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Mmm, been in lads golf R from work, fast don’t get me wrong, any soul, mmm, just seemed to to me that it was put your foot down and go, did sound nice with his full custom exhaust. Not for me, just looks like a gti with a R instead.
 

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I'd take an older R32 because they sound pretty good although not the best V6 I've heard... Prob the same one in the 3.2 Audi.

I saw an R32 give a Police Van the middle finger on a London ring road (A406) and just disappeared into the distance :ROFLMAO:

Another issue with VAG cars is they all use the same engine. I had a 1.8t 20V Skoda Octavia vRS years ago. That engine ended up in everything and that VAG trend hasn't changed. Everything uses that 2.0 T lump.
You're correct, R32 uses the same V6 as the A3 3.2 and I'm sure it's the same 3.2 that is in the same gen of TT so you're right in saying they don't vary their engines too much. The R32's are nice...
 
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I'd take an older R32 because they sound pretty good although not the best V6 I've heard... Prob the same one in the 3.2 Audi.

I saw an R32 give a Police Van the middle finger on a London ring road (A406) and just disappeared into the distance :ROFLMAO:

Another issue with VAG cars is they all use the same engine. I had a 1.8t 20V Skoda Octavia vRS years ago. That engine ended up in everything and that VAG trend hasn't changed. Everything uses that 2.0 T lump.
👍👍👍 for the R32 though, would have that in the blue or silver and I think the vrs is a nice looking car also, yes not as fast as the R but still would have both over the golf r
 

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Mmm, been in lads golf R from work, fast don’t get me wrong, any soul, mmm, just seemed to to me that it was put your foot down and go, did sound nice with his full custom exhaust. Not for me, just looks like a gti with a R instead.
Agree in stock form... a remap is on another level especially with the AWD.
 

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Agree in stock form... a remap is on another level especially with the AWD.
Possibly, but for me just means it’s more powerful, I’d rather have less powerful car and have the enjoyment, I had a Hyundai coupe which was only 144bhp and weighed a tonne and was all show and no go, but the gearbox in that was sublime and made it enjoyable, I would love the v6 which is only a tad faster at 0-60 in 8 secs but the seating position and gearbox was fantastic, but no one could fit in the back so changed to the civic, it’s fun, not crazy fast, but you involved in the driving of the car.
 

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Possibly, but for me just means it’s more powerful, I’d rather have less powerful car and have the enjoyment, I had a Hyundai coupe which was only 144bhp and weighed a tonne and was all show and no go, but the gearbox in that was sublime and made it enjoyable, I would love the v6 which is only a tad faster at 0-60 in 8 secs but the seating position and gearbox was fantastic, but no one could fit in the back so changed to the civic, it’s fun, not crazy fast, but you involved in the driving of the car.
I came close to getting a Hyundai Coupe V6 as I wanted a cheap V6 for a laugh a few years back.

The MG ZS 45 V6, Hyundai Coupe V6 and Ford Cougar were my choices. Nearly handed over the money for a MG ZS but ended up getting an Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 at a friend's recommendation. Still own my 2nd Alfa V6 over 8 years later...
 

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Possibly, but for me just means it’s more powerful, I’d rather have less powerful car and have the enjoyment, I had a Hyundai coupe which was only 144bhp and weighed a tonne and was all show and no go, but the gearbox in that was sublime and made it enjoyable, I would love the v6 which is only a tad faster at 0-60 in 8 secs but the seating position and gearbox was fantastic, but no one could fit in the back so changed to the civic, it’s fun, not crazy fast, but you involved in the driving of the car.
A mate of mine had this about 15 years ago, nice motor. Agree in that there's a lot more to it than just how quick 0-60 it is, and how loud you can make your DSG farts sound...
 

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I came close to getting a Hyundai Coupe V6 as I wanted a cheap V6 for a laugh a few years back.

The MG ZS 45 V6, Hyundai Coupe V6 and Ford Cougar were my choices. Nearly handed over the money for a MG ZS but ended up getting an Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 at a friend's recommendation. Still own my 2nd Alfa V6 over 8 years later...
Yeah V6 had a nice sound in the coupe, but wasn’t crazy fast for a V6. I did like the 2.5 ZS with it’s crazy ass rear spoiler. The rear twin exhaust for the coupe, just the twin back box alone was around £450-£500. I did love the coupe, I must off I had it for 7 years and this is the only pic I have off it, not brilliant like 🤣 the most sort after one was the gen1 f2 in like a baby blue. Mine was the gen2
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They did a TSIII version with quad exhaust different lights, spoiler, specialist interior and the note from the quad exhaust was very nice indeed.
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It was the 3rd gen I was going to get, it looked pretty nice although strangely generic like a car from Grand Theft Auto as it had nothing really that shouted out a particular brand o_O

Surprised they sold any UK V6s as it was criminally under powered, although 2.5 is seldom a good capacity for a V6. They really need 3.0 and above to give that characteristic torque punch. Old colleague had a 1.6 3rd gen car I think for ages.
 

