Syncro de Mayonnaise: 2004 Volkswagen R32

Yesterday we celebrated Syncro de Mayo, DT’s May 5th celebration of Volkswagen’s four wheel drive system known as Syncro. Todays late entry into our symphony of synchronicity might not have used the Syncro name in its advertising literature, but the R32 Golf MkIV puts power from its VR6 engine into a haldex controlled center diff that’ll put power to the rear wheels when needed. It still maintains a certain degree front front-wheel-drive understeer, but judicious application of the throttle pedal will make the little boxy shaped Golf turn and squat like a Weimaraner in heat. Today’s example has a bunch of miles on the odo, but the price is right. Find this 2004 Volkswagen R32 offered for $12,500 in Burnsville, MN via syncrobash marketthing.

From the seller:

2004 Volkswagen r32 Hatchback 2D
Listed 14 weeks ago in Burnsville, MN
About This Vehicle
Driven 12,345 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Black · Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Gasoline
17.0 MPG city · 24.0 MPG highway · 20.0 MPG combined
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s Description
2004 Volkswagen R32 160k
3.2 VR6 6-Speed AWD
Black Magic Pearl
Milltek Non-Res SS Exhaust

chains have been done. At 100k I believe, will check paper for exact mileage when completed

Exterior isn’t flawless but not bad, some typical Mk4 corner surface Rust.
Interior is nice.
Still has the holy 4mo 6spd knob, rear seats are perfect, one seam split on the drivers seat bottom and one on the bolster where the seat belt rubs, as usual.
No license plate holes in the bumper, please don’t drill them.

OEM 18″ Aristo wheels – Powder coated blk
OEM Volkswagen Roof Rack
OEM .:R branded hood bra
BFI 20th headlights, still have OEM.
I have a additional color matched hatch.

Was/is my dream car, hate to sell but moving and can’t take it with me.

See a better way to drive something syncro?