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  1. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I'm looking for a few opinions on these car:
    MIV R32
    Pros
    AWD
    VR6 so more power
    6 speed, but this is a wash.
    rare

    cons
    OLD
    rare
    no turbo
    no nav



    MV5 GTI
    Pros
    DSG = SEX
    200 hp I4 so less weight
    better looking IMO (don't argue this it's just the way I am
    NEW
    interior/nav

    Cons:
    New
    about the same price as the MKIV R32
    less power



    my question to the vw crew which car would you rather own. Mods will be limited on both cars. Nothing crazy, just chip/tires mostly.
     
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  2. Tron

    Tron New Member

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    personally, the R32
     
  3. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    why?
     
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    anything mk1. after that they're all over-engineered and become tempermental as fuck.

    my two cents
     
  5. thegoodson

    thegoodson This morning she made me eat her hair pie.

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    i own a mk4 jetta, and have pretty good seat time in a mk5 gti. overall, i dont think the mk5 is enough of an improvement over the r32 for what it is. i would take awd and NA VR over the (admitedly) great turbo and DSG.
     
  6. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    wasn't what I was looking for but thanks for your input
     
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    DuncMan New Member

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    get the .:R man, and DSG is good but it cant hold alot of tourque
     
  8. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    guess you missed the "not modding" part
     
  9. DuncMan

    DuncMan New Member

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    and the R is 3 years old, its a 3.2liter 6 cylender, they are at a 15% angle (230hp). tranny is bullet proof, you can get a navi for 550 on ebay. 4motion is amazing, and the interior is awesome, have you sat in an R seat, its like getting a big hug every where you go
     
  10. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    the R32 came out in 94 no? And yes I've sat in the old R32, the seats in the GTI are about the same. Not quite as good but still great
     
  11. thegoodson

    thegoodson This morning she made me eat her hair pie.

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    came out in 2004. +1 for the R32.
     
  12. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    well fuck I was wrong. I read that it was 94 some place. Guess I was wrong. Time to change the first post
     
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    R32 for sure. No questions. I have an 03 GTI 1.8t
     
  14. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    now if I can just find a R32 to drive
     
  15. peoplescar

    peoplescar Guest

    DSG blows, real men drive stick. its just a fancy automatic, you never going to use it for what its built for and that is the racetrack.

    R32 without a doubt just because its rare and will become a hot car in a few years when people realise they are cool.
     
  16. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I've been driving manuals since before you were able to drive, it gets old in a daily driver. And the dsg kicks ass
     
  17. peoplescar

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    still, manual is more fun, your going to find yourself throwing it in D more often than you use the DSG. i have a friend who has a new GLI and i always bust on him because he loves DSG but doesn't fucking use it. what the hell is so hard about driving stick anyway?
     
  18. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    some days you just don't feel like having to shift. I like the dsg so thats what I'm going to get if I get the gti
     
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    Nope, never had that feeling. R32 for sure. I have an 03 GTI 1.8T and drool whenever I see the rare R32's.
     
  20. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    it happens to me every now and them, end of a long day, sometimes I just go "oh fuck why do I have to shift". Although I'm used to relativily heavy stock clutches
     
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    I love my r32, its great in the snow which is huge for me since i ski a lot.
     
  22. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    i need to find a R32 to drive, but the only one around is at a dealer that's run by pricks
     
  23. peoplescar

    peoplescar Guest

    go in there and make sure you know everything about the car.

    i've heard stories of dealers talking so much shit about the R32 to make it seem better. the things the salesmen were saying was pretty funny. there was a huge thread on the Car Lounge about dealership idiots. just know your stuff and be assertive and make sure they know you want to spend the money.
     
  24. compu_85

    compu_85 Woooo! 60HP!

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    Just drive both. That should make up the decision for you.

    FWIW the Mk5 has more computers... not that the Mk4 doesn't have any LOL. Either way, if you plan on taking your car to the dealer for every little thing, VW ownership might be very painful for you.

    -Jason (99.5 TDI and 91 ECOdiesel)
     
  25. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    MkV GTI. It's newer, the 2.0t gets better gas mileage even after being tuned to match the R32's power, it's not a MkIV so it probably doesn't have the same pervasive electrical issues that MkIV VWs had, and as you pointed out, the DSG is damn nice -- you can let the car shift for you when you're too tired to care about doing it yourself.

    EDIT: The massive computer systems that VWs have can be easily serviced at home with the purchase of a VAG-COM cable and software from Ross-Tech. I've had one for about a year and it's saved me hundreds of dollars already. It's the perfect solution to VW computers' finicky behavior -- as the joke goes, the first Check Engine light on a VW means the computer is working, and the second means it's time to buy a VAG-COM.
     

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