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Hmm dunno I'd personally get a tidy low mileage Golf GTI although plenty of other choices!

The 1.5 Civic turbo seems pretty good overall, see if it uses a chain or belt. Beware if it uses a belt within the oil but I believe only the 1.0 did that.
 

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Hmm dunno I'd personally get a tidy low mileage Golf GTI although plenty of other choices!

The 1.5 Civic turbo seems pretty good overall, see if it uses a chain or belt. Beware if it uses a belt within the oil but I believe only the 1.0 did that.
Wasn’t overly impressed with it tbh,prefer mine back.Seems to be too large compared to the mk 8 and mk 9,got 100 yards from garage and tyre inflation light came on,seem to be cursed atm,also coming back from sisters in hire car that tyre light came on again back to Kwik fit more air in all tyres and reset again.
Not having any luck at all with cars.
 

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Tyre pressure sensors are the scourge of modern cars!!

The cars at work are forever having issues when they are clearly fine on a visual inspection.

Surprised the mk10 feels large, although the mk8 is a very compact package for what it offers in interior space.

I'm not convinced newer cars have advanced all that much since the late 90's in terms of drivability and overall comfort. 00's especially so to now. Last decade or so the only real advancement I've noticed is more touch screens and neon rubbish inside the cabin, to the point of most new cars now having screens for dials which upsets me...
 

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Hmm dunno I'd personally get a tidy low mileage Golf GTI although plenty of other choices!

The 1.5 Civic turbo seems pretty good overall, see if it uses a chain or belt. Beware if it uses a belt within the oil but I believe only the 1.0 did that.
the 1.5 is cam chain fortunately but still having lots of issues with the AC.
 

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Tyre pressure sensors are the scourge of modern cars!!

The cars at work are forever having issues when they are clearly fine on a visual inspection.

Surprised the mk10 feels large, although the mk8 is a very compact package for what it offers in interior space.

I'm not convinced newer cars have advanced all that much since the late 90's in terms of drivability and overall comfort. 00's especially so to now. Last decade or so the only real advancement I've noticed is more touch screens and neon rubbish inside the cabin, to the point of most new cars now having screens for dials which upsets me...
yes it just felt overall a bit too big and wallowy especially round bends,didnt really go far as the fuel light came on even though he had said there was loads in it probably did 30 miles.
it also had a strange low pitched hum,turned radio and air con off and it was still there.
head room in the back also too low on both sides for anyone 6 foot tall.View out of back seems to have been carried on from the mk 8 poor visibility out the back.Wanted to love it but didnt.
Also no movement on price 17.5k and I put 16k cash offer forward. .
the 1.5 is cam chain fortunately but still having lots of issues with the AC.
yes thanks looks like it from the bugs section on here.
 

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It was the 3rd gen I was going to get, it looked pretty nice although strangely generic like a car from Grand Theft Auto as it had nothing really that shouted out a particular brand o_O

Surprised they sold any UK V6s as it was criminally under powered, although 2.5 is seldom a good capacity for a V6. They really need 3.0 and above to give that characteristic torque punch. Old colleague had a 1.6 3rd gen car I think for ages.
Gen 3 is very nice, you can pick them up cheap as chips, one going for £5995 11 thou miles, you can’t argue with that, V6 was 2.7, had a good review on top gear.
 

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Maybe I'm just being picky but that isn't good enough. I'd expect a car to literally be perfect if I was paying that much for it!!

Possibly not prepped for sale? Shouldn't feel wallowy if it's only 3 years old.

Could get a banger until the used car price thing blows over and cars become sensible money again although no guarantees it'll subside.
 

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Gen 3 is very nice, you can pick them up cheap as chips, one going for £5995 11 thou miles, you can’t argue with that, V6 was 2.7, had a good review on top gear.
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Maybe I'm just being picky but that isn't good enough. I'd expect a car to literally be perfect if I was paying that much for it!!

Possibly not prepped for sale? Shouldn't feel wallowy if it's only 3 years old.

Could get a banger until the used car price thing blows over and cars become sensible money again although no guarantees it'll subside.
front alloy on offside was bent in in one place and didnt have to rash mark of being curbed,a substantial scratch on drivers side back door which he said would buff out,i got my thumb nail in it and also rear passenger door was dinged around the centre.
My other one came from Honda Harrogate and I got 1.5k off it and 3 year warranty thrown in.Perhaps Im expecting too much.
 

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At the moment used car prices are insane. They probably think there's others who are less picky and willing to stump up!
 
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