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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (VeeDubbinJetta91)

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everyone gets the nice seats but us...always getting screwed

Not getting the R32 at all would be getting screwed, and I'm also quite happy having side bolster airbags.
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (justinperkins)

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Not getting the R32 at all would be getting screwed, and I'm also quite happy having side bolster airbags.

Same. I'd take the integrated airbags over race seats for a daily driver any day.
 

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If given the choice, even if I was given the option of either seat type for the same price, I'd choose the current American style. If I wanted the speed racer look, I'd of got a honda.
If this were a track car, that would be a new topic for discussion!
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (isdereks)

I think paying US$89,000 for an R32 is really getting royally screwed, even with the seats included.

The GTi over there is a third less...only about US$60,000

To be fair, I believe the import duties over there are horrendous.
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (justinperkins)

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Not getting the R32 at all would be getting screwed, and I'm also quite happy having side bolster airbags.

I saw the EXACT same seats as the Euro R Recaros with side airbags in another car (Opel I believe but I have to find it) so the US just didn't want to offer them. there is no other excuse IMO.
-Mike.
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (VeeDubbinJetta91)

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everyone gets the nice seats but us...always getting screwed

But I'll give up the seats if I could have 4 doors
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (justinperkins)

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Not getting the R32 at all would be getting screwed, and I'm also quite happy having side bolster airbags.

Uh, yeah. Sometimes the Vortex is a very disappointing place--the OP posts about a market where an R32 costs nearly three times (!!!!) as much as in the U.S. and that prompts a complaint about the fact that they have nicer seats?????
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (mpaone)

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I saw the EXACT same seats as the Euro R Recaros with side airbags in another car (Opel I believe but I have to find it) so the US just didn't want to offer them. there is no other excuse IMO.
-Mike.

If they were the exact same seats then why are the euro-spec MkV R32s that were optioned with the Recaros lacking side bolster airbags?
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (justinperkins)

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If they were the exact same seats then why are the euro-spec MkV R32s that were optioned with the Recaros lacking side bolster airbags?

Have you LOOOKED at those seats?!? they are totally worth $56,199.60! Thats only $28,099.80 per seat its a steal
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (VeeDubbinJetta91)

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everyone gets the nice seats but us...always getting screwed


I wouldn't say getting screwed is the word, more like getting pork'd without a kiss is more like it.
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (vr6fanatic)

Recaros are generally pretty nice seats, but the products from these "premium" seatmakers aren't always all that they're made out to be. I found the Koenig seats in my Mk IV R32 to be pure torture after much more than an hour or so of driving.
For those who are feeling the emotional pain of not having Recaros, fear not . . . there are a lot of places to buy them, and many of their seats are not all that expensive.
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (djdub)

i think its the photo
 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (mpaone)

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I saw the EXACT same seats as the Euro R Recaros with side airbags in another car (Opel I believe but I have to find it) so the US just didn't want to offer them. there is no other excuse IMO.
-Mike.

Opel Astra
sport seats

 

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Re: R32 launched in malaysia - check the price! (graeme86)

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I think paying US$89,000 for an R32 is really getting royally screwed, even with the seats included.

The GTi over there is a third less...only about US$60,000

To be fair, I believe the import duties over there are horrendous.


i agree haha.
 
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