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Old 11-21-2006, 12:59 AM
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:13 AM
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^ That's like the Honda cog commercial, except it's done completely wrong. I can't even see the mechanical artistry in it, it just looks cluttered.
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holy shit that R GTI looks retardedly mean as fuck. my god
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:39 PM
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The R-GTI ... seemed like it want to apply some Volk Time Attack rims ... and a matching interior look to it. Weird how Germany wants to copy Japanese 'tuners (and vice versa). Global village, right?
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Originally Posted by derrick
The R-GTI ... seemed like it want to apply some Volk Time Attack rims ... and a matching interior look to it. Weird how Germany wants to copy Japanese 'tuners (and vice versa). Global village, right?
Does Japan have a 3-door hatch now?
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:34 PM
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Is this the new "spares" kit you get with every VW?
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Originally Posted by Dan Martin
Is this the new "spares" kit you get with every VW?
haha

ill have you know we have two VWs and have had zero problems with them. Little things that were our fault like a broken cup holder or a ripped sun shade, but nothing mechanical or problems with fit/quality and what not...
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:19 PM
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that picture is badass. Take a look at the engine assembly, makes VW engines look really easy to work on, doesnt it?
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:41 AM
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that thunder bunny is HOT~! attention to detail is amazing (rabbits on caliper). too bad those rolling shots are horribly taken..
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by heyitsme
Does Japan have a 3-door hatch now?
^ They do with the Euro Civic Si (hatch) ... but now there's a hole in the product line-up (at least in the North American market).
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2008 Volkswagon R32 revealed in Chicago Auto Show

The new 2008 VW R32 will be revealed in Chicago!

Taken from Inside line: 2008 Volkswagen R32: Sold here from 2003-'05, the all-wheel-drive version of the GTI returns with an autobahn-tuned chassis and a luxurious interior. The 250-hp R32, based on the fifth-generation Golf/Rabbit. A DSG dual-clutch manu-matic transmission will be standard, as will a base price of about $30,000. VW would love to have produced an R36 using the 3.6-liter VR6 from the Passat, but there's not enough room under the current Golf/Rabbit's hood. Expect it in mid-2007.


Pictures are of the 2006 R32 released in europe.



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Old 02-07-2007, 12:11 PM
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looks tight..
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It looks great! I'd love to buy another one, but after my last golf fell apart, probably the only way I'd drive a new one is to lease it for the durration of the warranty and give it back to them at the end.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:17 PM
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That's the only Golf I'd drive.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:24 PM
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Never understood why they gave the R32 that grill. I prefer the black grill on the GTI. If I could afford an R32 I'd buy one, but I can't.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:39 PM
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250hp? thats disappointing...
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
250hp? thats disappointing...
Yup, I don't care that they're not offering a manual (I like DSG)....although they should make it an option.

But the biggest letdown is a 10hp bump over the last MKIV R32 which was like 3 years ago on a dated platform.

250hp in a premium AWD hatchback is weak, should have been 270-280 minimum.

I think it looks cool though.

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http://www.autoblog.com/2007/02/07/c...-r32-revealed/
more pics of the U.S version

Again we dont get the cool seats that Europe gets.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
250hp? thats disappointing...
I agree....The 30th edition GTI with the 2.0T gets 230HP and the S3 with the same 2.0T gets 275HP.....The R32 with the 6cyl is very disappointing. At least put the same engine as the S3 in or the new 3.6L.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:23 AM
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Should've been 300hp at least.
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curious...besides the engine, what separates this golf/rabbit from the gti?
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:07 PM
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I like the GTI more. As a matter of fact, I believe the only good "bang for your buck" cars VW offers are the Rabbit and GTI. $15,000 for a base model Rabbit 2.5, which comes with a fantastic 5MT, pretty good amount of small features unheard of on that price level, and for about $17,500, you can end up with things like heated seats, a 10 speaker 6 disc sound system, and many more nice features.

Then there's the GTI
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:02 AM
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i just realized this thing fully loaded is almost 40 grand!
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:28 AM
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i dont really get it, i looks sorta cool, but its only 250hp and it's not "fast".
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:38 AM
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Hmm, for $23,000 you can get a GTI with DSG. Then, add $2,000 for a set of really nice 18s + UHPS tires. Put in $750 more and you get a chip that takes you up to 250 HP with 300 lb/ft torque. Included in this chip is a feature that allows you to switch between stock and "power" mode via the cruise control stalk.

I like the GTI and Rabbit, but this is far too expensive.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
i just realized this thing fully loaded is almost 40 grand!
What a bargain! $40K so you can get thrashed by every EVO, STi, and SRT-4 out there. And of course WRX's and Mazdaspeed 3's. Nice.

As a small consolation, there's always VW's vaunted German build quality. Oh, wait...
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:27 AM
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Golf Variant

Golf Variant





i think it looks great, need a shot of the back to be certain...
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:00 AM
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holy crap that golf variant looks awesome!

:Agree: though, like to see a shot of the rear.
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http://www.volkswagen.com/vwcms_publ...?culture=en-UK

Hit "Highlights", it's under "Golf Estate".
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http://www.volkswagen.com/vwcms_publ...?culture=en-UK

Hit "Highlights", it's under "Golf Estate".
hmm, seems like something is missing in the back. I think im just used to having lights on the hatch...
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i like the look of the new VW's (except for the Beetle), but do they still have the same issues/problems?
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I'm confused, they already sell the GTI in four door format, what is the Golf Variant exactly?
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hmm, seems like something is missing in the back. I think im just used to having lights on the hatch...
i agree. it looks plain, very minivanish.
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I'm confused, they already sell the GTI in four door format, what is the Golf Variant exactly?
this one looks to have a lot more space behind the rear seats.
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal
I'm confused, they already sell the GTI in four door format, what is the Golf Variant exactly?
Jetta Wagon?
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Jetta Wagon?


then why call it the Golf Variant as they are two different models entirely.
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Originally Posted by danny25
this one looks to have a lot more space behind the rear seats.
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I'm confused, they already sell the GTI in four door format, what is the Golf Variant exactly?
its a wagon where as the GTI/Rabbit 4 door is a hatch...
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
its a wagon where as the GTI/Rabbit 4 door is a hatch...
So what's the difference between a hatch and a wagon? The size of the rear storage compartment?

And if that's the case, are they making a golf wagon then instead of a golf hatch hence the "Golf variant" name?
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