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2008 Audi TT Convertible

2dr Roadster Man 3.2L quattro

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  • $44,500 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Audi TT Convertible

The 2008 Audi TT has been redesigned from the ground up and has an especially notable interior, which is roomier and more distinctive than in the previous model. Though the new TT is slightly larger, it's built with new weight-saving aluminum components so performance and fuel efficiency are still impressive. The all-weather aptitude of the 3.2 quattro model makes it an especially good choice for those in Snow Belt states.

What's new for 2008?

After an absence for the 2007 model year, the Audi TT is back for 2008 and completely redesigned.

Model Strengths

  • New, more contemporary styling
  • all-wheel drive (3.2)
  • fuel efficiency (2.0 T).

Model Review

The all-new 2008 Audi TT is several inches longer and wider than the former TT, and much of this increase in size has been transferred to the interior.

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DETROIT - Boy did we get lucky. We got the chance to drive Audi's 2008 TT Roadster - again.

We had just test driven the roadster and the matching coupe a few months earlier just before they went on sale. In that review we focused on the creature comforts of the two- seater. However, someone gently told us that they thought the most important attribute of the new TT was its handling.

Okay, we decided to look at the TT from that perspective.

First, we had the Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI S tronic. Deciphering all the letters and numbers and half words is easier than it looks. Our roadster was a two seater with an optional fully automatic soft top. Just push a button and it let up or down in a brisk 12 seconds at speeds up to 25 mph.

It was powered by a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged engine that had direct fuel injection. The mighty mite of an engine made 200 horsepower and 207 foot- pounds of torque.

Mated to a six speed dual clutch gearbox, our test car had a zero to 60 mph time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. Partly responsible for that swiftness was an aluminum and steel space frame that kept the Roadster's weight at a very svelte 3,130 lbs.

And although our Roadster was bigger than the car it replaced it had a lower center of gravity. That gave it an astounding agility. Even though it had front- wheel- drive, our test car stuck to the road.

We purposely powered through curves looking for the edge but couldn't reach it, at least not on streets with traffic. Acceleration was scary. The car picked up speed so fast we came off the accelerator at the thought of how fast we could go, if we kept the pedal to the metal.

The Audi TT Roadster's wheels were at the corners. That gave the car a sturdiness and road presence that's difficult to find on a small vehicle. The ride was smooth, it cornered well and we never felt any torque steer, even though we were aggressively driving the car for a better part of one week.

Our test car handled wonderfully, lane changes were swift and decisive. We could squeeze the TT Roadster into spots and shoot gaps that other vehicles simply couldn't attempt, if their drivers had any sense.

We once sped by a Corvette on the freeway. It had twice as much horsepower as our test car but there was no way that the Vette could much the maneuverability of the TT Roadster and the driver didn't try.

And we also had to emergency test the brakes when a pickup truck entered the main street from a side street. We slammed on the brakes, the TT Roadster's nose dipped but we still have enough control to swing out and around the pickup when the driver saw us and slowed down.

The TT Roadster was really an awesome ride. Our only complaint is that given the climate here, the prudent act would be to park it for the severest months of winter.

Our test car chock full of stuff. It had Bi- Xenon adaptive headlamps, satellite radio, an in- dash six disc CD player, 18- inch allow wheels and hands free communication capability. It even had decent mileage, 22 in the city and 29 on the highway.

If there was anything that irked us, it was when a guy pulled up next to us and asked if our Audi TT Roadster was a Porsche. That told us that although Audi is making gains in this market, it needs to work even harder at raising its brand recognition in this market.

Still, even though some folks may not have known the Audi TT Roadster when they first saw it, they certainly know what it is now. Our test vehicle was base priced at $36,800. Add on the optional equipment and the total tab came to $44,400.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Active Suspension System Opt
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

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Audi Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

A factory-backed limited warranty with coverage up to six years or 100,000 total vehicle miles from the origianl vehicle in-service date, whichever occurs first.¹

¹See dealer for details
Age/Mileage Eligibility 5 years or newer/less than 6,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 300+ Point Inspection and Certification Process
View the checklist
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $85

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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