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Clarkson's Greatest Hits - Sunday Times

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Has anyone read this in today's Times? He rates "Best 25 cars I've driven" and the R32 is in there with flying colours!! In fact it is in the 5* catagory and along with the likes of R8, Veyron, McLaren SLR DB9 and 275 GTS!!!

Quote for the article page 13:

"I'll cut straight to the chase: the R32 is a fabulous car, but it doesn't shout about it. Apart from a bit of jewellery at the front and some blue brake callipers, it looks like a normal Golf. You really have to stare at it for quite some time to notice it's riding a little lower than usual and that the tyres are suspiciously wide.
The ride is comfortable, there's no unnecessary noise and everyone has lots of space. Then you put your foot down and suddenly the world starts to go backwards. Not harshly or sportily. It's not like the GTI, this. It's a big, refined power, more like gravity than internal combustion, so you feel like you're in a Mercedes. Only I'll like to bet the VW is made better.
And cheaper. Prices for a three-door start at less than £24,000, which is exceptional value for money, and even if you go for a five-door with a double clutch DSG flappy paddle gearbox (which is what I'd do) you are still asked to pay less than £26,000. And that's a lot of car for the money. It's more than that in fact. It's every car you could ever reasonably need. Fast, well made, practical, surprisingly economical and above all discreet.
The Golf R32 is as good as it gets. Which is why I'm giving it the rare accolade of a Sunday Times five-star rating".

I personally don't understand the surprisingly economical statement lol
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For those who haven't read the article these are the 25 (in no particular order)

5* - Audi R8
5* - Areiel Atom 2
5* - Porsche Carrera GT
5* - Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
5* - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
5* - Bugatti Veyron 16.5
5* - Ferrari 275 GTS (1964)
5* - Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
5* - RR Phantom Drophead Coupe
5* - BMW 135i M Sport Coupe
5* - Volkswagen Golf R32
5* - Nissan Murano!!
4* - BMW M5
4* - Mercedes Benz CLS 55 AMG
4* - Noble M12 GTO-3R
4* - Ascari A10
4* - Bentley Arnage R
4* - VW Phaeton 6.0 W12 4Motion LWB
4* - Alfa Romeo Brera V6 Coupe
4* - Mazda MX-5 1.8i
4* - Mazda RX-8
4* - Citroen C4 VTS Coupe
4* - Fiat Bravo 1.4 Tjet 150 Sport
4* - Mazda CX-7
4* - Mazda6 MPS

Didd't Mazda do well??:unsure:
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Fiat Bravo 1.4 Tjet 150 Sport
Fun to drive apparently, shit to look at if you ask me, in fact so shit I wouldn't drive it and it only got 3* rating
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