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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Believe the tire warning
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By The Fat Kid
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Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Predictable, fast, fun. I've been pulled over three or four times and cops alway let me go, this car does not shout out "give me a ticket " but yet it will blow the doors off alot of the competitons striaght out of the wrapper. Oh yeah, If you didn't read the warning that came with tires, do it. these thing will not even track striaght if the forecast calls for snow!


Best Features

All of them


Worst Features

Get rid of the governor; nothing is worse then having RPMs left and have the computer shut you down! Everything i've read say 130mph but mine shuts down at 135mph(anybody finding this?)


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R32 Racing
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By masheen79
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I owned a 2003 Mazdaspeed Protégé with 20k prior to the R32. The Mazda was a total "piece" which forced me to sell it after less than a year of ownership. I purchased the R32 in March '03 and have loved every minute since. It's my first 6cyl AWD vehicle and I will never go back to anything less. This car performs, looks, sounds and handles amazing. The Pipes with the baffle mode turned off sound sweet!!! German engineering kicks ass.


Best Features

Seats, Styling, exhaust, Climate control, AWD 240HP, Deep Blue Pearl color, 6-speed


Worst Features

Lower suspension (the 20AE GTI is lower) more power, AWD driver control similar to the STI and a turbo.


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R32 IS QUALITY AND FAST!
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By R32BULLET
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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THIS CAR IS NOT ONLY FAST BUT IS HAS THE EXTRA THAT THE OTHERS DONT. IT HAS A FEELING OF QUALITY WHEN YOU SIT IN IT AND YOU CAN TELL IT WAS MADE WELL. THE V6 IS SMOOTH WITH NO LAG THAT TURBOS HAVE. ONE DRIVE AND YOU WILL BUY THIS CAR. VW DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS ONE!


Best Features

ALL WHEEL DRIVE, 3.2LITERV6, SPORT SEATS


Worst Features

COULD HAVE TRIED TO MAKE IT LIGHTER FOR EVEN FASTER 0 TO 60 TIME


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R32 Greatest Car Ever
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By seattlefitz
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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You gotta drive this car! I went from a BMW X5 4.6 to an R32. The hatch is great and provides more useable room than a big SUV. THe car is super fast. The car is sticky on the roads. THe car is so fun to drive. THe exterior is beautiful. The interior is racing style. The only down side is the carpeting is that felt type crap. I compared it to the others. It looks way better than the comparisons. It preforms better unless your a cop and need the extra 10 or so HP. This is plenty fast enough to keep the cops busy.


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R32
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By jasonS
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is absolutely the best car I have ever owned. I have previously owned other performance compacts such as the Integra GS-R, Integra Type-R & RSX Type- S, but this car is in its own class. AWD is great for the winter and the near 250hp will sure to keep you awake at the wheel. Drive one and you will understand....


Best Features

Attention to Detail by Volkswagen


Worst Features

Should have included a Winter Wheel/Tire package with car or available as an option.


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