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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Jim writes:
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Fun Quotient!

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Nav system is fairly clunky.

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My Fun, Fun, Fun R32! — This car is so much fun to drive! All wheel drive and DSG tranny! Rain, what rain? Just keep the hammer down right on through the turn! Build quality is excellent. Mileage is okay. But, hey, I'll give a bit there for this great sounding, hard drivin' 3.2 liter V6!

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Zlaja writes:
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5

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Perforrmance

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none

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R32 — The best buy for your money. Engine of a sports car, interior of a luxury car. What else can i ask for? just a better navigation system and better iPod integration. One thing that i really miss is the Recaro Top Line Sports seats, that came out in europe and were banned for US.

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Celia writes:
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5

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It's just hot and performance guaranteed.

Cons

not great for people over 6"2!!

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Stunning, Gorgeous, Love It. — Great handling, European styling which is stunning.

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Mike writes:
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5

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Fast. Solid. Grippy. Comfy.  

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Fuel economy?  What's that??

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2008 Vw R32 - Best Mood Booster Ever — I LOVE this car. There's torque all over the RPM range, it grips like crazy, sounds exotic, and is very comfortable. I wouldn't trade it for anything within 10k of its price.

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Cédric writes:
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Sound, performances, gearbox

Cons

steering

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My R32 — This car puts a smile on my face everytime I start it on the morning. Sound (especially exhaust) is thrilling, handling is great and the DSG gearbox is just perfect. I wish it was just a bit better buikt (some squeaks and rattles) and that the steering was at least at the level of my Mazda CX7.

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Victor writes:
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4

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The Sound

Cons

Too expensive

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Fast Car, Expensive For Its Resources. — It's somewhat fast, compared to other sport hatchbacks. It's way too heavy though which drags the overall-rating down.

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Damien writes:
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4

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Handles, looks, engine note

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needs more horsepower, not much faster than GTI

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Good Steer, Needs More Go! — Great handling car, awesome engine note from VR6 engine, DSG trans a real trick if you like autos, manual box slick too. Needs some revs to get going but fun when your there. Just a shame it does'nt have more ponies under the bonnet, to overcome the added weight of 4motion.

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Ian writes:
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5

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Everything is awesome.

Cons

Nothing.

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Epic. — This car is amazing. The engine makes an EPIC noise and the 4Motion all wheel drive keeps everything in check. The car may only have 250 bhp but it puts every single ounce of its power down on the ground perfectly.

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David writes:
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4

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Handling

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Terrible Gas Milage

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My Current Company Car — Handle's great, fast but heavy and quite a bit of wind noise, but who cares it's not exactly built for comfort just driving fast, which it does well... Officer!

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David writes:
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4

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4-wheel drive grip, good acceleration, braking and surnatural handling. Plus it's a discrete VW (especially in Grey or Black) and it's very confortable.

Cons

It's not a looker and it's thirsty.

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Best Golf (rabbit) Ever ... Still A Vw Though ... — My father isn't a big fan of cars, and convincing him to buy this one was very, very hard. It is fast, no question about that, but then he doesn't care (you know the thing: speed limits, pollution, bla, bla, bla). It's 4-wheel drive, so when it rains or snows, you continue without a hint of a problem, and my father liked this idea. He also thought that being unconspicuous was a good thing and that if I was happy to take the keys from time to time, then, why not buying it after all? And at the beginning, all was well. This car has so much grip, you can't believe it, you just can't! I've never driven it in the snow (too bad, I know), but in the rain, it's beyond belief ... I imagine (for what I've read) that Subs and Evos are better, but the R32 is already plenty! And it's so confortable inside ... ok, maybe my back was already used to the Mini's harshness but I truly think that the R32 is an almost perfect long-cruiser. "The noise?", you may wonder ... it is gorgeous, pure music! My father, his girlfriend, all our friends of all ages and myself agree (ok, many don't care, but they agree nonetheless) that it sounds even better than the Nissan 350Z. Unfortunately, it's not a looker. No matter how you put it, it just isn't. And now my father is tempted by an Alfa Romeo Brera Q4. I keep telling him it must be rubbish because so much slower ... but look at the Brera, that's a serious beauty this car! Anyway, the R32 may be a bit thirsty (10l/100km) but the overall experience is worth a 4/5 stars. Oh, and I almost forget! The DSG gearbox is an absolute dream ... at least, it must be ... such a shame our R32 doesn't have it!! Options don't mean much when you often change you car ...

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2004 Volkswagen R32 Reviews

My 'poor Man's Porsche" By hdrider46706

Bought this car when the salesman started it up in the showroom! The sound turned everyone's heads.. The AWD provides for exceptional handling and the power of the 3.2L 241 HP engine enables it to r... Read More

Drive One Before You Die! By Ben

Performance - Fast! That lusty V6 gets you hooked. Build quality - Bank vault, save for a couple of rattles... Appearance - The photo speaks for itself ;) Cost of Ownership - Donations to 'Fund My VW... Read More

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