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Since having bought my TT (just over a month ago) all i have heard from lads at work and mates is.......thats a hairdressers car!!!

So........ 1) how many owners on this forum are actually genuinly hairdressers who own a TT!
2) is this just a line to cover how jelous they really are because they can't afford one!

Ive made my mind up on this one, a long time ago! your opinions guys.....
 

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When they call your TT a hairdressers car just wink and blow them a big kiss and ask if they want a blow dry in a very camp voice they will soon get sick :lol: :lol:
 

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They're just jealous! In any case, I would rather have a car that is typified as one that is chosen by hairdressers (classy, stylish people with taste) rather than a bricklayer! Y'know, an old Ford Escort estate. Next time they rib you just say, "Yeah, we're all classy, stylish people with impeccable taste"!
 

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I just think some people have a problem admitting that they like the look of the car, and would rather take a back seat and be one of the flock. We all know different!! :)
 

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Alex_TT said:
Since having bought my TT (just over a month ago) all i have heard from lads at work and mates is.......thats a hairdressers car!!!

So........ 1) how many owners on this forum are actually genuinly hairdressers who own a TT!
2) is this just a line to cover how jelous they really are because they can't afford one!

Ive made my mind up on this one, a long time ago! your opinions guys.....
There is four TTs at my work......

TWO 180s a mk2 3.2 and a mk2 rag top..

all managers cars

Jim......
 

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I speak for many when I say theres a hairdresser inside me just trying to get out
 

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I speak for many when I say theres a hairdresser inside me just trying to get out
 

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As a newbee and in the process of acquiring my first TT, I have had similar comments from friends and family, with the exception of my stepson who already owns one.

A haidresser I am not but I think you're right about the jealousy bit because whichever way you look at it, it is a highly desirable car that is totally impractical for families with kids (that's 50% of my friends covered) and therefore an unattainable dream for them, some of my younger family/friends can't afford to run one (there goes another 25%), most of my friends of my age, late 50's, have boring Audis, Jags, Mercs or BMWs but would secretly love to own one (and that covers the rest).

So it really does boil down to jealousy, they all want one but for various reasons they can't or aren't brave enough.
 

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As a newbee and in the process of acquiring my first TT, I have had similar comments from friends and family, with the exception of my stepson who already owns one.

A haidresser I am not but I think you're right about the jealousy bit because whichever way you look at it, it is a highly desirable car that is totally impractical for families with kids (that's 50% of my friends covered) and therefore an unattainable dream for them, some of my younger family/friends can't afford to run one (there goes another 25%), most of my friends of my age, late 50's, have boring Audis, Jags, Mercs or BMWs but would secretly love to own one (and that covers the rest).

So it really does boil down to jealousy, they all want one but for various reasons they can't or aren't brave enough.
So true Steve!
 

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That doesn't work for me! im 19!! all of my mates are still pretty young and dont have families of their own! Think its more of a case where they can't afford the car along with insurance....

I love living at home!! :D
 

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My friends all think I am mad spending so much money playing with cars - then I take them out in it and it all makes sense :)

Hairdressers car my arse, it is a car for anyone that knows the difference between cliche and fact - ok in standard form they need a bit of improvement, but that for me is one of the biggest joys of car ownership - making it better than it was in the first place and I am confident I have done that with my TTR.

If anyone makes a hairdressers jibe and they do, I do exactly what Andy suggested, I do add my own signature camp wrist flick and having since seen Pineapple Studios I will now try and incorporate some of that dudes lispy voice too for maximum comedy effect.

OOH sweetie :-* :-*

Charlie
 

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it pi**es me right off, ecspecially when the people that come out with it drive round in their £500-£2000 cars, so my only response is that i would rather drive a TT than that s**t bucket you've got and if by chance your s**t bucket is faster than my TT, its still a s**t bucket and i wouldnt be seen dead in it.
Thankyou and goodnight :p
 

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I'm prepared to hold my hands up and say that yes, the car deserves the tag. It got it because when launched it was clearly a matter of form over substance. The car is flawed. Performance was disappointing. It wasn't as powerful or as fast as people had hoped it would be and handling was numb and unengaging. It simply was not the genuine sports car that the world's motoring press had been eagerly anticipating. It was exactly like the Alfa Romeo Brera which got everyone so excited when we first saw it on Top Gear - it just looked gorgeous! - but which turned out to be an under-powered big lump.

But with the TT, despite its flaws people rushed out and bought it in droves - and we have to admit that it wasn't a rush of petrol-headed, sports car enthusiasts. It was a rush of people who just wanted a TT because it was such a good looking car and who couldn't care less if it drove like a dog. It was the must-have of airline cabin crew, estate agents and yes, hairdressers! It was a car to pose in. Not a driver's car.

There's no point denying it.

But over the years we have found ways to make the TT the car it should always have been. Remaps sort the power issues, Defcons, uprated bushes and ARBs sort out the numb steering and suspension upgrades deal with the ride. What many of us have now is the car the motoring press wanted in the first place. Had Audi released the car as we have them now then perhaps we wouldn't have had that hairdresser's tag, but in reality we probably would. The simple fact is, it is such a good looking car that it was always going to be bought for its looks and nothing else.

But so what? I now have a car that drives like a dream and looks fantastic. What do I care what other people have to say about it? What is telling, though I have plenty of friends who enjoy making the odd hairdresser jibe, without exception they just love the car when they ever get a ride in it! One or two even went on to buy one of their own.
 
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