2008 Volkswagen R32 User Reviews

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    A Blast To Drive — I bought the car used. It had 1200 miles on it and I have put on another 1000. It is a joy to drive. Seats are very comfortable. Good on the highway as well as around town. I leave it in regular mode until the engine is warmed up then shift it in to sport mode. Exhaust note is good. Have not tried the iPod setup yet. This is my first VW. I would buy another one.

    Owner for 0 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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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

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

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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: Stiff ride. Noisy interior. Less than sexy style.

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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

    Pros: Fast, reliable, versatile, unbelievably luxurious.

    Cons: Ground clearance, sensitive suspension, no standard Bluetooth.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2004 Volkswagen R32 Reviews

    Dream Car By TTDSPAIN

    The MKIV R32 was a brilliant car. It has more than adequate power and handles like a dream. It is comfortable, stylish and a blast to drive. It has everything that I want in a car and it could not be ... Read More

    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

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