2008 Volkswagen R32

Base AWD 2-Dr Hatchback V6 auto trans

Base AWD 2-Dr Hatchback V6 auto trans

2008 volkswagen r32 Reviews and News

Volkswagen R Front View
Volkswagen is changing its products to appeal to a more mainstream audience -- but thanks to the undying efforts of one in-house enthusiast, a very un-mainstream Golf is coming to America. We watched as the 2013 Golf R made its U.S. debut to a group of its likeliest fans.
Volkswagen R Front View 2
One of the first people we meet is Vivian Seki, who owns a 2004 R32. This was the first R32, based on the fourth-generation GTI and, to us, also the coolest. It was launched at a time when the regular GTI was a bit lost, having traded a lot of sportiness for a little luxury. Neither of the Mark 4 GTI's two available engines was a perfect fit -- the 180-hp turbo was quick but lacked satisfying high-rpm power, and the 200-hp VR6 was a heavyweight that hampered the GTI's handling.
Volkswagen R License Plates Front View
The R32 drives like a stiffly sprung GTI both on the racetrack and on the road. While the GTI's XDS programming does a remarkable job of imitating a limited-slip differential and minimizing wheel spin, the Golf R needs no such intervention. The R32's Haldex 4Motion four-wheel-drive system is back for an encore appearance, this time with programming that can send power rearward before front wheel spin occurs. A center clutch pack continuously varies the share of torque sent rearward, so the Golf R rarely overwhelms its front tires.
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Certified Pre-Owned 2008 Volkswagen R32 Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$17,225

Used 2008 Volkswagen R32 Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$32,990

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Base AWD 2-Dr Hatchback V6
18 MPG City | 23 MPG Hwy
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Base AWD 2-Dr Hatchback V6
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2008 Volkswagen R32 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.2L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
250 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
236 ft lb of torque @ 2500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:30
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
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.
Consequences
NONCOMPLIANCE CAN INHIBIT PROPER HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT FOR ROADWAY ILLUMINATION, IMPROPERLY AIMED HEADLAMPS COULD CAUSE REDUCED ROAD VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
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 WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
340,000
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:50
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING APPROXIMATELY 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.
Consequences
A FUEL LEAK, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE WITH AN IMPROVED VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 2, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
5,000
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rollover
N/R
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable

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