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Audi TT Ski Car

post #1 of 15
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I bought a used Audi TT with AWD drive and was surprised to see that it had a ski bag and a pass thru from the trunk for transporting skis.  Here's a pic of the cockpit with one of my 207 Dynamic VR 17's stuffed in there.

 


I guess the other half of the pair would fit too.  The trunk is closed and since it's an automatic shifting is no problem.  Think it qualifies as a ski car?


Edited by JTNSKIS - 9/9/15 at 9:53am
post #2 of 15

Ask your passenger.

 

Protect your leather and skin.

 

Yeah, it's a ski car.

post #3 of 15


Other option. 

post #4 of 15

That only works on the coupe, his is a roadster.

Good luck finding that audi roof rack for the coupe's built in mounting points.

If you do have one, let me know I would like one for my road bike.

 

As to skis inside,

The roadster pass thru will only take 1 pair if they are fat skis.

The coupe takes 2 as you can fold the so called "rear seat" down but a bit tight for passenger if you need to keep the manual shifter clear.

Snow boards do not fit in either.

Fun drive to hill.

Use a soft blanket and wrap your skis before passing thru seats, added bonus is that also sucks up the snow melt at the end of day    

post #5 of 15

Mount a ski box on a custom made low profile aluminum trailer with motorcycle wheels.  Put a grime guard in front and put your foot down.

post #6 of 15

sounds good but if you actually had a trailor hitch on a tt you could also mount any thing on it 

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by noncrazycanuck View Post
 

sounds good but if you actually had a trailor hitch on a tt you could also mount any thing on it 


A trailer hitch on an Audi TT Roadster?  Not on my TT Roadster.  It just wouldn't be right.

post #8 of 15

A AWD TT with snow tires will no doubt provide great traction, but what about ground clearance in an unplowed road or parking lot?

 

My 1988 Toyota Celica Altrac could push snow with the front bumper...to a point. On my unplowed driveway I could push forward a couple of feet and then bog down, then back up and take a run at pushing ahead another two feet. The biggest concern with this type of driving is making sure that there is no snow build up in front of the radiator or around the fan. Stop occasionally and check/remove snow build up.

post #9 of 15

 I'd  worry more about collecting road rash, Not my go to car in snow or on sanded roads but very nice on those early morning runs up the Sea to Sky in spring  

Towing a trailor with my tt is also not happening. 

post #10 of 15

We owned one of the first 2001 225 roadsters. I did quite a bit of work to it, and it was a fire breathing beast. A real sleeper. License plate was "NOSNOW", and not only was it never driven in snow, it never saw rain. We sold it when our oldest got his license, and my insurance agent explained some of the oddities of the state we lived in. Even if we restricted him from the drivers list {which would kill me to do}, our insurance was going up by over $4K. That's a lot of money. I had a German friend who collected cars who thought it was "cute", and was blown away by how it drove. I smoked most of the Porsche's in his "barn", and it was AWD. Quick deal. This of course is when Audi was claiming that it was going to be a very limited production car…..sure it was! 

 

The insurer wasn't smart enough to pick up on the fact that my other car was a 1995.5 S6 Avant, and the car that replaced the TT, a used 2002 C5S6 were both faster than the TT. They were wagons….sort of. Much safer, and cheaper to insure….at least the second part!

 

One of my friends commuted to ski country every weekend in a six speed 225 TT coupe. Studded snows on steelies. His kids were in a ski academy with ours, and his wife and kids lived up north during the school year. He raved about that car, in every kind of weather. As I recall, he bought it right, with about 60K miles, and he had to put 100K on it during their school years. Zero problems in a lot of snow. 

 

For one or two people, they could be a lot of fun. The first thing I learned about the roadster was they the trunk wouldn't fit a bag of golf clubs. The coupe has a lot more luggage options. I'd remove the rear "seat" backs….no need for them! 

 

Writing this makes me want to look into one!!

post #11 of 15

Stick your skis into a ski bag and then put them thru the pass through. Then use the center seat belt to lock down the package. Audis used to come with a built in bag for your skis.

 

Safety first!     ;) 

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
 

A AWD TT with snow tires will no doubt provide great traction, but what about ground clearance in an unplowed road or parking lot?

 

My 1988 Toyota Celica Altrac could push snow with the front bumper...to a point. On my unplowed driveway I could push forward a couple of feet and then bog down, then back up and take a run at pushing ahead another two feet. The biggest concern with this type of driving is making sure that there is no snow build up in front of the radiator or around the fan. Stop occasionally and check/remove snow build up.

 

It does surprisingly well.  There is a limit I'm sure, but I haven't found it driving around Utah roads.  Obviously clearance is the issue over something like a jeep, but otherwise these eat up snow.

post #13 of 15

This Audi seems like a good ski car...

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Snowfan View Post
 

This Audi seems like a good ski car...

Too bad it crashed or got stolen; can't remember which.  Maybe both.

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by JTNSKIS View Post
 

I bought a used Audi TT with AWD drive and was surprised to see that it had a ski bag and a pass thru from the trunk for transporting skis.  Here's a pic of the cockpit with one of my 207 Dynamic VR 17's stuffed in there.

 


I guess the other half of the pair would fit too.  The trunk is closed and since it's an automatic shifting is no problem.  Think it qualifies as a ski car?

Uhm an audi tt for a ski car? I would have gone for a AWD subru from the early 2000's. Doesnt look very practical to me.

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