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“I have just purchased my very first MK1 which I picked...”

Written on: 15/05/2010

I have just purchased my very first MK1 which I picked up 1 week ago. It is 1983 New Zealand new with only 1 owner and only 100,000km's or 60,000miles. Completely original with no radio ever being fitted or paint work ever done. It still has signs of the cavity wax showing throughout the vehicle. This vehicle is probably the best example of a MK1 in New Zealand. It has been garaged all its life and has a complete service history from a VW agent.
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“I have owned 2x mk1 GTI's conv' 2x MK2 GTI's and now...”

Written on: 12/04/2010

I have owned 2x mk1 GTI's conv' 2x MK2 GTI's and now still drivin a Black mk1 Golf GTI cab'Wouldn't change it for the world, i own the only one in my area and YES she gets the looks and people askin to buy her but not for SALE as my son (8yrs)has already taken ownership......Great cars very rare now especially the Rivarge or Sportline..

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“i just love the 80's in this Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 car. ”

Written on: 14/06/2009

i just love the 80's in this Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 car.
it's so simple but yet, perfect.
had one as my first car, but got rid of it,
want another one so bad!!
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“Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 is best car ever. I love this...”

Written on: 25/01/2009 by mk1sportline (1 review written)

Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 is best car ever. I love this car.. i've had a sportline and now a golf gti cab 1.8 8v... i've owned a mk4 mk3 and a mk5 ... NOTHING COMPARES... only thing i would ever change is the brakes... want to also make it faster... as my sportline (that i still have but crashed:() was so much faster... any suggestions?… Read Full Review

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“I had in the past a convertible model and an...”

Written on: 13/12/2008 by stellino (1 review written)

I had in the past a convertible model and an Oettinger, both sold 5 years ago... Well, I'm dreaming of buying another one because all the other cars I drove later were not so much fun!… Read Full Review

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“It's fun, practical and good looking, no bad points....”

Written on: 19/08/2008

It's fun, practical and good looking, no bad points. Mint car!… Read Full Review

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“In my time as a driver I have owned 10 mk1 golfs....”

Written on: 20/02/2008 by Mk1dubbing (1 review written)

In my time as a driver I have owned 10 mk1 golfs. having worked as a mechanic and driven many different cars ranging from TVRs to sunny gti-r's at the end of the day the car I want to be driving is the mk1 it truly is a legend of a car!… Read Full Review

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“Legend. Better than any car on the road. Mk1 Jetta is...”

Written on: 11/01/2008

Legend. Better than any car on the road. Mk1 Jetta is the way forward, but the golf will do!!… Read Full Review

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“Nice car, beautiful car, love it. Nice to see people...”

Written on: 23/12/2007

Nice car, beautiful car, love it. Nice to see people still putting in the effort to create something extraordinary… Read Full Review

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“I'm now 35 and had to wait until I was 31 before I...”

Written on: 13/01/2007 by markterri323 (1 review written)

I'm now 35 and had to wait until I was 31 before I could get my hands on this - I still don't get much time to use her but could never part with her - I only did 300 miles last year and turned down an offer of £3000 for her and this is an old c reg - I could have sold it and bought 3 Saxos for that but then again that would have been stupid… Read Full Review

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“Thank you to the person who sold me this close to...”

Written on: 07/01/2007 by 16v2LturbogtiLPG84 (1 review written)

Thank you to the person who sold me this close to immaculate condition Rabbit GTI for pocket change!… Read Full Review

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“It's a 1983 Mars Red Volkswagen Golf GTi MK1...”

Written on: 10/08/2005 by R4v3N (1 review written)

It's a 1983 Mars Red Volkswagen Golf GTi MK1 converted engine to G60 pushing a standard 160 bhp mk2 break conversion and servo Koni and Eibech suspension. 15 inch alloys with Yoko grippy stuff stainless exhaust recaro interior suede and leather matching door cards front and back… Read Full Review

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“I have had this dream of owning a Volkswagen Golf GTi...”

Written on: 28/04/2005 by Andy the Cab (1 review written)

I have had this dream of owning a Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 Cab since I was 18 it has taken me till im 41 to realise my dream due to family commitments (kids)

I bought the car off ebay for £1000 about three weeks ago, I have put some alloys on it, new roof and cd player, so it stands me at about £1600 now, (bargain) I live in Bolton Lancashire and I have to say you don't see many Golf softops up here must be the rain. I have never driven a car that poeple stop and look at with green eyes… Read Full Review

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Anks's Response to 191121_Andy the Cab's Review

Written on: 09/06/2005

i enjoyed reading the reveiws on the mrk1golf as i am looking at buying a mrk1 cab .if anyone out there can help me locate a recommended dealer in the manchester area i would be thankful as i dont want a lemon i want the real deal thank you

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Sharpshooter0220's Response to 191121_Andy the Cab's Review

Written on: 27/05/2007

You cant beat a old school golf the greatest.
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Be nice to see more of them about these days.
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I hardly see one anymore and when I do it usually ragged and sketchy looking.
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Its good too see so many people have still got interest in them.

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270335_Herb2578's Response to 191121_Andy the Cab's Review

Written on: 10/12/2006

Sorry mate, but I would love to agree with you, but the only hot hatch that has stood the test of time from the 80's is the Vauxhall Chevette HSR. I love mk1 golf's - doesn't even need to be a GTi. I don't know why, but I just do. But a Saxo VTS would kill you off at the lights, depending on the driver; unless your car is modified.

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212391_Missyedwards's Response to 191121_Andy the Cab's Review

Written on: 03/10/2005

I have a 1984 Mark 1 1.8 Golf Cabrio - I love her dearly but I've got to let her go *sniff* Can anyone give me a rough idea of what she's worth - dont want to get ripped off (and its gotta make me feel better about letting her go)
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<br>I'm the 8th lady owner.

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Siffy's Response to 191121_Andy the Cab's Review

Written on: 16/08/2005

hi guys ,it seems that teh GTi mk1 bug is a world wide, or rather, global phenomenan. i am from South africa and have owned a the gti mk 1 for the last 8 yrs. like the original author of the article, i am 41, and now wish to indulge my golf with some of the "fancies". my current mileage is 401950 kms with teh original motor. i have had countless offers to purchase, but replacement value is unrealistic. the model is an '84 rhd and i am curious as to how it differs from the uk model

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Ashy05's Response to 191121_Andy the Cab's Review

Written on: 07/07/2005

I also have a Golf MK1 cab and am looking for an induction kit I also live in Bolton, Lancashire. So if anyone has any ideas please tell me.

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“I own a Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 1.8 Cabriolet. My...”

