Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?
Re: Your verdict please Audi family.................
I've no idea if Audi ever did this (probably not), but I seem to recall at one point VW dealers were deliberately depressing the prices of parallel imports by offering less for them on trade-in and being awkward over warranty claims, purely to protect the official importer's profits. Hence in part the negative image in the mind of Joe public.
Jap imports are a different kettle of fish entirely, they often have minimal rustproofing and underseal, and the parts are different to UK spec ones and thus difficult to get hold of. None of which helps the image of imports!
There are thousands and thousands of parallel imported TT's though, and it doesn't seem to affect their prices.