The TT on Audi stands for "Tourist Trophy". Was a storied automobile and motorcycle race that was first held in 1905 on the Isle of Man. Developing the cars as well as the technologies for its other road cars, race-prepared Audi TT's campaigned in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series in Europe. In fact, Audi has a long sporting history to tell as an independent company and as a part of the Auto Union.
More enthusiasts had embraced the sporty coupe of Audi, which is the TT for its unique styling and proven mechanicals. The TT was launched in Canada as a 2000 model and has joined by its topless cousin known to be the TT roadster. Because Audi TT features a unique style and though remains unchanged, it is still quiet impressive for those who notice it.
The interior of the TT is composed of styling elements that significantly made the original car more unique. It features door handles and pulls made with finesse, round vents, and large round-faced gauges. It also has sporty alloy pedals with rubber no-slip inserts. A sport buckets are available from the TT which are cloaked in deluxe leather. It offers an exceptional support when the road gets curvy. The one that holds you in place and are padded well are the effective side bolsters that provides comfort even for your long trips. The parts, equipment and materials used on Audi TT are built with excellent quality and its innovative features show a great convenience for your ride.
So, if you're looking for that refined and excessive handling in a compact package, the Audi TT coupe has it. It will tract exactly where you point it, and no matter what the road surface or weather conditions will throw at you. The TT offers a compelling sporty performance and modern safety features where everyone will surely like to have and try on the road.
I have always wanted a sports car, and I am now eyeing an Audi TT. I heard that Audi models usually require Premium Octane Gas. Is it okay to use regular grade?
Audi recommends using 91 octane gas, but requires no less than 87 octane. If the manufacturer recommends the use of premium gas, making the vehicle run on regular will not cause any issue or damage to the engine. However, if the vehicle requires premium gas, then you have to comply. So, keep in mind that owning an Audi TT will require you to use Premium Gas of no less than 87 octane, and it would be better if you follow the 91 octane recommendation. Running at lower fuel grades might cause some problems since they won't be able to support the high compression of the Audi TT. It would give unnecessary stress on the fuel pump and lines, clogging them up. Premium octane fuel is made to withstand high compression. Premium octane gas is cleaner and refined, so it burns efficiently through the lines. If you have qualms about using premium gas, then an Audi TT may not be the right car for you.
I am currently experiencing engine oil leak from the valve gasket. Any ideas on how I can solve this?
The valve gasket seals the mating surface between the engine block and the oil pan. As the mileage goes up, the pressure in the engine increases, causing so much wear in the seal. This will likely be more triggered by off-road travelling, running over debris and rocks and accidental hitting of objects. These will cause dent on the oil pan and its seal, and thus causing leaks. Before doing any fix, determine first if the oil leak is minor or severe. A minor leak can be solved by stop-leak additives; many of which are available in the market. However, these stop-leak additives may not work on severe leaks. If such is the case with your ride,, you will need auto-servicing with your local technician or replacement of the affected parts.
More often than not, my turn signal becomes erratic. It even fails completely sometimes. What are the probable causes? What solutions can you recommend?
A faulty turn signal is often caused by two things. One, it may be because the bulb has burnt out or the signal relay is failing. If the cause is a broken or burn-out bulb, it just needs to be replaced like any other light bulb. You must also check the fuses to make sure that the electrical system is efficiently sending the signals properly. However, if none of this answers the problem, then it is time to check the relay cluster. Bring your Audi TT to the local dealership and seek the help of a technician. However, if you have the right to tools to try doing it yourself, then consult your owner's manual for the location of the relay cluster. This is composed of a number of different electrical parts, so make sure you are wearing electric-proof rubber gloves when inspecting it. Simply take out the old relay and replace it with a new one. However, it s still advise that you do this with the help of an Audi technician who is expertly trained in dealing with the Audi TT's fragile parts.
Audi TT: It’s Something Audi Hasn’t Done Before
The Audi TT was such a hit since it was launched in the market as a small, attractive sports car aimed for those with such a good taste for automotive aesthetic. With its natural and symmetrically designed front and rear profiles, there’s no doubt that the TT looks so unique, unlike any other model Audi has ever created before. The TT name was acronym for the Tourist Trophy that was held in the Isle of Man.
1998-2006: Audi TT Mk1 (internal designation: Typ 8N)
The first TT was publicly revealed in September 1998 as a coupe; it was followed by the Roadster after a year. The first generation TT was put into the hot seat when it got involved in a series of high-speed accidents in Europe. This issue was the reason for the recall of both the Coupe and the Roadster in 1999 to early 2000. Suspension modifications were done, and all the recalled models plus the succeeding TT units were outfitted with Audi’s Electronic Stability Programme.
Despite being recalled, the first-gen Audi TT got a nomination for the North American Car of the Year award for 2000. For model year 2000 and 2001, the TT was also included on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list.
The 2005 model year was marked by the introduction of the Coupe-only limited edition—the Audi TT Quatro Sport. Built by Audi’s high-performance specialist subsidiary, this model got significant power increase from its 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. What made it distinguishable from other TT Coupes are its two-tone paint scheme and its 18” 15-spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels. In June 2006, production of the Series 1 TT ended.
2006-present: Audi TT Mk2 (internal designation: Typ 8J)
It was on April 6, 2006 when Audi unveiled the second-generation TT, which was based on the Volkswagen’s A5 platform. This good-looking TT showed off a “modern’ take on the model’s iconic design. Besides being more aesthetically pleasing, the MKII was also tighter, lighter, and faster.
The Audi TT 2.0 TDO Quattro was revealed in 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show. This model was actually Audi TT’s first diesel version to ever hit the European market. Under the hood was a 2.0 liter Turbocharged Direct Injection engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. That same year, at the 2008 North American Auto Show, Audi also unveiled the first “S” model TT, called the Audi TTS Quattro that’s powered by a heavily modified 2.0 TFSI engine, with a choice of either six-speed close-ratio manual transmission or a six-speed ‘S tronic’ transmission.
At the 2014 International Motor Show in Geneva, Audi Launched the new TTS model for the 2016 model year, along with the standard 2016 Audi TT model. Both models are expected to hit dealerships in early 2015.