In the present day’s Good Value or No Cube Audi TT seems to be good. And, with its VR6 engine and DSG gearbox, it ought to have the products to again up these seems to be. Let’s discover out if its price ticket is in full assist as effectively.
Fairly just a few of you discounted any consideration of yesterday’s 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI merely due to the unflattering stereotype related to this mannequin’s typical proprietor. That’s unlucky, as a result of that unfavourable profile may in all probability be rehabilitated just by sufficient common people shopping for and driving this mannequin.
One other unlucky side of yesterday’s WRX was, apparently, its $13,000 asking worth. Whereas the vendor claimed that to have been set to encourage a fast sale, totally 57 % of you felt that it slowed issues right down to a No Cube crawl. I suppose the costly STI is a stereotype we’ll simply should stay with.
Talking of dwelling with one thing, have you ever’ve ever needed a basic VW Golf R however had been delay by its roomy cabin and sensibly-allotted cargo capability? In case you’re pondering to your self, “hell yeah” then this 2005 Audi TT Quattro S-Line will be the automotive for you.
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That’s as a result of the Audi TT and the Golf are kissing cousins underneath the covers, sharing a floorpan and loads of the identical mechanicals. Within the case of this 3.2 S-line, these elements are shared with what was, on the time, the highest Golf you could possibly get, the Golf R.
Sharing elements and a platform with the Golf implies that the TT wears its engine sideways quite than utilizing the longitudinal placement of bigger Audis. It additionally implies that its Quattro drivetrain is extra akin to Volkswagen’s 4Motion system than the format in these larger siblings.
The engine right here is VAG’s 3.2-liter narrow-angle V6. From the manufacturing facility, that was spec’d at 247 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Whereas making these numbers, these engines sound each beautiful and distinctive.
Subsequent to that mill is Volkswagen’s six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) that’s actuated utilizing both a reasonably unassuming console shifter or a pair of behind-the-wheel buttons. This mannequin was, in truth, Audi’s first dalliance with the DSG. The advert claims that, not like yesterday’s Subaru, not one of the mechanicals on the automotive have been modified because it left Ingolstadt.
Each the TT’s title and design hearken again to earlier pages in Audi’s historical past. The TT is taken from the Isle of Man Vacationer Trophy race and follows the apply of an Audi predecessor, NSU, of naming fashions in honor of that race. The physique design takes cues from the Auto Union (one other Audi ancestor) racecars from the prewar period. Within the 3.2 S-Line, the design is massaged to incorporate further vents up entrance, a mesh sample valance bracketed by twin exhausts within the again and a taller spoiler on the hatch lid.
All of that appears to be in fantastic fettle on this 141,000-mile instance. The clean-title automotive additionally options manufacturing facility wheels with no indicators of curb encounters and headlamp covers which might be fairly clear.
The 2-tone grey leather-based inside appears to have held up its finish of the discount as effectively. The steering wheel seems to be a bit shiny from use, and there’s apparently a small stain on the motive force’s seat cushion, however these appear to be the one complaints. The Multi-Operate sprint show even appears to have all its pixels pixelating.
The advert for the automotive is temporary in its description. It notes the mileage and title data, together with the itemizing of recent tires and the three keys that include the automotive. Oh, and in addition that the a/c is chilly.
There’s no point out of upkeep, equivalent to when was the timing belt was final modified or the DSG serviced. That omission may lay the trail for wiggle room on the automotive’s $6,900 asking worth ought to the work be overdue.
Values on previous TTs aren’t all that nice to start with, though the extra succesful S-Line fashions do convey a premium once they’re in good form. If this one has excellent common upkeep wants that simply makes for a extra compelling argument over its worth.
This automotive seems to be in fairly good form. And, discounting any such instant mechanical upkeep wants, might be a hoot and a half to personal and drive. Might it, nevertheless, be value that $6,900 to take action?
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