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Hi guys, I’d like to start by saying I’m completely new to this forum so I’m not so sure where or how to start. I have previously been on UKMKIV’s when I had my 1.6 mk4 to which I had converted into a 1.8t and done a lot of mods and changes to that car which is now been stripped into pieces and sold off. I have to say I really do miss the car!! Here is a link to my old build thread: http://uk-mkivs.net/...16-to-18t-pics/ Here are some pics: 60f2bf40ec460c849649525e7c00441f.jpg4684bb713c0c6d75c519eb946b45cb86.jpg09f3352057c41e3f5dc599acf1e99430.jpg8cc961d6003c68a107445fe28ff008af.jpg And then this happened 504d5fae210c1929ea4c4d6c131ef906.jpg3dcd2e19875dbed7cad348ecc47edf0b.jpgad2cb74eff0d4c35a20c11aeb88fb743.jpg And then this happened... cd91eef1c9f4f3e01916785d07d47757.jpg39889a322ad43e73a00b68a439b70253.jpg So here’s my story... I purchased the car I always wanted.. I waited a very long time for the right spec to come up, a good example of a MK5 R32. I loved this car as it was literally only missing wingbacks and the RNS 510. The car was fully loaded! With only 42k miles on the clock previously owned by a director of a company for 8 years. I purchased this car from Sytner Lexus and paid top money for it until unfortunately the car started giving me mechanical and electrical problems within the first two weeks of owning it! It was a very bad experience as I sent the car back to Lexus who refused to give the car to VW for repairs as they were stingy! And attempted to fix it themselves but the upon returning the car back to me, the issues were all still there! I then made the heartbreaking decision and gave the car back with a full refund as they were not willing to do anything! After being slightly put off the R32, I then started searching again and came across another well kept example but this time it was a facelift version which again had been kept by a lady owner for 8 years with full VW service history, very well maintained car by the couple that owned it. So this is where my journey begins with the R32... Here are some pics: a4744018e006c99318ef3b9c56520255.jpg I did what every owner would do to their new car and gave it a good 4 step clean which included washing, claying, polishing and then sealing the cars paint. Here are some shots I managed to get: 5ce7f7c2e015cbefba66f44f3e243e66.jpgb2bf9fba32509dc58234ddcea0cc7118.jpg43a9c510f88297b8cfeae861efcd9a9a.jpg After: 858e0ed32dfcac28e87c696d64c70413.jpg9512964a64f5151e8bf44815772d28af.jpgdc27ff61333e74c52f2c8866e6e906dc.jpg42b1fed98960fe825bf25e7aa985558f.jpg The following pictures are screen shots of a video I made of the car: 185965a2cac21d98c4758b019cdde6dc.jpgadefaa41320d8b20a57c4e8cd0012e72.jpg0f641ca79942336885baad7a44395132.jpgc295f596aa98e39dff83e67e49e4f6a4.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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welcome to the forum Jay...sorry to hear your first purchase didnt go well but you got your self another good example
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Welcome. Liking the MK4, looks like you did allot of work on it.


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The best R32 in the best colour. Congratulations

Edited by DaleM, 24 November 2017 - 06:51 PM.

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Edited by Jay89, 29 November 2017 - 04:13 PM.


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Welcome. Liking the MK4, looks like you did allot of work on it.


Thanks Alex, I did indeed.. spent a load of time and effort into that car. Damn I miss thing lol
But I have to say, the r32 is a good distraction 😂


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The best R32 in the best colour. Congratulations


Thanks Dale!! I have to agree with you and say the Signature colour does allow you to spot the R32 from a very far distance! 😍


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welcome to the forum Jay...sorry to hear your first purchase didnt go well but you got your self another good example


Hi Andy, yes I’m glad I got another one!
Very happy with the one I have, amazing cars!! 😁

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Welcome to the forum Jay, car looks a very nice example!


