Used Car of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The Volkswagen Golf R often gets a lot of well-deserved love.

That applies to older generations, as well.

This 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 is on offer for $25K, and the seller claims it has no rust or corrosion. The car has the Konig interior and while vague on the details, the seller says the restoration process was thorough and no expense was spared.

The car is currently located in Massachusetts but started out in California.

Give it a look here.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • 2ACL 2ACL on Dec 23, 2022

    Yet another attempt to cash-in on a nostalgia tide that's yet to come in (and may not for some time). Hope the owner budgeted keeping it in his collection for a while, because that's where it's likely to stay in the foreseeable future.

  • David Stafford David Stafford on Dec 24, 2022

    Most of the haters have never owned one of these carRs, let alone driven in one. Like one poster said, once you sit in it and drive it, if feels so right. When you own one, you put up with the little fiddly issues, just to retain the pure joy of driving it. The VR6 is VERY strong and if you take care of the caR it will last forever. I love the MKIV. I own a MKV R32 and love it too. As far as the price of this car, it depends on how he maintained it. Like I said, if properly done, the car will last a long time and $25k is cheap for a thrilling ride like an R32. And no other car sounds as glorious when you mash the right pedal. It sounds like an “Angry Wookie”! It’s not nostalgia when the guy in the Porsche takes your car for a ride and comes back 20 minutes later and says “That is the most thrilling car I’ve ever driven”. It happened to me, this year. Granted, mines turned up a notch or two. Still, 15 years old and a fun car to drive. My advice? Buy one, take good care of it and enjoy the permanent grin on your face when you drive it. When you do, don’t forget to come out and play! #DRIVEMORE

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