Written on: 14/09/2004 by Bigpimp (1 review written)

I own a Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 1.8 Cabriolet. My older brother owned a Golf convertable in its peak time, my sister owned one as well, and both never failed to impress the locals and neighbours.
So now I followed the tradition and bought one as well. Now, I can without a doubt, say that the Golf is truely stunning.
When I pull up to the lights, the guy sat in his £10,000 drop top goes green with envy, because he paid 10 times the amount I did, and I still look better sat on 17" rims, with my… Read Full Review

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Wild Wllie Barret's Response to 170192_Bigpimp's Review

Written on: 10/09/2005

Brakes can be easily improved by the fitting of steel braided brake hoses about 60 quid and fitting the right pads try www.cludgti.com for advice. If its too thirsty try having the fuel injection system overhauled mines about 35mpg on mixed use mines red with the white interior and white roof if you use a higher octane additive you might start leaving the 10000 drop for dust trust me........

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“my little Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 8v has a fast road...”

Written on: 03/04/2004 by mk1man4ever (1 review written)

my little Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 8v has a fast road cam, ported head, janspeed manifold, magnex exhaust, balanced 1900 bottom end and a close ratio gearbox. The power and handling is unbeatable, The original hot hatch is too hard to beat !!!!!!! sorry saxo boys and girls xxxx… Read Full Review

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“Ive had the VW Golf GTi Mk1 now for about 8 months in...”

Written on: 17/02/2004 by nottslad111 (1 review written)

Ive had the VW Golf GTi Mk1 now for about 8 months in all that time nothing has gone wrong with it. Its got 15x7 inch alloys on and has been lowerd not much can touch it on the b-roads. As for straight line perfomance its not bad either its only a 1.8 8 valve but its still gives most thing a good run but in wet its hard to stop wheel spin which can be annoying. Im soon to put a 1.8 20valve turbo engine in it so ill update u soon… Read Full Review

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Hypostacey's Response to nottslad111's Review

Written on: 16/03/2010

i own a 1988 mk1 golf gti cabrio and i own a 2003 vauxhall astra 1.8 sri
<br/>i have to admit my astra is definetly faster than my golf but to drive my golf feels like im driving a go cart it's a excellent sensation would recommened anyone to own one if i was to choose after i spent a little bit of money on the golf i would choose the golf it's a classic hot hatch and fun to drive excellent handling it has character i'm 27 and i appriciate this character for an older classic it's plenty fun i payed 1,500 for mine and i don't regret it it has 92,000 on the clock and i'm sure i'll have this classic forever !!!!!!!!!!!! vw golf mk1 gti what a machine built to last

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“I have owned mk1 golfs for years, in my opinion you...”

Written on: 12/02/2004 by viksdub (1 review written)

I have owned mk1 golfs for years, in my opinion you will not get a better hot hatch, the overall handling and performance will nail any standard hot hatch on the road today… Read Full Review

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Samm's Response to viksdub's Review

Written on: 12/03/2004

I think this car is great but it won\'t really keep up with my 205- still it is a classic and if you have one you should hold on to it.
<br>The old school hatches are brilliant fun but will not been there modern counter parts such as a clio cup or civic type r- I have driven them and they are absolutley fantastic.

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Jaylee2000's Response to viksdub's Review

Written on: 24/02/2005

I have a 2000 (W) Civic coupe, engine just keeps on going and going but I still miss that feel of my old 205. Nothing beats the classics.

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“I own both a Saxo VTR and a Golf 1800 GTi campaign...”

Written on: 12/01/2004 by d4m0n (1 review written)

I own both a Saxo VTR and a Golf 1800 GTi campaign model. I use my Saxo as the day to day car and Golf for when I need cheering up and on the weekend.
There is no comparison for me. I find the saxo fun to drive but the golf is amazing.
The saxo is common and so was the golf in its time. Could you imagine a saxo standing the sands of time and still being in such good condition in 20 years time?
They are both good cars, but the golf wins hands down.
At the end of the day I'm lucky I have the… Read Full Review

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D4M0N's Response to d4m0n's Review

Written on: 17/02/2004

See my car at damondonaldson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

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D4M0N's Response to d4m0n's Review

Written on: 04/06/2004

Sold my saxo. bought a 206 for the mrs, and the golf is still here. Proof of the pudding.

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D4M0N's Response to d4m0n's Review

Written on: 26/02/2004

Footman James. See adverts in back of Classic Car Mags.

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Stocker1973's Response to d4m0n's Review

Written on: 25/02/2004

Who do u get your insurance from for the Mk1 GTI?

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“I own a 1.1 VW Golf GTi Mk1, it was my first car, ive...”

Written on: 06/11/2003 by leehodson6969 (1 review written)

I own a 1.1 VW Golf GTi Mk1, it was my first car, ive been reading all your reveiws and agree with you all, i cant stop praising it! i bought this car for nothing off my parents at 17, i drove it for a yr an a half then misstakingly bought a ford orion! (what was i thinking!!) when the orion was causing me problems it was time to dust off the golf again, i resprayed the drivers door, wheel arches and boot, replaced all filters oil and rad antifreeze, turned the key and it roard into action!… Read Full Review

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D4M0N's Response to leehodson6969's Review

Written on: 18/01/2004

Agree

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Robnicholls1981's Response to leehodson6969's Review

Written on: 22/11/2004

If its a 1.1 then its not a GTi surely? I thought they made the 1.6 and 1.8 only

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“The VW Golf GTi Mk1 was my first ever car, Mars red,...”

Written on: 08/08/2003 by lulu (1 review written)

The VW Golf GTi Mk1 was my first ever car, Mars red, RH Alloys, 16v conversion! I bought it 6 months before i passed my test in october 2001. I was 21 yrs old and i was in love with it! She remains to be my only car and i love her more than ever she is still absolutely fabulous and i will never get rid of her unless she is cruely taken away from me or is ritten off! Mk1's the best car EVER!… Read Full Review

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Mark16Vconversion's Response to lulu's Review

Written on: 30/11/2003

Greetings, my name is Mark, of Barcelona. Iim in love with my vw Golf mk1 Ocean Dark Green converted with a 16V from scirocco engine, but I have a question,like you solved the electrical conversion of the motor to the electrical system of the car?
<br>I here that there are companies that make Engine conversion wiring harnesses, but I do not know them, Do you know of any?

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“Well the Mk1 Golf is the best hot hatch and will be...”

Written on: 26/07/2003 by barspin_matt. (1 review written)

Well the Mk1 Golf is the best hot hatch and will be around for many more years to come. (I quote) The common mans porshe! However my personal taste with regards to the MK1 are not the late GTi shells but the early small tail light models, I believe last produced shell of this kind was in 82. These are a much simpler designed shell and are extremely light. For example, myself and partner imported a shell of this kind from Germany about 4 years ago. It really was just a shell. We were wanting to… Read Full Review

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“We should all be grateful for VW starting the hot...”

Written on: 08/07/2003 by chimpy. (1 review written)

We should all be grateful for VW starting the hot hatch genre, however the best old school lightweight GTI's are the 205 and the williams clio. Both share the mk1's small size and lightweight and brittle build quality, but the quality of the driving experiance is improoved in the french cars by more direct steering and a tendancy to oversteer if provoked. The mk2 golf is a great car but the extra weight (1100kg as opposed to 840kg in the mk1)means more momentum and less instinctive cornering… Read Full Review

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121869_Dubber.'s Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 07/08/2003

not sure of this review. there doesnt seem to much on the golf. you seem to like peugot though why didnt you put this in the peugot section. i have driven both and i did like the golf better.

