2008 Volkswagen R32 User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen R32 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"sound" 6 reviews
"build quality" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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langloic writes:
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5

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Quick, solid car.  The DSG transmission is amazing.  I had been a dedicate manual transmission driver.  One drive in this car and I was sold.  It shifts better than 90% of the drivers out there who think they're good with a manual. And, it's silky smooth around town when it's in D.  Seats are great..  I have a bad back and I could drive 8 hr stints without pain or stiffness.   The chassis is SOLID.  I drove mine for 5 years, 3 of which was in RI (terrible roads) and there was never a rattle or squeak.  VW must carve these from a solid piece of metal. Very reliable.  No additional maintenance issues or problems beyond routine care.

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Stiff ride. Noisy interior. Less than sexy style.

langloic
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Those Who Know It, Love It. Those Who Don't Know It Don't Know What They're Missing! — This is a first class sport sedan with the utility of an SUV. You and 3 of your friends can have a blast on back roads or cruise on the interstate all day. The engine is smooth with great punch at the mid range and the DSG is a ball to up shift and down shift. And the SOUND from the exhaust. Oh man! The down shifts with the rev match is incredible!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kelly-jo writes:
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Fast and Fun....

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Nothing

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Petrol — I loved this car very much. It was a beast and great fun to drive...i would say this is the best car ever!!!Only down side is the petrol, and tax. Apart from that i loved it...good times!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pete writes:
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Rarity, only 5000 in the country. performance, looks

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Great Car, I'm A Vw Freak — The car is all around great, looks, performance, a quality car from front to back. The gas mileage is good, with a V6 and AWD its about as good as you can get. The car is a lot of fun to drive, with sport mode, and the paddle shifters, there are multiple ways that it can be driven.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Luke3 writes:
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Now there no cons about the car, try one for yourself!

Luke3
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Update To Previous Review — I just got back from the local VW dealer where I talked with one of their service managers. Here's the scoop: In the standard drive mode, the timing and fuel mapping is more "conservative" than in tiptronic or Sport modes. This means that when I nail the throttle in the standard mode, the engine management computer gets "confused" briefly because it is expecting a gentle start. If I put it in either of the other two modes, it changes completely. the fastest launches are achieved by using the sport mode, leaving the traction control on and, with one foot on the brake, bringing the revs to 2500. Launching is done by lifting the brake foot and hitting the throttle - no lag, just gone.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Daniel writes:
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Fast, reliable, versatile, unbelievably luxurious.

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Ground clearance, sensitive suspension, no standard Bluetooth.

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The Most Comfortable Sport Compact I've Ever Owned. — The 2008 VW R32 is one of the smothers rides I've ever had. Well, as long as it's on the Tarmac. While the R32's overall performance and comfort are off the charts compared to its competitors the standard suspension on this vehicle is a little to sensitive for me. Other than that this car is so much fun to drive. It's hard not to make excuses not to drive in Sport mode. The overall comfort and convenience the R32 offers is rare for this breed of car. You get a lot more luxury than you paid for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Martin writes:
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Handling, Grunt, awsome sound

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DSG gearbox

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Good German Build — I personally do not like the DSG gearbox with the F1 pedals. The sound is the best! The first version that was out a few years earlier is classier buy. They also have manual gearboxes and a nice blue coloured version with full recaro seats. The gas milage is pretty high. The fun factor around the twists and turns is unbelievable. It really sticks to the road in any condition. also great fun in the snow with the 4 wheel drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Serdar writes:
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fun

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expensive

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Good Car To Drive And Have Fun — this car handles very good and drives very well , little bit heavy at the front but you get used to it,i would highly recommend this car to anyone who wants to have fun driving with a liitle bit of excitement

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brian writes:
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A fun ride.

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none

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A Perfect And Beautifully Engineered German Car. — She is a sporty car. Fast, great on turns, a thrill to ride and i think is a very safe car. The engine rev is amazing and the pick up speed is also amazing. I think the perfect 2 door coupe sports car on the market today.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tim writes:
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its a V6 thus the soundtrack is amazing

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no reason

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Great Car, Soundtradck Is Amazing, Refined. If You Can Afford It Then A Defo On The To-buy List — awesome burble when you fire it up and amazing soundtrack when you go for a spirited drive! great handling to match the power. lacks cupholders adn the seats can be a little uncomfortable for longer journeys. they don't make these anymore, its going to be a classic!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chris writes:
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Great all-around performance, excellent quality

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Gas mileage isn't so hot, not as fast as other cars in its price range

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It's A Vw, So It's Esoteric. If You Aren't A Dubber, You Probably Don't Understand. — Performance isn't mind-blowing, but it's enough to put you back in the seat. Being a heavy AWD car with only 250 HP, it won't be destroying any Mustangs off the line, but it's enough to smoke most cars on the road. The build quality's fantastic - no rattles, solid, quality materials, a GREAT steering wheel - the interior's a great place to spend time. I'm at around 30,000 miles and so far no Warranty issues have come up at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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