Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Syncro de Mayo: 2004 Volkswagen R32

Welcome to Daily Turismo's Syncro de Mayo, our May 5th celebration of Volkswagen's four wheel drive system known as Syncro. Today's first 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. Find this 2004 Volkswagen R32 here on eBay offered for $12,995 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Mesa, AZ.

From the seller:

Item specifics
Condition: Used Year: 2004
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WVWKG61J74D091572 Mileage: 137100
Body Type: 2dr Car Vehicle Title: Clear
Options: -- Power Options: Pwr front/rear vented disc brakes w/(4) piston ..., Pwr rack & pinion steering
Make: Volkswagen Exterior Color: Silver
Sub Model: Reflex Silver Interior Color: Black
Trim: Reflex Silver Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: AWD Warranty: Unspecified
Engine: V6 Cylinder Engine 3.2L/195 For Sale By: Dealer
Fuel Type: Gasoline Model:
Vehicle Description
We are big fans of the MkIV R32, and get them for our inventory when we can. They are getting harder and harder to come by, as they were limited production vehicles, when offered for sale in 2004.

Here we have a Reflex Silver R32 with Black Leather interior.

Just finished up in our shop. This R32 in Reflex Silver with the 3.2 VR6, 6 speed manual gearbox, and 4 motion AWD. We have completed a good list of items in our shop including new brakes and rotors all around. Complete service with oil and filters, new windshield, inner tie rod boots, cv boots, brake flush, upper strut mounts, 4 wheel alignment, new shifter boot and wipers all around. EIP exhaust already installed. Glass headlights with black housings. As seen in the pictures, the tabs on the headlights are missing.

We also cleaned up both bumpers and refinished them and installed new oem bumper grille inserts. This one is ready to drive and enjoy. Come down and have a look today as we have 4 R32s in process.

See pictures, as the driver seat leather has worn on the driver bolster. Please ask any questions you may have regarding this R. Thank you.

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  1. “ Syncro de Mayo”
    That’s the stuff that the oil turns into after a head gasket leak, right?

  2. I think these R32s are appreciating, but 12k for this one? It's pretty tired for that kind of scratch.

    1. I test drove one in 2008ish and it was damn nice. Appreciating or otherwise this one is all sorts of busted for that price.

  3. Must have been one whale of a driver to do the bolsters like that....no wonder they had to redo the cv's....

  4. "Turn and squat like a Weimaraner in heat?" I"m still laughing. And mopping up my keyboard. That's the best I've seen in a long time!


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