Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy birthday BLUE!

After driving one on the autobahn in 2003, and waiting 14 months for the U.S. version... 9 years ago I took delivery of this beautiful 2004 Deep Metallic Blue VW R32. Haldex 4motion all wheel drive, 3.2 liter VR6 with 250hp, 6 speed manual, OZ wheels, Koenig Race seats, and the first Golf with fully independent rear suspension are just a few of the differences this car had over the then current GTI.
With only a small number of issues, all covered under warranty, this car has been the best car I've ever owned. It's also the best sounding car out there, for under 30 grand. I've been pulled over by motorcycle cops who pull up next to me after tailing me for miles, just to say "thanks, that thing sounds awesome". I've hauled tons of various cargo, got married, had 2 kids, moved several times, tracked it several times at Thunderhill and Streets of Willows and made many trips to and from work over those 9 years. It still looks, runs and sounds like new.
   Happy Birthday Blue!


Banzai88 said...

Always liked these R32's. What I wanted to grab was a 2oo7 Renault Sport Clio V6

Too bad Renault is gun-shy of the U.S.

Alex Jaeger said...

yeah, that would've been epic to have over here... but we are robbed of SO many great cars here :(


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