At first we thought that someone just decided to throw a 4Motion badge on an old Mk4 Golf, but upon further inspection this one looks like the real deal with all the right Euro bits. It has been legally imported to Canada and we're not sure what it would take to get it plates in the states, but we like the idea of this AWD diesel hatch as a base for all kinds of fun.
In the US, if you were shopping for an AWD VW in 2000 you were limited to either the Passat, or upping your budget and crossing the street to the Audi dealer for a plethora of options. In 2004 the R32 found its way to our shores but people had been living the 4Motion Golf life since 2000 in other regions.
This 2000 Mk4 Golf is pretty plain at first glance. The TDI makes it a little interesting, but adding the 4Motion suddenly makes it super rare. Short of determined enthusiasts who have cobbled together their own Franken-golf's there can't be many 4 door, diesel, 4x4 Golf's running around North America.
No mileage is listed and no details are provided about how it got here or when other than it's a "Factory Euro imported car." The seller is very active on TheSamba though so we're sure all of these questions and more would be happily answered.
Beyond the mechanical rarity, the body looks good in silver with some unique Euro differences -- black trim, rear plate mount, and a smaller passenger mirror to name a few. The 16 inch 5 point rims were some of our favorites of the Mk4 era and they have brand new tires to boot.
Inside the seller says that it has both a different steering wheel, and upholstery compared to what was available in North America.
We're not sure where this car would fall in terms of importing it to the states. Is it just a normal Golf? Do we need to wait 10 more years for it to be eligible for import? If it's easy enough to get papers, and it's mechanically sound, we'd love to have this as a modern-day Golf Country build. Put some BFG A/T's on it, lift it an inch or two, get some bullbars and have the toughest Mk4 in town.
Find this Unique Golf on TheSamba located in Bright's Grove, Ontario for $8,500 USD.
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