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I purchased a 2000 from my bro in law a couple of weeks ago. He works for an Acura dealer so he has little knowledge on this car. The car has 75k on it and no serious history of problems. Just basic tune ups and such. Now I, myself, know very little about this car...actually cars in general..but I surely like how this model handles:) I've read one bad review on this site about this year. It would really help me to hear more opinions. From what I've read '98 was the first year for this car. I've also read the first two years were not very good. Has anyone here had a good experiences with the 2000 model?
I've tried to do a history search on this site but it is not working for me so I'll apologize in advance for asking rehashed questions.
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hi indigo, I too bought a 2000 audi tt when it had 30k on it. I bought mine from an audi dealership, Well there are 2 problems I've been having since owning my audi, one is that my alarm goes off about 5 minutes after i lock my car. I spent $300 to get it fixed, & yet it still goes off. i checked the vin on carfax & also talked to the dealer and it has a clear title. So anywhere i go, i can't lock my car (shitty, i know) So i don't know what the deal is, but i'm thinking maybe it's the year of the car like you said. Maybe it's a small malfunction or something, who knows, but i'm getting the alarm to be disabled here pretty soon. The other is this weird knocking noise when I'm shifting into another gear. It's not noticeable but i cringe, when i hear it. The car is awesome and runs great, but i figured with 30k i wouldn't be having these problems right? I just thought you should know, sorry i couldn't be more helpful.

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Oooh, that does suck about the alarm. I don't know if I'd let that one go.
As for this knocking noise problem during shifting, I've heard about that from several people on different model years. I have not experienced this problem.....and hopefully I won't.
Well, so far so good, I'll continue to educate myself about this model and see where this ride takes me. B) Its not an easy car to walk away from!
thanks for the input Jamie
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Hi Indigo,
Not an easy question to answer but it does seem that our car is plagued by a few problems, some of them quite serious. From what I have seen on this site it is not limited to the 2000 model. I made a comment before that the nature of sites like Audi-Forums does tend to give rise to people highlighting problems, and so it can give a negative biase to the car, which is not necessarily accurate - meaning there are many thousands of people out there with no problems.
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I have had my fair share of hassles, most notably a completely new engine installed after 59 000 km. There have also been a few other niggles, such as the recirc vent not closing, the fuel guage inaccurate and most irritating, blank lines across the LCD display & the windows sticking.
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On top of it all I love my car and it would take alot more for me to sell it on. There is something about the TT that is classic, dinstinctive, uniquely stylish (inside and out) and in general, a damn fine build quality.
 

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On top of it all I love my car and it would take alot more for me to sell it on. There is something about the TT that is classic, dinstinctive, uniquely stylish (inside and out) and in general, a damn fine build quality.
I wholeheartedly agree! :D

I took the car into an Audi dealership to perform a mechanical inspection....just to give me some peace of mind. Something a little more in depth than a 'safety' inspection. Well, I was told the car's engine was in perfect order except for two small things. There was a leak found in a vacuum hose. an air pressure bypass valve was not closing. and also the rear oxygen sensor had a slow response. Not a big deal to repair. I was really shocked when they told me three of the pirelli's had bulges in them, because the car was safetied(sp?) with two sets of tires. I've spoken with the dealer I purchased the car from and I expect to be compensated for the cost of the tires. Those darned things were $300 bucks a pop!
 

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Yeah I would also be pretty upset about that, tires aint cheap and it is something that should have come up before.
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As for the bypass valve (I assume you mean diverter valve), if you need to replace it, consider something more reliable that will probably last the life of your car. One of our members installed an after-market valve from www.stratmosphere.com and check the posting from Silver00TT here about his experience. I am considering doing the same. The OEM Bosch DV is plastic and apparently not great quality and not especially efficient, although not too expensive either (I think around $80).
 
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