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Old 01-13-2003, 07:39 PM   #1
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any VW guys see the R32 at the auto sho?

its a GTI with 4motion + 4 cam VR6 putting about 237 PS out. pretty hardcore. AND its got wicked leather recaro buckets.....




some fast stuf is coming around. they had a wicked bue one

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Old 01-13-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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....we are in OT!!!!
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Old 01-14-2003, 03:41 AM   #3
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Too bad we can't talk about other cars here without it going to the abyss of OT. The R32 won't have the same value as the WRX or STi, but it's fit and finish and material quality are things that Subaru can only dream of.
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Old 01-14-2003, 10:53 AM   #4
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They aren't Recaro seats, they're Koenig, who've always had odd/ugly seat designs, IMHO. Plus, I sat in the car, and the seats fit larger/heavier guys better than Recaros, but not skinny guys.

The steering wheel is a nice piece of kit, though. Chunky.
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Old 01-14-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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i like VWs... i really do... i especially like how they fall apart at weird strange times... hey is 1 quart of oil/month normal? according to VW it is
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Old 01-14-2003, 03:56 PM   #6
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Sweet! Got price on this hatch?
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Old 01-14-2003, 07:33 PM   #7
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I'm sure somebody will correct me, but I remember it being estimated around $28,000. It's essentially an S3 with a VR6 instead of 1.8T 225hp.
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:40 AM   #8
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In the UK, it's about 800 more than a WRX.

In a recent Car magazine story, they didn't exactly rave about it. Said it was nice for high speed cruising, but it didn't love "the twisties."

Not as fast as a WRX, doesn't handle as well, not as easy to mod, and it costs more - oh, but it has a nice interior. Sheeeeeesh!
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:49 AM   #9
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i like VWs... i really do... i especially like how they fall apart at weird strange times... hey is 1 quart of oil/month normal? according to VW it is
Just a little FYI...
That only applies to the MKIV 2.0L. And its because of improper break-in procedures. VW puts synthetic oil in from the factory when regular oil is necessary for proper engine break-in. The synthetic screws up the rings to the point where its burning a quart every 2-3K miles. Having the oil replaced immediately lessens this. Also, a quart a month burn-off is recognized as a standard for many auto manufacturers, although the 2.0 is the only engine that experiances this.
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Old 01-15-2003, 02:39 PM   #10
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Just a little FYI...
That only applies to the MKIV 2.0L. And its because of improper break-in procedures. VW puts synthetic oil in from the factory when regular oil is necessary for proper engine break-in. The synthetic screws up the rings to the point where its burning a quart every 2-3K miles. Having the oil replaced immediately lessens this. Also, a quart a month burn-off is recognized as a standard for many auto manufacturers, although the 2.0 is the only engine that experiances this.
I'm glad you cleared that up so I didn't have to. I know many times at the Subaru dealership they have told me both VW and Subaru say burning 1qt of oil every 3k miles is normal.

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Old 01-16-2003, 12:50 PM   #11
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The R32 is quite a nice piece of kit, but all that extra weight takes away some of the fun. We really need a cheap, zippy lightweight VW like the good old days of the A2 Golf (the GTI 1.8T comes close). I'll happily accept a 6-speed Polo/Lupo GTI to fill this void.

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Old 01-16-2003, 12:55 PM   #12
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I saw this VW at the L.A. Autoshow, gave me a warm spot in my jeans seeing it there. I'd take one if they gave it to me.
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Old 01-16-2003, 01:06 PM   #13
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So what about my idea for Subaru to produce a Sport Hatch model of the new Impreza (since it's very likely to switch over for WRC use to a hatch by 2005 or 2006.) A slightly up-tuned version of the WRX with maybe 235-240hp out of the 2.0L Turbo, 2600Lbs, AWD, optional STI Suspension and Front LSD. Heck, throw in a set of the world-edition 17x7" 5-double spoke wheels for a standard item and offer it for about $26k and market it as the WRC Edition. Sorry VW we've got ya coming and going for the sport market (for those looking for best bang for buck.)
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Old 01-16-2003, 01:59 PM   #14
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It really did look good though
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Old 01-16-2003, 02:28 PM   #15
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Originally posted by LordBass
The R32 is quite a nice piece of kit, but all that extra weight takes away some of the fun. We really need a cheap, zippy lightweight VW like the good old days of the A2 Golf (the GTI 1.8T comes close). I'll happily accept a 6-speed Polo/Lupo GTI to fill this void.
Man I loved my 2.0 16V GTI and VR6 Corrado.
So, any word on if the Polo/Lupo will ever make it here?
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:28 PM   #16
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the recaro SRD is one of my favorite seats! goodbye cheap wrx seats and hello SRD's!
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:48 PM   #17
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If I was looking for a "crusing" car it would be perfect. It looks awesome and has enough power to not be embarassed. Not exactly the performer that the WRX is though.
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:49 PM   #18
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don't forget, just like every other VW, you get a mandatory towing at 15,000 miles, and a complete fall apart at 40,000.

german engineering meets mexican craftsmanship! long live VW!

besides, VW's have REAL performance, because they're german. just ask any owner of a 2.0L MKIII jetta with chrome 18's and a body kit on it. (heard this numerous times when i used to be on the vortex)

synthetic oil screws up the rings? then WHY in the hell does the car come with it?
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Old 01-20-2003, 06:08 PM   #19
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