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Topic # 96585 31-Jan-2012 16:15
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Hey all, I have just purchased a very nice 4 door Golf R32, the Mk4 model which has a 6 speed manual.

For those not in the know, these are the top range Golf's and feature a 3.2V6 plus 4WD, and put out 240HP.  They come standard with leather seats, traction control, 18" alloys, twin exhausts etc

Just curious if anyone else of geekzone is a R32 fan? 


 

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  Reply # 575428 31-Jan-2012 16:51
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Focus XR5 is waaaaayyy nicer!  Smile


I've never actually driven an R32 but the GTi is a fantastic vehicle to drive.
  

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  Reply # 575435 31-Jan-2012 16:57
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not got one but nice ride mate. 




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  Reply # 575461 31-Jan-2012 17:39
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Have driven a Mk5 model and that was very nice, don't own one though. Instead my daily driver is a slightly faster car from Japan :)



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  Reply # 575467 31-Jan-2012 17:43
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Paulthagerous: Have driven a Mk5 model and that was very nice, don't own one though. Instead my daily driver is a slightly faster car from Japan :)


Yeah, the Mk5's are nice, and the Mk5 R32 has slightly more power, but doesn't come with the option for a manual, just the DSG.

 "slightly faster car from Japan", must be an EVO or WRX? ;-)
 

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  Reply # 575481 31-Jan-2012 18:08
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Paulthagerous: Have driven a Mk5 model and that was very nice, don't own one though. Instead my daily driver is a slightly faster car from Japan :)


Yeah, the Mk5's are nice, and the Mk5 R32 has slightly more power, but doesn't come with the option for a manual, just the DSG.

 "slightly faster car from Japan", must be an EVO or WRX? ;-)
 


Yeah, the DSG does work well

And yep, you are correct :) 

And yes, terrible quality photo I know...


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  Reply # 575505 31-Jan-2012 18:52
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sbiddle: Focus XR5 is waaaaayyy nicer!  Smile
  


Are they still in production? I noticed that the latest generation has no serious sports variant available, at least in New Zealand. 



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  Reply # 575510 31-Jan-2012 19:03
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alasta:
sbiddle: Focus XR5 is waaaaayyy nicer!  Smile
  


Are they still in production? I noticed that the latest generation has no serious sports variant available, at least in New Zealand. 


I like this Ford (even though it's a Fiesta)....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btViXvIDsi0

Wish I could drive like that too! Some background on the video http://pjlighthouse.com/dc-shoes-ken-blocka-gymkhana-four-ford-fiesta-the-hollywood-megamercial/

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  Reply # 575512 31-Jan-2012 19:04
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I'm not a petrol head, but I do own a VW Golf, and it's a Mk. 6 bought brand new last year:

VW Golf Mk. 6 2.0 TDI

It's a 2.0 TDI which produces 320Nm of torque and consumes just 5L/100km of fuel.  Personally I love the torquey feel of a modern common-rail diesel.  It's like surfing on a wave with loads of instant acceleration available.  Diesel engines produce pretty much all their torque at the bottom end, so there's no need to change down a gear before things start to happen.

The best thing is the fuel economy: 1000km on a 55 Litre tank.

We fill up at truckstops using a fuel card which gives about 10c per litre discount off retail prices.  It does look a bit out of place when an 18-wheeler drives up alongside it, but paying only $70 or so to fill it up keeps me smiling all the way to the bank.

Sure a Golf GTI or Golf R will blow it into the weeds speedwise, but that's not what's important to me here in the Far North.  There's hardly a straight road anywhere -- most of them are windy as hell -- and this thing just handles like a dream, while using so little fuel it's amazing.





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  Reply # 575521 31-Jan-2012 19:24
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Saw "R32" and thought "Skyline" straight away..... curses :D




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  Reply # 575546 31-Jan-2012 20:51
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Ive always thought of hatchbacks as girls cars




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  Reply # 575874 1-Feb-2012 13:47
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richms: Ive always thought of hatchbacks as girls cars


Them's fighting words!





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  Reply # 575885 1-Feb-2012 14:03
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Congrats on the purchase. Missus use to own a Mk4 GTi. Awesome car to drive, not quite as rapid as the R32's but still went like a cut cat, and handled like nothing else I have driven before or since. Only downer was forking out up to $1000 every time the thing needed a service...that was criminal!





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  Reply # 575900 1-Feb-2012 14:27
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scuwp: Congrats on the purchase. Missus use to own a Mk4 GTi. Awesome car to drive, not quite as rapid as the R32's but still went like a cut cat, and handled like nothing else I have driven before or since. Only downer was forking out up to $1000 every time the thing needed a service...that was criminal!



Thanks!  And those costs remind me of when I had my Merc, even a set of rear tires was $500+!

And yeah, it really just GOES, and none of that turbo lag you get in a GTI, or a WRX/EVO.  But its made all the more fun by the bodies ability handle all that power.



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  Reply # 575901 1-Feb-2012 14:27
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richms: Ive always thought of hatchbacks as girls cars


Them's fighting words!



+1. Now where did I put those boxing gloves of mine....



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  Reply # 575902 1-Feb-2012 14:28
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xpd: Saw "R32" and thought "Skyline" straight away..... curses :D


Personally I never liked the R32 Skyline, however the R34 is a different story.

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