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2008 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by bluebeast32r

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Reviewed: 2008 Volkswagen R32

2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Why the 2008 Volkswagen R32?

Price or payments

Purchased as a used-corp. leased vehicle at a 30%+ discount

Feature availability

AWD 4-Motion system, side air bags and curtains, fantastic brake system incorporating electronic brake assist, well-contoured front bucket seats with variable heat controls in both seats, and additional features as standard without options to purchase.

Powertrain performance

The powerful V6 with a low RPM torque band starting at 2300 RPM which makes it a great city car vs my previous experience with 4-cylinder turbo engines in like compact vehicles. Engine as coupled with the DSG tranny is a fantastic combo.

Safety & braking

Huge vented rotors in front and rear with electronic brake assist. Safety of the AWD 4-Motion drive system with the distribution of power up to 75% to the rear as needed. Safety of the full side curtains--front to rear. Electronic stability control

Reliability & durability

Rated by Edmunds as a "least cost" vehicle, coming in at a rate below the comparable vehicle costs of operation and ownership

Why Not the 2008 Volkswagen R32?

Dealer practices

Only from what are stats as found for the VW dealers in comparison consumer preference studies.

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