I have done exaclty that 2 weeks ago, gone from this:R32 mad said:Hi All,
Im looking to trade in mk 5 GTI for a used 1 year old R32 mk 5.
Question is how much better is this car compared to a GTI?
Whats it like to drive?
If you drive it like you drive the GTI then yes the nose will push wider as there is a 6 cylinder upfront so its something to expect.R32 mad said:Thanks for your replys, and yes I do want to test drive one at some point.
Nice to here that you all enjoy your R32's.
Kraft and DSGlee since you both know what a GTI is like to drive and hearing what people say about it being nose heavy with that V6, from your experience does the R32 still retain a sharp turn in like the GTI?
Do you feel the car heavier? and a big question thats been bugging me for along time is the performance, you say its more than the GTI? with me coming from a standard GTI, does it really feel that much faster when you put your foot down?
100% correct IMO. It can run wide in slow corners but take a bit off and feed the power half way and it rewards with awesome grip and huge pace!!! Sweeping corners are stupidly fast. Normal/swift driving you won't notice the weight, it's only when you're near the limit. Basically, let the nose settle and it's a weapon!Rob & Caroline said:If you drive it like you drive the GTI then yes the nose will push wider as there is a 6 cylinder upfront so its something to expect. But drive it like an R32 and you'll find that there's so much more on offer.
Not necessarily no.R32 mad said:so is the haldex gen 2 upgrade something that will elminate this understeer that causes the nose to go wide?