2008 Volkswagen R32  -  $33,640


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $33,640
Base Invoice: $31,933
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 2
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2dr HB *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: 6-speed DSG transmission w/Tiptronic & sport mode
Engine: 3.2L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

The Volkswagen R32 returns for 2008 after a two-year absence, with an overall package that's similar to the previous-generation R32 offered in the U.S. for 2004 and 2005. This go-fast sporty hatchback based on the Rabbit and GTI is a limited-volume vehicle--only 5,000 are going to be imported.


Pros

Sporty appearance; eager acceleration; all-weather handling.


Model Highlights

A 250-horsepower, 3.2L V6, along with a full range of performance hardware to match the added power, is what gives the 2008 Volkswagen R32 its name and separates it from the Rabbit and GTI. The V6 is matched to the six-speed "DSG" automated manual transmission, which comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Power is delivered through a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system that normally sends 50 percent of power to the front and rear wheels but can send up to 75 percent to the rear wheels when needed.

Volkswagen says that the R32 can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

The R32 is differentiated appearance-wise from the GTI on the basis of its lowered, more aggressive stance, unique aluminum grille, flashy 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof spoiler, and a flamboyant center-mounted dual exhaust arrangement with dual tips. Inside the R32 gets special metallic trim and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Like the Rabbit and GTI hatchbacks, the rear seatback folds down to expand the cargo space when needed.

Standard features include xenon headlamps with washers, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather-trimmed sport bucket seats with lumbar adjustment, automatic climate control, a power sunroof, and a ten-speaker, MP3-compatible premium sound system with six-CD changer and Sirius satellite radio.

Options on the R32 are limited to a DVD-based navigation system, and all-weather tires instead of the standard summer performance ones.

As with the GTI, front side air bags, full-length curtain air bags, anti-locks, and electronic stability control are all standard.


Value Writeup

VW's 2008 R32 looks vaguely like the Rabbit and GTI on which it's based, but there are significant mechanical differences between the cars. The 250-horsepower V6 elevates the VW to compete with compact performance cars like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evolution, and with its compact overall dimensions it's very city-friendly.


Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
261.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
333.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.2L/195

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
DSG w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.93

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.50

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.80

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.1 ft³

Front Head Room
37.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.0 in

Second Head Room
36.5 in

Second Leg Room
33.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
167.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.3 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
9.7 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
43.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3547 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link

Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18

Rear Tire Size
P225/40YR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V093000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 18, 2009

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
5000

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 5,000 MY 2008 R32 (5TH GENERATION) VEHICLES. WHEN CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE MAY NOT REMAIN FULLY CLOSED. IF THIS HAPPENS, LIQUID FUEL MAY ENTER THE FUEL TANK VENTING SYSTEM AND MIGRATE INTO THE EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM, SATURATING THE CARBON CANISTER. SHOULD THIS OCCUR WHILE DRIVING, THE VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE PERFORMANCE ISSUES (I.E., VEHICLE JERKING) AND THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER COULD ILLUMINATE. FUEL COULD LEAK FROM THE EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM LEAK DETECTION PUMP FILTER.

Consequence
A FUEL LEAK, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CAN LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE WITH AN IMPROVED VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNER MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. S2. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V442000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2007

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
340000

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Consequence
INAPPROPRIATE, NON-STANDARD LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY OF VEHICLES AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. Q8. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

3.2L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed DSG transmission w/Tiptronic & sport mode

Electronic stabilization program

4MOTION all-wheel drive w/Haldex center differential

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

225/40YR18 summer performance tires

Compact spare tire

18" x 7.5" alloy wheels w/anti-theft wheel locks

Electric-assist pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock vented disc brakes w/blue calipers, brake pad wear indicator

Dual center mounted chrome exhaust tips

Pwr tinted glass sunroof w/tilt, slide, manual sunshade, pinch protection

Body-color bumpers

Body-color side skirts

Rear spoiler

Body-color side moldings

Aluminum color grille

Xenon HID headlamps w/washers

Daytime running lights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors

Blue tinted glass

Rain-sensing aero windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Rear intermittent wiper/washer

Body-color door handles

Top sport bucket seats w/heated partial leather seating surfaces, pwr lumbar support, R logo headrests

60/40 split folding rear seats w/height-adjustable head restraints

Front center armrest w/storage compartment

(2) front cupholders

Front/rear floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls, transmission paddle shifters

Height-adjustable & telescoping theft-deterrent steering column

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Multi-function trip computer w/trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, outside temp

Pwr windows w/pinch protection

Pwr locks w/automatic locking feature, remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Remote release for hatch & fuel filler flap

Anti-theft vehicle alarm system w/audible & visual activation

AM/FM stereo w/MP3/6-disc CD changer-inc: Sirius satellite radio, (10) speakers

Diversity & satellite radio antenna

Climatronic electronic climate control w/pollen filter

Rear heating/air conditioning ducts

Rear window defroster

Locking glovebox

Alloy-look interior trim

Auxiliary pwr outlet in center console

Leatherette door panels w/integrated armrests, storage pockets

Brushed chrome interior door handles

Self-dimming interior rearview mirror

Driver & front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors

(2) front & (2) rear assist handles

Front center dome light w/time delay, (2) front & (2) rear reading lights

Leather shift knob & handbrake grip

Alloy pedals w/R logos

Fully carpeted luggage compartment w/light, auxiliary pwr outlet, removable cover

4-wheel anti-lock vented disc brakes w/blue calipers, brake pad wear indicator

Driver & front passenger front airbag supplemental restraint system w/buckle switch

Driver & front passenger side airbag supplemental restraint system

Front/rear side curtain protection

3-point height-adjustable front safety belts w/pre-tensioners & load limiters, 3-point rear safety belts

LATCH child seat attachment points

Electronic stabilization program

Daytime running lights

Dual tone horn

 
SOLID PAINT (STD)
$0

 
DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,800

 
18" ALL-SEASON TIRES
$0

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