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“A flawed gem?”

Written on: 28/07/2011

After a year of long hard saving, I finally found myself with a decent budget for a performance car. Painstaking research led me to choose the Mk5 R32 and I decided to take the plunge in April last year. I purchased a 2007 facelift model with an excellent spec as follows: 5 Door, DSG, Heated leather seats, RNS 510 touchscreen satnav/stereo (with ipod doc in the armrest and 10 x speakers), Lux Pack (consisting of: cruise control, folding mirrors - the passenger one dips when you reverse… Read Full Review

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“Great all rounder - excellent turn of speed when...”

Written on: 18/09/2010

Great all rounder - excellent turn of speed when required yet just as happy crawling around town doing the shopping. 4WD inspires confidence in the wet. Could be better on fuel (25-30 MPG) but the sound form the exhaust which is glorious more than makes up fot it. Overall this is a great all rounder discreet, practical yet fast… Read Full Review

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“This car sounds awesome, is quick, fun to drive, and...”

Written on: 08/06/2010

This car sounds awesome, is quick, fun to drive, and is comfortable for long distance trips. The car is beautiful, and very reliable, I have taken it to service as required in the manual, and have never had a problem with the vehicle. I have also added multiple after market parts, and the car does nothing but continue to impress me. I would highly recommend this car, as a sporty solution with the safety of all wheel drive, especially for areas with high precipitation of rain or snow. This car… Read Full Review

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“Well where to start. Had the 3dr DSG model for 6...”

Written on: 10/01/2010

Well where to start. Had the 3dr DSG model for 6 months and over that period of time enjoyed it. But in this country being Ireland the R32 isn't really a runner. Running costs are extreme for the amount of driving pleasure it gave me.

The noise is one of the best I've heard for a V6 but from that you get a little disappointed in the performance for a big engine in a hatchback. Fuel economy wasn't one of its strong points but its understandable with the engine size but also the extra bursts of… Read Full Review

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“Borrowing the car for a fortnight I was well...”

Written on: 26/08/2008

Borrowing the car for a fortnight I was well impressed, nice drive and the noise was amazing. however all came crashing down when I parked at the lights on a long stretch and an old man in 5 year old Volvo parked next to me, red amber green and off I was. The guy made ground on me! Now thats a dissapointment! It left me a little bemused!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/03/2011

There are some very very quick Volvo models eg T5. Whatever model of Volvo it was it would have been a top of range or tuned. I wouldn't be put off by this.

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★★★★★

“Overall a superb car fantastic qualities just comfort...”

Written on: 07/05/2008

Overall a superb car fantastic qualities just comfort is a let down due to long didtance travelling but a good quality car… Read Full Review

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“Where else can you find a V6 hatchback that goes and...”

Written on: 18/04/2008 by pdc (1 review written)

Where else can you find a V6 hatchback that goes and sounds as good as the R32? this is one serious car, if you want performance and practicalilty then go buy one you wont be disappointed… Read Full Review

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“Looking for a hot hatch? Having had the new Golf GTI...”

Written on: 15/03/2008 by GrantDavid (1 review written)

Looking for a hot hatch? Having had the new Golf GTI for three years time for a change but what to? I read countless web reviews on nearly all the hot hatches and decided to burn a week and try a test drive or ten, after all, when your parting with 20K+ it ' s a must. I used the same 35 mile pothole, crack ridden tarmac route accounting for both city and open country roads in Yorkshire. My MK V GTI set the bar quite high so I set about testing : Ford Focus ST and followed with: Renault Megane… Read Full Review

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“A thoroughly good all round car that even after 18...”

Written on: 23/02/2008 by stephen rowland (1 review written)

A thoroughly good all round car that even after 18 months of ownership still look for excuses (like my old Impreza STI) to go out for a drive. Generally a Jeckyll & Hyde car which will still not show its performance/handling limits after years of ownership. Have not had single problem or even topped up oil since new, tyres are only consumable to be renewed (approx 12,000 mls on front). Would recommend one to anyone who loves driving as I do myself!… Read Full Review

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“This car is a dream. Fast, quick, small. Very much a...”

Written on: 13/02/2008 by Mach5 (1 review written)

This car is a dream. Fast, quick, small. Very much a joy to drive. The prices on this car vary from Dealer to Dealer. Most have them at around 35,000+.
Some Dealers will not budge at all on the price. Literally no negotiation.
The rear design is very unappealing, needs a little more shape too it… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Golf R32 now for 6 months and I...”

Written on: 30/10/2007 by jamesdb (5 reviews written)

I have had my Golf R32 now for 6 months and I absolutely love it. I used to have a Civic Type-R but have to do a 45 minute commute every day and with that and recently becoming a dad for the first time I decided a new car was in order. Thankfully I brought what I think is a great car, not only does it perform when you want it too it is comfortable enough to use every day even on the back roads I use some days to get to work.

I own the 5 door version and there is plenty of space to get the… Read Full Review

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“You just know there are going to be two types of...”

Written on: 29/10/2006 by zharca (8 reviews written)

You just know there are going to be two types of Volkswagen Golf R32 MKV 3.2 reviews. The "rubbish, a VXR blow them away" from the reviewer who's maybe persuaded his dad to get the brochure, hopefully balanced by those from people who've actually bought the car or who, for cogent reasons, have decided that they prefer to own the BMW 130i or Audi A3-3.2.

So I thought I'd get in first.

Most owners will run their R32 as an everyday car, in fact 60% are buying the five-door version, so it must… Read Full Review

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Analysis's Response to zharca's Review

Written on: 17/10/2007

I test drove the R32 and Audi S3. I ignored them both and bought a fully loaded new shape Civic Type R GT. The Type R cost me just over 21K (read my review) it's as quick, has comparably build quality (in and out), looks better and has as good residual values and desirability. The fact the I-Vtec is more reliable, matches the R32 performance has better running costs, kit and saved me £5k swayed me. The R32 is a very good car, much better than the hairdresser S3, but it's no Civic Type R!!!! Test drive one if you don't believe me!

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