My New MK5 R32 DBP


New member
Manchester, UK
Hi all.

For the past few weeks I have been looking for a MK5 R32, Checked all the usual places for adverts & went to see a couple but they all turned out quite rough or minimal service history.

Anyway last night I sold my Impreza and carried on looking but nothing new was jumping out at me, Just as I was about to go to bed I had a quick look on Gumtree & spotted one that was very local to me & had everthing on it that I wanted (Appart from Nav & Bluetooth)

I put the Reg number into Google & it brought up a thread on R32 Owners Forum from a previous member, I tracked him down & spoke to him about the car & it did sound like the right one for me.

So this morning I went to see it & it is still in superb condition, after a drive of it & checking it whilst up on a ramp a deal was struck & I am now the proud owner of this....



Optometrist Prime
Cedar Rapids, IA
Is that a cupra R front lip? Looks like a nice car. Passenger seat bolsters have seen better days (previous owner liked fat chicks?), but otherwise seems clean.


New member
Manchester, UK
it is a Cupra R splitter.

Think it the drivers seat that is a little worn on the bolsters but I work in the motor trade & we have an excellent trim guy that will sort that out for me


New member
Manchester, UK
VW Golf MK5 R32, KU06 YCC
Standard Spec:
06 Plate (lower tax bracket).
92k miles
Full heated leather Recaro wingbacks,
Winter Pack in conjunction with Xenons (Heated Seats, Washer Jets, Wing Mirrors).
Luxury Pack.
Convenience Pack (Leaving Home / Coming Home Lights etc)
Midline display and multifunction computer.
6 Disc in dash CD multi-changer.

APR stage 1 remap by Awesome GTi.
Forge Carbon (blue hoses) induction kit,
Parrot CK3100 bluetooth phone connection.
Custom OEM steering wheel retrim with DBP stitching by Royal Steering Wheels.
.:R Line fitted mats.
MK6 Light switch.
Privacy glass.
.:R32 seat inserts.
.:R32 door sills.
X CarLink I-Phone 4 MP3 interface.
Seat LCR Front splitter.
Brushed aluminium effect wing mirrors.

Service History:
Service intervals:

48,039 (Haldex oil changed).
83,410 (Full Service)

Just serviced when it had new spark plugs, new fuel filter, new auxiliary tensioner belt, tensioning roller and pulley, new o/s front tyre along with all the usuals.

Part services / work carried out by VW dealer and the remainder by VW specialist in Sudbury (Automotion Vehicle Engineering).
O/S front suspension spring were replaced last year and the n/s rear spring replaced the year before that.
Coil packs replaced via recall by VW under warranty by previous owner.
Front wings replaced by VW Norwich under rusting/perforation warranty last year via a 50/50 payment share.
I have a folder which includes all receipts / invoices etc for all work carried out out to the car during my ownership, manuals, service manual and 2 car keys are all present.


New member
Is that a cupra R front lip? Looks like a nice car. Passenger seat bolsters have seen better days (previous owner liked fat chicks?), but otherwise seems clean.

Really nice R32, man. Congrats on the buy, can't wait to see what happens to it.


New member
Manchester, UK
Bought s few more bits last week.

Firstly a set of R Logo mats

Even came with a matching one for the boot

Next was an OEM Looking Xtrons Radio for £139.99

All fitted with no issues

Also bought a MK6 Climate panel, Just waiting for the trim surround to be delivered before fitting it.
On Tuesday I should also have a pair of genuine LED Mk6 Number plate lamps coming.


Ready to race!
North Carolina
It is the Blue.

There are only two cars I really like dressed in blue, an Audi 5 and the MK5 Golf. That there is one sharp looking vehicle you have.
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