2004 Volkswagen Golf R32

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:

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Year: 2004
Model: Golf R32
VIN: WVWKG61JX4D131871
Engine: 3.2 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 64,500 mi
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Price: $23,995 Buy It Now

Vehicle Description
Yes! a MkIV R32 with only 64k!

The MkIV R32 has been a sought after car, and in recent months we have seen the climb in values. Very hard to come across low mileage examples in decent shape. Sub 100k cars are not as common to find anymore when searching for a R32.

This one is offered in Reflex Silver. Clean carfax report, clean car. Drives excellent. This R32 has all the limited edition parts that came original on the car, that many times are missing from the R32’s. R32 front grille badge, R32 floor mats, pedal covers, shifter and shift boot, owners manual, all brushed aluminum trim, Koenig leather seats. The spare tire kit has been removed, and in place this one has the spare tire donut. Dash board is clean and not warping near the center dash vents up by the windshield, as they are known to do.

We have owned many R32’s since new, and having been able to drive and compare many R32’s, we can assure you that this one drives and feels better than most cars we have driven. It feels and handles much like they did when they were new in 2004. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have regarding the vehicle.

We will accept trades. We are located in Mesa AZ.

Act quick as this one won’t hang around long. AzEuros for more inventory. 877-829-4883

If anything, original R32s with lower miles are even more desirable today than they were in 2004. This one looks to be in great overall condition, and while it’s not as desirable as the signature Deep Blue Pearl, Reflex Silver Metallic still looks nice. Speaking of DBP, that linked R32 sold for an astonishing $62,000 recently. Granted, it was showroom fresh – but you’ll get most of that experience here for roughly 1/3 the money. Personally I’ve never been a huge fan of the R32, but I understand its appeal and I don’t think the market will be dropping on these soon. This looks to be one of the better examples on the market today and is priced accordingly.

-Carter

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4 Comments

  1. I’m probably alone in this, but I think DBP actually cheapens the look of the MK4 R32. And I’m a big fan of blue cars.

  2. Black is boring, since it hides the contrast and visual impact of the front bumper grilles and rear bumper openings.

    All the red ones suffered from peeling clear coat, so they’ve either been resprayed or will need to be.

    So an argument can be made that silver is the best choice even though it’s the most common of the colors. I’d also say silver suits the MK4 lines best of all the colors.

  3. too heavy and needs serious suspension upgrades too… these are not sports cars but may be made to perform fairly well with enough power, say about 350 but sign up for rally driving lessons…

  4. looks fairly priced…but one should check to make sure it was well maintained and/or be prepared for DIY…otherwise service could be pricey

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