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    Thread: Is an 04 R32 a better car than an 08 GTI 2.0?

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      10-07-2012 08:46 PM #51
      30k a year and you want a thirsty vr6?

      get a TDI.
      welcome to the layer cake

    2. 10-08-2012 11:15 AM #52
      Either 30k miles. Or 30k salary still not the right car.
      He needs a Tdi or something other than VW. We all know VW ain't the perfect commuter car. Most of us who have a R drive on weekends or atleast. I have a prelude for my daily.

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      10-08-2012 08:34 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by ABM in Jerzey View Post
      Either 30k miles. Or 30k salary still not the right car.
      He needs a Tdi or something other than VW. We all know VW ain't the perfect commuter car. Most of us who have a R drive on weekends or atleast. I have a prelude for my daily.

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      My tuned NC2 is not the perfect commuter car, but IMHO, the Rs and GTIs certainly are, Driving the TDi buggy manual tomorrow.

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      10-09-2012 01:11 AM #54
      Owned a 337 for 4 years and loved the pull of a tuned turbocharged engine,albeit a much lighter car than the .:R. But the fun factor and looks that you get driving this beast outweighs any 4banger turbo VW out there.(IMO) The sound, feel, seats, hell I dont even turn the radio on any more!! But the economy of a gti is one thing that comes in as an advantage. Weigh out your options,but if ya wanna wake up n the morning,and hear one of the sweetest engines come to life,the answer is pretty clear!! Damn,I cant wait to go to work tomorrow,pop off ESP and let her rip through the mountains!!! Mmmmmmm!!

    5. 10-09-2012 03:18 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      30k a year and you want a thirsty vr6?

      get a TDI.
      This.
      My R is fun, but I hate daily driving it. I know how expensive maintenance is on it, and I hate beating it over the [poop] roads here. I never would have bought this car for a daily, and I didn't. But someone stole the daily, so here I am.

      I know not everyone is in a position to get two cars (my old DD was already paid off beforehand), but if you want an R wait until you have a daily. Getting to your job IMO is priority. MkIV TDI I would say should be your first stop. Hell, you could get one of the Golf TDIs and build it out aesthetically like an R; full interior/exterior swap.

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      10-09-2012 03:31 AM #56
      I daily my R and love it. I drive it to school, to get food, take the girlfriend out, go on spirited drives, blah blah blah.
      Terminally unhinged

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    7. 10-09-2012 11:16 AM #57
      Who daily drives those R that's f****n retarded. Just buy. Cheap civic or corolla. Why run up the miles on your R and then now you got more maintenance to deal with + R's. Are gas guzzlers

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      10-09-2012 11:24 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by ABM in Jerzey View Post
      Who daily drives those R that's f****n retarded. Just buy. Cheap civic or corolla. Why run up the miles on your R and then now you got more maintenance to deal with + R's. Are gas guzzlers

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      Umm because I bought it to enjoy driving it, not looking at it sit in my garage. The point of a car is to drive it and enjoy it. If you can only afford to buy the car, but not drive it....you bought the wrong car.
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      10-09-2012 12:39 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by EIPtuningR32 View Post
      Umm because I bought it to enjoy driving it, not looking at it sit in my garage. The point of a car is to drive it and enjoy it. If you can only afford to buy the car, but not drive it....you bought the wrong car.
      this i daily drive mine 70 miles per day for work and i love every second of it although sometimes i do feel bad for puttin so many miles on her

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      10-09-2012 12:40 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by ABM in Jerzey View Post
      Who daily drives those R that's f****n retarded. Just buy. Cheap civic or corolla. Why run up the miles on your R and then now you got more maintenance to deal with + R's. Are gas guzzlers

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      Your retared for that statment.
      "A genius is not measured by what he knows, but with what he can figure out with what he already knows."
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      Also, remember that you can throw the whole parts bin at the car, you can even pick and choose, but the best modification is to tighten the loose nut behind the wheel.
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    11. 10-18-2012 09:45 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by VincewagenR32 View Post
      Your retared for that statment.
      Your ****in retarded. I'm just saying. If you gonna buy a R its best that its not your only car.
      And u just agreeing with everyone eles.

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    12. 10-18-2012 09:50 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by VincewagenR32 View Post
      Your retared for that statment.
      Plus he said he drives 30k a year. So in 3 years that's 90k. So in his case it would be best to run the miles up on a different car. So read before you try to insult someone

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      10-18-2012 12:40 PM #63
      I have put 96k miles on my R32 since DEC of 2008. I have been on 3 deployments. 1 for 12 months with the army and 2 6 month deployments with my civilian compnay during this time frame.

      My fist year i put on 29k miles with s 35k a year job. coasting in neutral helped down larg hills. On a more serious note... i spend a good deal on fuel, but its not a bad thing. if u can afford it.



      I actually traded my 2006 ( MK5 ) GTI for the MK4 ( 2004 ) R32. Do i regret my decision, when i ran into a lot of problems, yes, right now, NO.

      The GTI was better in a lot of ways.

      better fuel mileage, Newer interior, had HIDs, boost felt nice. I had it since 30k miles.

      The R32, had AWD as i lived in CT, it was awesome. It was clean, had it since 64k miles. was a 6cyl and sounded good. plus heated seats


      The GTI, was better in its own way, imo. But the R32 was better in ITS own way.

      Bottom line upfront, I cant tell you what you should do. make your own assesemen, balance ur financials, dont hope u wont have issues and blow 10k on it in repairs. Dont FI your car with a 30k dollar a year job.


    14. 10-23-2012 09:58 PM #64
      1 of 5,000? em try 1 of 2-3,000 cus most r destroyed or salvaged.

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      10-23-2012 10:17 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by ABM in Jerzey View Post
      Plus he said he drives 30k a year. So in 3 years that's 90k. So in his case it would be best to run the miles up on a different car. So read before you try to insult someone

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      your still retarded.
      "A genius is not measured by what he knows, but with what he can figure out with what he already knows."
      Quote Originally Posted by power_mind View Post
      Also, remember that you can throw the whole parts bin at the car, you can even pick and choose, but the best modification is to tighten the loose nut behind the wheel.
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