2003 Golf R32 Manual

2003 Golf R32. FSH. Desirable spec and colour. Nice condition and with the fantastic manual box! Low mileage for year. Bid Now!

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SellerVeedubber Veedubber Drivetrain4-wheel drive
LocationHalstead, Essex TransmissionManual (6-gear)
VINWVWZZZ1JZ3D504530 Exterior ColourDeep Blue Pearlescent
Mileage125000 Interior ColourBlack
Body TypeHatchback HPI StatusClear
Engine3189cc Seller TypePrivate

Our Take...

We love the gen one Golf R32, and this one in this colour – wow. The MK4 shape is aging beautifully and is undoubtedly on its way to becoming a future classic. This example is a nice one, and the manual box is the icing on the cake.

Description

At launch the Mk 4 Golf GTI was derided by most of the motoring press as too large, too stodgy and just not ‘Golf-ish’ enough to live up to the legend created by its three illustrious predecessors. Of course, no-one at VW would admit to them being right but not long after, the Golf R32 was launched.

This was the biggest-engined, most powerful Golf to date with its 3.2 V6 and sported a panoply of sporty parts including the Haldex 4Motion system, ESP, climate control. In its home market it also featured the first iteration of something we’d see a lot more of from that point on – a DSG gearbox, although a new six-speed manual (as fitted to this particular car) was also developed to take the power of the engine.

Sitting 20 mm lower than the standard Golf with a tasteful bodykit and specially commissioned OZ alloys, this R32 certainly looks the part. Jump inside and you’re immediately gripped by the high-backed alcantara and leather seats and tasteful splashes of aluminium trim, enlivening the monotonous black of the bog-standard GTI.

When new, 241 bhp, a 0-60 time in 6.4 secs and a top speed of around 154 mph means that even against today’s Golf GTI, it’s no slouch and drives like a typical big-engined VW (something you won’t experience in a new one.)

Almost 2000 were registered in 2003 in the UK, notwithstanding a fairly steep list price of £22K – and remember the Wolfsburgers were notoriously stingy with extras at that time – so this vehicle, in remarkable original-spec condition, offers tremendous value.

Finished in the much sought-after launch colour of deep metallic blue, this R32 is the desirable two door shape with the manual 6-speed.  Owned and cherished by the current owner for seven years, it’s covered 125,000 miles which is excellent for a 17 year old car. It also has a comprehensive service history which will be handed over to the new owner at point of sale.

Looking at the photos it will be evident that the headlining is failing in places – a reasonably common issue with this age of VWs; some basic remedial work will need to be carried out, but our Carozo starting price and reserve reflect this.

The car presents extremely well considering its age and mileage. The period OZ wheels have been refurbished and are now finished in gunmetal – a shade that suits them and the car very well. They’re also fitted with good quality 225/40 tyres with plenty of tread left. This car has had various new parts over the years, including a new air con compressor, new air mass meter and fan switches. To top it all off the Haldex has been serviced twice in 7 years, most recently in October 2020.

Mechanically the car wants for nothing and its maintenance is fully up to date. The Car has had a remap by Stealth racing but more for driveability than outright power so its producing 256 BHP and 251 Torques with slightly better fuel economy.

Our view is that this car is eminently collectible and is an excellent purchase either as a daily driver or a pampered weekend car. With active owners’ clubs and forums, VWs of this age are easy to maintain and not hugely expensive to run (or even insure on a limited or classic policy) so if you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas, why not bid now and treat yourself to something you’ll enjoy for many years to come.

 

In a nutshell…

2003 VW Golf R32

R32 3.2 litre V6

Superb condition

Refurbished wheels in Gunmetal grey

Below average mileage / comprehensive service history

Questions and Answers

Comments & Bids

  • S5ENM S5ENM 0 1 Month ago

    S5ENM placed a bid for £6,000

  • Fourwheelsonly Fourwheelsonly 0 1 Month ago

    Fourwheelsonly placed a bid for £5,200

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 0 1 Month ago

    BMAN1968 placed a bid for £4,900

  • Fourwheelsonly Fourwheelsonly 0 1 Month ago

    Fourwheelsonly placed a bid for £4,800

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 0 1 Month ago

    BMAN1968 placed a bid for £4,600

  • Fourwheelsonly Fourwheelsonly 0 1 Month ago

    Fourwheelsonly placed a bid for £4,500

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 1 1 Month ago

    BMAN1968 placed a bid for £4,200

  • Gsullivan Gsullivan 0 1 Month ago

    Gsullivan placed a bid for £4,000

  • Fourwheelsonly Fourwheelsonly 0 1 Month ago

    Fourwheelsonly placed a bid for £3,800

  • Carozo Carozo Staff 1 1 Month ago

    Link to the video below.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O33bPPhcKjf6VcSlgDaRO8toA2r6-KS-/view?usp=sharing

  • Carozo Carozo Staff 0 1 Month ago

    The seller has kindly had the car up on a lift today and provided a video of the underside. A link to this video will be provided shortly.

  • Veedubber Veedubber Seller 0 1 Month ago

    Hi.the xenon lights are in the boot as I bought them recently. The self adjusters were broken on the original ones when I first got the car 7 years ago and didn't have the money to replace them and needed working headlights for Mot so I replaced them with a set of GTI lamps with view to switching back at some point. Never got round to fitting the new set though. Chains were done at 105,000

  • jknowles130 jknowles130 0 1 Month ago

    Why are the xenon lights not fitted? I see these are in one of the pictures so assuming they will be supplied. Are they fully working? Have the timing chains been done?

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 0 1 Month ago

    BMAN1968 placed a bid for £3,300

  • Fourwheelsonly Fourwheelsonly 0 1 Month ago

    Fourwheelsonly placed a bid for £3,100

  • Veedubber Veedubber Seller 2 1 Month ago

    Hi. No the car is nice and clean underneath

  • michaelcampell michaelcampell 0 1 Month ago

    Hi Is there any rust on the car especially underneath?

  • michaelcampell michaelcampell 0 1 Month ago

    Hi Is there any rust on the car?

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 0 1 Month ago

    BMAN1968 placed a bid for £2,400

  • Choppers1 Choppers1 0 1 Month ago

    Choppers1 placed a bid for £2,200

  • Gsullivan Gsullivan 0 1 Month ago

    Gsullivan placed a bid for £2,000

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 0 1 Month ago

    Definitely the best colour for this car!

  • BMAN1968 BMAN1968 0 1 Month ago

    BMAN1968 placed a bid for £1,700

  • Toby Bailey Toby Bailey 0 1 Month ago

    Toby Bailey placed a bid for £1,500

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