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Old 04-28-2019, 07:18 PM
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Greetings Iím new to the forum. Iím planning to pay off my NC MX-5 Miata by the end of 2019. Iíve become fond of convertibles but I also want a little more performance. Unfortunately Audi makes shoppers in the U.S. choose between a base TT Roadster or a TTS Coupe. Surprisingly not only are these scarce in the San Francisco Bay Area where I live, but the inventory is low on most of the West Coast. Do owners love their TTís that much or did Audi not ship many to the states?
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Itís a very low production model
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Old 04-28-2019, 11:56 PM
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I guess I could have one shipped to me via Carmax but I’m not exactly sure how that works.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:27 AM
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Carmax ships from anywhere in the country to one of their lots near you. However you pay for the shipping in advance (whether you end up buying the car or not) and the cost is dependent on the distance shipped.

I rarely see another TT, of any generation, in my area.

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I guess I could have one shipped to me via Carmax but Iím not exactly sure how that works.
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I rarely see another TT, of any generation, in my area.
Nor do I ever see one in New Jersey. And by the way, that pleases me since it makes me glad to have such an exclusive car.
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Last year the average dealer in the US sold one new TT every 2 months. That is why AoA stopped importing the TTS roadster because their sales volume did not pay for their federal certification cost. It's a chicken-egg scenario. Sales are low so dealers carry no inventory and with long waits for an ordered TT, folks won't buy one if it is not on the lot. For the best selection, new or used, you have to search nationally. With rare exception, you won't find a good deal at CarMax. If you are searching for used, check cars.com, autotrader, carguru, or autotempest (which gives you cars.com and ebay listings too). With national searches I've seen 2016 TT roadsters with under 20K miles asking in the low $30s. The TTS coupe is a few $k more. I've been looking since November for a TT roadster but finding one without black/gray paint or black interior has been nearly impossible.

One of the reasons I'm looking for my fourth TT as opposed to a less expensive comparable BMW 2 series that has been on every magazine's 10 Best List is that the TT is unique whereas all BMW look the same to me.
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Last year the average dealer in the US sold one new TT every 2 months. That is why AoA stopped importing the TTS roadster because their sales volume did not pay for their federal certification cost. It's a chicken-egg scenario. Sales are low so dealers carry no inventory and with long waits for an ordered TT, folks won't buy one if it is not on the lot. For the best selection, new or used, you have to search nationally. With rare exception, you won't find a good deal at CarMax. If you are searching for used, check cars.com, autotrader, carguru, or autotempest (which gives you cars.com and ebay listings too). With national searches I've seen 2016 TT roadsters with under 20K miles asking in the low $30s. The TTS coupe is a few $k more. I've been looking since November for a TT roadster but finding one without black/gray paint or black interior has been nearly impossible.

One of the reasons I'm looking for my fourth TT as opposed to a less expensive comparable BMW 2 series that has been on every magazine's 10 Best List is that the TT is unique whereas all BMW look the same to me.
My Ď17 Roadster, design selection, @ 7300 mi comes off lease 5/16. I expect to turn it in before that date at local dealer in SoCal.
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Find one somewhere in the US, fly there, pick it up and enjoy it and get to know it on the way home!

Very clean '16 TT at Audi Northshore in Milwaukee right now.

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My Ď17 Roadster, design selection, @ 7300 mi comes off lease 5/16. I expect to turn it in before that date at local dealer in SoCal.
I have absolutely no problem traveling to infamous SoCal to buy a car
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Originally Posted by Vegas-roadster View Post
Last year the average dealer in the US sold one new TT every 2 months. That is why AoA stopped importing the TTS roadster because their sales volume did not pay for their federal certification cost. It's a chicken-egg scenario. Sales are low so dealers carry no inventory and with long waits for an ordered TT, folks won't buy one if it is not on the lot. For the best selection, new or used, you have to search nationally. With rare exception, you won't find a good deal at CarMax. If you are searching for used, check cars.com, autotrader, carguru, or autotempest (which gives you cars.com and ebay listings too). With national searches I've seen 2016 TT roadsters with under 20K miles asking in the low $30s. The TTS coupe is a few $k more. I've been looking since November for a TT roadster but finding one without black/gray paint or black interior has been nearly impossible.

One of the reasons I'm looking for my fourth TT as opposed to a less expensive comparable BMW 2 series that has been on every magazine's 10 Best List is that the TT is unique whereas all BMW look the same to me.
Thanks for the autotempest website! I wasnít aware of that one.
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