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Nottslad111's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 17/05/2004

Ive just put a 1.8 20 valve tubo in my mk1 its currently at 200bhp nothing can really touch me and on the b-roads its even better.

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Samm's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 15/05/2004

yes but the 205 is quicker and now I have 180bhp on tap it is likely to beat most mk1 Golfs unless you have something really special under the hood. It is also far cheaper like most french cars- with mild tuning the R5GTT would also easily beat the mk1 golf no problems.

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Beast23's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 14/04/2004

I had a 1.6 and 1.9 GTi 205, the 1.6 is very close to an AX GT to 60, the 1.9 would get ahead, as for the Golf, they don't handle better than the 205 and they are not faster, there awsome because they were first, but the 205 GTi was the best by far.
<br>If you have owned both like I have thare is no question about that.

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150848_Allywrx's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 09/04/2004

The mk1 golf gti is the king of the hot hatches. It was the benchmark for all the other hot hatches mentioned and can hold it's own against ANY of the above mentioned cars and, in most cases, hammer them all down a B road with a good driver at the wheel. I have a mk1 16 valve that can keep up with my sti V scooby down a windy road in the dry, no probs!!! FACT! Having worked for Citroen, I know that french cars are just second rate compared to the german and jap cars, regardless of age.

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Jeffdyer's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 19/03/2004

How can you compare a Mk1 Golf GTI and a Renault Clio Williams - there's about a 10 year gap!

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Samm's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 18/02/2004

on a b road, it's too close to tell, but on a track I think the 205 would just win it as it has quite a bit more power.
<br>an AX gt will never waste a 205 1.6. check out the 0-60 times, the 205 1.6 isn't massivley faster but is by at least a second, but if it is a rubbish driver then who knows?
<br>I have driven a MK1 Golf with race cams and though it was probably fractionally faster than my 1.9, the 205 mi16 I drove was just mental and would of thrashed it.
<br>The only other similar car there is is the clio Cup which is absolutley awesome and would trounce any of the old school brigade, providing they are not modified of course.

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Nottslad111's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 17/02/2004

I dont agree my brother has raced a 205 gti 1.6 in his AX GT and pasted it. When he raced the 1.9 it was a little quicker. Ive got a Mk1 Golf GTI and that wasted my bro's AX. Theres no way a 205 would keep up with a mk1 golf gti through the twistys as even max power call the mk1 golf the b-road king. With a little tuning the golf is far better than any other hot hatch.

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Samm's Response to chimpy.'s Review

Written on: 14/01/2004

I have a 205 1.9 and have driven the mk1golf gti, they are very similar basically but the 205 is a little quicker (0-60 7.8 against 8.5) and handles even better unfortunatley it doesnt have the same build quality so is unlikely to be around in 10 years.
<br>the mk2 16v is much more tame but still really good, especially with some mild mods

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“I wouldn't sell mine for the world, and i work for...”

Written on: 02/06/2003 by D:Supreme. (1 review written)

I wouldn't sell mine for the world, and i work for BMW. It's just a matter of personal taste. It's stood the test of time, its been heavily modified, it's been taken back to original spec. Let's not forget that a lot of car manufacturer's built their so called 'hot hatches' to compete with the the MK1 Golf, in all its guises. It is and always will be a much loved car... Timeless… Read Full Review

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“I own a mk1 1800 GTi convirtable and i have had it for...”

Written on: 29/05/2003 by Rob Russell. (1 review written)

I own a mk1 1800 GTi convirtable and i have had it for about 2 years now and i found the GTi conv to be very heavy compared to the hard tops,
i am now thinking about placing a 2.8 VR6 engine in it to make it a hell of alot faster and to pull all that weaight..
appart from all that it is a phat moter and i love em to bits.. ive had it off the clock and doing 145mph with the roof down!
keep up to dubbin lads and remember...
IF THEY AINT RUBBIN YOU AINT DUBBIN!… Read Full Review

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122005_Dubber.'s Response to 102349_Rob Russell.'s Review

Written on: 08/08/2003

145mph from a 1800 k jet more like 120mph the most. the speedo must be dodgy. if it is true how did you handel the wheel shake?

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363062_Baller6's Response to 102349_Rob Russell.'s Review

Written on: 29/04/2008

i heve seen one do 130 on a roadangel but it had no dash seats no carpets and it was shakein like hell.

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Robertpcberry's Response to 102349_Rob Russell.'s Review

Written on: 02/07/2005

Have to agree with the disagreers, no way you pushed 145mph. I have Mk1 Cab 1.8GTi J-reg which topped ot at 125mph top up on a slight decline. Besides the clock doesn't go high enough to register that speed.
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<br>Great car though. Shame i wrote my off doing 20mph. Being fixed, but certainly will never do 125mph again, think of the damage if i hit the lorry at that speed!!!

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Hutch's Response to 102349_Rob Russell.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2004

I own a GTI Cab 1984(A) with a MK2 Re-Built 1.8 engine Pack A head, Stainless 4 into 1 Exhaust Audi throttle body uprated injectors and ignition map Timed over a flying mile makes less than 130MPH roof up or down. Are you sure its not a kilometre speedo!!!

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122006_Dubber.'s Response to 102349_Rob Russell.'s Review

Written on: 08/08/2003

145mph from a 1800 k jet more like 120mph the most. the speedo must be dodgy. if it is true how did you handel the wheel shake?

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“Mk1's look the business. I've never driven one so I...”

Written on: 17/04/2003 by Reg. (1 review written)

Mk1's look the business. I've never driven one so I can't say how it handles but they always turn heads when you see them being driven around anywhere. You don't see heads turn with Reanults and Citrons! I have A MKII and it's the most enjoyable, solid car I've ever driven. VW is the top player for me. Shame about the Mk5 though!! Looks to much like a toyota or something!… Read Full Review

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“I go race golfs and i have seen subaru wrx 1.8 taken...”

Written on: 22/01/2003 by KILLER. (1 review written)

I go race golfs and i have seen subaru wrx 1.8 taken over by me in my 16 valve 1.8 gti... in front of 1000's of people, because i had all the right gears with the right revs and the opposition didn't as well as the fact that both cars are simmilar power to weight ratio.... i would even claim that scooby was worse off because it takes japan around 20 odd years to catch up to German engineering, however they should be respected for being second in engineering… Read Full Review

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79706_Me.'s Response to 67121_KILLER.'s Review

Written on: 13/03/2003

this is the worst car i av eva seen mate i av a golf mk1 nd its got hydraulics, a 2.8l 24v twin turbo twin cam, top speed is 176mph, nd it has the nicest interior nd exterior nd it will rip this lump, its got da mintest bad boy bonnet on it aswell. nd it will pull mo girls than u can,

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295414_Mayrat's Response to 67121_KILLER.'s Review

Written on: 28/06/2007

I would love to know what engine I could put in my mk 1 cabrolet, I have not owned it long, it is mint outside but only has a 1800 GTi engine in it, it is lowered and the shocks bottom out is there some good shocks I can put on it. I am a carpet fitter so I will change the carpet and upholstery myself. If any one has any feed back I would love to know a bit thanks a lot.

