Originally Posted by Rudy's 01 TT Quattro
Consider it as a "Rarity" or a bit more "Collectible" in 20 years.
Regardless, its one less thing you will have to pay for to get fixed.
Chalk that comment up to experience in owning a 2001 Audi TT Quattro 225 hp convertible.
Exactly! My "winter sanity project" 2001's top went halfway up (went down fine), until this morning when it decided to stop trying altogether.
Since a pump and struts would be well over $1000, I ordered a pair of manual struts for $200.
Should be an interesting downgrade, as the manual struts are upside-down compared to the hydraulic ones.
Best part though: it'll lose some weight when I get the hydraulics all ripped out.