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Volkswagen Golf R32
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Frozen! [ 7 ] ** [15.91%]
Cool [ 14 ] ** [31.82%]
Uncool [ 18 ] ** [40.91%]
Uncool like Jacko! [ 5 ] ** [11.36%]
Total Votes: 44
  
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post Dec 5 2006, 01:56 PM
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Edit: This poll was made a bit prematurely for the US market. After making it, it was learned that the US will not get the 2-door manual-equipped R32 as posted originally.

The US market R32 will be available only in 4-door and only with the DSG transmission.

So Phix, herkalees and everyone who voted cool or frozen, you can either keep your vote as based on the Euro version or change your vote based on the disappointing reality of the North American version. If you want to change your vote, just post up here.




The R32 returns in it's second iteration even plumper than the previous version.





Drivetrain
Type: 15* VR6
Displacement: 3.2L (3189 cc)
Power: 250 bhp @ 6300 RPM
Torque: 236 lb/ft @ 2500 RPM
Transmission: 6-speed manual standard, 6-speed DSG optional on Euro model
DSG only on US model



Body

European Version
Type: 2-door hatchback or 4-door hatchback
Length Width Height in: 165.5 68.6 57.1 (hatchback)
Curb Weight: 3,680 pounds

US Version
Type: 4-door hatchback only
Curb weight: 3,950 pounds (est.)






Performance
0-60mph: 6.2 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)






Personally, there's no way I'm calling this car cool. It's way too fat and luxurious to be a true sports car and the MK V styling is just too bulbous and goofy looking. This little blurb from the official VW press release says it all:

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As opposed to the more purist style of the Golf GTI, the R32 top model boasts a dazzling array of standard equipment at no extra price, such as automatic air conditioning (Climatronic), the RCD 300 audio system with ten loudspeakers, anti-theft alarm system plus, multifunction display, automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror, rain sensor, tire pressure monitor and the complete safety programme comprising six airbags, ESP and brake assistant.

No cool hatchback has all that fruity garbage and weighs 2 full tons. That Americans can't get it with a manual is just icing on the cake. Uncool vote cast.
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post Dec 5 2006, 07:01 PM
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The last-gen one was awesome, and the new Euro one is too, but too a lesser extent.
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- PBB   Volkswagen Golf R32   Dec 5 2006, 01:56 PM
- - fiber optic   neutral = uncool   Dec 5 2006, 01:58 PM
- - Phix   I voted cool. Seems like it'd make a rather co...   Dec 5 2006, 02:10 PM
- - PBB   QUOTE(Phix @ Dec 5 2006, 05:10 PM) I vote...   Dec 5 2006, 02:15 PM
- - Phix   QUOTE(PBB @ Dec 5 2006, 05:15 PM) : So wo...   Dec 5 2006, 02:21 PM
- - herkalees   I love it, frozen in my opinion. Bash me, and you...   Dec 5 2006, 03:19 PM
- - dukenukem   If it costs anywhere near the $32k price mark...   Dec 5 2006, 03:25 PM
- - clarkma5   In any case, it's not the car it should be. T...   Dec 5 2006, 04:40 PM
- - PBB   Well, this poll was made a bit prematurely for the...   Dec 5 2006, 05:17 PM
- - DakianDelomast   Throw this piece of shit in the oven.   Dec 5 2006, 05:21 PM
- - Cyclone   Well since this is the Eurospec R32, I'm votin...   Dec 5 2006, 05:21 PM
- - PBB   There will be no US version poll. This is it. You...   Dec 5 2006, 05:24 PM
- - infinity935   This is really just a big yawn (at least the 4dr v...   Dec 5 2006, 06:58 PM
- - Asher   The last-gen one was awesome, and the new Euro one...   Dec 5 2006, 07:01 PM
- - tune   Asher took the keystrokes from my keyboard.   Dec 7 2006, 05:58 AM
- - midnightdorifto   No manual/2-door for the states? Fuck you VW. Su...   Dec 10 2006, 06:19 PM
- - UserDrew   I think I voted frozen in this poll. Can my vote b...   Dec 10 2006, 08:20 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(UserDrew @ Dec 10 2006, 08:20 PM) I...   Dec 10 2006, 08:26 PM
- - moethepaki   Uncool. It's more expensive than the GTi, and ...   Dec 14 2006, 11:39 AM
- - Mitlov   Uncool. DSG or no, performance-oriented special-e...   Jul 5 2007, 09:55 PM
- - redlinehappiness   Uncool, a chipped GTi can put out the same numbers...   Jul 6 2007, 07:37 AM
- - Phix   QUOTE(redlinehappiness @ Jul 6 2007, 11:3...   Jul 6 2007, 01:01 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(Phix @ Jul 6 2007, 02:01 PM) ...but...   Jul 6 2007, 02:44 PM


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