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    a3 3.2v6 vs golf mk5 r32?

    how do they compare all round, not just performance etc.

    am i correct in thinking the r32 is more vocal than the a3 v6?

    any opinions on either of them?

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    no comments then

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    i like the way r32s sound.

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    Driven both bought A3.....

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    See the A3 2.0T Vs. GTI argument... It's exactly the same pro's and cons.

    A3 feels more quality, executive. Is more understated and 'mature' i suppose.
    R32 is a more driver focused, direct handling car. Maybe a little more 'boy racer' image but it's a lot more fun to drive.

    So really it's not a case of which is the 'better' car.... More a case of what kind of driver/person you are.
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    Agreed

    Although the A3 can be made more focused I guess..... harder to make the R32 have a different interior

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    I'd be interested in the differences in the suspension, induction and exhaust between the two - anyone have any ideas what they are like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edition View Post
    Driven both bought A3.....
    why? can you tell me more please

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    Quote Originally Posted by itssam View Post
    I'd be interested in the differences in the suspension, induction and exhaust between the two - anyone have any ideas what they are like?
    Suspension wise i'd imagine not a massive difference between the R32 and S-Line set up. I'd be more interested which had the better brake set up. I'm guessing the R32.

    Exhaust wise, the R32 is more vocal and has more of a raspy tone to it. If i were you i'd maybe have a look for some youtube videos on both cars. There's usually a lot of 'exhaust note' videos!
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    Same brakes

    Yes the A3 is more subdued sound wise (refined) but this could be altered easy enough i guess.

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    i'm sure someone mentioned the R32 has ARBs fitted as standard...

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    Wouldnt like to drive mine without arbs.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by edition View Post
    Same brakes

    Yes the A3 is more subdued sound wise (refined) but this could be altered easy enough i guess.
    Mine has a Pipercross Viper and Remus back box. No complaints about the sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by edition View Post
    Wouldnt like to drive mine without arbs.....
    lol

    i would assume different thickness, with the r32 thicker to reduce roll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edition View Post
    Same brakes

    Yes the A3 is more subdued sound wise (refined) but this could be altered easy enough i guess.

    any suggestions on making it sound sweeter like the r32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itssam View Post
    I'd be interested in the differences in the suspension, induction and exhaust between the two - anyone have any ideas what they are like?
    yeah me too

    any one know what the front and rear thickness of the arbs are on the a3 v6?

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    [QUOTE=PNH80;694445]See the A3 2.0T Vs. GTI argument... It's exactly the same pro's and cons.
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    will read through it when i get home (cough away from work) lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by p1tse View Post
    lol

    i would assume different thickness, with the r32 thicker to reduce roll?
    indeedy, a total lack would be interesting

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    Exhaust wise as pete suggests or a miltek.

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    My bro just got a Viper and a custom exhaust fitted to his R32, Sounds brilliant, the Viper sucks loudly indeed,. I try not to listen too much as my TDI gets jealous!
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    driven both prefer the A3

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    driven both prefer the A3
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