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Grzy, this is why the WRX is 2nd rate(20 posts)

Grzy, this is why the WRX is 2nd rateLazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 4:34 PM
Horrible interior, period.
A VW GTI INTERIOR, AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHLazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 4:35 PM
Amongst the nicest, period.
SH#$Lazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 4:53 PM
SHYNOLALazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 4:55 PM
Lmao, the WRX is a little better on the performance but a whole lot more on the UGLY. Horrible design, just horrible. This is easier on the eyes.
They look kinda the same to me... nmrwbadley
Oct 29, 2002 5:00 PM
hey lazy...merckx56
Oct 29, 2002 5:01 PM
get out the hand lotion and a warm towel...
and for the backside...merckx56
Oct 29, 2002 5:03 PM
and for the downside...biknben
Oct 29, 2002 5:59 PM
I'm a long time VW nut. When lusting after dubs you have to realize that we are on the far side of the pond. That picture may be the closest you get to owning one.

Quote from www.vwvortex.com,
>"The truth, upon more recent investigation is that the R32 is not approved to come to North America. However, the thought is not dead - on life support maybe, but not dead. Apparently a few board members at VWAG would like to see the R32 offered in the U.S. but there are some very major hurdles to overcome and some niggling issues like pricing to contend with."

The article goes on to say that other niggling issues are EPA certification and crash testing. Don't put your deposit down just yet.

You'll see THIS long before a R32
upside actually...merckx56
Oct 29, 2002 6:36 PM
I worked for VW when I first graduated from college and still have some friends on the inside. They said somewhere between 337-500 cars will be brought to the US market next fall. They arranged for the VW dealer here in town (number one in the southeast) to take my 5% deposit to be first on the waiting list in South Carolina. I did make sure, however, that my $1500 was totally refundable! If not, I'll buy a used Audi S4 Avant!
That, my friends,look271
Oct 29, 2002 6:45 PM
Is a girlie car. No 'nads. Just "cute". Expect to see it @ the beach with Barbie and friends.
l'interior...merckx56
Oct 29, 2002 5:09 PM
a very choice place from which to make mayhem! That may be my plate when my R32 finally arrives! "MAYHEM"
Very nice.sn69
Oct 29, 2002 5:21 PM
Still, I think I'm leaning towards a Mini Cooper S (just about got the wife sold too). It has more style points for me. Bike racks, however, pose a problem. Perhaps a trunk-mounted system.

OBTW, nice to have Lazy's witt back....

Scott
A little better?NATHNOJ
Oct 29, 2002 5:02 PM
The performance is unmatched for the price. It runs in BMW 330i/E36M3 and Audi S4 territory. The Golf GTi is slow (by comparsion) and the suspension is not even close to being as buttoned down as a WRX.
I agree that the WRX is the better performer,Lazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 5:37 PM
but you are mislead to believe it is infinitely better than the GTI. The WRX pulls .82 in the skidpad and the GTI .86, so the GTI is a hair better in that dept. 0-60mph is better with an average of 5.7-6.0 for the WRX. C&D had one in 5.4 I know but that was the fastest of all the other magazines.
I am truly impressed with the WRX #s but the design and interior is horrible.
The R32 is a beast and will put up way better #s than what VW claims thus far. The WRX was advertised as 0-60 in just over 6 seconds and when the magazines got hold of it the figures were much lower. The R32 will easily be in the 5.7 second range and the interior is BOSS as you can see.
Merckx, how much are you willing to pay for it? MSRP or will you go over list? I may have to get one of those myself.
Correction, Car and Driver had the WRX to 60 in 5.8secondsLazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 5:49 PM
not 5.4 and that was the fastest I have seen. Edmunds and other sites are on the low 6 seconds and the quarter mile in high 14s. Better performance but no worth the UGlY penalty. Very fine performing car though and the VW R32 will better those #s with a lot more style. Spank me very much.
Plus, utility matter :)Lazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 5:56 PM
Not my car, but mine is similar.
And then there's thisMel Erickson
Oct 29, 2002 6:26 PM
They're both nice and the WRX can be very utilitarian too. Personally I like the Audi A4 Avant wagon.
Proud Audi owner here!jtferraro
Oct 29, 2002 6:36 PM
Although I don't have the Avant(wish I had bought the Avant) b/c I bought the car when I was 27, single, and not as heavily into cycling! :( I did, however, talk my girlfriend into purchasing a Mazda Protege5(which is a lil' sporty wagon) and we've since mounted a rack to it and it is fitting the bill.

-Jeff
VW interior is far superior to the WRXLazywriter
Oct 29, 2002 6:47 PM
Another example, hands down, no argument. The WRX wagon is nicer looking than the sedan btw. Interior is cheap and just awful. This is an interior of a car worth a lot more.
And then there's thistremblay
Oct 29, 2002 7:00 PM
It's too bad we've been denied such amazing Audis as the RS4 and RS6 all these years. But I guess those Audis are pricier than the WRX and GTI, but then again, they are much more refined.