You asked what it's going to take to sell it. So i told you. As i was in the market for R32's i told you what i'm looking for and i think most are looking for the same thing -
-fair price or a market value price
It has nothing to do with liking your car or not - I'm going on what I've seen in shopping the market for almost a year--
R32Slutt put his car up, lower miles than your's, pristine, stock, he wanted 25,000 for it. he claims he got offered 24k but is keeping it b/c he loves it. i think he swallowed his pride and realized nobody's going to pay that much for an 8 year old car. i was willing to give him $21,000 and he didn't take it.
At the end of the day, market value is what someone is willing to pay for it. Nobody's been willing to pay $25,000 nobody's willing to pay $23,500, so at this point your price seems to be your main problem.
As far as taking it back to stock yeah, it would cost money, but most guys who buy these cars, keep all of the stock parts for resale. I understand you bought it modified. Fair enough, but the market for modified cars is much smaller than stock cars. People want the car stock so they can put their own vision into the car; not to mention people worry about a modified car having been abused unless they know the owner. It's not uncommon for kids to beat a car and then dump it. I ended up being the buyer of an abused GTI, which was amazingly pristine on the outside, only to find out the kid traded it in b/c VW was denying him warranty coverage for abuse on the clutch and transmission. I was lucky b/c I forced the dealer to take the car back.
All I'm saying is, I've seen stock R32s, as clean as your's sell much quicker, with a reasonable price. If the car looked like the previous owner had it, that might also have helped.
You're competing with GOLF R and MK V R32 buyers, i know b/c I am one of those buyers.
You'll either end up keeping it or dropping your price to a market value. Imagine what a dealership would give you for it on a trade in. They'd probably throw 17k at you at most and try and sell it for 20k.
I'm in FL and would love to buy this car, but after shipping or driving, it's a bit much for me... PM with full details... maybe we can work something?