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Old 04-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Mother is buying a 2008 TT

FWD, DSG (It makes the POP noise when shifting but its 6 speed so Im not sure if tip), 2.0T, Convertible with auto spoiler and RNS nav. She is in love with the car and while im not keen on FWD she wants the car and the price is good. Car only has 16k miles and was kept by a meticulous owner.

I need to know any known issues with these cars

Also what is supposed to go in the area where the armrest in a normal car would be back in between the seats?? Looks blank with contact points of some kind
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Our FWD TT is still a great driver, and frugal on gas too. Nothing goes in that space on the center tunnnel, I think it's for an accessory phone cradle.

Can't think of any model year 2008-specific issues.
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get ready replace lots of lightbulbs
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i got a 2008 CPO TT 2.0T FWD almost 2yrs ago with about 28-29k miles on it. im now about to hit 60k miles on it. cant believe ive driven that much and hte farthest ive taken it is a 3-4hr drive from Orlando to Miami =O

anyhow, no major issues (knock on wood). had couple warranty done on the lightbulb socket for hte taillights. seems like a known issue that the pins gets burned out and will tell you the bulbs is out even though bulbs are fine.

i had the TT reflector inside one of the headlights broke which was weird, perhaps one of hte dealer guys closed the hood too hard? but it was covered under CPO so all good.

also the run-flat tires that comes on it sucks. i replaced it with regular tires but of course, you wont have a spare in the trunk =O
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Default Audi tt 08 UBER RELIABLE

If you go on Cars.com and look at the consumer reviews for people who own this car you will see that this year is EXTREMELY reliable. No major issues even on used models so I say go for it.

This is an awesome car with minimal problems other than somewhat expensive maintenance but in my book well worth it for the car you get.

About the only issue I have had is I occasionally thrown in some oil between oil changes. I live in the desert and I need to top off form time to time. Aside from that I love this same Vehicle and congratulate your mom on her purchase. She will love it.. and you will be jealous.. heh..
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Thanks for the responses guys!

She does love the car, runflats are a little loud for her and have some flat spots since the driver only drove 16k in 4 years he only drove in summer. She will be putting regular tires on the car. She had a warranty of 1 year given to her by the Porsche dealer but is also considering an extended one, any recommendations?

As for me being jealous, Nope lol I love my S... But I will say if she gets a TTRS in a couple of years then yes I would be jealous hahaha.

I even like the TTS

Any issues in snow driving on all seasons in the Fronttrak?
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What lightbulbs?
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How old is your mother?


( did anyone notice the irony )

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Thanks for the responses guys!

She does love the car, runflats are a little loud for her and have some flat spots since the driver only drove 16k in 4 years he only drove in summer. She will be putting regular tires on the car. She had a warranty of 1 year given to her by the Porsche dealer but is also considering an extended one, any recommendations?

As for me being jealous, Nope lol I love my S... But I will say if she gets a TTRS in a couple of years then yes I would be jealous hahaha.

I even like the TTS

Any issues in snow driving on all seasons in the Fronttrak?
I went with Carchex as my extended warranty for my car. it allows you to go to any service center (dealership) and they will pay by credit card before you leave. I went with their top plan the platinum pan and it has the exact same coverage that came with the car originally up to 100,000 miles.

If you go to the carchex.com website you can also use the refer a friend link and throw in my name James Chavez. You can also email Ryan Landsman, he's the guy who sold me the package over there, he will take good care of you.

It's a great plan and just about EVERYONE takes it as they pay by credit card over the phone before you leave your dealer. I only have a $100 deductible on the plan I bought and have been extremely happy with their service and coverage so far. Carchex.com FTW!


BTW, no problems with the front trak so far. I drove the Quattro version and like the front trak much better, feels much more zippy than the quattro, which just feels, "heavy" for some reason. And not all that much faster than the more economical 2.0.
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Woops forgot his email for questions or help Rlandsman@carchex.com Tell him James Chavez referred you, he is a great help and very helpful in getting you where you would like to be on a payment and coverage.
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I dont understand the irony part... Anyway thanks guys
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My GF has a 2008 with 60k on it. Only issues are the cam follower, diverter valve, PCV valve and the issue with the rear tail light plug. All of these are common and easy/cheap to replace fix.

