2004 Golf R32 Mk4
How long have you owned your car? A little over two years (second owner).
Any modifications/tweaks? Turbo kit, Brembo brakes, suspension. Cosmetically, it’s still standard.
Owned any other Volkswagens?
I’ve owned a Golf R32 Mk5. I currently have a Passat R36 as well.
Any other brands? Audi.
What do you love about your car?
I bought it for the rawness of it and for the exclusivity of it as well, given that only 200 made it into the country.
Favourite road trip: I love going to Putty Road (from Windsor to the Hunter Valley) in this car. It has some beautiful scenery and the car excels on the twists and turns.
Ideal road trip: I’d like to start in the UK and then work my way to Spain.
Music to drive to? I like ‘hip-rock’. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, for example.
Last car-related purchase? A turbo blanket (to keep heat constant in the turbo).
Last thing you lost: I dropped my expensive sunglasses in the plane toilet. I didn’t have the heart to use them again!
Last piece of good advice you received: Someone once told me, “Keep things simple.” In everything I do, I try to keep that in mind.
Jose says: “I waited a year to find the right Mk4. The previous owner, a QC, bought it because it was numbered 75 of 200. There was one time he serviced the car and it had only travelled 700km since its last service. So, it has barely been driven at all.”