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Unfortunately the car did not come with the Armrest option which was really bugging me so I went to VW and got all the bits and bobs required to install the Armrest. I also ordered the duct piece in order for the rear vents to function properly. The other thing which did not look so good was the cup holders as the models which cane without the armrest option did not have the sliding lid cup holders 😕 So I managed to order those from VW while I was at it 😁 01fcaf7266d0118ed8fef246af9eeec3.jpg89819829a60396de801a45d5b6820810.jpgf327cb390e60b34e34187ec9cebc9ecf.jpgef8622eb0e79117444e9fbae3a548c4d.jpg5414c43be818a7a8ee14cecd6244352b.jpg The non armrest models came with the air vent duct/guides blocked off with plugs which simply pull off and you can install the duct piece for the rear. b848e81f17495935b8adfb27bfbc8af4.jpgbeb08dbaaf30690f7cbc8e2087a98b26.jpg8e7905bd597cc77f8cccc1320125e390.jpg802f1e4d80f963453c0cfa8cc6099d8d.jpg2f31b1739b30edb1b07c49f46917f70a.jpge664e2ddda013e381ab73da0d68d1e09.jpg14b1fab986fad796d0af9d1acebfa781.jpg8ab2db2795a3115e625884067ba30e94.jpg Everything put back into place 😁 It got pretty dark by the time I had finished so the pictures look crap. 819ecfcd42a1ceeee656c96094f79cdf.jpga22972e5d0ce78d3e0d5fde0a349eb84.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Welcome to the forum Jay, car looks a very nice example!


Thank you Matt, nice to get to know everyone on here :)


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I had already ordered the rubber mat for the drink holder as for some strange reason it only came with the bottle opener insert mat and not the other. Will be picking up the bits tomorrow from VW along with the Ashtray trim as my car did not even have that as a option extra 😏 I will post more pictures tomorrow once I have everything and will install it all tomorrow 😁 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Evening Jay , welcome


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Hi MIQ, nice to meet you!!



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Lovely photos, Welcome along :good:


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Great looking car! I am always surprised by the differences in the non US spec cars Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Lovely photos, Welcome along :good:


Thanks Ash! 😁


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Just to update, I received the engine spin ashtray trim and lid and also got the unit itself and all installed 👍🏻 8162e8028d310999f3d39ca4b4d4e502.jpg122416c6cde7256a805b1ceba06d0692.jpgafa7c4bea1a1ddf9fa3f7c6c22af495e.jpg6d2b8c0f62d2d498e48d1a6d5bb390ff.jpgc1b1fc2d13758c8043f47c2bbb14448b.jpgd0256a918e24521f7b972737214dd1e5.jpg05711cfd197dd9a77e7eff5f519f1cce.jpg So much better!! Defo worth doing if your car did not come with it 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Also added the bottle opener in the drink holder section along with the rubber mat. Does anybody know why VW have given me a steel/metal one? I would have thought it had black plastic housing. Here’s some pics: c4e1873313a4bfafb593f19e34a8d49f.jpgd83bccd8d2e42f118838a059e8a3910e.jpg4a7b2f0e88d3d6a2522a67db3f8174be.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Nice. I always thought the bottle opened sat in the middle sorta floating in the air held by those indents.

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Nice. I always thought the bottle opened sat in the middle sorta floating in the air held by those indents.


That's when it's being used as a divider to give 2 cupholders. When it's not it clips into bottle opener shaped ident in the base as shown in the photo.
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Also added the bottle opener in the drink holder section along with the rubber mat. Does anybody know why VW have given me a steel/metal one? I would have thought it had black plastic housing.


The original one that came with the car was the steel one like you have been given. I don't think the later plastic ones would fit in the ident in the mat.

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Welcome to the forum, loving the touches. In doing the new ashtray, does that mean you have lost the 12V port?



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Welcome to the forum, loving the touches. In doing the new ashtray, does that mean you have lost the 12V port?


The 12v is exactly the same, only difference is that it’s now under a lid. It still has the flap on it.

However I will mention that the there is an small extra bit of clear plastic right next to the 12v to allow light into the cubby for the lid versions.


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Welcome bud to the Forum... 
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what camera did you use to take the photos after you detailed the mk5? also what did you use ont he exhaust to get the inner part shiny as well?



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looks a lot better with the arm rest in
..always thought the r32 came with the silver trim




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