2004 Volkswagen R32 Overview


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2 Dr AWD Hatchback
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4.85 stars

Based on 41 reviews

A Packed Punch In A Small Pack. by tirekckr24
 — I'm what you would call a tire kicker. I love to go around a test drive different types of cars becuase there are soo many options out there that are available to the public with the right amount of m... Read More
Glad I Bought This Car, Have Not Gotten Bored Of It In The Almost Ten Years Of Owning It. by Brian
 — The car handles amazingly. Its a lot of fun to have on an open back road. The acceleration is very quick now due to the work I have done to it, 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. The build quality has always seem... Read More
I Love It And Will Never Sell It Ever!!!!!!!!!! by Chuck
 — great acceleration with the 6-speed, EXCELLENT BRAKING, handling is great with the 4motion, build quality is typical german engineering.....GREAT its 6 years old and have one rattle, but its not not... Read More

2004 Volkswagen R32 Overview

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2004 Volkswagen R32

Available for only one year, the two-door, all-wheel-drive Volkswagen R32 was a souped up version of the German automaker's Golf hatchback. The R32 was powered by a high-performance 3.2-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine that pumped out 240 horsepower and could drive the car from 0 to to 60 mph in just under six seconds. A six-speed manual transmission, updated so that it shifted more smoothly, was standard; an automatic transmission was not available.

The R32 provided drivers with excellent traction and handling over the road, thanks to VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. Giving the vehicle a streamlined appearance was its sport body kit, as well as the fact that it sat about an inch lower than the Golf models on which it was based. A sport-tuned suspension, special rims and 18-inch alloy wheels were also part of the package.

Standard features for the R32 included power windows, power brakes, power door locks, dual airbags, heated front sport seats, a tilt/telescopic steering column, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a leather-trimmed shift knob, an automatic climate control system, a lighted entry system, a power sunroof, cruise control, traction control, a dual exhaust system, an anti-theft alarm system, and a premium Monsoon audio system.

Drivers liked the R32's styling, interior features, and streamlined appearance, as well as its suspension, speed, and beefy exhaust note. Fuel economy is noted by some as a negative point, and a number of drivers expressed a wish that the car had a bit more power.


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What Should I Do???

i have an 04' R32 but the engine threw a rod and someone stole the seats and system i had in it. i still owe $18,000 on it. should i try to fix it or sell it and does anyone know the best prices or pl...

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100k Miles Service Expectation

I am a 2006 gti owner and am considering a 2004 r32. Most have high miles. Should I expect certain maintenance or service issues?

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