Larry's Audi TT Quattro WebSite
TT Impressions, Modifications and Chip & Spring Installation
When I first saw an Audi TT, I was not too sure what it was. I knew I had seen one in a magazine, years before from the show car circuit, but could not put my finger on it. I then saw another one...and another. This all took place over a three-day period at the beginning of October 1999 along I91 in CT. On the second car, I saw the distinctive 4 rings on the rear deck. The Silver car had to be driven by me. I was hooked!
I went to an Audi dealer on Long Island where I live because I didn't know where there was one in CT, and was heading home anyway for the weekend.Once there, I got to see and sit in a Silver TTQ--I was in heaven! I asked if I could take a test drive but was told that the car was sold and they don't give test drives! I was crushed! I made it my goal to drive a TT before the day was out, so I called every Audi dealer on Long Island.
I made my way back towards where I live because I found a dealer only 15 minutes from my house! I could not believe it, I never knew there was one so close.I got to the dealer and they had 2 TTQs out front--one Raven Black and one Silver. I talked to the salesman for a few minutes and eventually I asked if I could take it for a drive. He said "sure!" I was finally able to drive my dream car on a beautiful sunny day in October. I started the car after some small chitchat with the salesman. I asked him if they have a policy about rpm limits or speed limits. He said, "no . . . have fun with it."
Well, you don't have to tell me twice! I got used to the clutch leaving the parking lot and when I got onto the road I opened it up. I shifted each gear at around 4500-5000 rpms. I was to 90 mph in no time. This was still 4th gear! I was sold. I then decided to see how the car handled and took it around a neighborhood that I was semi-familiar with. The car really hung the road very well. I had never driven a Quattro before, and was quite surprised at how nimble the handling was. I had raced modified GTIs for a few years, and also owned a Datsun 510 GT4 race car and this car out-handled them all! I had a grin from ear-to-ear by the time we got back to the dealership. I thanked the salesman and told him to call me when he got a Brilliant Black/Ebony leather combo with the Performance package. I didn't care about anything else being on the car, except of course the car had to be Quattro!I ended up getting my car at a dealer in CT, which is a story unto itself and will be saved for another time. continue