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2004 Volkswagen R32

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly:

2004 Volkswagen R32 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.8
Out of 10

Based on 71 Ratings for the 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.7/10
    Quality
    9.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.9/10
    Performance
    9.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.8/10
    Styling
    9.9/10

4motion all-wheel drive coupled with 240hp!

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: More practicle

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "All-wheel drive, German engineering, iconic R."

Cons: "Fit and finish is subpar, squeaks and rattles."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Start with the Koenig leather racing seats. The mark 4 R32 Golf is the best looking hot hatch on the market. Dual exhaust that has a nice purr. Climatronic automatic air, heated seats, rain sensor, cruise control, 6 speed manual. Plenty of combined torque and horsepower make this car fun to drive. R logo in the front and rear seat, stainless steel foot pedals with R logo. 60/40 split rear seats."

4 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Don't know what to get on my next car with budget

By on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, trouble free, roomy"

Cons: "Higher cost on modding, repairs, gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had a blue R, after an incident I got a silver one. Fun to drive, roomy, practical, I wouldn’t know what to get on the next one with the budget."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best built VW ever sold!

By on Monday, March 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Holds it's value, wolf in sheeps clothing"

Cons: "What's not to like?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned this car for 4 years now with nearly 50k driven. The car never lets me down and always is a pleasure to drive. Maintenance cost is surprisingly low because it never has any issues, just the usual wear and tear items. The car is extremely practical being that it's a hatch. Build quality is so much better then anything in it's class, the driver's seat is a great place to be. I'd recommend this car to just about anyone that can drive a manual!"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Was my dream car and sill is.

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "30k for a car that should be 50k new!"

Cons: "Rubber interior trim parts dont wear well. No aux"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"She makes the right noises. Never had any major issues and warranty covered any hiccups. The car handles great, still looks great 9 years later design wise. Interior has held up very well. Just polished the paint and made a huge difference. gas mileage is only ok if you take it very easy. Lots of torque makes it easy to have a heavy foot. love love the car."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

excellent car

By on Sunday, January 15, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, practical, styling"

Cons: "entry to the back seats."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am a original owner of this car. I've had it for almost 8 years. I've never owned a car this long before. I really dig this car. Basically the R32 is a audi 3.2 TT in a golf body. Its built at the same factory as the audi TT with the same parts and build quality. Its fun to drive. The interior is really nice, a clean simple design that states quality. Leather Konig seats are the most comfortable I've ever owned. Its practical. The rear trunk space is nice size and with the seats folded down its big enough to fit a mountain bike. Is it as fast as a Evo or STI? Not 0 - 60, but at highway speeds it smokes turbo motors. While they are waiting for their turbos to spool up. This car is gone. The 3.2 V6 is smooth and powerful and the exhaust sound is perfect. The only complaint I have is the front seats are too tall and make getting in and out of the backs seats difficult and annoying."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Love this car! It's a great combinition!

By on Monday, December 26, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "See above"

Cons: "See above"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The R32 is a great combination of performance (acceleration, handling, braking) and practicality (hatchback with lots of room). The AWD is also great for my area of the country. I have winter tires on it and it is unstoppable. I love the sound from the exhaust (loud when accelerating, quiet when cruising). The visibility is great, the Konig seats are terrific. My car is red with optional leather, so it's particular rare (only 500 so equipped). The only drawback are the ergonomics of the interior - gauges are hard to see when you have polarized sun glasses on and the HVAC controls are too low to easily see and use. It's also a bit difficult climbing in and out of the rear seat (even for my young grandchildren!). Overall, a fantastic car - one of the best I've ever owned (...and I've owned over 50!)"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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