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Volkswagen R32, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Coupe, Hatchback
Jan 07, 2008 (6:03 pm)
I traded in my 2006 GTI in mid summer of 07 for a brand new VW R32. Having upgraded the ECU in the GTI and bumping it to 267 HP i was a little reluctant at first on trading for the R32. To my wonder the R32 just felt quicker and smother. I do miss the 6 speed but I am getting very used to the DSG. I still have my summer tires on it and in Alaska it is quite a surprise to me on how it still handles great in the snow. The only things I have noticed is that the plastics on the doors that house the speakers tend to rattle now... not sure if its just the cold or if they are just rattling loose. I plan to have the doors dynamated by a local auto sound shop. Other than that I like how it is a very low profile car, most people don't know what it is .... I get Nice Rabbit... or Nice GTI. It is now near 4000miles and at first there seemed to be a rattling in the exhaust but it appears that it has broken in and matted itself wonderfully together leaving a ear pleasing growl when you punch it.
2008 Blue R32, Sat radio, DVD Nav, Serial # 401
#12 of 42 R32 Pricing
Jan 21, 2008 (12:51 pm)
I test drove one yesterday and really liked it.
Wanted to see what others are paying & aslo does any one know if there is a 4 Dr Version coming in soon?
#13 of 42 Re: New R32 owner [rmorin2]
Jan 21, 2008 (12:52 pm)
$31.8 K Drive Out?
#14 of 42 Re: R32 Pricing [pro5moh]
Jan 22, 2008 (10:44 pm)
You can now get a new R32 at invoice price (about $2,000 off MSRP). 50% of Volkswagen dealers in southern California are offering invoice price to me. The only way to get it is to call every dealerships.
#16 of 42 08 R32 Purchase
Oct 06, 2008 (9:02 am)
I am thinking of snatching up one of the few (or should I say, many) R32s still remaining on dealers lots. When I looked up the incentives for this car on edmunds it said there was $2000 in rebate and $2000 in dealer cash; it does not say that this money can not be combined. Should I basically be shooting for invoice minus $4000 as my target price? I have one dealer in my area who has two R32s that have been there for almost a year and I know they would love to unload them at almost any cost....
#17 of 42 PLEASE HELP!! CANT DECIDE!!!!!
Oct 13, 2008 (9:33 pm)
Alright so, heres the deal...
I had an AWESOME bmw x5, 4.4i, sport package, x-drive, loved it.
It got totaled.
SO... while i had the x5 i got a 335 rental and LOVED IT, so i was looking at used 330xi's , 06 and above, to replace the x5 just because i love the way they drive, awesome car, plus the 20/30 is a nice change from my x5s 16/22.
I also am intrigued by the 2008 r32's, and used theyre about the same for a lot less milage and more warranty. updated...i just drove one today, and it is AWESOME. totally unexpected, its actually more fun than the 3 series, and im a HUGE bmw fan so thats saying a lot. i even went to the bmw driving school, i think theyre the benchmark. that car was GOOD. so now im thorougly confused...
I drove an a4, it was a 06 2.0t, and was really unimpressed (we have a q7 and it did not hold up to the standard set by the q), so im thinking maybe an 05 s4 would be a nice choice and would drive differently, but again, the gas milage... updated again...i drove the s4 today too, and it was FASTTTT, just pulled, the kind of power im used to from my x5, or, past x5... But it drove great, not as tight as the r32 or 3 series, but it pulled for sure. plus, the quattro is always awesome.
AND, the subaru sounds like an all-around good buy, but i dont know if i can see myself actually getting one. (and possibly, i could look at fx's again, i looked at em when i got my x5, but i kinda wanted to move away from the suv thing, so if i got another one its prob be an x5)
if anyone could give my any advice or insight or opinion ill take anything i can get!! thank you guys so much!! please help i cant decide!! ive only driven the 330i, and so far ive set that as a benchmark for anything else i drive...
Thanks for the help!!!!
#18 of 42 08 R32 Purchase
Oct 16, 2008 (12:41 pm)
I ended up pulling the trigger today on a new 08 R32. I paid $29,500 with taxes (3% or $885), tags & fees (total $350), the total was $30,735. I put down $6,000 and financed $24,735 thru VW 2.9% for 60 months. Monthly payment of $443.35. I'm picking it up on Tues 10/21.
#19 of 42 Re: 08 R32 Purchase [tslbmw]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 16, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Dang!! What a deal!
MSRP around $35K?
I'm very jealous....
#20 of 42 Re: 08 R32 Purchase [kyfdx]
Oct 16, 2008 (7:10 pm)
Well, it was just a matter of waiting long enough. I first test drove this car back in January and have tried to be patient. It has definitely worked in my favor. The dealers will do whatever it takes to unload the remainder of these cars by year end. I guess it was the DSG that scared the "purists" off, but I love the transmission and can't wait to pick up my car. And no, the MSRP was $33,630 (mine was a non-navi car since the nav in this car sucks....). It ended up being about $2500 under invoice PLUS the 2.9% financing....which took the typical "leave the dealership and then they call you back the next morning" move.
tuesday can't come fast enough....