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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.
I drove from Auckland to Dunedin (approx 16hrs)in… Read Full Review
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..
Deffo recomm'… Read Full Review
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!!
any suggestions as where to buy a good quality one?… Read Full Review
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
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
Written on: 19/08/2008
It's fun, practical and good looking, no bad points. Mint car!… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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