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Old 03-04-2014, 06:23 AM
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Audi F#CKED the TT really up, IMHO.

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:32 AM
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The profile and surfacing of the sides is far, far too reminiscent of the 2nd generation TT, as is the styling of the rear end. Some people might have a little trouble telling it apart from the previous model, until they see that angular, aggressive looking front end.

It looks like it's really, really angry and wants the world to suffer.
That's because it is the 2nd gen TT. It's basically just a heavy facelift, not an all new car.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:47 AM
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That's because it is the 2nd gen TT. It's basically just a heavy facelift, not an all new car.
Officially, it's MQB based, so all new. But one must congratulate Audi for hiding that fact exceptionally well...
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:29 AM
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I think you mean small step. It's ridiculously evolutionary and predictable. It looks fine, but somewhat dated too. So much for Audi leading the way anymore.
Agree. It's too evolutionary at the rear in particular, and Audi seem to have lost their way of late in moving their designs forward. A shame the front end design gains didn't extend any further rearward than the A-pillar.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:01 PM
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Officially, it's MQB based, so all new. But one must congratulate Audi for hiding that fact exceptionally well...
oh wow, you and MrMGMan are right. It looks like maybe they kept the roof structure tho. This is just bad...
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:29 PM
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It may look like it, but the wheelbase is longer, front- and rear-overhangs are shorter, it is wider and higher.
Really doubting it uses any part of the old body structure.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:05 PM
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Bottom line is they should have made the shape look different compared to the old model. As it sits, it Looks like a facelift instead of an all new vehicle. :headbang::sleepy:
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:00 AM
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Doesn't anyone think that the TT should have ended its admirable career with the 2nd gen? I don't understand why it should continue. The design, while always has been like art on wheels, has been over milked with this "3rd" gen. Not only that but according to one source, the TT only accounts for 2% of its sales. Audi should have ended TT production [ ceremoniously]. After that, they could have started paving the way for the Quattro Coupe.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:37 AM
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The front doesn't match the rest of the car and makes it look like it received only a heavy facelift. More needed to be done in order to make the front design match the rest. Audi has made a pretty lackluster attempt with this all-new TT.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:34 PM
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Doesn't anyone think that the TT should have ended its admirable career with the 2nd gen?....
Yes, especially since last year in NA Audi sold just a tick over 2000 of them ALL YEAR. Designing an all new version of a car that is dead for sales AND making it look like the car that doesn't sell is pure VWAG arrogance at work. The TT never broke 10K units per year in NA and usually was at the 2K or lower level of units moved. The business case just isn't there.
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