VW Golf R32 Forum banner
1 - 20 of 81 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello guys I'm well aware I might be starting a war with this thread and I genuinely apologise, just need some help.

In the process of selling my stage 3 corsa vxr in the next few days looking to transition to a more reliable/comfortable Golf. Corsa gave me loads of problems including a fully forged engine build due to piston 4. Could take it to 350-400bhp with my engine but I don't have the heart or wallet for it as I've just bought my first house. Looking for abit more in car space which I think the Golf could provide.

So I'm stuck between a Mk5 R32, Mk6 Gti or Mk5 edition 30.

Love the sound of the R32 and 4WD is very appealing to me, not sure if I'd miss the power of turbo as my corsa had so much torque. I need reliability, and I was dsg as I do alot of travelling for work. Fuel consumption is considerably more in the R32 from what I've heard, you guys might be able to shed more light on that. Theres also tuning, I do enjoy modifying my cars but there is only so far you can take the R32 Imo without adding boost, Edition 30 offers alot of power once you put abit of money on it but not sure if that will kill the reliability factor. I do love the look of mk6 but considerably more expensive.

I only ever driven a mk4 R32, seemed alot slower than my corsa but in the real world kept up pretty well. Just the torque from turbo makes it feel faster.

But hey what do I know you guys are the owners, any advice and opinions welcome!

Cheers
 

·
Member
Joined
·
4,420 Posts
Honestly, you are asking on the wrong forum mate, we love R32's so whatever we say will probably be biased, but it sounds like you have already made up your mind to go down the turbo route with the ed30 or gti, you are right in saying you cant do much to an r32 to increase power on a budget, but that noise is worth going slower than a tuned gti in my opinion

out of all of them id choose the r32

between the ed30 and mk6 gti, id choose the mk6 in white
 

·
Junior Member
Joined
·
161 Posts
hiya trunkstuff and welcome,,although only had mk5 r32 as a daily driver for a short while but i am impressed beyond any expectations i had,,
r32 is a car that does it all [imho], power delivery like something much bigger with much more power and feels so totally solid you will believe that really high speeds will be dispatched easily,,i am a long term porker owner and love her but since taken the r32 i have driven her once lol,
for me its simple a gti is a gti in any shape or form,a great car but a gti, a r32 is a premiership car and is built,feels and drives like something much much more exotic with a stock exhaust sound to die for,,mk5 r32 all the way trunkstuff but good luck with whatever you choose,,all great cars but r32 leagues ahead imho lol,,regards jason p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
613 Posts
Before I got the mk4 I went to test drive a corsa vxr..... The salesman wouldn't let me out in the car so I told him he could keep it. I then went onto take an evo X out manual not dsg scared the pants off that salesman by driving it the way it's heritage tells you to drive it, I bought the R without even viewing it and it was the best drive home I've ever driven! IMO the golf is amazing even now when I get in it she puts a smile on my face! Get the R and save your pennies and charge it! That's what I'm doing
 

·
Member
Joined
·
4,420 Posts
i personally cannot imagine a mk4 being slower than a vxr, mk5 most certainly not unless tuned, i've never driven a gti or ed30 but as others say the r gives more than what the others do, the sound it worth the money alone.

surely a corsa vxr is in no league or comparison to the R.
corsa vxr 0-60 in 6.8s
mk4 R32 0-60 in 6.4s
mk5 R32 0-60 in 6.3s
mk5 R32 DSG 0-60 in 6.0s

(according to parkers)

not much in it, but a tuned vxr will beat the mk4

but even if it did, id still have the R32
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,972 Posts
JLD91 said:
i personally cannot imagine a mk4 being slower than a vxr, mk5 most certainly not unless tuned, i've never driven a gti or ed30 but as others say the r gives more than what the others do, the sound it worth the money alone.

surely a corsa vxr is in no league or comparison to the R.
It's a f ing vauxhall so it does not even qualify to be compared to the R32

Sent from my iPhone 9 in a Time Machine
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
i personally cannot imagine a mk4 being slower than a vxr, mk5 most certainly not unless tuned, i've never driven a gti or ed30 but as others say the r gives more than what the others do, the sound it worth the money alone.

surely a corsa vxr is in no league or comparison to the R.
My corsa was dynod at 270bhp pulled on mk4 no problem. launches was a different story lol but overall a bit of a chavvy car I've outgrown it now I think.
 

·
Member
Joined
·
4,420 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,308 Posts
I'd choose the MK5 R32
I've had mine for 2 years now (DSG) and it still surprises me with the amounts of grip and makes me smile every time i drive it
However... My sister has a MK5 Pirelli (same as ED30) manual
I've driven both a lot and my honest opinion is i find them very hard to split
Both are great cars, german reliability, comfort, speed and fun
But if i had to pick one i'd keep for the long run... it would be my R32, purely because its easy to drive with no hassle, sounds amazing and the DSG is perfect for a cruise
But i do like the way the turbo kicks in the pirelli, makes it very fun to drive especially with the manual box
In a rolling race i would say theres nothing between them, but for tunability without spending thousands the pirelli wins hands down, they can be modified to 320bhp without much work
Ultimately its up to you mate
I would say test drive both
Oh and the mk6 GTI.... Don't bother
Hope this helps!
 
1 - 20 of 81 Posts
Top