For Sale: 2002 Audi TT Roadster – $10,000

Let’s see, I finally made my mind up yesterday that I was going to sell the car, put it on my blog last night w/out even knowing what I was going to be asking for it and I’ve already had 5 people shoot me texts and inbox messages so I figured I had better do some research this morning and come up with a price and list out some specs.  The specs can all be found below, and the price that I came to was $10,000. I’m flexible if someone wants to wheel and deal, if you are interested, just give me a shout via email to: or by telephone: 501.733-5341.

Keep in mind that we will be posting some photos later in the week or over the weekend so stay tuned, but in the meantime I located these images a while back because this one of only a few TT’s that I’ve found that is exactly like mine, so I’m posting them for the time being (see the gallery below). My car is identical.

Please note that we will be swapping these pics out w/ some more recent ones later in the week. These are actually photos of an identical TT (one of only a few that I’ve been able to locate).  Also, just a few notes about the interior from an auto review publication: Baseball Optic leather interior is one of the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing treatments in any vehicle. An eight-dimple theme appears throughout the trim pieces and accessories. In an automotive world of parts-bin interior design, the TT’s passenger compartment is a marvelous place. Notice that the aluminum ring that secures the concentric shifter boot is held in place by eight screws around its perimeter and that this same eight-dimple design is carried throughout the interior, from the round vent controls to the pivots for the needles in the car’s various gauges. There’s also a consistency to the aluminum trim pieces, from the aluminum clutch, brake and gas pedals to the aluminum plate that covers the radio’s face. And if you order the baseball seats, you get ball-glove leather not just to sit on, but in the interior door panels, wrapping the steering wheel, shifter and emergency-brake handle—even on the kneepads of the aluminum braces that link the center console with the instrument panel.

Vehicle Information

  • Year: 2002
  • Make / Model: Audi TT Roadster
  • Style: Roadster 2D / Convertible
  • Mileage: 90,000 +
  • Notes: *New Engine w/ Less than 20k miles (see explanation below)
  • KBB Value: $ 9,632 – $11,357
  • Asking Price: $10,000

Vehicle Highlights

  • MPG: City 20/Hwy 28
  • Max Seating: 2
  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 1.8 Liter
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
  • EPA Class: Two Seaters
  • Body Style: Roadster
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Country of Assembly: Hungary

Optional Accessories:

  • Completely loaded.
  • Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 1.8 Liter
  • Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Braking and Traction: Traction Control, ABS (4-Wheel)
  • Comfort and Convenience: A/C, Heated Seats, Power Windows,Power Locks, Cruise
  • Steering: Power Steering, Tilt Wheel
  • Entertainment and Instrumentation: AM/FM, MP3 (Multi Disc Changer), Bose Premium Sound
  • Keyless Entry & Security System
  • Safety: Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags
  • Seats: Custom, Hand-Stitched Leather (Baseball Optic)
  • Power Folding Roof
  • Exterior: White (Rare)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Alloy Wheels and Good Tires

Seller’s Notes / Disclosure:

  • We qualified for a free engine replacement from Audi last year because we still had our original timing belt and the car was purchased in 2001 but still had under 100k miles on it (as defined in their class-action lawsuit settlement terms), so naturally we took them up on this and also had them go ahead and replace the water pump, etc. The new engine has less than 20k miles on it. The transmission, etc. are all in great condition and have never had any issues.
  • Since the car hardly ever leaves our garage the battery has started to drain frequently and will likely need to be replaced or charged. The last time I wanted to drive it I put it on the charger for a few hours and it started up for me w/ no problems.
  • As to be expected w/ a 10yr old vehicle, there are some slight imperfections but not very noticeable. Every time I drive the car I usually have someone pull over to check it out. We’ve also driven in several parades over the years.
  • I’m the only owner, and I drove it off the showroom floor w/ less than 100 miles on it. All maintenance has been done w/ certified Audi mechanics within recommended intervals (10k miles) for the past 10yrs and we have all records and documentation to verify the entire vehicles history.

I spoke to a few people that told me that the year of the car makes it desirable to true-blue auto-union / audi people because that’s the first body style they brought to the United States. I’ve also been told that the fact that I qualified for a free engine replacement last year due to the fact I had the car for 10yrs and hadn’t reached 100k miles. (This loophole that got me a free engine was specified in their class-action lawsuit from a few years back involving their timing belts.)

I did some research on eBay and found several 2002 models going for $11,000 (w/ 250hp) on the top-end all the way down to $7,000 on the low-end. I also did some research and found out that the engine replacement was $6500 wholesale and w/ the installation, etc., the value is estimated somewhere around $8k, so w/ my asking price of $10,000 I feel like someone is going to get a deal, of course that’s not to say that I won’t haggle or wheel and deal. It’s also worth noting that according to KBB the range for this model is between $9,632 and $11,357 for private sale.

Also, for those of you that are unfamiliar w/ Audi, and the TT, here’s a little background:

The Audi TT takes its name from the successful motor racing tradition of NSU in the British Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle race. NSU began competing in the TT in 1911, and later merged into the company now known as Audi.[9] The Audi TT also follows the NSU 1000TT, 1200TT and TTS cars of the 1960s in taking their names from the race. The TT name has also been attributed to the phrase “Technology & Tradition”.[10]

The Audi TT is a two-door sports car manufactured by the German automaker and Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi since 1998. The Audi TT has been produced in two generations. Both generations have been available in two car body styles; as a 2+2 Coupé, or two-seater Roadster. They have been built on consecutive generations of the Volkswagen Group A platform, starting with the A4 (PQ34). As a result of this platform-sharing, the Audi TT has identical powertrain and suspension layouts as its related platform-mates; this includes a front-mounted transversely oriented engine, front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive system, and fully independent front suspension using MacPherson struts.

Both generations of TT are assembled by the Audi subsidiary Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. in Győr, Hungary, using bodyshells manufactured and painted at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant.[1] The styling of the Audi TT began in the spring of 1994 at the Volkswagen Group Design Center in California.[2] The TT was first shown as a concept car at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show.[3] The design is credited to J Mays and Freeman Thomas,[2][3] with Hartmut Warkuss, Peter Schreyer,[4] Martin Smith[3][5] and Romulus Rost[6] contributing to the award-winning interior design.

A previously unused laser beam welding adaptation, which enabled seamless design features on the first-generation TT, delayed its introduction. Audi did not initially offer any type of automatic transmission option for the TT. However, from 2003, a dual clutch six-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) became available, with the United Kingdom TT variants becoming the world’s first user of a dual clutch transmission configured for a right-hand drive vehicle, although the outright world first for a road car equipped with a dual clutch transmission was claimed earlier by a Volkswagen Group platform-mate, the left hand drive Volkswagen Golf Mk4 R32.[7][8]

The production model (internal designation Typ 8N) was launched as a Coupé in September 1998, followed by a Roadster in August 1999. It is based on the Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform as used for the Volkswagen Golf Mk4, the original Audi A3, the Škoda Octavia, and others. The styling differed little from the concept, except for slightly reprofiled bumpers, and the addition of a rear quarterlight windows behind the doors. Factory production commenced October 1998. The original generation Audi TT was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2000. It was also on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 2000 and 2001. Factory production of this generation ended in June 2006.