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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Base 3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Manual - (156 reviews )

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GREAT CAR!!!!
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By EL TEMPLO
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Owned a BMW 3-series for 2 yrs before
this car which pales in comparison to
my r32!. Great handling, very
aggressive, and has loads of
aftermarket potential. Unlike its
competitors (Evo, Sti - The Evo MR
does not even have ABS! Commuting
kills Evos, Sti better for track) it
has lots of comfort, luxury and
greater power potential with the 6 cyl
engine. The alloy rims, konig heated
seats, awd, sunroof, and 6-speed
tranny are all standard features. The
fit and finish are top notch and feels
like a 25-30K car. There's more to
driving than 0-60 in a straight-line.
If you appreciate comfort and luxury
with amped performance, check out the
r32 (compare it to is300, 3-series,
TSX, c-class).


Best Features

paint, interior materials, performance, complements I get from onlookers, exhaust note, phatbox


Worst Features

HID lights standard would be nice (can be purchased though), leather bra, factory tinted windows, (though it looks cool - offer other trims besides brushed metal - carbon fiber would be nice)


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we want a 280 or more 6
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By cornwall
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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handling is outstanding glad I live
in a area where hills and curves keep
me very happy
Pulling power in all 6 gears is
outstanding.
comfort and ride is great for a car
that handles so well!
brakes, just what you need to feel
safe, they Stop on a dime.


Worst Features

lets get a bigger 6 and then move over wrx


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R32
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By BikeR32
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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For me, the R32 is all about easy-to-
drive performance. Everything about
the car - the steering, clutch, gas,
gearshift, and brakes - requires only
a very light touch.

I find myself dipping into the
throttle just to hear the engine, and
zipping around turns just to feel the
car cling to the road. The downside of
this is that gas mileage suffers as a
result.

The brushed aluminum look of the
interior and highly bolstered seats
make seattime very enjoyable.

On the downside, the wheels get dirty
very quickly, and the interior is
small for 4. Also, the car drones when
cruising above 80mph.


Best Features

The exhaust note and handling of this car are superb. I really enjoy the steering feel, and the overall surefootedness of the car. The seats are wonderful and very, very comfortable.


Worst Features

6th gear could be slightly taller for cruising and better gas mileage, and it would be nice if the headliner was made of a brighter, less "fuzzy" material - more like an Audi.


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Better than the GTI, and AWD to boot!!
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By kevbelz
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased this car to replace my 1.8t
GTI. I was moving from New Jersey to
Montana, and wanted a sports car with
AWD, to help get me to the Ski resorts
in sporty style. This car is Awesome, I
have owned 9 cars over the past 17
years, the last 4 cars were
volkswagen's. This car is simply the
best I have ever owned. Great traction
in the Rain and Snow (as long as you
have appropriate tires, the stock tires
are NOT for winter), and a 241 hp v6
engine that is faster than most cars.


Best Features

All the styling extras that one would put on a normal Golf or Gti, if one was inclined to do so (including front side and rear spoilers). A truly MEAN sounding exhaust note. Add to that the AWD and the fact that you'll only see 5000 of them in the US, and this is an instant classic.


Worst Features

Exhaust flapper which limits sound level at lower RPM's in accordance with German law has to be done away with. Many owners in the US have already modified this "feature" by themselves.


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.:R32
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By bram
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2004 Volkswagen R32 Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I love this car. VW's are amazing.


Best Features

Engine, handling, exterior/interior styling, everything else.


Worst Features

none


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