One of 5000: 2004 Volkswagen R32

In the early 2000s, the Volkswagen product planners recognized that there was an entire demographic of people who loved driving fast water-cooled Volkswagens. These weren’t stock Volkswagens, but modified Dubs — things that had extra horsepower, extra handling, and extra fun. VW decided to cash in on this by selling a pre-modified VW Golf called the R32 that added a VR6 engine, all-wheel-drive and a 6-speed to the basic Golf…and they didn’t sell many (5000 in total for one model year) because people who wanted a fast VW didn’t want to spend the $30k that VW was asking. The thing that the product planners didn’t realize was that people wanted a CHEAP, fun, fast VW…and that just happened to be the used $1k Jetta they found on craigslist or inherited from a crazy aunt. Anyway, after 17 years and 200k miles this Golf R32 is finally depreciated to the point where a water-cooled VW fan might consider buying it. Find this 2004 Volkswagen R32 bidding on ebay with a $10,000 buy-it-now located in Charleston, SC.

From the seller:

Single owner, well maintained, garage kept most of its life. Runs extremely well, brand new front tires, control arms, shocks. Handling is amazing on this vehicle. The engine runs beautifully and the dual exhausts give a great naturally aspirated V6 rumble.Vehicle has lived down South for the entirety of its life. Normal wear on the seats and few scratches on the exterior. Passenger seat belt cover is missing (but I have the piece), front headliner piece near the cabin lights is missing. Headliner in the rear is sagging.Has only been in one minor accident, hit a curb and passenger front wheel well has a slight bend. It is mostly unnoticeable and only a cosmetic defect. Trunk has ready wiring for a sound system.

Item specifics

Seller Notes:Local pickup
Year:2004VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):WVWKG61J24D129404
Mileage:199743Body Type:Hatchback
For Sale By:Private SellerTransmission:Manual
Model:R32Number of Cylinders:6
Exterior Color:BlueMake:Volkswagen
Vehicle Title:CleanDrive Type:AWD
Engine:3.2L Gas V6Fuel Type:Gasoline

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