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“The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI is the best of the Mk1's....”

Written on: 28/09/2005 by rqwerqw3 (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI is the best of the Mk1's. It is very quick and nimble, and it feels like a true sports car. However, it suffers from the typical VW electrical issues… Read Full Review

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“The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI is just about the best car...”

Written on: 17/08/2005 by superrob (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI is just about the best car ever designed by VW, amazing in every aspect, a true boy racer or pocket rocket, a legend amongst legends… Read Full Review

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“The MK1 golf is a classic and an absolute pleasure to...”

Written on: 02/06/2005 by elswun (1 review written)

The MK1 golf is a classic and an absolute pleasure to own and drive! The kind of car you can stand and appreciate the genius of for hours and hours on end, and I have yet to meet an owner who the novelty of owning one hasn't worn off yet. These cars perform so well, are reliable, well built, so rarely rust, are light weight, nippy, easy to park and are just a piece of engineering history.

It is also very easy for someone with a little car mechanical know-how, to pick up a cheap rust free… Read Full Review

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“I have had 3 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI's and they all...”

Written on: 27/06/2004 by cragstag (1 review written)

I have had 3 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI's and they all have made me smile every time I have driven them, even if just to the local shop and back, as I say to people who ask why you have "that old thing" I simply say "If you have to ask the question you will never understand the answer!" The car oozes feel, feedback, and is just a very easy, friendly car to drive. I know it dosn't have all the airbag nonsense etc but if you need that the car you are driving just dosn't talk to you enough before… Read Full Review

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“Very proud owner of two Mk1 Golf GTi. One Schwartz...”

Written on: 11/11/2003 by Abz (1 review written)

Very proud owner of two Mk1 Golf GTi. One Schwartz Black and the other Diamond Silver. The 112 bhp, light body, exquisite handling and GTi fuel injection system provides sheer, unadulterated power and a passion to just keep on driving.

The best part about driving a Mk1 Golf Gti is putting some of todays so called "BIG BOYS" to shame as they still cannot live up to the godfather of all hatches even by todays standards.

For those who like the Japanese car scene, I have no objection, but one… Read Full Review

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Samm's Response to Abz's Review

Written on: 19/04/2004

It may be the classic but my 205 will beat it round a track, it is 0.7 secs faster to 60 in standard form and the handling is superb. With my 185bhp mi16 conversion 60 is coming up in just over 6 seconds dead............

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Holiace's Response to Abz's Review

Written on: 03/03/2008

The Golf GTi is the most classical of all Hot Hatches.
It's not the hottest but it's the one that will be remembered along with the 205 GTi.

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Mk1Madj's Response to Abz's Review

Written on: 01/06/2005

Good luck when you hit a bend too fast (for a poo-go) spin out and die like steve did!

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Mk1Madj's Response to Abz's Review

Written on: 01/06/2005

I'd have to agree with all but the last line "treat it like a queen" ???? dunno about that, drive it like you stole it more like!!! (it'll hardly ever break and if it does it'll be some 20 year old part that costs sod all to replace!
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<br>or did you mean rag the bottom off it???

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“Amazing fun handling ”

Written on: 15/10/2003 by damond (1 review written)

Amazing fun handling
It takes skill to drive and keep yourself out of trouble what can I say apart from....I own a campaign 1.8 GTI in black and everywhere I go people that know anything about a car look at it. I get stopped in the street (literally) when I'm in it and asked if I will sell it.
Character 10*
Drive 10*
Cost (I'm 25 - clean, classic insurance £3000 ful comp....I pay £172.80) 12*
-------my saxo cost me £600 a year… Read Full Review

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“mk1 golf well what can i say, i own one, infact it is...”

Written on: 17/08/2003 by emilio lago (1 review written)

mk1 golf well what can i say, i own one, infact it is my first car and when i got it over a year and a half ago i thought old car hmmpp but when i discovered that my little 1.1 engine could muller saxo's , nova's etc of roughley the same engine i realised that i was driving the daddy and that the only thing that might turn as many heads is a tidy lanca delta integrally because of its rally pedigree. I'm hoping to stick an explosive mk2 1.8 gti engine in there soon and blow away the losers in… Read Full Review

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“What can i say about this VW Golf Mk1 GTI. Don't knock...”

Written on: 09/07/2003 by B4LLY. (1 review written)

What can i say about this VW Golf Mk1 GTI. Don't knock it until you've owned it. Beats most cars no problem picks up easily in any gear from first to fifth. With the hood down you can pull any girl no problem… Read Full Review

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“U cant beat a Mk1 with a V6 Corrado engine in! Fast!!...”

Written on: 20/11/2002 by sarah_kicks_ass. (1 review written)

U cant beat a Mk1 with a V6 Corrado engine in! Fast!! Mk1's rock!… Read Full Review

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53283_Marknjulie.'s Response to sarah_kicks_ass.'s Review

Written on: 25/11/2002

The VR6 engine is a great engine, but in a Mk1 it ruins the whole balance of the car. I watched the peach coloured awesome VR6 MK1 at castle combe. It span so many times on the bends that it was just a wast of time. Best engines for a MK1 are either the G60 or the MK4 turbo unit. It depends on your needs and driving style.