The pop sound is normal. sounds like the engine is burping/farting between shifts.

I've driven the Quattro, TTS and I enjoy this car nearly just as much. Sure it's not going to match the lap times on a track but the average person is not going to be able to wring out all the potential the FWD model has to offer.

With just a rear sway bar, pad/fluid upgrade and alignment this car has kept up with many much more powerful RWD cars.

All of this and it averages 30+ mpg with a heavy foot. We've seen almost 40mpg on long trips.

Only thing I don't really like is the steering feel. While not bad it's no where near as precise as the EVO I had. GF doesn't mind or care though.
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I see some comments about the light bulb issues... can someone please post up a link if there is another section that talks about this?

I have the same 2008 TT (FWD, DSG, Coupe) that, uh, this guy's mother is buying, but mine is having some terrible tail light issues. The car is nearly at 60k miles now.

Every time I speed up, the lights go out in the back (left, or right, or BOTH sometimes!) The hilarity ensues when I break hard, and the forward momentum plugs the lights back in. As you could guess, this gets old quick. I'm trying to figure out where the connection problem might be so that I could just remedy it myself?

Could someone please direct me as to where the problem can be fixed? Would it be in the front (below the steering wheel) or in the back (at the trunk)?

Thanks guys.
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Hi - that's a common problem on the 2008 TT. Mine was fixed under warranty and the problem relates to the rear light cluster. Here are more details on a different forum (pics included): http://www.ttforum.co.uk/forum/viewt...lit=light+bulb

It is an easy fix but I'd recommend having Audi take care of it under warranty...BTW, it is located at the trunk



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I see some comments about the light bulb issues... can someone please post up a link if there is another section that talks about this?

I have the same 2008 TT (FWD, DSG, Coupe) that, uh, this guy's mother is buying, but mine is having some terrible tail light issues. The car is nearly at 60k miles now.

Every time I speed up, the lights go out in the back (left, or right, or BOTH sometimes!) The hilarity ensues when I break hard, and the forward momentum plugs the lights back in. As you could guess, this gets old quick. I'm trying to figure out where the connection problem might be so that I could just remedy it myself?

Could someone please direct me as to where the problem can be fixed? Would it be in the front (below the steering wheel) or in the back (at the trunk)?

Thanks guys.
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Hi - that's a common problem on the 2008 TT. Mine was fixed under warranty and the problem relates to the rear light cluster. Here are more details on a different forum (pics included): http://www.ttforum.co.uk/forum/viewt...lit=light+bulb

It is an easy fix but I'd recommend having Audi take care of it under warranty...BTW, it is located at the trunk
Thanks!!!

I think my warranty has expired (past 50k miles) but I will check up on it!! I had the problem before my warranty had expired (AND the whistling window issue) and they didnt do anything about it! Argh... stealership?
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Update:

I took my car to the stealership-- and indeed it was the burnt out rear light cluster. West Covina Audi (Southern California) gave me 50% goodwill on replacing the light cluster, the connector end, and labor for $137.

It would have been over $200 if the wires had to be re-grounded, but mine was a judgment call so I didn't do it. No problems yet!

Thank you everyone!
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I took my car to the stealership-- and indeed it was the burnt out rear light cluster. West Covina Audi (Southern California) gave me 50% goodwill on replacing the light cluster, the connector end, and labor for $137.

It would have been over $200 if the wires had to be re-grounded, but mine was a judgment call so I didn't do it. No problems yet!

Thank you everyone!
Oops-- to add: My car was out of warranty. Goodwill discount wouldn't apply if I bought just the parts, so the final price tag would have been about the same.

If you are within warranty, I suggest that you do take a look at the rear left light cluster for burn marks (it's totally easy to take the rear unit out) and let the dealership deal with this-- make sure you call it a "design flaw"! =]
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