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2008 Volkswagen R32 Base 2dr HB

2008 Volkswagen R32
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All-Wheel Drive, 2 Door HB, Compact
18 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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November 4, 2009  By David Vespremi, DriverSide Contributor
The versatility provided by the R32’s hatchback configuration coupled with the abundance of torque offered by the normally aspirated six-cylinder engine, gives the R32 the nod against the four cylinder, turbo charged Evo X and its more traditional sedan
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Incredibly fun to drive, shifts are amazing
I'm not a huge fan of the appearance of this car but I have to say that it's been one of the most fun cars to drive that we've had come through the DriverSide garages. Putting it in manual mode lets you hold the gears as long as you want and the shifts (thanks for the dual-synchronous gearbox) are ....

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2008 Volkswagen R32 - Proven – 2008 Volkswagen R32 - ProvenWhen VW announced the specs of the MkV R32, cries for more power could be heard within minutes. The 3.2 liter six-cylinder is certainly no dog, but who doesn't want more power? Enthusiasts have become spoiled with huge pow Source:

Abt Sportsline Tunes VW R32, Hits 370 HP Note [Tuners] – The German tuners of Abt Sportsline have had their way with the VW Golf R32 taking the well-known and already sporty hot hatch down the road of higher horsepower. Although you'd never expect it with such few changes Abt's made to the exterior shell. Source:

Shoot Out - R32 vs. Mazdaspeed 3 – Two fine hot hatches from Mazda and VW battle in this no holds barred Shootout at Willow Springs Raceway! The results are unexpected but so is the surprise we throw in at the end! Produced and directed by Larry Harvey Download iPod / Source:

R32 vs GTI vs 135i - The R32 Challenge - Web Exclusive Material Included – R32 vs GTI vs 135i - The R32 Challenge - Web Exclusive Material IncludedWhen we first drove the Mk5 VW R32 (et 10/07), we gave it a slightly lukewarm reception: as did most others. However, our brief spell in the car didn't allow a final verdict. Yet Source:

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SoCal R32 GTG & Track Day - ET Event – SoCal R32 GTG & Track Day - ET EventCheck out event coverage of the SoCal R32 GTG and Track Day.If you don't own an R32, here's what you're missing: VW's only 4Motion all-wheel drive Golf sold in the US. Made available in the Mk4 chassis in '04 and M Source:

No 2009 Volkswagen R32, We Are Inconsolable – It’s like a bad dream, but we’ve pinched ourselves enough that we’re now relatively certain this is, in fact, reality. A reality that’s about to become a lot more bland if you’re shopping for a Volkswagen, as its perfor Source:

R32 Plays On The Ice – For those of us out there who aren’t based in sunny Southern California, winter’s been rearing its ugly head with a vengeance. In my neck of the woods (Da South), snow and ice have laid waste to transportation for the past few days, and it’s j Source:

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By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

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