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76977_Mk1-G60.'s Response to sarah_kicks_ass.'s Review

Written on: 03/03/2003

The bloke is right, a vr6 in a mk-1 only works if you fill the trunk with stone.
<br>the vr6 is to heavy, the car goes straight out at the first corner
<br>g60 or 16v g60 is the best choice for a mk1
<br>It's also more fun to drive and the sound is better.
<br>G60 rulazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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“I've got a 1.3 mk1 golf which i've spent most of my...”

Written on: 19/11/2002 by Robert Castilla. (1 review written)

I've got a 1.3 mk1 golf which i've spent most of my time and money making it look like a gti, however the engine and electrics are now playing up forcing the car off the road. I am finding it hard to find the £450 to get it in ship shape order as my income is below £100 a week because i'm still in education. However I have found the lighter mk1 body makes the car very nimble and fast for a 1.3, which is helped in my opinion by the very sweet 4 speed box when around town and off the mark, I… Read Full Review

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“I have had a lot of the classic hot hatches, astra gte...”

Written on: 15/11/2002 by MARKNJULIEN. (1 review written)

I have had a lot of the classic hot hatches, astra gte mk1, renault 5 turbo and the not so classic but excellent polo g40. But I have to say that the golf MK1 comes out on top, I have got two. A nice soft top for the summer with a 2.0 ltr 8v lump and for the winter a campaign to run round in and they are great. Both almost 20 years old and still going strong. … Read Full Review

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“I had a Uno turbo 1996 model. It was a great car. 220...”

Written on: 07/08/2002 by clifford. (1 review written)

I had a Uno turbo 1996 model. It was a great car. 220 kph.This car got stolen- typically South Africa. After that I bought a Golf MK1 gti. I repainted it, fitted a 2.0 lump and there we go,as good as new.Reliable, cheap and very fast and everone looks at you when u'r cruisin. Choose between the Uno and Golf, I would say the Golf mk1 cause it sticks and I can buy a new shell for about $150 if I crash mine… Read Full Review

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“VW Golf Mk1 GTI: What's this about unos?? Come on.....”

Written on: 31/05/2002 by webster. (1 review written)

VW Golf Mk1 GTI: What's this about unos?? Come on.. it's a turbo for a start, and, if you look, only a fraction quicker than the mk1! Less reliable! Looks terrible! Do not handle! I had an uno turbo but now got a mk1! It's quick, reliable, very good handling! Feels solid! Oh wait, it's twenty years old and still turns heads! So do not dis the mk1 until you have driven and/or owned one!!… Read Full Review

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“WHAT A CAR!!!!!! ”

Written on: 06/02/2002 by Smudge. (1 review written)

WHAT A CAR!!!!!!
You gotta drive the VW Golf Mk1 GTI to know what i mean. After 1 drive on a nice road i've brought a 1982 campaign!!!!!… Read Full Review

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20073_Uno_Turbo_Lover.'s Response to 11969_Smudge.'s Review

Written on: 18/04/2002

dude, the golf is not the greatest car!!! The uno turbo runs rings around it!! just thought i should let u know!!

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52480_Westaaa.'s Response to 11969_Smudge.'s Review

Written on: 21/11/2002

The Uno Turbos are really rapid, and would easily have a Mk1 Gti. But the Golf 1 is much more fun, a true classic. Both are quite hard to get hold of for good money. I have a Mk1 Uno and hate the rocky ride. Its like driving a 4X4!!! I would love a Mk 1 Golf. The best thing about the Uno turbo, is that you can have a nice psssht, off a dump valve. But a Supercharger conversion would be an awsome mod for the mk1.

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24788_Tim.'s Response to 11969_Smudge.'s Review

Written on: 25/05/2002

btw there are no 1982 Campaigns, they are all 1983 and on an A plate with an EW chassis, leather s/w, tinted glass, 83 date stamped p-slots.... mk1s are the original and greatest - a tall block big valved 2L 8v with a 285 cam with a few tweaks will put out 160hp (850kg) and do a 1/4 mile in the 14s. 2.1L 16v on throttle bodies... hmmm... mk1s are damn fast, easy to mod, and much easier to work on, better made than a 205... handling's not as good as a 205 tho and not as quick as a 1.9 out of the box and modded mi16 205s are mad....

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22870_Egg.'s Response to 11969_Smudge.'s Review

Written on: 09/05/2002

Uno? come on! 205 is the don. Respect to the Mk 1 for getting there first but the 205 rules the roost.

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22573_Jon.'s Response to 11969_Smudge.'s Review

Written on: 07/05/2002

Dude the uno turbo is fast i'll give it that but a twin audi engined mk1 golf would literally take a wizz on it man Just thought id tell you!! By the way i jhave a golf mk1 but its only a little 1.1 but give it time it's gonna get a mk3 vr6 engine innitthe it'll be 2.8 ltr VVVRRRRROOOOMMMMMM!!!

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