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Samm's Response to 67121_KILLER.'s Review

Written on: 12/03/2004

<br>like a twin turbo vr6 24v engine will even fit in a mk1 golf??
<br>and exactley how much did this cost you for the twin turbos and 24 valves as i wasn\'t aware they come on the original???

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“Hello people. Joing in your talk about the hottest...”

Written on: 15/01/2003 by Stu. (1 review written)

Hello people. Joing in your talk about the hottest hatch ever. The Mk1 GTI is the orig GTI and therefore deserves respect, it is also reliable in all areas and has a good power to weight. I own a campaign myself as a second car. I bought it mainly due to its classic hatch rep. I also have a series 1 clio williams, which I feel has to be the hatch king, quick, bad ass looks, reliable ish and there is only 400 around. It's definatly the best hatch and the mk1 comes next. Personally I hate pug's… Read Full Review

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“What are these "max power" type people on about?...”

Written on: 21/11/2002 by simon. (1 review written)

What are these "max power" type people on about? Citreon have developed a hot hatch with a 16valve engine wow!!!!!!! They have also created the most boring boy racer car of all time! How can anybody even try to compare a saxo to the mark 1 golf gti. I own a mk1 and it is the best car I have ever owned, it drives superbly it has no rust and it is 19 years old!!!!! I used to own a 911 porsche and I get more looks from my mk1 than that!!!!! where are you going to get a car with class reliability… Read Full Review

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Nottslad111's Response to 52549_simon.'s Review

Written on: 17/02/2004

Well said mate i've just finished putting in a 1.8 20 valve turbo engine in my 1983 mk1 golf its currently kicking out around 230bhp with the power to weight ratio nothing can really touch it in a straight line or on the twistys.

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“The MK1 Golf GTi was my first car, and although i'm...”

Written on: 18/08/2002 by kish. (1 review written)

The MK1 Golf GTi was my first car, and although i'm currently driving a Porsche, i still miss the old girl. she was the original hot hatch and should rightfully be number 1. all the rest came after, pug 205, fiesta etc.... but u can't really compare the new boys like the saxo and such to the MK1, i mean let's face it, a Saxo would stand no chance against a more modern golf like the MK4 now would it??… Read Full Review

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Jonsey.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 29/08/2002

listen mate.! don't get me wrong i like the old cars as much as you apparently do.? but simply put, a VTS would eat a MK1 Golf GTI for breakfast (with left overs). The golf was good in its time until the Astra Mk1 was introduced, reviewers said the Astra was the superior drivers car.
<br>P.S. you can buy a porsche for 3-100 grand, theres a big difference.

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Mk1Well's Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 09/09/2004

For all you Saxo, Corsa, AX, MK2 & MK4 drivers out there. I agree totaly, try and beat the mk 1 gti, show me a saxo or corsa (hehehe) you can throw into a corner at 60-90mph & have it feel like a walk in the park! I ent seen one yet
<br>You cant beat the old skool styling of the MK1, they just look the Buets!!!
<br>Now who was it comparing 2 wheels to 4. R1??? get outa here mate, Its like comparing a wheelchair to a Mini moto, wake up mate!!! you go and chill down Mc'y dee's carpark with ya skooter mates.
<br>Respect to all ya wid MK1's they are the best, and wid ya 1.8t 20v conversion, Zee germans will soon have your R1's ass any day mate...
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<br>Respect

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Bdamit's Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 20/07/2004

My 89 M3'll eat ya.
<br>Much better drive.
<br>
<br>The Golf cab is for the sun, to go shopping...

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Vwgti8V's Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 24/09/2003

Ive always liked the mk1, especially the cab. I caurrently own a mk2 gti 8v, and with a few mods such as susspension work a reprogrammed computer and a full system exhuast i'm out and racing all commers. And I mean proper cars like Supras and Integra's, please inform me of any saxo which can compete with these motors. A mate of mine has a VTS and made the mistake of flashing his lights as he came up behind me, I then proceded to open over a 100 m on him on a stretch of road 6-700 metres long. VW FOREVER
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<br>P.S My car does this with 260,000km on the clock.

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Vwpowered's Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 11/09/2003

cool i got a mk1 rocco storm too in noisette brown and is currently undergoing a g60 conversion :)
<br>
<br>visit my websites
<br>www.no-rice.com
<br>www.roccomania.com

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Jason's Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 10/09/2003

Sorry all but I did drive a saxo while driving next to a GTI mk1 Cab and going around a corner I now do not own a saxo as it went for a flying lesson and the gti owner came back to help me out of what was left of my saxo VTS (in many bits) I now own a GTi mk1 Cab in mars red thats all I want to say

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Screamingvtec.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 23/07/2003

Not quite sure where you lot get your figures..
<br>
<br>The Saxo will hit 60 in 7.2 seconds, 1/4 in 16.0 (some std cars have bettered this by a long way)
<br>There is a Saxo owned by a friend that has done the 1/4 mile in 14.8 seconds, with stripped interior and induction/zorst. - thats pretty quick...
<br>
<br>Ive had two golfs (mk2 8 valvers) nice cars, pretty nippy for what they are..
<br>
<br>I can guarantee you thou that no standard mk1 will out handle/corner my ITR. :oP
<br>
<br>And as for the Grin, I have a bigger grin with the Teggy than I ever did with the Golf.
<br>
<br>VW's are good - Hondas are just another league.
<br>
<br>187bhp out of a 1.8 (standard) revs to 9 grand.
<br>LSD, Recaros, Lightened virtually everything. and the noise mmmmmmmm
<br>
<br>1/4mile in 14.6 seconds with a half decent driver.
<br>
<br>0-60 in 6 ish.
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110112_The Truth.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 24/06/2003

In reply to:Comment by Grigs from UK on 20th Jun 2003
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<br>Sounds good chief, the key to true mod genius is spending penuts and looking like youv spent wads, scrapys, junkyards, auctions etc, skank bits and your sorted. I have a mk2 driver, bbs 3 part 15inch deep rim chromed alloys gti 16v badges n trim g60 arches lecy mirrors,doors windows,sunroof, recaros! etc all for less than £1000!!!!+ car £1000 collected over a fair few months of very hard searching, with a little skill n self taught mechanic wizardry we now have a car looking more like it should be parked next to a bmw z3 than a VTS! I once saw a larey ruded Vts try to park next to a bently in sainsburies and the driver of the bently started up and moved two spaces away next to mine.... and thats a true story!!!
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<br>My 2 golfs regularly fool middle aged folk into believing that they are somehow new vw models! they look spot on (ageless).
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109183_Grigs.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 20/06/2003

I've got a mk1 Scirocco Storm running a 2.0 8V and twin 40's -its a tad undercarbed, cost me buttons as all but the mainfold were scrap yard parts, 130bhp at the wheels, 162bhp tonne = VTS eating power, and i spent less than £500 on the engine, even with the old 1.6i GTI engine it could keep up with 8v mk2's and have VTR's just think waht it could do if i spent £5k on the engine... my point is just cos it's old dont make it slow. get some! :)

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Vwpowered.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 15/05/2003

i have to agree with you all i own a mk1 although not a GTI but a N model which ill soon be undergoing a G40 transplant, for those not in the know its a 1.3 Supercharged engine, with the right mods will sling the car to 60 in around 5.5secs... not bad for a 20 odd year old car, i also have had afew scirocco's (26 in all) and these are much better handling and performance than it golf partner...

