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    WRX vs. VW R32

    Anyone seen these yet? Pretty nice for a GTI base. Guy I talked to that had one said they were AWD 242hp? sounds pretty nice, and very similar to stock WRX.

    Now the real question? How do they match up? Anyone raced yet? I'm very curious to see how quick they really are...

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    i tried to race one, but i think he just drove it off the lot.

    VOLKSWAGEN R32
    Vehicle type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 3-door coupe
    Base price: $29,675
    Engine type: DOHC 24-valve V-6, iron block and aluminum head, port fuel injection
    Displacement: 195 cu in, 3189cc
    Power (SAE net): 240 bhp @ 6250 rpm
    Torque (SAE net): 236 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm

    Transmission: 6-speed manual
    Wheelbase: 99.1 in
    Length/width/height: 164.4/68.3/56.1 in
    Curb weight: 3400 lb
    Manufacturer's performance ratings:
    Zero to 60 mph: 6.4 sec
    Top speed (governor limited): 130 mph

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    Not bad, but for the price tag, why not get an STi or EVO? The guy I talked to seemed pretty psyched about it. I'm gonna go try and find him around town now and make him race me...

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    they run liek 14 @100 probably with a good drive will kill a stock wrx
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    i dont know about doing a quater in 14 seconds if VW said it goes 0-60 in 6.4.
    they sure look sweet though
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    Originally posted by bmms8
    i dont know about doing a quater in 14 seconds if VW said it goes 0-60 in 6.4.
    they sure look sweet though
    Notice the 100 MPH trap speed? That V6 has some top end probably..

    I want to race an R32 sometime with my new Legacy GT. But, I should probably get fast at driving stick first.
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    i've read 14.5 down to 13.9 on a stock R32.

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    Originally posted by Werrxxx
    Not bad, but for the price tag, why not get an STi or EVO? The guy I talked to seemed pretty psyched about it. I'm gonna go try and find him around town now and make him race me...
    Same reason people buy M3's instead of Corvettes, some people want more luxury then performance and vice versa.
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    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    I think there is a member that has one around here somewhere... Used to have ablack wrx with the FP Green and trimmings..
    02 WRX WRBP sedan..
    Upgrades??? stock...

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    I done killed one and I was stock. don't know what happened but he lost to me in the 1/4 mile.

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    A guy in my complex just traded in his SRT4 on a silver R32...I'll see if he wants to run and let you guys know. He probably won't though...he won't even return a friendly wave.

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    i thought r32's trap at around 96

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    car and driver did 14.2 @97mph..they will not trap at 100mph

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    it's a slower car stock period.

    But it sacrifaces performance for refinement, quieter NVH, luxury features, softer suspension (than STi and Evo) with less aggressive tires....

    Too bad they had to stick to the VW Cup Racing rules.... 240 hp max. They have those pesky Polo GTI's that weigh about a ton and can be tuned closer to 240 bhp for a better power to weight ratio...

    If you think the STi's suspension is too rough, but want the exclusivity...R32

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    depends some magazines like road and track got 100 it varies from 96-100 but 97 is the was the top a mag got for a wrx so i would compare it to the max gotten from the R32 in reality the VW will trap 95-97 with a good driver and a good driver wrx 90-95 (95 with a very good driver) A stage one will probably be pretty close. i mean its probably a drivers race with the VW having a bigger advantage top end
    remember:
    Eroupean cars= good top end

    also you wrx guys have an advatage you can raise youre boost (Cheap hp) it will probably be hard to get a lot of hp on the R32 unless you put a SC ot TC which will cost you alot

    I also think the Wrx has a better value then the R32. The R32 is probably more comfertable. So when you guys said that you would love the wrx with the S4 interior and close to wrx price so nows youre chance. or maybe a legacy GT.
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