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    REPORT: VW recalls all 5,000 2008 R32 hot hatches, some CC sedans

    Volkswagen has two unrelated recalls underway, both for issues that pose safety risks. All 5,000 2008 R32s are being called home to replace a valve in the evaporative system. Left unchanged, the fuel tank vent valve may creep open when ambient temperatures are high, and driving conditions are just ...

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    Review: 2008 Volkswagen R32

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    The scraping as I pulled into the church parking lot worried me. I'd only had one of the rarest of VeeDubs for a few hours and I might have already nicked it. An unholy shame for sure, since for two weeks I had looked forward to blasting ...

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    Noodle vs. Strudel: WebRidesTV pits MS3 against R32

    Everyone loves a good shootout and it's even better when the two vehicles duking it out are actually attainable. Enter the WebRidesTV crew who setup shop at our new favorite road course, the Horse Thief Mile at Willow Springs, to run the Mazdaspeed3 and Volkswagen R32 through their paces to see ...

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    Brand new VW R32 catches on fire

    As a fellow GTI owner, I really feel for this guy. A South Florida owner of a brand new 2008 Volkswagen R32 walked out of work and found that his car, which had been turned off and parked for six hours, had set itself on fire. The flames started in the driver's side dash, grew to the door and ...

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    VW R32: So fast you'll need shorter songs

    To emphasize just how quick its new Golf R32 hot-hatch really is, Volkswagen has mailed out a CD to potential customers and dealers containing some very short road-trip songs. The album, simply titled 'Short Car Songs,' contains three short classics, such as 'One Green Bottle,' 'It's a long way to ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: We do Chi-Town right

    Our men on the ground have left the building, weary from a long day of press conferences, bad coffee and pointy-elbowed photographers. Wednesday has turned out to be a resounding success, with the introductions of the Pontiac G8, Volkswagen R32, Alpina B7, the Ford Five-Hundred Taurus (plus it's X ...


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