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    2006 VW GTI R32 : slow and expensive

    I was just reading to day in Motor Trend ( I'm not sure which month, i was reading it at work) where they did a 'first test' on the 2006 GTI R32. My jaw dropped.

    MSRP $32,000
    peak HP 250
    peak TQ 236
    not available with a 'true manual transmission only the clutchless DSG (talk about how cool it is all you want, it still isnt a stick shift)

    and the icing on the cake: the test drivers at Motor Trend only got a 14.4 quarter mile out of that thing. Only like .3 seconds faster than they got out of the 06 GTI.

    cmon VW! I love your styling, but when are you gonna get with the times! A 2.5ltr WRX that can be had for close to 23.5 out the door is faster than your FASTEST car available.

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    it is a VW

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanes287
    it is a VW
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    I knew someone who had the previous R32 and I wasn't exactly impressed by it. Doesn't sound lik this is a whole lot better.
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    While my previous car, a 2005 red jetta GLI, was not the fastest car around, it certainly was a quality piece. Although I only owned for a year, there was never any problem mechanically and I still say that that model year GLI still looks fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wr06x
    While my previous car, a 2005 red jetta GLI, was not the fastest car around, it certainly was a quality piece. Although I only owned for a year, there was never any problem mechanically and I still say that that model year GLI still looks fantastic.
    yeah I think the VW/audi unreliability thing is a little over blown. I know plenty of people that have had 0 problems with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333
    yeah I think the VW/audi unreliability thing is a little over blown. I know plenty of people that have had 0 problems with them.
    For every one car thats good, it seems as if there's one thats horrible. My A4 1.8T was a great car, but a pile of crap reliability wise. I put $2500 in repairs between 50,000 and 70,000 miles and had another $3000 staring me in the face when I dumped it.

    Unbelievably problematic car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold
    For every one car thats good, it seems as if there's one thats horrible. My A4 1.8T was a great car, but a pile of crap reliability wise. I put $2500 in repairs between 50,000 and 70,000 miles and had another $3000 staring me in the face when I dumped it.

    Unbelievably problematic car.

    Hmm guess their just inconsistently good/bad.
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    the thing that made my jaw drop was the price!!!!

    32k!?? for a 'performance' car that wont break 14s stock...
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    The Old R32 was a very good competition for the stock WRX. The new one is in the same class, just costs more.

    the R36 and the new Scirocco will be the big performers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT
    The Old R32 was a very good competition for the stock WRX. The new one is in the same class, just costs more.

    the R36 and the new Scirocco will be the big performers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT
    The new one is in the same class, just costs more.
    how do you figure?? People have stock 06 wrxs in the 13.9 area. The R32 is a HALF a second slower when driven by professionals. doesn't seem like much competition for the stock wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElBartoRex
    how do you figure?? People have stock 06 wrxs in the 13.9 area. The R32 is a HALF a second slower when driven by professionals. doesn't seem like much competition for the stock wrx.
    Because from a roll they have bigger displacement and dont have the AWD drivetrain loss like we have. Stock R32's were running next to or walking stock 2.0L WRX's.

    Now the 06 is a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElBartoRex
    how do you figure?? People have stock 06 wrxs in the 13.9 area. The R32 is a HALF a second slower when driven by professionals. doesn't seem like much competition for the stock wrx.


    they cant drive, the old r32 also had bad 1/4 mile times but people got into high 13's stock. This one is gonna be the same. Edmunds also got a 14.1 1/4 mile with a sti, that must make it a pos. Oh and the old r32 were not competition for wrx's. Not a stock one atleast. They would walk over a wrx off a roll and a good driver off a launch too. Wrx with a few mods would probably be faster. I'd say the old r32 were at par with the 0 wrx's.
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    R32's have at least one good thing about them....they sound freakin awesome. I was behind an R32 with exhaust one day in my truck, and it almost made me wet my pants

    They literally have like the best engine sound out of any V6

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