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Browsing VW's website for second hand R32's and its quite surprising how many can now be poicked up for under ?19000!

My local Dealer has a Blue R32, FEB 2003, with 27000 miles and leather/alcantara interior for just ?18995!!

I sort of predicted that the R32 would drop in value once the new GTI was launched. I reckon we can expect to see R32's drop to around ?16 - ?17K by mid summer, as demand for the GTI accelerates.

Its in Volkswagens interest to drop R32 prices cause in short, it wants to sell its new baby, the GTI.
 

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Dealers have decided prices for the R32, which is why they have remained high. Yes demand makes a difference, but VW will reprice the R32 lower than the GTI now so that they make more money. Remember the GTI is still selling without discount, yet a second hand R32 will be up for negotiations.

Its just my opinion, but the R32 held its price because there was no MK5 performance alternative, now there is, people will go for that instead. Bear in mind the MK5 is leagues ahead of the MK4
 

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Quote: posted by Doc on 20/01/2005 17:03:45

Quote: posted by marriedblonde on 20/01/2005 16:05:14

?19K for a 2 year old golf with 27K isn't exactley a bargain is it though?

Precisely my thoughts....hardly think its a price drop, that looks more like holding steady[;)]

With Leather/alcantara etc, that car would have been ?21000 just before xmas IMO.

Demand for the R32 is not as high as it was either. VW bought my R32 back of mee back in September, it only sold last week! ? months on the forecourt would say Demand isnt there.

However, Demand for the New GTI is extremely high, with Delivery dates of May/June being quoted!! The R32 has to drop in price so that Dealers can shift them.

(BTW it was a Feb 2004, Reflex Silver with only 8000 miles on the clock and the dealers had it up for ?21995.)
 

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Quote: posted by Chris on 20/01/2005 19:01:40

Quote: posted by rob.gti on 20/01/2005 17:15:07

Quote: posted by Doc on 20/01/2005 17:03:45

Quote: posted by marriedblonde on 20/01/2005 16:05:14

?19K for a 2 year old golf with 27K isn't exactley a bargain is it though?

Precisely my thoughts....hardly think its a price drop, that looks more like holding steady[;)]

With Leather/alcantara etc, that car would have been ?21000 just before xmas IMO.

Demand for the R32 is not as high as it was either. VW bought my R32 back of mee back in September, it only sold last week! ? months on the forecourt would say Demand isnt there.

However, Demand for the New GTI is extremely high, with Delivery dates of May/June being quoted!! The R32 has to drop in price so that Dealers can shift them.

(BTW it was a Feb 2004, Reflex Silver with only 8000 miles on the clock and the dealers had it up for ?21995.)

Did VW offer you a job or something? It's clear you like the MK5, but you seem to have a somewhat blinkered and one-sided opinion towards it mate.

Eh??? Care to explain?

I was amazed to see an R32 on a VW forecourt for under ?19000. Why does that make me blinkered????

I love both the R32 and the GTI, so why would I be one sided? Do me a favour, dont call me mate!! [:(!]
 

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Quote: posted by sutherlandm on 21/01/2005 14:55:14

Yikes!!

I made an attempt at selling mine, was offered what I thougt was cack money so am TRAGICALLY keeping it for a while.

Oh the suffering...!

Rob - You do seem very pro mk5 GTI and not very pro R32, although the above comment was not the right way to put it!

At what point have I slagged off the R32?

Jezz! I really dont know why I bother! Getting worse than CGTI forum! [V]
 

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Quote: posted by sutherlandm on 21/01/2005 16:30:19

Rob - Calm down!

You have repeatedly stated how you think the GTI is a lot better than the R (no a direct slad off, but not far from it) and although you had an R (a semed to LOVE it to bits at the time), the circumstances under which you got rid of it (i.e.total bad luck) would lead me to think you would prefer to distance yourself from it.

You'll either agree or throw a total fit now.

The GTI and R are both great, but they are quite different. End of story.

Thats rich mate!

And as for distancing myself from the R! What a crock of poo pooe! If I owned one still, I would be chopping it in for a GTI. Running costs alone on the R32 were enough to swing it for me. But the GTI is a fantastic car, the R32 was great no question, but for all round package - the GTI wins hands down.

Ask yourself how many Awards the R32 won...... that would be none. Its a fantastic car, but it is not a car for everyone. I know a bloke who owned a V6 4 motion and trasded it in for a R32, 3 days later he went back and got his old car back!! The R32 is great, but it primerily designed as a Track car. For normal Joe Bloggs, the GTI is far more suitable.

No salgging off... Just fact.
 
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