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Weave.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 10/04/2003

Your 2309, ok good for you mate! The vehicle was done by SAC, and as I'm sure you know, they're not the cheapest. So perhaps they did make some extra cash!! Erm who cares?? You're missing the point though, it's not really a competition as to who's is the fastest etc, Golfs Rule End Of Chat!!!!!

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Your2309.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 09/04/2003

weave i think you are talking out of your bum coz or you got ripped off really badly, R25 000 and you only pushing a hundred odd kW's. Something's wrong with that picture please tell me what. My 1981 Golf GT has a bored out 1800 jetta block with ported and gasflowed head, bigger valves, Caravelle pistons, dual 45 Weber sidedraughts, 300 Abt cam. All of this adds up to a 14 seconds flat quickest 0-400m. cost R23 000 for everything incl. the car!!

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81153_Weave.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 19/03/2003

Hi Guys, yes we do actually have cars in sunny SA :P Anyways I have been a golf/vw fan for as long as i can remember. Golf mk1, 2, 3, 4 owned em all. My new 'Toy' a '98 mk1 with a 2.0 L conversion, full house on the motor (in Rands which I know is a terrible currency but nevertheless, I spent R 25 000 on the motor allone) consider that the car cost me 38k and that should put it into perspective :)
<br>107.2 kw on the wheels, currently normally aspirated, full koni racing suspension, 17" mags and Yokohama tyres etc, a real beut! Anyway regardless of 4wd or rwd, I use this car daily, it is very reliable and offers good value for money i.e. bang for bucks. Anyways my 2c's

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81053_Golfmantobes.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 18/03/2003

yeah, true, but mate...4wd....now-a-days those cars have WAY to many on board computers(more expense when go wrong!!!) wheres your sense of adventure....?
<br>rwd fantstic fun...but really get back to basic's,...start again,......get a mk1....give it LOADS of right foot, take it round the lanes.... and then, when your ready, take a look at yourself in the mirror.....if you aint smiling..well........?!!?!

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80958_Olstar.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 18/03/2003

look man, mk1 golfs r00l, and u know this..
<br>
<br>as if a big heavy 4x4 piece of metal is gonna out do a car the size and performance of a mk1..
<br>
<br>YOU GROW UP!
<br>
<br>ur 4x4's may eat mud and trees for breakfast, but b4 u can crush us with your stupidly big tyres, U GOTTA CATCH US!
<br>
<br>Hahahahahaha eat VW mutha huffer....
<br>
<br>;)

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80751_Russ.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 17/03/2003

boys boys boys, these are after all mainly fwd cars. What use is 300hp. G-R-E-A-T. Grow up and get a proper car; with 4WD or RWD.

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77726_Charlie.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 06/03/2003

Mk1 GTi top motor, had mine for 4 years now and there aren't many cars on Jersey's tight, windy roads which can touch me. Nothing which is a so called Hot Hatch anyhow. Planned a few mods but hey. Why touch something which eats new cars "Hot Hatches"?

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77547_Riley.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 05/03/2003

To add to the discussion, the Mk 1 is and will always be 'THE' best hot hatch. It's light, it's fast, it drives like a go-cart, I have had most cars from Beetles to Astras to Sciroccos to my last which was a 16V Calibra, i've also got a B reg Gti Cabriolet, and I will never get rid.

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77544_Olstar.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 05/03/2003

hehe..
to true, we all know bikes will kick any car's backside, but this is is a post about mk1 golfs..
Anyone see that program on tv about speed the other day, there was a PHAT black mk1 golf on it..
it was the FIRST EVER hot hatch as well, released in my birth year!! (1983)
;)

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77481_Riley.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 05/03/2003

Why is it that whenever anyone discusses cars, speed, quality etc, someone always says, "yeah, but my bike . . . .". 2 wheels - 4 wheels, 2 stroke - 4 stroke, low-end - high-end torque, rpm, bhp, you do the maths, bikes are fast, R1's are a great bike but thats not the discussion.

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77258_Riley.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 04/03/2003

Been a volkswagen owner for 10 years, while restoring Beetles I drove whatever came along, Astras, Renault Turbos, Pugs, Scirrocos (great car), but nothing compares to the Mk 1 Golf Gti, I am currently working on a B Reg 1.8i Cabriolet, my first soft top but third Mk 1, (plans afoot for a hard top, just gotta find the right one!)

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Rallye.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 03/03/2003

Mk1 - Fab car - i know of one that is soon going to be running a V6 24v 2.8 golf lump on 4motion drivetrain and twin turbo force induction. (sounds like a bull statement i know, but wait and see)
Rallye - the ultimate golf
(ps i have seen a street sleeper mk2 do a 3.8 0-60 in the wet)

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77119_Golferuno.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 03/03/2003

Paxo driver
At the end of the day drive a golf and then tell us theres a better drive anywhere in the world in a hot hatch.

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77079_R1.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 03/03/2003

And when your all big enough to take on either me in my mk2 gti or my 152bhp R1 let me know
<br>
<br>0-60 2.3 seconds
<br>0-100 4.5 seconds
<br>
<br>F50 eater!
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74093_Tray.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 19/02/2003

Good stuff, The Mk 1 is NOW as it was then, the undisputed hot hatch. But i can think of one thing beter than a Mk1 gti and thats the Mk1 gti cab! I've had both, and still got the cab (7yrs). Some sensible engine mods and a couple of strut braces and you're off. And so am i
c ya golf lovers.......keep it coming.

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69099_Olstar.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 30/01/2003

erm, if you want pictures of mk1's try www.maxxd.com
or www.no-rice.com.. should find something you like on there!!!!
and MK1'S R00L!
lol

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67787_Golfmantobes.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 24/01/2003

Wicked guy's keep it up, i've done a comment back along on my mk1 and my vr6 golf, against saxo's...... i mean....as if!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's cool to read that there are loads of mk1 fans out there be it realist's or the odd "oh ive got a 1000bhp twin turbo in a mk1 and will eat you all up" We dont care!!
If anyones got any pics of there mk1's it would be cool to see them/hear from you cheers for now!!
p.s keep up the good work!

