2000 Audi TT
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2000 Audi TT Review
Audi’s first sport coupe.
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The 2000 Audi TT is a uniquely-styled, front-drive coupe that gets its look from a combination of Porsches from the Auto Union Grand Prix cars from the pre-WWII era and creative engineering. Originally designed to be a show car, the TT got so much praise in its initial public presentation, Audi decided to begin offering it on the market. Although it is no powerhouse, there is still enough kick in this car to be able to hold its own on the road. Drivers get the satisfaction of a host of convenience features that make the TT a fun car to drive and easy to operate. Also, its handling is comparable with other luxury cars on the market.
Engines: 1.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Audi TT, Audi TT Quattro
This is the first year Audi offered the TT model.
The 2000 Audi TT has approximately a 159-inch length, 73-inch width, 53-inch height, and 95-inch wheelbase. It has a beautiful design that resembles no other, turning heads and getting nods of approval wherever it goes. There are rounded flanks in the rear and a roofline that is cleaning arced. The TT features body-colored front and rear bumpers and power door mirrors, fully-galvanized sheet metal panels with an aluminum hood, fog lights, and tinted glass.
The interior of the 2000 Audi TT is roomy enough to fit four passengers. In the front, there are sport leather bucket seats with manual height adjustment and locking head restraints divided by a console that includes fuel-door release buttons. In the dash, there are illuminated logically arranged gauges and conveniently located controls. In the rear, there is a 50/50 split-folding bench seat that fits two people. The Audi TT features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power central locking system, one-touch power windows, front reading lamps, AM/FM stereo with a cassette player included, and wiring for a cell phone and six-disc CD changer. Heated front seats, a driver information display, a CD player, and a Bose sound system are optional.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Audi TT comes packed with a turbocharged, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that spits out 180 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with a five-speed manual transmission. It has pretty good acceleration, boasting the capability of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in less than seven seconds. The Audi TT is built with an independent strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. This setup provides a smooth and stable ride. It has great handling, demonstrating an ability to attack corners splendidly and maneuver through traffic gracefully. Steering is responsive and precise with a good feel.
The 2000 Audi TT is equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and traction control for improved handling. There are driver and front passenger front-impact, front side-impact, and front and rear head airbags installed. The NHTSA gives the TT a five-star crash test rating for side-impact frontal crashes. An anti-theft alarm system is included to provide increased security.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Sharp handling
- Great gas mileage
- Unique design
You Won't Like
- Cramped rear seating
- Poor interior ergonomics
- Not much power to match sporty design
Audi’s first sport coupe.
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