I’ve been pretty critical lately of the limited run Golf and GTi models. It’s not for their performance, build quality or weight; the typical complaint about these models, but for the pricing which just has seemed out of line with what you get. For example, in my R32-off post the good condition red R32 – despite being 10 years old – was offered at a staggering $18,000. That’s well into E46 M3 money, among many other cars that I’d rather have no matter how special that Golf is. But the argument for the Golf is that it’s a neat, rare and limited run model that coupled arguably the best normally aspirated motor Volkswagen had offered since the original GTi to a capable all wheel drive system through a 6-speed manual transmission. There’s no doubt, it’s the car that Volkswagen enthusiasts had clamored for since the original Rallye, G60 and Limited models. Today’s example has double the miles of the red car but is offered in the signature Deep Blue Metallic and at a much more attractive price:
Model: Golf R32
Engine: 3.2 liter VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 139,670 mi
Price: $ 11,000 Buy It Now
All Wheel Drive 3.2 liter VR6 – 4motion 6 Speed Manual Transmission Deep Blue Metallic – (1 of 1000) Black Interior with factory Konig leather bucket seats and brushed aluminum trim I love this car, but work has forced me to buy a new car! Only 5000 of these machines were released to the US in 4 colors. I bought this R32 in June 2006 w/12K miles and have taken very good care of it. No accidents & clean title.
I’ve owned three MK4 s (VR6/20th/R32) and this is by far my favorite! You will not be disappointed with this rare VW!
-Garaged and regularly waxed
-Full synthetic oil and filter changes every 5,000 miles since 2006
-Regular alignments and checkups
-Stage 2 endurance clutch assembly kit ($3,000)
-Timing Chain replaced
-Tranny fluid drained & replaced
-Rubber Monster Mats
-Original VW Manual
-New windshield wipers
-New tires–always ran BF Goodrich G-Force Super Sport
-18 alloy wheels
-Sirius XM satellite radio
-Short shifter and aluminum bushing upgrades
-A/C ice cold
-All scheduled maintenance
-Looks & drives great
-Mostly highway miles
-Title in hand
Minor flaws noted below:
-Few scratches on back right panel
-Tiny hole in the passenger seat
-Tiny tear in the driver’s seat
-Crack in the back bumper (someone parallel parked into it when parked)
-Scratches/Dings on the factory alloy wheels Notice— front bumper, there is a crack on the bottom of the bumper with a few scuff marks.
If any additional pictures are needed, I would be happy to provide to buyer. Buyer is responsible for setting up shipping for vehicle from 85260. The VW extended warranty coverage ended at 97,000 miles. Been kept in great condition and had all scheduled maintenance by a mechanic working at the VW proving grounds.
I get you’re selling the car and you don’t want to put more money into it, but serious – missing a VW centercap from a private seller? They can be had for less than $5 if you look. Its a small detail that continues to annoy me when I see cars that are reported to be owned by enthusiasts. Maybe you don’t care, but to me it shows a level of attention to detail that may not be present. Thankfully, the car is otherwise pretty well shown. Cracked and scuffed bumpers seem pretty commonplace on these earlier models. I’m having a hard time understanding how a clutch cost $3,000, but at least the owner represents the service that is done and the needs the car has. Priced at $11,000, this money would get you into a newer 2.0T GTi, but is just about the right price for me to jump into one of these much more special R32s.