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67432_Vwpower.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 23/01/2003

There is no way you can compare a Citreon to a vw.
A Saxo is just a nova in a new body
No reliabilty - looks o.k nothing spectacular.
I drive a Bmw 323i Cabriolet...and a mk1 gti ...Mk1 is brill to drive and I think its the dogs.
AS for the performance factor - we are talking about a mk 1 - good 15 + years old...to a new Saxo....16 v on top of everything with a lighter body. Yet still a car as old as the mk1 will keep up.
Be it the 1.8 or the 1.6 version... both chuck out just over 8 sec 0-60...
The Saxo vts does 7.9 ?? i thinks...
not much of an improvement considereing the 16 v twin cam engine...

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65248_Gareth.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 14/01/2003

Hold on a minute! Citroen's come from France and the VTS is simply the latest plastic fantastic to enter the British Isles. The Golf Mk1 even now will still outlast and overtake any Saxo. How many Saxo's will be around in 20 years? I mean the AX is scrap now! The last time I seen one was down the local scrappy!
The Germans knew what they were doing and the MK1 still does it for me 24 years later!
And then there's the Corsa's! But we wont even go there!

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64567_Kish.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 12/01/2003

Guys, this is enough now.... come on, lets actually talk reasonably now, I think we've all made our point clear to the non mk1 golf gti driver, that the MK1 is the best etc etc.. I know I started this review but lets give it a rest now, and actually post messages like cool MK1 websites to visit, or get togethers for MK1 drivers, hows about it?

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63891_Vick.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 09/01/2003

I'd like to say, that the mk1 is the ultimate hot hatch, especially with mine recently having a G60 engine conversion pumping out over 210 bhp. A 0-60 time in under 6 secs. Porshe ? what porshe ?
As for the french hatchbacks, "Saxos", eat my dust .

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63479_Tazza.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 08/01/2003

Saxo Vts beat a Mk1 1.8 gti?
My little ol Mk1 used to blow these frog spods into the weeds, despite being strangled by a 1600 scirroco carb!!!
120 bhp and 144 ftlbs of torque, although it did lack breathing at 6000rpm.
Used to work on saxos.
Mk1 will live for ever!!!!
Oh,BTW, mines now turboed at nearly 300bhp...bring ya saxos on!

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Olstar.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 22/12/2002

actually martin ur wrong..
vw actually still make the MK1 in South africa or summat..
its pretty much the same but slightly better with new interor.. lupo steering wheel..
erm...
Just think.. 22 years to refine a car!!!!!!!
olstar@maxxd.com

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57168_Billy The Kidd.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 10/12/2002

My mk1 (1.8gti) has been in my ownership for the last 6 years. I have now doubled the as bought mileage to 118k. 20 years old and mot failure only once (broken headlight). I sleep with this beauty every night but still have not been able to conceive. I do not think anyone will ever be able to give birth to a motor with the character of the mk1.

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55998_Dan.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 05/12/2002

I own a MK1 Golf GTI Cabrio, and i think it's the mutts! I'd like any saxo to pull up to me at the lights, cos this thing moves. Don't get me wrong, saxo's are good cars, but they are out classed by the classic MK1. My mate owns a Saxo, and they just don't handle like the old MK1. i would recommend one to anyone. If you have a couple of grand to spare, and you looking for a weapon, then go and buy a MK1 Golf.

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48357_Karl.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 05/11/2002

I have a mk1 golf with an 1800 16valve conversion, its over 20 years old and I do around 20'000 miles a year in it, and I've never had a days trouble with it, there's not too many cars on the road now that get as much attention as a tidy mk1, Different people want different things from their cars, I personally want a reliable, small, fast car that handles like a go-kart and thats what ive got, if someone wants a saxo/porsche or an austin allegro, then its for their own reasons, oh and I suppose anyone can tell tales of 500 bhp cars that they built in the garage using an empty washing up liquid bottle, some blu-tak, and a tangerine, but we can just leave that to the small minority shall we.

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47696_Kish.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 01/11/2002

ohhhh a MK2 GTi, im so happy for you. maybe once you've got your turbo done you can race me in my Carrera RS4 Turbo. and besides speed isnt everything, lets face it, MK2 golf or Porsche Carrera?? which one would u choose?

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C-Dub.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 01/11/2002

You guys are all stupid!!! My friend has an mk1 gti with a VR6 conversion. soon to have a t3/t04 hybrid turbo and full engine rebuild witch is expected to peak at 375hp. and I currently own an mk2 golf gti in which i have just completed a 1.8 16v swap into a 1.8t, with full EIP turbo setup. It may not be a VR^ turbo but it has around 300 hp. So shut up until you get real cars. punk!

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R.boy.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 30/10/2002

Keep It going Guys, I think Mr Saxos been shot down like Vincent Vega.

If people still put up a fight in 15 years time for Saxos and their sought after as much as the MK1 Golf Gti is now then they might deserve credit.......but i doubt it.

The Mk1 has and will continue to stand the test of time.

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46951_Martin.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2002

I have a 1982 Mk1, lowered with anti-roll bars fitted, the only other modifications are a full stainless exhaust and a universal K&N induction. Not a huge amount of money spent, i'd say about £2'250, including the car.
For all you Saxo drivers out there, my golf would run you boys off the road, either in a straight ling or round a twisy country road. No-one (VW included) has ever improved on the mk1.

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Stringy.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 28/09/2002

i love cars and already own a polo, and my family have about 10 vws between them and have always had them, i would love to have a golf mk.1 gti as my first car when i can legally drive on the road not off it. the mk.1 can easily cane a mk.4 gti on a quater mile as on speed with jeremy clarkson and the reliability compared to a french car like the saxo and the vts isn't going to beat the gti as it twice the weight and has 120 hp compared to the golfs 129hp!

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Golfmantobes.'s Response to 33664_kish.'s Review

Written on: 20/09/2002

I have a mk1 golf gti, with £14k of receipts & a slight engine mod, that being a 2.0l 16v conversion, & mk3 golf vr6, & which is more fun???!!
<br>I agree totaly, the mk 1 gti, show me a saxo you can throw into a corner at 60-80mph & have it feel like a walk in the park!(& i dont mean a little corner, a full turn of the wheel, type corner!)saxo though, good car looks the dogs lowered, & by todays standards, it fantastic! But mate, its out classed!
<br>I have raced several saxo's 16v vts's, ax gt's cav 2.0 gsi16v, astra gte's etc & well, cheers then bye!!!
<br>out handle's & rolling roaded at 198bhp and tops out at 143mph, what more do you want?!

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★★★★★

“The Mk1 Golf GTi was and is the best hot hatch about....”

Written on: 13/06/2002 by Tong. (1 review written)

The Mk1 Golf GTi was and is the best hot hatch about. 1.8 litres of fuel injected mayhem and good handling makes these motors spot on. Forget the heavy MK2 and MK3 golfs, they aint got nothing on these motors. As for the Astra GTE the MK1's are quick and so is the 2.0 16v, but when you consider the power to weight ratio, there's no challenge.

