New Audi TT

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  3. takao macrumors 68040

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    haha awesome grill .. definatly a sign to change the lane when spotted in your own mirror ;)
    great styling ..i always like the idea of a 'retro' audi
     
  4. craigdawg macrumors 6502

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    Hmm...interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if this computer rendition turns out to be very close to the final design. It seems to me that Audi likes to make subtle changes and evolve the design over time. Unlike say, BMW. The new A6 is a good example of the Audi way.

    I think we'll see the 3.2 V6 with only the DSG and no manual here in the States though. Only 150hp from the 2.0? That seems strange since they're already getting 180 from the 1.8T. That's such a wonderful little engine.

    We do get the "new" A3 this fall for the first time though.

    PS - Sorry about England iGAV. :( Zinedine Zidane is awesome.
     
  5. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    My jury is out

    They seem to have taken the silky smoothness out of the design and replaced it with clunky executive-friendly edged contours.

    But perhaps it needs it if it is looking for a grown-up image.

    I'd have to see it in the flesh ... and then I'd probably love it.
     
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    mmm...looks good. that grill looks like it is going 2 eat you!
     
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  8. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Big grill or not it's a hairdressers car and you know it is.... :D

    Looks good though, but I'll not be passing up the Aston Martin for it.

    Just got my new car, anyone care to guess what I got? :cool:
     
  9. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Seat Cupra??

    What about some hints?? :)
     
  10. legion macrumors 6502a

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    Today's Aston, unlike days of old, are nothing but expensive Fords. Unimpressive and they share a lot of the chassis and engine parts with Fords like the Thunderbird.

    Bring back the DB2 or DB5, I don't want a 300K Mustang...
    :mad:
     
  11. krimson macrumors 65816

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    reminds me of the Chrysler 300M Hemi thingy... not attractive in that respect. IMO. :rolleyes:
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...I guess I'm in the minority this time and I'm not feeling the new Audi grille. Although it looks better on this concept than on the A6. I really like the A4 since they put the minor freshening on it, and the A8 since they freshened that too (the one with the huge rims), and the current TT roadster with the baseball glove seats (the coupe is okay IMHO).

    But hairdresser's car? How d'ya figure? And what does that even mean? :( I've heard secretary's car before but I'm not familiar with this one.
     
  13. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Same thing, different country. Denotes a car beloved of the Pretty Young Thang set, used to be the MX5, TT's gone the same way...

    It is a good car though.

    iGav, it's a SEAT, you have a good memory, but it ain't no Cupra.... :cool:
     
  14. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    looks like a hoover to me...

    not that i'd refuse it if someone gave it to me for christmas. ;)

    and yes, it does have a little of the chrysler hemi-ness to it.

    big grills for people with little peepee's :D
     
  15. Angelus macrumors 6502

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    I want an Aston Martin DB9.
    However until i can afford one the BMW Z4 will do.
     
  16. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    i likes it. i'd much prefer that to the overly bulbous current generation. I kinda like the idea of being eaten by a grill, like say on an AC cobra. I'd have to see it in person, but i think i find the slope of the rear end a little awkward somehow.
    Its nice that they've gradually put in the good stuff into the engine bay for this car. when it first came out, i seem to remember it being quite lacking in the power department. Now its doing just fine for my likings. A twin turbo on that v6 sounds about as crazy as that v8 in the slk55.
    I really like the sounds of that RS3 too.
     
  17. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    really looks like a car designed by Chrysler... :eek:

    (can you tell I am not into this neo-retro thing ? ;) )
     
  18. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'd say it's a Leon then... :)

    Am I right??? what's the specs??
     
  19. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Think again monkey-boy....

    specs:

    Bloody fast, very comfortable, rare ;) :D
     
  20. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    hmmmm... now that surprises me....

    Okay then I'd guess it's the Leon's booted sibling (and far cooler as it's a saloon car ;) ) the Toledo?? possibly in V5 spec or 20v or 20vT???
     
  21. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    On the nose...

    Its a Toledo V5, 2001 an early 170bhp, all the usual bells and whistles, goes like greased weasle-sh*t as my dad used to say (60 in 6 secs 155 top) and thats before I get it re-mapped to closer to the 245 bhp that the V5 turns out in the race version. :eek:

    It's staying stock for a while, I even like the wheels.

    The pics from the dealers website, I got it for £7K plus the wifes old Rover 216 GTi. :D
     
  22. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    f**k a duck.... I almost said a Toledo as well :rolleyes:

    I mucho prefer those to the Leon, I prefer the saloon car look, and as you say, it's a rare day when you bump into another one.

    They're sweet in black. ;)

    Good price as well... ;)
     
  23. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    The dealer actually had a black one as well, very cheap but with lotsa miles, this ones got 52K on it, the black one had 110K... I need to keep this for a while. My mates leon Cupra R is black and it looks very tasty, but I must say, all the Leon boys point when I go cruising past them... :D :cool:

    It's a lovely smooth engine, power starts right down around 2K revs and just keeps going to the redline, it's very easy to glance at the speedo and see 100mph there.

    My current favourite thing is the engine noise, it really growls when you stamp on it... :D

    Next to my PowerBook, it's my favourite silver toy..... Hey, I have a matching car/PowerBook combination... :cool:
     
  24. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I've been saying that for a while but as I get closer I'm beginning to think hybrid. :eek:

    I dig it though, very much.. throw in a couple of those baseball glove styled leather seats and I'll have a hard time refusing it!
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you could push a stick in the 2nd gen Prius I'd be all over it. :( You can in the Honda Civic Hybrid, but I don't like it that much. Maybe I should give the Accord hybrid a chance when it comes out?

    They need a mini hybrid. I'd buy that in a heartbeat. :p
     

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