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Currently on the search for a 2.0 tfsi but want to make sure I get a relatively decent spec. Are the standard speakers any good? Or should I opt for the bose sound system? Are xenon's a must? Is there anything else that's recommended?

There are plenty with lower mileage that I have seen but also some higher mileage, higher spec ones within budget. Creates a bit of a dilemma!

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Bose is better than standard, but even then not really 'top end'.

I think you need to decide what's important to you, Heated seats? Cruise Control? Manual or S-Tronic, rain sensing wipers? Coming home lights, Power Seats, rear parking sensors etc etc.

Some things can be added (like head unit and speakers) where as others may be an arm and a leg to add on list purchase.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Definitely s tronic but not sure on the rest. I've got quite a high spec black edition A3 TDI with bose, xenon lights, heated seats etc which is all nice but the car is boring to drive , so would give up them up for a TT.

I've currently got a pioneer head unit, which I would I get in the TT but am concerned about the quality of the standard speakers? Are they really that bad?
 

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I've got Bose so never heard the standard speakers for long enough. I'd say Bose are middle range speakers really (i.e. £100 ish a set). They are OK but if you are changing head unit I'd probably spend a bit on at least changing the fronts.

What's your overall budget and must haves?
 

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Headlights:
My first TT had halogen lights. Terrible - worse than my son's 2007 Polo with halogens
My current TT has OEM xenons. Excellent.
No contest.
 

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Headlights:
My first TT had halogen lights. Terrible - worse than my son's 2007 Polo with halogens
My current TT has OEM xenons. Excellent.
No contest.
Yep, couldn't agree more. My previous TT had halogens and it was like driving by candlelight, bloody awful.
 

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I've got Bose so never heard the standard speakers for long enough. I'd say Bose are middle range speakers really (i.e. £100 ish a set). They are OK but if you are changing head unit I'd probably spend a bit on at least changing the fronts.

What's your overall budget and must haves?
7-9k. I can get a black edition with top spec with over 100k miles for top end of budget or a basic spec one with 50/60k miles. I don't really have any must haves as such, apart from s tronic, but would like a lower mileage one. I would like decent alloys and maybe a good sound system but I guess these can be added after. Higher spec ones seem harder to come by.

It's a tough one, low miles low spec or high miles high spec??
 

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Yep, couldn't agree more. My previous TT had halogens and it was like driving by candlelight, bloody awful.
Headlights:
My first TT had halogen lights. Terrible - worse than my son's 2007 Polo with halogens
My current TT has OEM xenons. Excellent.
No contest.
Thanks for the reply. Xenons seem quite hard to come by for my budget. Do you know if the halogen bulbs can be upgraded to better ones? I'm aware it's illegal to upgrade to LEDs.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Xenons seem quite hard to come by for my budget. Do you know if the halogen bulbs can be upgraded to better ones? I'm aware it's illegal to upgrade to LEDs.
Yes. When I got my car, the lights were noticeably poor. I put in Osram Nightbreaker Laser bulbs and it made a good difference.
 

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if you can go for s line black edition, the BEs had bose, 19' alloys, sat nav plus other bits as standard.

i found finding one with all hard, most had Quattro and stronic etc but no gadgets like heated seats, auto lights, auto wipers

IMO quattro, auto and petrol are a must
 

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The best thing that you can do is to look at TT sales brochures that are available online. A lot of desirable features were surprisingly options rather than standard equipment, e.g. cruise control and multi-function steering wheel.

The Mk2 was available with three types of what Audi call the "Sound System". This separate from which of the factory head units was fitted. These Sound Systems are:-

The "Basic Sound System” in which just four speakers are all driven by the HU itself. This system is rare in UK spec cars and seems to be limited to some 1.8L cars.

The "Standard Sound System” in which nine speakers are all driven by a five channel DSP amp in the boot.

The "Bose Sound System” in which twelve speakers are driven by the eight channel Bose DSP amp in the boot.
The Mk2 was available with three types of what Audi call the "Sound System".

The Bose amp is notorious for failing due to corrosion on the legs of the power amp chips inside it. In most cases, but not all, the damage can be repaired by a specialist.
 

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Agreed with the above, only you will know the spec you'd be happy with. Pretty much anything can be retrofitted (see my progress thread) but it takes time and knowledge, if you are up for the challenge

I have Bose and it gets a bad rap. If the amp is working correctly, it's a pretty good sounding system. I have an additional Pioneer flat sub just to add a little oomph
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm thinking decent wheels are pretty important, not the standard 17'. 18 or 19's makes the car look so much nicer imo. Ideally bose but if the standard speakers are okay I can live with that.

I definitely have not got the skill or time to retrofit these things. Very impressive list BTW!
 

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Does anyone know the standard speaker set up in the 2007 model? Is it just 4 speakers? Thanks
 

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The Mk2 was available with three types of what Audi call the "Sound System". These are:-

The "Basic Sound System” in which just four speakers are all driven by the HU itself. This system is rare in UK spec cars and seems to be limited to some 1.8L cars.

The "Standard Sound System” in which nine speakers are all driven by a five channel DSP amp in the boot.

The "Bose Sound System” in which twelve speakers are driven by the eight channel Bose DSP amp in the boot.

Note that all cars have all the speaker grills present even if there are no speaker drive units behind them and that the Bose speakers have a Bose badge on the grills.
 

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@ Hjb92 - You can read about the available sound systems for the Mk2 in Self Study Program SSP382 Audi TT Coupé ‘07 - Electrical and Infotainment Systems. Click here to download it.
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I'm pick up a 2016 S-Line next week - for what ever reason the one extra I wanted over all others was the virtual cockpit with satnav - just love the way it looks
 
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