2004 Volkswagen R32

Update 12/23/2017 – This R32 is back with almost no changes a year and a half later – except the price. When I looked at it in June 2016 the seller was hoping for $16,700. It’s now up to $17,400. Will this bold strategy pay off?

For a few generations, Volkswagen fans were denied the cream of the crop for Volkswagen products. It took several years to finally get the original GTi to these shores, and then it wasn’t quite as hot as the European version. The second edition might have sported twin cams and 16 valves, but Euro customers got the addtional option of a supercharged, all-wheel drive version. There were plenty of cool options missing from the U.S. lineup in the 3rd generation, too – including the 2.9 liter VR6 Variant Syncro. So there was a bit of rejoicing finally when the all-wheel drive hot hatch was finally added to the U.S. lineup after the initial launch in 2003. Sporting the same 3.2 VR6 found in the TT, unlike the Mk.1 TT it was 6-speed manual only. It was also only available as a 2-door model, with special body kit unique to the R32 and dual exhaust to help announce its sporting intentions. With the best part of 240 horsepower on tap, it certainly seemed like the ultimate Golf and the sound generated from the narrow-angle 6 was mesmerizing. While heavy weight meant it wasn’t considerably quicker than the 1.8T models, it nonetheless has secured a spot in U.S. fans hearts as the top trump from the Mk.4 generation:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Volkswagen R32 on eBay


Year: 2004
Model: R32
Engine: 3.2 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 129,000 mi
Price: $17,400 Buy It Now

2004 VOLKSWAGEN R32 HATCHBACK MK4 AWD
(237 HP)

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DETAILS:

• VIN #: WVWKG61J54D132670

• Odometer: 129,000

• Engine: V6, 3.2 Liter; 241 PS, 237 horsepower, and 236 lb·ft (320 N·m) of torque.
• Transmission: Manual, 6-Speed
• Drivetrains: 4-Motion, AWD

INCLUDES:

☑ Clean Title in hand
☑ Clean CarFax
☑ Records provided by CarFax (See history below)

VEHICLE HISTORY:

• 09/08/2004: (NICB)
– Vehicle manufactured and shipped to original dealer

• 09/08/2004: 149 Miles (DMV – Salinas, CA)
– Title issued or updated
– First owner reported
– Titled or registered as personal vehicle
– Loan reported

• 03/15/2006: 19,364 Miles (DEQ – California)
– Passed emissions inspection

• 03/22/2006: (DMV – Salinas, CA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan reported
– Registration updated when owner moved the vehicle to a new location

• 03/24/2006: 19,356 Miles (DMV – Salinas, CA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan reported

• 12/11/2006: 28,033 Miles (Dealership – Seaside, CA)
– Odometer reading reported

• 01/12/2007: 28,079 Miles (DMV – Salinas, CA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan reported

• 03/02/2009: 52,288 Miles
– Odometer reading reported

• 04/15/2009: 52,422 Miles
– Odometer reading reported

• 04/21/2009: 52,516 Miles (Ford Dealership – Seattle, WA)
– Oil and filter changed
– Exterior trim checked

• 05/25/2009: 52,574 Miles
– Odometer reading reported

• 07/13/2009: 52,751 Miles (DMV – Auburn, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 09/09/2009: 57,687 Miles (Auburn Foreign Car – Auburn, WA)
– Maintenance inspection completed
– Brake fluid flushed/changed
– Brakes checked

• 10/12/2009: 60,037 Miles (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Washed/detailed

• 11/11/2009: 60,051 Miles
– Odometer reading reported

• 11/17/2009: 60,297 Miles (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Maintenance inspection completed
– Oil and filter changed
– New key(s) cut and programmed

• 11/23/2009: (DMV – Spanaway, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 02/02/2010: 65,369 Miles (Herb Easley Motors – Wichita Falls, TX)
– Maintenance inspection completed
– Oil and filter changed

• 10/05/2010: 74,126 Miles (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Sunroof drain hoses serviced
– Ignition coil(s) replaced
– Oil and filter changed
– Spark plug(s) replaced

• 06/01/2011: 80,014 Miles (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Oil and filter changed

• 06/21/2011: (DMV – Lakewood, WA)
– Passed emissions inspection

• 06/21/2011: (DMV – Spanaway, WA)
– Registration issued or renewed
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 02/22/2012: 84,077 Miles (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Maintenance inspection completed
– Oil and filter changed
– Washed/detailed

• 03/05/2012: (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan or lien reported
– Registration updated when owner moved the vehicle to a new location
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 03/05/2012: (DMV – Auburn, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 03/27/2012: (DMV – Puyallup, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 07/09/2012: (DMV – Puyallup, WA)
– Registration issued or renewed
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 04/09/2014: 124,566 Miles (Larson Motors – Puyallup, WA)
– Oil and filter changed

• 05/29/2014: (DMV – Puyallup, WA)
– Registration issued or renewed
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 07/01/2014: (DMV – Roy, WA)
– Registration issued or renewed
– Loan reported
– Registration updated when owner moved the vehicle to a new location
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 01/29/2015: (DMV – Roy, WA)
– Registration issued or renewed
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 03/17/2015: 129,053 Miles
– Odometer reading reported

• 03/23/2015: (DMV – Auburn, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Loan reported
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 03/23/2015: (DMV – Auburn, WA)
– Title issued or updated
– Vehicle color noted as Silver

• 03/25/2015: (Volkswagen Dealership – Auburn, WA)
– Interior trim repaired

OPTIONS:

☑ Traction Control
☑ ABS (4-Wheel)
☑ Air Conditioning
☑ Power Windows
☑ Power Door Locks
☑ Cruise Control
☑ Keyless Entry
☑ Anti-Theft Alarm System
☑ Power Steering
☑ Tilt Wheel
☑ AM/FM Stereo
☑ Cassette (MP3 Compatible)
☑ CD (Single Disc)
☑ Premium Sound
☑ Dual Air Bags
☑ Side Air Bags
☑ Leather R32 Racing Bucket Seats
☑ Original R32 Monster Mats
☑ Moon Roof
☑ Privacy Glass Windows
☑ Taillights (Magic Colours, by Hella)
☑ Rear Spoiler
☑ Dual Exhaust
☑ Cross Drilled Rotors
☑ Red Calipers
☑ Premium OZ Wheels (Not OEM OZ)

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The value of these R32s is certainly higher than the model that replaced it; despite mods and higher miles generally found in them, it’s not unusual to see asking prices in the mid-to-high teens as we see here. The blacked out taillights are a bit much but are easily swapped, and the interesting and subtle swap to OZ Racing Superturismo alloys versus the stock Aristos is probably a performance gain, as the stock wheels are notoriously heavy. While the asking price is typically high, what is atypical is the inclusion of records in the listing and the general good photography and condition.. However, this car leaves me lacking enthusiasm a bit; at $17,000, there’s a lower mile E46 M3 6-speed I know you could get into. Heck, you’re not too far from some used Golf R prices at that point, and they offer far superior performance and practicality. I can understand the appeal of the R32 and certainly they sound magical, but personally I don’t think they’re worth the huge premium they seem to command and ultimately despite their promise the experience falls short of the “ultimate Golf”.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. That’s getting close to Golf R money; which I think is a much better car and useful with the 4 doors.

  2. Considering I have the same Reflex Silver R32 sitting in my garage with less miles and an HPA FT450 kit on it now I know what to ask for it when the time comes 😀

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