than they are worth, like crappy stocks, remember the new beetles that were selling for $26,000 when they MSRP for $16,000...and the PT Cruiser, who's selling point was that it was an affordable but stylish family car that was supposed to top out at $19,995 but is selling for $32,000? Honda S2000, MSRP $32,000, dealers wanted $42,000, then months later called me back to say they have a few left and will let me have one for $36,000...what about the Aztec, oh wait, they can't even give those away...
 

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Originally posted by DonCorleone:
some cars sell for more than they are worth, like crappy stocks, remember the new beetles that were selling for $26,000 when they MSRP for $16,000...and the PT Cruiser, who's selling point was that it was an affordable but stylish family car that was supposed to top out at $19,995 but is selling for $32,000? Honda S2000, MSRP $32,000, dealers wanted $42,000, then months later called me back to say they have a few left and will let me have one for $36,000...what about the Aztec, oh wait, they can't even give those away...

Actually, on the Rosie O'Donnell show they gave away Aztecs to all the rejects from "Survivor".
 
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