I reckon the top 10 boy racer mobiles are

1 VW Golf GTi
2 Fiesta RS Turbo
3 Renault Clio Williams
4 Peugueot 205 1.9 Gti
5 Fiat Uno Turbo
6 Astra GTE… Read Full Review

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205King.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 25/06/2002

I agree that the MK I golf is a classic. And the best hot hatch of it's time.
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<br>BUT
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<br>your top 10 is shockingly bad.
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<br>Clearly...
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<br>1. 205 1.9 GTI
<br>2. 205 1.6 GTI
<br>3. Golf Mark I
<br>4. Peugeot 106 GTI
<br>5. Saxo VTS
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<br>I can't be bothered to go on.

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Droog's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 03/04/2006

Are you lot mad?
<br>Why are you comparing the massive sized Skyline which is a SALOON to a mid 70's designed HATCHBACK??? The golf was the first 'hot hatch' and saying 'oh god it lifts a wheel in the corners', lol. It only lifts the wheel because the CHASSIS is so TAUT! Idiots. The Pug 205 1.9 is a good car let down by a lumpy bottom end (still a lot of fun) and to compare it to a stupid high revving jap 2l 16v turbo car is against the point. I loved my civic vti - it was ace (t'was a true pocket rocket). I have yet to find a better car on a roundabout than the mk1 (although the Honda civic (05 reg) is a close one :)
<br>My tuppence for you :P
<br>I love my Golf gti (y reg), not because it is the fastest 'hot hatch', but because it is the original, 'grandaddy' and the coolest, most affordable and best feeling car in the world.
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<br>Thank you.
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<br>col.

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Abvw1's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 15/08/2004

Very cool & smart car ..... I myself have a car gti karman e88 convertible andrewbowater@hotmail.com

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Gunzi's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 02/07/2004

When talking power to weight ratio Nova with Astra GTE 16v engine = 150bhp /800 kgs * 1000 = 185 BHP PER TONNE. That's more than most modern "hot hatches" have.

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Binman's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 10/06/2004

R32 is hardly a classic, it's the latest car out with the largest litre engine. This means it is a fast NEW car, not a classic yet. MK1 set the pace for such cars to be created like the R32, and was THE hot hatch in the late 70's and early 80's.
<br>MK2 Golf is too god damned common. You can probably drive along a dual carriageway and count 20 seconds, and between those seconds, you would always see a MK2 golf.
<br>When restored, the MK1 can be mint, you just have to watch out for the old one's that aren't looked after.

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Mattr32's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 21/04/2004

And what about the Golf R32?
<br>3.2 litres, 241bhp, 4WD, 18" alloys, twin 3/5" pipes and a wad of torque.
<br>Utterly destroyed a modded Pug 205 GTi 1.9, and fun with (and beaten) BMW 330i (that was close though), new shape Scooby WRX, a CTR, etc.
<br>Only slight problem - It doesn't fall apart...

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Wayeda's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 05/01/2004

SKYLINERS ARE GOOD BUT JUS GO
<br>TO http://www.performancevwmag.com/
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<br>AND GO TO VIDEOS
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<br>AND VIEW GTI INTER QUATER MILE
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<br>AND VIEW THE SKYLINERS DESTRUCTION.
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<br>BYE BYE SKYLINER

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Macca's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 26/11/2003

There will always be half a dozen Golf GTI's in your local supermarket car park at any one time. Dare to different. Who turns their head at a Golf unless its a mint Mk1? I pulled into a Garage the other day behind another post 94 167bhp zx 16v and the driver nearly fell over when he saw because he'd never even seen another one. It was only my 3rd. Who cares if others dont turn their heads anyway? The Saxo and Nova boys soon take notice when they realise they cant overtake you. (As did the FTO driver who should have been in a lower gear last week!)

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Djkyleuk's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 17/11/2003

Thats awful,lets put it this way
<br>"what do you drive mate, oh a skyline, yer its quite quick like,"
<br>what do you drive mate, oh this golf thing with a vr6 twin engine twin thingy in it," oh right i bet thats nice for ya.
<br>skyline not the original hot hatch but it would nail a daft golf,
<br>As for astras, rusty as but quicker than golfs, ask mr parkers guide! later

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Taff's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 02/09/2003

Enough of your stories, coz Dubsport built the Twin VR6 Golf hitting 60 in 2.9 secs and topping over 200 mph (Skyline???). As for Astras, they are just another mimmick to the original hot hatch. A full on body kit and a baseball cap gives a mental roar on an astra for the boy racers...lol Anyone in their right mind would rather have a Golf then an Astra, they just look rubbish too. The Mk1 GTi is owned and cherished by people of all ages, not just boy racers... when the hell do we ever see 'Astra International' or huge events surrounding Vauxhalls ??? Nowhere coz they can't touch German engineering and quality.

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Golfsaxopughater's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 29/08/2003

Ok, here we go. I remember an advert from Volkswagon where there was a Golf GTI and an Astra GTE at the trafic lights. They admitted that the Golf wouldn't win but claimed that build quality was better! What is the point of a hot hatch? --- It's faster than the others. Any race between a STANDARD golf and a STANDARD Astra, the Astra will win. As it happens in my youth I have had four Mk1 GTEs and three Astra 16 valves. I have had many races with Golfs and I can assure you I won. Even against obviuosly tweeked Golfs.
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<br>Regarding you very stupid comment about a Golf beeting a skyline, I some how think that the golf wasn't standard or evven had a volkswagon engine. Was the skyline in reverse? Let me tell you a story. In Japan they have a competition. The objective is to produce the car that will go to 200mph the quickest. Not only will a Golf only dream of this speed, a skyline did it it 13 seconds flat. So shut up. Anyway, who would want to drive a car that when you go round a corner one of the back wheels comes off the ground?
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<br>Golfs are rubbish.
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<br>If you are going to compare cars then make sure its like for like. I bet £20,000 spent on a golf and £20,000 spent on a skyline would still see you being nailed. (unless you put a skyline engine in it of course).

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Taff's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 28/08/2003

During the time of the Mk1 Golf GTi, it was untouchable. Fair enough times have changed, but there are certain qualities of the car that still make it popular today, that is it's german build quality, it's good looks, performance and handling. And I can tell you now I know some Mk1's that will waste a Nissan Skyline (Cousin of the Micra.. LOL), for instance Dubweiser and Dubsport. The car is 20+ years old, and if your willing to spend some money on the car, it can surely woop any astra... Dont bother with Astras, there rubbish... What would you prefer, English or German ???

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Golfsaxopughater's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 28/08/2003

No I don't work for vauxhall they are prats. As it happens, the electronics on the Skyline are rubbish and it turns itself off all the time. So a 450BHP rear wheel drive car without LSD makes interesting driving in the wet.
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<br>Oh I know we don't know each other but don't comment on someones driving until they come up behind you in a Mk1 Astra GTE and paste your Golf. Unfortunately I have to admit, at least there are still some Mk1 Golfs on the road and all the Astras have rotted in to the ground!

