Syncro de Mayo Project: 2008 Volkswagen R32

Welcome to Daily Turismo’s Syncro de Mayo, our May 5th (or 6th) celebration of Volkswagen’s four wheel drive system known as Syncro. Today’s next entry into the cabal of synchronicity did not use the Syncro name in its advertising literature, but the R32 Golf MkV puts power from its 250 horsepower VR6 engine into a Haldex controlled center diff that’ll put power to the rear wheels when needed. Today’s R32 is a project, but you don’t often find them this cheap. Find this 2008 Volkswagen R32 offered for $8000 in San Diego, CA via syncroface allwheeldrive.

From the seller:

2008 Volkswagen r32 R
Listed 8 hours ago in San Diego, CA
About this vehicle
Driven 156,000 miles
Automatic transmission
Exterior color: Blue · Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Gasoline
3+ owners
This vehicle is paid off
Seller’s description
155k miles, Clean Title
new tires, BFl Shift Knob, Comes with Forge Intake, R1 drilled/slotted rotors, K-sport coils,
ECS Aluminum Coolant crossover, ECS
Dogbone Insert, 24v 3.2L Vr6 AWD
Has bad coolant leak and rear hatch only opens from the inside. Certainly a project car will need a tow. You can do a test pull down my street to see it runs and drives but I dont want to get it to temp with the coolant issue. Price is semi-firm.
Open to Trades. #917/5000
paint is 7/10
passenger seat has a couple tears
hit me up with questions or pics of interior/ engine bay for serious buyers

See a better way to drive something syncro?