"Bad Ass, fun to drive car that slips under the radar"4.5 starson by Deathbringer
Pros: Fun to drive, interior, duct tape on tires, fun to drive
Cons: Gas mileage, exhaust makes funny \ bad sound. Minor issues with car sense day one
Summary: Many of the people here that feel the need to comment and review this car do not own it. They would like to offer their opinion on what car you should buy. But I would bet you most of them have never even test driven this car. The CNet reviewer who reviewed this car is an idiot. Seriously. Let see, we are going to review a car based on whether it’s a good “tech” car or not and nothing else. This guy showed pictures of himself driving it down a city street…. This car is a performance car folks. It sticks to the road like duct tape. Lets talk a little about the performance cars performance shall we? Still I have to thank this guy because the NAV unit really does suck so I made sure to get mine with out one. This car corners better stock, then almost every other car on the road. Put a good driver in the seat and this thing beats out 911 turbo, Acura NSX-r, the new WRX STI, evos and a couple others I can’t remember on the track. No, not in a straight line, on the track where you actually have to steer the car folks. All your fan boys will talk about how the WRX STI is “faster” and it is, but only in a straight line. The bottom line is I had my choice of buying BMWs 3 – 5 series. The interior of the R32 is just as nice as both of those and this car out performs both of them (FOR A LOT LESS MONEY). You want your status symbol? You can have it. Don’t even mention the Audi A3 to me please, the thing doesn’t handle as well as this car and it cost more.
I have never owned a VW so I am not a fan boy. I read reviews on this car then went out and drove it. Then I bought it. This may be the best car on the road from a cost to performance value perspective. Seriously.
Minor problems with car since taking it home. 1) Annoyance is the exhaust which makes a metal on metal noise “Braaaaap!” under heavy acceleration or on down shift. 2) The DRL’s didn’t work until I took it back in and they fixed them. 3) The rear power socket doesn’t work. 4) The rear head rest doesn’t go up. All minor things for the most part, except maybe the exhaust but still annoyances for a new car. Other then that if any of you people who don’t own this car actually go out and test drive one, I think you’ll shut up about what other cars should be bought or “how bad” you think this car is.Updated
In my last attempted update I detailed how CNet reviewers made mistakes and in some case were just out and out wrong if not lying in their review of this car. I also noted that they had not removed the one line sentence review of someone who had given the car a 2 rating. Today that review can still be seen here. Having this one review left on the site keeps the publics review more in line with Cnets review rating. No one can reply to this review nor can they ask that it be removed. This is a sad pathetic site and if it were not for my constant attempt to let people know the truth about some of these products I myself have tested and own I would leave and never look back. Folks I wish there was a way for me to let you know just how completely and totaly false the reviews made by CNet are here. They are nothing more then bought and sold by the companies who create the products they review. Given CNet enough money and get a stellar review... dont give them any and get a lack luster "Oh heres a product, it has this shape and is this color." review. I wish I was joking but sadly I am spot on. This car is awesome folks. It may honestly be the best performance to value on the market. Buy it if you are even slightly on the fence or even way to the other side. Dispite the review given here, this is just one really really nice car.