Mk1 Audi TT, woman's car?

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  1. Ian H

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    I've just sold a 2005 Golf GTI to free up some cash for working on the house.

    Sold it for £3000 to my daughters boyfriend and thought to spend about £1000 on a run around.

    I looked at Golfs but didn't like anything for that price then found a few TT's.

    Told my missus I fancied one and she said they are only for girls (and archatectural technicians)

    What do you think of a TT as a cheap run around?
     
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    Typical Audi build quality so there shouldn't be any corrosion.....so long as it hasn't been to the moon and back and has a 12 month MOT it could be a good buy.
    Not my sort of car.....no room in the back and I always crack my head getting out :eek:
    John :)
     
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    I think it would make your bum look big!
     
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    What do you want the car for ? Usefulness or posing? I can't see an Audi TT for £1000 being much good.
     
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    Just so I have a car. I only did 3000miles in 2 years in the Golf so I dont really need one but they are handy for taxi'ing the kids.

    They look to have a decent sized boot.
     
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    If you only want to spend £1k or so , I'd buy something unfashionable so it will be newer and hopefully have more life left in it. If you want VW mechanicals look at Skodas or Seats.
     
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    I'd be wary of the seller not letting you have a test drive, "because others have thrashed my cars in the past". They may be "driving around" some glaring faults, to hide them from any potential buyers.
    That said, I find only £500 for a German motah still surprises me.

    Edited for typo.
     
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    SLK Mercedes, might be worth considering .............
    ~Old Thread I know
     
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    Isn't that a woman's car?
     
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    Get yourself one of these too:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, the driver may well have been killed and their body mangled. A sad job for the people in your photo.
     
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    I think a 2001ish Volvo S60 or v70 t5 would be a better tool: can carry building materials (roof rack too), tow a trailer, still picks its skirts up like your GTi did, and is supremely comfortable for tall people, poor economy but who cares when you drive 1500 miles a year. The road tax probably costs more
     
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    Early TT were riddled with problems especially on the electrical front, will cost an arm and a leg to fix.
    (Used to work for Audi's ad agencies)
     
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