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2004 Audi TT

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$3,943 — $12,611 USED
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Convertible
2-4 Seats
24-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling
  • Manual-gearbox operation
  • Performance with 225-hp or 250-hp engine
  • Appearance
  • Resale value

The Bad

  • Cramped cockpit
  • Minimal backseat in the coupe
  • Ride comfort
  • Difficult entry and exit

What to Know

about the 2004 Audi TT
  • Turbocharged 180-hp or 225-hp engine
  • Newly available V-6 with Direct Shift Gearbox
  • Coupe and roadster body styles
  • FWD or quattro AWD
  • Electronic Stabilization Program

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2004 Audi TT Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Audi introduced its stylish TT sports car for the 2000 model year. The initial offering included only a four-place coupe, but a two-passenger roadster model debuted later. A six-speed-automatic transmission in front-wheel-drive models with the 180-horsepower engine was offered in 2003. Until then, all TTs featured only a manual shift.

The TT is also available with permanently engaged quattro all-wheel drive, as well as a 225-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A V-6 version with a new sequential manual gearbox that uses steering-wheel paddles to change ratios was introduced in 2004.

Exterior
Short front and rear overhangs and what Audi calls a “low, fastback greenhouse” above a high belt line are part of the TT’s styling. Despite its shared chassis and an overall profile that hints at Volkswagen’s New Beetle, the TT flaunts unique, rounded styling and an integrated, attention-grabbing appearance. Straight lines occur only along the sides of its body between the front and rear wheels.

All TT models are 159.1 inches long overall and 53 inches tall. Six-spoke cast-aluminum wheels hold 17-inch tires, and both all-season and 18-inch tires are offered as optional equipment. The car’s ground clearance is a mere 4.4 inches.

Quattro-equipped roadsters have a power top with a glass window, while the front-drive convertible gets a manually operated fabric roof; power operation is an option. All convertibles have a power-retractable glass wind blocker mounted between th...

Vehicle Overview
Audi introduced its stylish TT sports car for the 2000 model year. The initial offering included only a four-place coupe, but a two-passenger roadster model debuted later. A six-speed-automatic transmission in front-wheel-drive models with the 180-horsepower engine was offered in 2003. Until then, all TTs featured only a manual shift.

The TT is also available with permanently engaged quattro all-wheel drive, as well as a 225-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A V-6 version with a new sequential manual gearbox that uses steering-wheel paddles to change ratios was introduced in 2004.

Exterior
Short front and rear overhangs and what Audi calls a “low, fastback greenhouse” above a high belt line are part of the TT’s styling. Despite its shared chassis and an overall profile that hints at Volkswagen’s New Beetle, the TT flaunts unique, rounded styling and an integrated, attention-grabbing appearance. Straight lines occur only along the sides of its body between the front and rear wheels.

All TT models are 159.1 inches long overall and 53 inches tall. Six-spoke cast-aluminum wheels hold 17-inch tires, and both all-season and 18-inch tires are offered as optional equipment. The car’s ground clearance is a mere 4.4 inches.

Quattro-equipped roadsters have a power top with a glass window, while the front-drive convertible gets a manually operated fabric roof; power operation is an option. All convertibles have a power-retractable glass wind blocker mounted between the structural roll bars, which sit behind the headrests.

Interior
Front-seat occupants sit low to the ground, which makes it necessary to twist and turn when entering and exiting the coupe because of the sloping roof pillars. The coupe’s backseat is essentially a token space. Roadsters seat only two people.

One convertible option includes Amber Red leather upholstery with unique “Baseball Optic” stitching. Other coupe and convertible options include Audi’s navigation system and a Premium Package featuring heated front seats and a HomeLink universal garage-door opener.

Under the Hood
Base front-drive models carry a 180-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that mates with a six-speed-automatic transmission with Tiptronic gear selection. The higher-performance model with the 225-hp engine is equipped with a six-speed manual and quattro all-wheel drive. Only a sequential manual transmission, called Direct Shift Gearbox, is available with the new 250-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 engine.

Safety
Audi’s Electronic Stabilization Program, all-disc antilock brakes, seat-mounted head and chest side-impact airbags, and traction control are standard.

Driving Impressions
Not many cars express more visual appeal than the TT, but its low roofline yields a cramped feeling in the cockpit. The car’s handling is one of its prime attractions. Steering demands some effort, but the TT reacts quickly and goes just where you want it. The ride can get stiff on rough surfaces and some bouncing is likely even on smooth pavement, but the TT turns in an enjoyable road-going experience.

The clutch can be a trifle grabby, but the TT offers an appealing blend of gearing and clutch behavior. “Masterful” is the best word to describe the six-speed gearbox that teams with the 180-hp engine. Acceleration is reasonably satisfying, but the extra 45 hp in the stronger 1.8-liter makes it even more alluring.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

A great value and a lot of fun to drive

by PhatBaja from Chicago, IL on October 14, 2019

I've had so much fun owning this car because it is very quick, easy to drive and easy to park around town. Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive is very reliable and helps you stay on track and avoid getting... Read full review

(5.0)

Awesome Audi tt convertible Quattro for sale

by Audiman57 from Toledo. Ohio on September 24, 2019

This Audi is a fun car to own and drive. It has a power top easy to put down. Drives like a dream .low maintence cost as well Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2004 Audi TT currently has 2 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The TT received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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