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Creamy's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 27/08/2003

do you work for vauxhall? is that the only car they sell in oxon? i have owned a lot of cars and driven a lot as well. i own a gt2 and a tvr and i know i would love to take a gti mk1 on a trackday again. these things are so fun. if you could drive you would know this. i know you cant because you bought a skyline! 4x4 traction control and 4 wheel turning i bet you be off the first turn if you had that stuff turned off!

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Golfsaxopughater's Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 27/08/2003

Dudes, I stumbled over this top ten thing by accident... let me make one thing perfectly clear.
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<br>Golf GTI (any model) are rubbish. 205 GTI 1.9 Ugly pile of junk. Astra GTE 16v if you can master it is way above the rest. Personaly for the money you lot are talking about then buy a calibra turbo (not very reliable admitidly) but "you can't touch it". Nissan Sunny GTiR - respect but not special. Renault 5 Turbo Rader - would beat any rubbish golf. Anyway I solf the Astra and the Calibra and bought a Skyline GTR which basicaly ..... nuf said. P.S. Saxo? rubbish! ablsolutely no where near as quick as an Astra Valve.
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<br>Thank you... thats just my opinion!

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120693_Dazza.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 01/08/2003

you mean nissan pulsar gtir ! the nissan sunny is a simular english car i dont think they made a gtir in that

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120335_Smarty.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 31/07/2003

No jap cars in the lists? What are you guys smokin? Not your tyres anyway.
<br>
<br>Sunny Pulsar GtiR all the way.

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117735_Low Dubbin.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 22/07/2003

dude, wow, you car must turn so many heads! watch out they are trend setters in maidstone. i know my freind went to university there! let me guess you wear white reeboks a base ball cap and burbary and max power is you favourite magazine. i bet you have even put a wide car zone kit a massive spoiler and 8 inch twin double pipes on your motor cos all that power :-)! The 205 T16 is the only decent pug they made and even that looks ugly!

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115815_Dude.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 15/07/2003

Without a doubt the 1.9 205Gti is the best hot hatch ever built. Personally i'd rather eat my own sick than drive a golf!

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Incubated.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 05/06/2003

Without doubt, the Mk1 GTI is the definitive hot-hatch, but let us be honest, the Pulsar GTiR smokes it with regards to performance, usability,handling and braking - and goes to the top of the pile.
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<br>In South Africa we can still buy a Mk1, with the new 1.4i motor, the 1.6i motor and used to get what was called a CTI - the 1.8 8v Mk2 motor in the Mk1 body. needless to say, it is considerable quicker than any Mk2. strangely enough, the 1.6i makes less power than our CTI, but is quicker still, giving a Golf 4 1.8 Turbo a serious run for its money. And talk is that our Mk1's will soon be getting (the previous) Seat Ibiza interior. Then it will be unbeatable.

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Campbell.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 28/05/2003

The Mk1 is light but not the best, i say its the Mk2 Gti 16v 0-60 in 8 secs Point made the Mk2 is quicker then Mk1. Vw have too do something about the Gti's weight Gti's are not cars meant for the old moterway with E.w,e/m etc etc you can buy a Ford focus for that sort off thing.

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101178_Dazza.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 25/05/2003

why no Nissan Pulsar GTIR in you top 10 this car is just way cooler then a ford fiesta? in fact its one of the fast's small turbo cars and can be pushed to unbelivable bhp and proformance.
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94585_Vick.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 03/05/2003

The Mk2 Golf is excellent, but then again not as good as the mk1. Fair enough the 16v is quicker, but the mk1 is much lighter, therefore more potential for power gains etc with 16v conversions. As for jap cars, yeah only now they understand how to make fast cars! There will never be cars like the mk1 made due to safety and all those regulations, that is why they are in so much in demand. As for my mk1, soon to be goin in for a 2.1 16v with 185 bhp, and thats on a n/a engine. C U Later saxo's, 205's etc etc etc....

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Giz.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 17/04/2003

ok mk1 golf is a great car i should know i had one but i think its time every body should know that cars from europe are not that good any more with all ur saxo's and junk like that c sence and go japanes

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88194_Macca.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 11/04/2003

Check this out:
<br>167bhp, same chasis and many parts as Pug GTI6, XSARA VTS.Handles like a dream, goes like stink! M' Reg GT16 - OK condition = £4.5k M Reg Citroen zx 2.016v(94+)- A1 condition =£1k. Major performance budget secret. Extremely rare, no one knows what it is and apart from cossies, clio, civic & GTI6 it is up there with most powerful hatches ever. Its almost the same car as a Pug GTI6....for a grand!

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80920_The Dons.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 18/03/2003

All you guys have got something wrong with you. The mk1 is a classic but in no way does it compare with the mk2 which is a major improvement over the mk1. Your top ten is pretty bad as well with cars like a 205 in there? its a dustbin on wheels, and Citroens should not be in the top 20 let alone top 10. All youve done in the top ten is take the most ten common cars you could find and put them on there!

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78747_Stv.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 10/03/2003

In the mean time, the Golf mk2 might have become a classic as well. And probably a greater classic than the mk1. It may be heavier, but with the G60 system and 16valve it is actually faster. As for the other classics, nothing beats the volkwagen!

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57682_Kwik.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 13/12/2002

Ok I understand that the mk1 is a tremendous car but the mk2 is actually faster. As for the 205 it is a very good car but it is not that good at the begining i.e acceleration!
Thank you goodnight.

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51442_Wheeler.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 16/11/2002

Hey 205 king what you on? Saxo VTS at no.5! Were talking about hot hatches here. The Saxo VTS is totally garbage man. Bad handling, unreliable and only a 1.6.
The definitive list is below

1 Mk1 Golf GTi The Original - Nuff Said!
2 Nissan Sunny GTiR Blows anything away
3 Lancia Delta Int More power than He-Man
4 Clio Williams Fast & Furious
5 205 1.9 Bags of power
6 Civic Type R Pulls hard from 2000 rpm up
7 R5 Gt Turbo Absolutely Mental
8 Punto GT 136bhp in a Punto - Ave It
9 Astra GTE 2.0 These things shift
10 Astra GTE Mk1 Aggressive Magnet

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46039_Sharky.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 24/10/2002

Come on lads - step aside. The Golf Mk1 is the original hot-hatch and is synonymous with the term GTi. It is unique, classy and above all the daddy.
1. Golf GTi Mk1
2. Golf GTi Mk1
3. Golf GTi Mk2

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45988_James.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 24/10/2002

Yeah sure the Mk1 golf easily beats all of its predecessors on pure hot hatch appeal, whilst being the first to start the hot hatch trend, but number 1?

The Fiesta Rs Turbo as number two is shocking!

Now, for me the Renalut Clio Williams with 150BHP on tap, gorgeous looks and rarity make it a sure-fire number one in my books.

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31218_Davey Boy.'s Response to 27770_Tong.'s Review

Written on: 30/07/2002

You're damn right, the mk1 has a classic look and is great fun to drive, but whatever makes you think the fiesta turbo is good - it reminds me of a hoover-powered canal barge!
<br>The 205 1.9 might have been hairy, but thats what hot hatches are all about, big engines in small cars.

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