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Old 07-25-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Picked up the TTRS on Monday, really enjoying it so far - some quick pics...

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Was able to move over my pcar license plate. "5CYLINDR" is also available though
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Not sure why I've heard some say the brake suck. They seem great to me. This car did have the brake recall performed previously.
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Interesting to compare some of the specs vs the 996tt:

Item - 996tt - TTRS

Width - 72 in - 72.5 in
(Note: 996tt is pretty wide in the rear - TTRS is as wide throughout)
Height - 51 in - 53 in
Length - 174.6 in - 165.3 in
Wheel Base - 92.5 in. - 97.2 in
(Note: 9" shorter car *and* 5" longer wheel base.)
(Note: My Mk4 Golf had a 98.9 in wheel base and 164.9 length, for reference)
Front Track - 57.7 in - 61.2 in
Rear Track - 59.9 in - 60.9 in

Gas Tank - 16.9 - 15.9
MPG - 14/22 - 18/25
(Note: non-X50 996tt is 13/20)
(Note: my best ever tank in 996tt was 26.1. I already have a 27.9 in the TTRS)
Weight - 3388 lbs - 3306 lbs
Drag - 0.31 - 0.32
Cargo all seats - 3.5 cu ft - 13.1 cu ft
Max cargo - 10.6 cu ft - 24.7 cu ft
(Note: could put 2 people in car with 2 sets of golf clubs, not that I golf, nor own clubs)

Turning circle - 34.8 ft - 36.0
Engine - 3.6L Flat 6 - 2.5L Inline 5
HP - 450 - 360
TQ - 450 - 343

Oh, also I've been very impressed by the Haldex AWD in here so far. I thought all Haldex were the same, but after some reading I see they now have "preventive" Haldex where all of the original units were "reactive". I'll need more time to get a better sense, but at least one spot where I got wheel slip in the 996tt, the TTRS holds just fine. I was expecting the opposite.

so far so good. A bit stiff suspension & on 19's, but overall it rocks. Wheels closer to the corners and seating position a bit more centered front to rear gives a nice controlled feeling going around curves. Shifting is short and crisp. Love the seats. Car is very tight/rigid construction - no creeks or any feeling of flex - lack of sunroof probably helps that. thick pillars too. Hood has 3 latches. Brakes are great. Love the notably larger storage space with a real trunk/hatch. Suspension around curves is great - need to read up on the magnetic suspension. Ride height is low with only ~1.5 finger gap between wheels and fenders, but have better clearance at front and rear bumpers getting in/out of driveway, etc - no scraping so far. I'm very happy with steering though a purest may say it gives less feedback than 996tt. Would like a little less aggressive (short distance) engagement of clutch, but I'm getting used to it. I'll probably get a Pioneer AVIC-8000 or similar to get a better head unit (w/nav) - I'm not super fond of having the same concert stereo I had in my A3. There's an electronic boost gauge bar graph in the trip computer which is a novelty, but kinda cool they put it there. Would obviously prefer a value readout though like the 996tt had. It does have an oil temp on that same screen which is nice (and the 996tt did not). Exhaust note is awesome and I could listen to it all day. Has low end torque and keeps pulling to redline with a boost (VVT, I assume) at 5500 rpms. I've read some stats for 0-60 and 1/4mi, but need to see what real owners are getting. I think most of those were quoted for DSG with launch control. Though at least Motor Trend reported 4.2/12.8@108 for the US manual. Other reports were quicker (zeroto60times.com: 3.5/11.9). I believe Audi quoted 4.1 0-60.

Cornering abilities may be enhanced by the Toyo Proxes T1 Sports it has on. Just checked $370/ea TR. So the $1500 worth of tires may help, based on price alone.

Thankfully Sumitomos HTRZ3 are available in 255/35R19 size, and only $162 (reg $180) right now. At $650/set, that's about what the 996tt had (225/40R18 + 295/40R18), and I was very happy with those tires for the price.

I do see Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 are on closeout right now $197 -> $129. I have deja vu I've heard decent about these as well? Maybe I should buy some for the future at this price, but my tires seem to be in good shape, so might not be worth taking up storage space with these if I don't need them for 2 years...

996tt was still a blast to drive, but just time for a change. I even had fun when I took the new owner out for a drive before he bought it. There was no way he could say no after that drive

First week has been great, have about 800 miles on it I think.

Overall, it's a blast to drive and I enjoy it being 8 years newer than my 996tt, and overall more modern, civil (except suspension/wheels on bad roads), etc.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:39 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard!

You are going to love this car for a lot of reasons. We have jokingly called mine "the wagon" on more than one occasion. Of course we originally came out of a Miata with a grand total of 6 cu ft of storage....

The haldex works very well. I use my TT year round, and with a good set of snows you will never get stuck.

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