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Why do members make fake R32s? Ive just looked at some of the sig
pictures and then looked closer at the cars in members rides. Ive
noticed that loads of you do it, but i dont know why. some of the fakes
I found include "markreading" and "esotirlblue".

Why not just buy a real one?
 

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Why do members make fake R32s? Ive just looked at some of the sig pictures and then looked closer at the cars in members rides. Ive noticed that loads of you do it, but i dont know why. some of the fakes I found include "markreading" and "esotirlblue".
Why not just buy a real one?
Errrmmmm Estoril Blue has an R-Line kit which is subtly different from the original .:R32 kit.

And why does it make the car a 'fake', it's not as if it's badged up as an R32 is it?
 

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Probably cos not everyone can afford one.Some may like the look of them but not want a 3.2ltr car.

The list is endless.
 

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Because it's a great looking car and people like to create their own take on the R style and the R-line range.

The cars you have mensioned are not R32 copies.....take a closer look! [;)]
 

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Some people enjoy modifying cars too, and there's more scope for modifying a GTI than an R32 IMO. Some people may also want a car unique to them instead of driving an R32 that looks like every other R32 on the road.

PS. Mine's genuine[;)]
 

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The R32 is a damn fine looking piece of kit - thats why [Y]

You can walk into any dealership, or OEM parts supplier, and buy the kit so why not?

All of the 'R32 look' is achieved by two bumpers, nothing more, so its not like your radically going out of your way to achieve the same spec of the R [;)]
 

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Why do members make fake R32s? Ive just looked at some of the sig pictures and then looked closer at the cars in members rides. Ive noticed that loads of you do it, but i dont know why. some of the fakes I found include "markreading" and "esotirlblue".
Why not just buy a real one?
While I might agree that aftermarket kitted up MKIV's aren't my own cup of tea (I own a factory kitted MKIV however) you'll find the point of view you're taking won't be too popular on here. My advice would be think it but don't necessarily share it, unless you like abuse!

My own take on it is that the R32 looks good and people naturally want to go down that route as they can't afford the expense of a 'real' one or it doesn't meet their needs.
 

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Nothing wrong with fitting the R kit to another golf

I agree about badging it as an R32 when it aint but to say that fitting the kit is makeing a "fake" is wrong

some people might want the great look of the R32 but the running costs of a TDI ect

a rather silly comment if you ask me
 

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Price.. Looks..and on and on.

Everyone wants the best but also want their car to stand out. If you take a good look you'll see subtle differences, some of these is cuz they don't want it to be exact, they want to be different
 

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Jeesh. I took your "girl" comment in the other "Anyone here with an R32?" topic as a joke but after reading this topic it almost seems that you're trying to rub people up the wrong way. However, a bit of controversy livens up the forum !

The R-Line body kit is available from VW as aftermarket accessories. The kit is damn good and very subtly different to that fitted to "proper" R32s. Personally I'd be lying if I said that the R-Line kit didn't annoy me a little bit since it does take a little of the specialness away from the R32 - something that VW have a habit of doing. However, if you come to the Bristol meet this weekend you'll be able to see Estoril Blue's GTI in person and judge it for yourself - IMHO it's superb.
 

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one way to look at it is that VW just got a Golf and modified it in to a R32, only difference was it was in a factory, so its no different somebody modifying any other Golf, they all started from the same shell.... now where did i leave that 3.2 V6 engine.... about time i installed it[:p]
 

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I have fitted the R32 bumpers to my 1.8T, because I like how it gives the golf a more meatier/agressive look.

I didn't by the real thing, because as much as I love golfs, I didn't thing the R32 warranted the price tag (just my opinion, and I do thing it is a great car). I just love the drive/thrill of driving a turbocharged car.
 

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Why do members make fake R32s? Ive just looked at some of the sig pictures and then looked closer at the cars in members rides. Ive noticed that loads of you do it, but i dont know why. some of the fakes I found include "markreading" and "esotirlblue".
Why not just buy a real one?
I think your post is a little shallow, thoughtless and callous.

eb's car looks great, and IMO nicer than a standard R. Plus its a LOT more tunable. Im a big fan of the R my friend but no need to rip it out of others. open your mind up.
 

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People also fit R32 bumpers for other reasons in addition to looks as
it has more space behind it. I had to fit an R-line bumper to
the front of my car because the standard bumper doesn't fit with my
intercooler.
 

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This is the biggest load of crap I have seen on this forum.

I used to have a saxo, on the saxo forum we would slate 1.0 / 1.1 drivers who would make fake VTS's, but only when they were badged as a VTS. What's wrong with using other parts from the VAG parts bin to make GTI's look better? So long as they're not badged as R32's then seriously, what is the problem? For one I would think that the R32 front bumper would allow better airflow to a performance tuned 1.8T with FMIC.

I think this is all a bit ridiculous.
 

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A fake R32 is like the one I saw last week. It was pefect in everyway....except it had a 1.6 interior, it had some 16" fox alloys, it wasnt in an R32 colour, it was on an "S" plate.....and the rear R32 badge was on the wrong side.

but otherwise...practically perfect in everyway....a little like Mary Poppins.
 

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Why do members make fake R32s? Ive just looked at some of the sig pictures and then looked closer at the cars in members rides. Ive noticed that loads of you do it, but i dont know why. some of the fakes I found include "markreading" and "esotirlblue".
Why not just buy a real one?
I love the style of the R32 but not the price tag that came with it hence why I wanted a tourer in the 4Motion. I decided to go with the R32 style as it fitted the mkiv very well and loved the sound of the Milltek too. Never ever put it acros mine was a badged up fake and never will.

Each person on here has their own styling ideas and some are great and others aren't to everyones taste but we, as a forum respect each others choices and opinions, good or bad. We remember that it's that persons choice and they love it so why put them down for being different?

If they badge it as an R32 then ok its a fake but do you see any badges on mine claiming ot be an R32 - NO and on EB's I'm sure I can see the GTi on his!!!
 
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