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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.
fiber optic
neutral = uncool
Phix
I voted cool. Seems like it'd make a rather comfortable daily driver.
PBB
QUOTE(Phix @ Dec 5 2006, 05:10 PM) *
I voted cool. Seems like it'd make a rather comfortable daily driver.

sealed.gif: So would a Cadillac...
Phix
QUOTE(PBB @ Dec 5 2006, 05:15 PM) *
sealed.gif: So would a Cadillac...

Let me reiterate... seems like it'd be a rather comfortable AND fun daily driver.
herkalees
I love it, frozen in my opinion. Bash me, and you're an idiot.
dukenukem
If it costs anywhere near the $32k price mark then i would most definately pick the STi Limited over it !
That said, i just dont like the MK5 GTis so uncool from me as well.
clarkma5
In any case, it's not the car it should be. The R32 should be more focused, but instead it's more of a GT car. Uncool.
PBB
Well, this poll was made a bit prematurely for the US market. I've just learned that the US will not get the cool 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.
DakianDelomast
Throw this piece of shit in the oven.
Cyclone
Well since this is the Eurospec R32, I'm voting cool. Whenever a thread pops up for the US R32 it gets an uncool vote for me.
PBB
There will be no US version poll. This is it.
You can say the R32 is cool based on a car you'll never see or it sucks based on what you'll actually be able to buy.
infinity
This is really just a big yawn (at least the 4dr version is). Uncool.
Asher
The last-gen one was awesome, and the new Euro one is too, but too a lesser extent.
tune
Asher took the keystrokes from my keyboard.
midnightdorifto
No manual/2-door for the states? Fuck you VW.

Super-uncool.
UserDrew
I think I voted frozen in this poll. Can my vote be chagned to MJU becuase of the dissapointing north american model?
clarkma5
QUOTE(UserDrew @ Dec 10 2006, 08:20 PM) *
I think I voted frozen in this poll. Can my vote be chagned to MJU becuase of the dissapointing north american model?


sure
moe
Uncool. It's more expensive than the GTi, and from what I've read isn't good enough to justify the extra you pay for it.
Mitlov
Uncool. DSG or no, performance-oriented special-editions with no manual transmission are lame.
redlinehappiness
Uncool, a chipped GTi can put out the same numbers for alot less. And that chrome grill, tongue_crossed-eyes.gif
Phix
QUOTE(redlinehappiness @ Jul 6 2007, 11:37 AM) *
Uncool, a chipped GTi can put out the same numbers for alot less. And that chrome grill, tongue_crossed-eyes.gif

...but it still won't have the AWD.
clarkma5
QUOTE(Phix @ Jul 6 2007, 02:01 PM) *
...but it still won't have the AWD.


but it would weigh 500-800 pounds less.
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