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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 25/01/2009 by mk1sportline
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 19/08/2008
It's fun, practical and good looking, no bad points. Mint car! (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2008 by Mk1dubbing
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 07/01/2007 by 16v2LturbogtiLPG84
Thank you to the person who sold me this close to immaculate condition Rabbit GTI for pocket change! (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 28/04/2005 by Andy the Cab
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 more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by Bigpimp
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 26/07/2003 by barspin_matt.
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... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2003 by chimpy.
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... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2003 by D:Supreme.
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 more)
Written on: 29/05/2003 by Rob Russell.
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 more)
Written on: 17/04/2003 by Reg.
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 more)
Written on: 22/01/2003 by KILLER.
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 more)
Written on: 15/01/2003 by Stu.
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... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2002 by simon.
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... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2002 by kish.
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 more)
Written on: 13/06/2002 by Tong.
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 more)
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