Golf mk IV R32 - Sell or not to sell?

Golf mk IV R32 - Sell or not to sell?

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Tom H

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525 posts

150 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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Hi folks, I’m the proud owner of a completely standard (except black wheels) R32 that I’ve owned for over 10 years. It’s been my pride and joy and used every day (well not in lockdown).

The car is completely standard doesn’t even have a Miltek exhaust. The wheels are black as I wanted original VW wheels (and the bolt spacing is a nightmare) so replaced with all black as buying 4 black ones from ebay was cheaper than VW wanting £450 for a new one, original wheel got a hairline crack.

So one of my favourites just from phone so not too staged. My wife things should sell it and used we buy any car... I told her that it’s worth more than their estimate of £450!!!

So should I sell or should it go now??

Incidentally is 3 door more valuable than 5 door?? - my reckoning 5 door fits kids and surfboard far better, thoughts?


DoubleD

16,417 posts

71 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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This is something that only you can decide.

Bennet

1,433 posts

94 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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I think well kept mk4 Golfs are going to be a bit of a classic. They're the last Golf that's actually shaped roughly like a Golf, rather than an amorphous blob.

The R32 is just the wrong side of chavvy for my tastes, but if you like it and it's still meeting your needs, I'd say keep it.

zedstar

1,611 posts

139 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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Tom H said:
So should I sell or should it go now??
Isn't that the same thing?

If its a good car in good condition and you don't mind keeping it why not have it as a second car?

Looks nice and I think 5 door has a better shape than the 3, whats the mileage and the condition like?

survivalist

3,095 posts

153 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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What’s would be the reason to sell it. You say your wife wants to but why?

s m

20,323 posts

166 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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Looks great in that photo cool
I’d hang onto it if you’re not sure

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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I like them. Mk4 golf was a bit of a dynamic dullard, but not the worst by any means. Quality bit of kit though. Felt much more together than the admittedly better mk5. Never driven r32 but I like the big engine in a small package deal, bet its a hoot.

James-m5qjf

299 posts

10 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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If you love it, for the sake of £450, just hang on.

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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James-m5qjf said:
If you love it, for the sake of £450, just hang on.
For 450 or thereabouts, I'll have first dibs!!!

MightyBadger

392 posts

13 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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I would suggest WBAC are trying to pull your pants down. It’s worth a lot more than that unless it has super stellar milage. Nice car, all the more so for being pretty standard.

mcg_

1,330 posts

55 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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I'll bid £500!

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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MightyBadger said:
I would suggest WBAC are trying to pull your pants down. It’s worth a lot more than that unless it has super stellar milage. Nice car, all the more so for being pretty standard.
Yes, i was only kidding, I'd suggest thats gotta be worth a couple of grand all day?

Clarkedontgo

145 posts

22 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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Well worth hanging onto as long as the mileage isn’t massive , 3 door slightly more sought after , but these will be worth a bit one day (Standard)

MrGTI6

1,952 posts

93 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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mcg_ said:
I'll bid £500!
£2,000

MightyBadger

392 posts

13 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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biggbn said:
Yes, i was only kidding, I'd suggest thats gotta be worth a couple of grand all day?
Seen them go recently for 10k and much more depending on condition. There are cheaper ones around but in a more used doggier condition.

mercedeslimos

956 posts

132 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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I think the MK4 R32 is seeing a rise in values now as the chavs have moved on to the MK5 and newer. Also, the MK5 was built in vastly higher numbers. The MK4 also feels more special, a step further away from a standard car that the MK5 just didn't have as much. The Deep Blue Pearl was exclusive to the R32 too.

I say keep it. It's perfectly practical, and a decent all-rounder. If you look after it I predict values rising rapidly in 5-10 years.

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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mercedeslimos said:
I think the MK4 R32 is seeing a rise in values now as the chavs have moved on to the MK5 and newer. Also, the MK5 was built in vastly higher numbers. The MK4 also feels more special, a step further away from a standard car that the MK5 just didn't have as much. The Deep Blue Pearl was exclusive to the R32 too.

I say keep it. It's perfectly practical, and a decent all-rounder. If you look after it I predict values rising rapidly in 5-10 years.
I agree with this....

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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MightyBadger said:
biggbn said:
Yes, i was only kidding, I'd suggest thats gotta be worth a couple of grand all day?
Seen them go recently for 10k and much more depending on condition. There are cheaper ones around but in a more used doggier condition.
Must have been really good example at that. I'm a fan, really like a mk4 golf.

MightyBadger

392 posts

13 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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Just looked on a few sites (ebay etc) and the average price seems to be 10k.

NGRhodes

1,006 posts

35 months

Sunday 12th July 2020
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Not a lot of standard early ones around, I don't think it will be long before standard R32s attract the attention of classic car market and end up being closer to £4500 than £450.