I love cheap cars as much as the next guy…probably more, in fact, but a sub $3k Audi TT is pushing the limits of what you’d want to drive around without a chase car. The first generation Audi TT was a re-badged VW Golf, but I don’t say that in a bad way. This next car will need some restoration before you can take it to the next German car show, but for the asking price it isn’t bad. Find this 2001 Audi TT offered for $2,500 in San Marcos, CA via craigslist.
I am convinced that the first generation Audi TT is going to be a sleeper classic for future appreciation. It won’t be in the next few years, but sometime in the self driving neural networked googlepod future people will start paying decent amount of money for Audi TT Quattros with the upgraded 225 horsepower 1.8T engine and 6-speed manual gearbox. But today’s example is going to be even more desirable because it has the super cool amber leather baseball stitch interior. Find this 2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 HP Baseball Interior Edition bidding for $6950 reserve-not-met with $7995 buy-it-now located in Painesville, OH via eBay.
The 225 horsepower Mk1 Audi TT (type 8N) Quattro was a moderately cool car when released in 1998. It featured sweet Bauhaus styling and is certainly a style icon that will become a collectible classic in 30 years (or so…). Naturally the high horsepower K04 turbo equipped 1.8T version is the one to get, and while it probably makes more sense to get one that is in good running order, this one just needs a clutch and is offered for next to nothing. Find this 2002 Audi TT Quattro 225hp offered for $2000 in Sonoma, CA via craigslist.
Volkswagen’s original Bauhaus styled Audi TT coupe/roadster was a cute little thing, equipped with VW Golf handling it hit the pavement in 1998 and was decidedly silly in styling. But the car that replaced it meaner, leaner, and more angry in execution…which is a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about angry […]
The Golf mk4 based Audi TT was released in 1999 with Bauhaus styling, room for 4 (in the coupe), and a transverse mounted 20-valve inline-4 that used a small turbo boost up the fun. It wasn’t a bad car but prices today are ridiculously low. Find this 2000 Audi TT here on eBay offered for $2,900 buy-it-now […]
Ever see one of those cars that strikes you as “AGGG, WHAT IS THAT!?!? and then a few minutes later you say “hmmm, I kinda dig it”? I call it the Cher’s underpants effect. Remember when Cher danced around the stage in her underpants and her son was on stage the first rational thought is […]
The Bauhaus styled mark 1 Audi TT was released in 1998 to instant acclaim and backpats all around the Volkswagen group board rooms. Wait…Volkswagen? Yup, the TT was built on VW’s Group A platform, which means it shares its front-engine front-drive default setup with the Volkswagen Golf and New Beetle, but with a number of […]
Time to switch gears and offer something for our celebration of Syncro de Mayo with an Audi badge on it — this time from the VW group PQ34 platform. The first generation Audi TT was designed by J Mays and Freeman Thomas and features a modern take on the Bauhaus school of design. The […]
If you ever get sick of rowing your own gears, there is German conglomerate called the Volkswagen Group that puts together an excellent alternative to the stick shift. They call it S-Tronic, but don’t confuse it with the old Tiptronic (aka Tip”hang on, having a coffee break, will get to that gearshift when i’m done”tronic) […]
As car guys we routinely get asked for car recommendations. Typically those recommendations are instantly dismissed by the guy who was just going to buy a brand new Ford C-Max anyway, because most folks are just looking for a painless way to get into a new car and drive it till the warranty expires…rinse and […]