Re: Need purchase help
You didn't mention CarFax, AutoChek; or service warranty history? Would want the VIN to check BOTH, as sometimes one will pick up something the other hasn't. Most owners will have service done at a dealer, at least while warranty is in effect and you want to examine this closely! Was service done "on time" regarding time and mileage and particularly have full major services been done at 30, 60; and 90k? I would be paying more attention to these issues than color or 4wd equipment! Realize these things are important, too!
If you like the off road extra's and would find them either a preference or "acceptable", you'd save a fair amount of money taking the one with the "optiona". and if service and recalls performed as they should have been the slightly higher mileage wouldn't bother me.
As one commented that red 2012 TT was only offered as a color for any trim level only in 12TT and a personal favorite of mine. For me it would be tough choice between my 11 Army Green TT and red 12TT? Being a vet the quasi military look of my 11 slightly edges it out.
IMHO soundness and condition for me would come first! Probably take it to a dealer for most thorough CPO inspection, provided you've decided you want it and agreed upon price? Further, I'd have as part of bargain that any major repair cost deducted from price.
Inspection would cost you about $125 and well worth it for peace of mind! You should pay for it and be one to receive report, so dealer is working for you, not seller!