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Old 08-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #26
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #27
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That thing will look great broken down in my driveway
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #28
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Dear OT,

Now that these are on the used market at a more reasonable price, tell me why I shouldn't consider a TTRS as a replacement for my STi as a daily driver. By all accounts, the Haldex diffs in this are set up much better than they are in the standard TT, and it gets better fuel mileage. I'll start:

1. Because Audi.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:55 AM   #29
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price range? Golf R can be ordered for less than $40k.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:02 AM   #30
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This is one car I always try to sit in at the auto show. The interior is great.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:06 AM   #31
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price range? Golf R can be ordered for less than $40k.
I second this. Nothing wrong with a TT RS but I'd go this route.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #32
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price range? Golf R can be ordered for less than $40k.
The particular one that piqued my interest I can probably get right around the $40k range, and isn't actually available for sale yet. I'm still in the mode of deciding whether or not it's a good idea to pursue further.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:59 AM   #33
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It's probably slightly less reliable than your 11-year-old STi.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #34
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Audi. Not even once.

I will admit I have always liked the look of the TTRS.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:07 PM   #35
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APR gets some stonkin' performance out of those.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:08 PM   #36
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I like the idea of this car. I just don't like the car itself. It just looks... uninspired. The AWD I-5 Quattro concept car was so much more appealing.


I'd have a hard time picking a used TT-RS over a used Cayman S or even a C6 z06.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:11 PM   #37
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I'd have a hard time picking a used TT-RS over a used Cayman S or even a C6 z06.
This. So much

I would also throw in the Boxster Spyder for a little more coin
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:14 PM   #38
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I like the idea of this car. I just don't like the car itself. It just looks... uninspired. The AWD I-5 Quattro concept car was so much more appealing.


I'd have a hard time picking a used TT-RS over a used Cayman S or even a C6 z06.
Im with you, with a car that small, cramped and impractical, it better have some amazing driving dynamics, because that form factor doesn’t offer much else for the owner.
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APR gets some stonkin' performance out of those.
Agreed, I've heard that you can get a lot more power out of these pretty easily. The major appeal for this for me is that it indicates that at stock power levels the engine should be plenty reliable. With 20% more power and being 100 lbs lighter than my STi, and with the infrequency that I actually use full throttle in the STi, the likelyhood that I'll actually do anything to get more power is minimal. That's what the track car is for.

The other two major concerns I initially had are 1. the magnetic ride control, but there are kits out there to delete that which are affordable and 2. snow tires, but there are 18" wheels that will clear the front brakes which makes them much more reasonable than the stock 19" package.

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I'd have a hard time picking a used TT-RS over a used Cayman S or even a C6 z06.
I don't because the snow didn't melt off my lawn until about 1 1/2 weeks ago. If this was not going to be driven in winter, it would not be a consideration because of the better available options. I currently have a Porsche 944 as my summer beater, and there is a completely different list of cars that would potentially replace that.

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Im with you, with a car that small, cramped and impractical, it better have some amazing driving dynamics, because that form factor doesn’t offer much else for the owner.
If I need to move stuff, my tow vehicle is a Ford E350 without any rear interior. The frequency that I have more than just me in the STi, or that the STi is anywhere close to capacity of carrying stuff is very low.

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MRC tends to be fairly reliable. It's not like awful leaky air struts.
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A used, high performance Audi with the ECU reflashed for more power... sounds like a sound plan!
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:32 PM   #42
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A used, high performance Audi with the ECU reflashed for more power... sounds like a sound plan!
Meh, everything VAG past the 1.8T and 2.7TT era do just fine with a flash.
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More power than a Cayman S.

Sexier than any VW will ever be. VW Golf's are for teeny boppers who still live with their parents.

Doesn't give the impression that you're going through a midlife crisis like a Corvette would.

Much better handling and smoother ride than any STI out here. Also, the cockpit is actually more spacious than that of STI's.



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Old 05-27-2015, 04:49 PM   #44
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^Trying very hard to justify a car that [used to] cost as much as a Cayman, but is not a Cayman.
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Yet, it's still a Golf in drag and will never be a proper sports car.
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You guys sound jealous. Can't afford a "luxury" sports car?
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You guys sound jealous. Can't afford a "luxury" sports car?
Is it really either of those things? I see it as a sporty coupe that prioritizes style over everything else. Form way over function.

Don't get me wrong, it's nice looking, has a nice interior, and that I5 is a peach. It just can't compete with the aforementioned Corvette or Cayman in any of the sports car metrics that matter, except probably acceleration.
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You guys sound jealous. Can't afford a "luxury" sports car?
Based on what's in my garage, yes. Love the TTRS but it didn't fit my needs so MKVII R instead.
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Is it really either of those things? I see it as a sporty coupe that prioritizes style over everything else. Form way over function.

Don't get me wrong, it's nice looking, has a nice interior, and that I5 is a peach. It just can't compete with the aforementioned Corvette or Cayman in any of the sports car metrics that matter, except probably acceleration.
Pfft, you just jelly. Can't afford mah ****, bitch!
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You guys sound jealous. Can't afford a "luxury" sports car?
Did you join just to post this?
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