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★★★★★

“Best car I've ever owned!”

Written on: 01/08/2012

Found me a STEAL on a 1989 VW Golf GTI, paid $700 bucks for this beaut - and guess what? The clock reads 131K RIGHT NOW! (this is my second MK2 GTI, first was an '88) These cars are amazing. They handle like no other, fresh off the lot! Mine needed minor body work, two front wheel bearings and two new rear brake pads.... While I was at it, I installed two new CV axles and I couldn't be happier. I also refreshed all of the fluids and slapped in some Bosch Copper Spark Plugs. To say the LEAST… Read Full Review

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“A stunning car. The best of the hot hatches”

Written on: 01/04/2012

Bought my 1988 8v for 800 pounds off a mate 12 years ago. My wife and I drove it all over Europe and across to Asia before shipping it to Oz. It now has 170000 miles with barely a spanner lifted. Performance wise the lightweight 8vs are the business. In tight twisty b roads they excel. The car hasn't got power anything but the secret to the 8v Mk2 was lots of low end torque and very light weight with a brilliant weight distribution (nothing forward of the front axle). The non powered steering… Read Full Review

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“My favorite car”

Written on: 11/05/2011

My favorite car… Read Full Review

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“I own a 1992 MK2 GTI 8V Mexican Built. This is my...”

Written on: 04/01/2011

I own a 1992 MK2 GTI 8V Mexican Built. This is my Second GTI both in Black (the way it should be) I couln't find a good 16V this time. I found a really good looking 8V 189,000 clicks on the odo, and the previous onwer even offered to drive 200 Mi. to meet me, this told me the car was in pretty good mechanical shape if he was willing to do that. Only looked at pictures of the car before I paid for it and drove it back home another 170 Mi. with no problems. I'm in love with these little cars, I… Read Full Review

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“Always want an early golf GTi and managed to pick up a...”

Written on: 21/04/2010

Always want an early golf GTi and managed to pick up a minter of a mk2, 3dr 16v in white which it really suits. Interior is immaculate and I'm always getting offered money for it. Goes like stink and won't be selling it for as long as I can keep the wife quiet. Had a few issues with coolant pipes but thee had merely perished and were easy to fix. I'm no mechanic and find the car really easy to work on… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The mk2 golf GTi was the car of my dreams, Ever since...”

Written on: 24/12/2009

The mk2 golf GTi was the car of my dreams, Ever since i was 12 i wanted one because of that classic look!

I turned 19 i decided it was time to get rid of my Corsa B(Great first car) and get a GTi. I saved up £1000 and saw one in the local paper for £1000 ono 91' original spec, BBS split rims, mint interior, engine re-build ect.

I thought Yeh! I'll take a look, i took my friend with me who had one at the time, he took it for a spin and it was amazing such torque from that 1.8 8v, we checked… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Golf Mk2 GTI 16v 5 door ”

Written on: 30/11/2009 by jimmyboy99 (3 reviews written)

Golf Mk2 GTI 16v 5 door

I really can't praise the car enough. It's 18 years old and still looks fantastic in it's original oak green. I've always wanted one since I was taken to school in a white 8v gti when I was 13 by a mate's mum. I was hooked from that day, it seemed very fast, much cooler than any other car I had been in.

So some 21 years later I decided it was time to get one! It's debatable but I've bought the rarest colour and it's done 135,000 miles.

So what can I say about it… Read Full Review

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“mk2 gti stil got it! ”

Written on: 19/11/2009

mk2 gti stil got it!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Exceptional value for money for a classic Volkswagen...”

Written on: 01/09/2009

Exceptional value for money for a classic Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 motor with decent performance that carries a cast-iron reputation not rivalled by much in the hatchback market today. Parts easy to source and plenty of speciallists to keep it in good nick. Need a garage and time to give them the proper TLC they deserve though. Bought a very handy book from eBay 'Essential Buyers Guide for Mk 1 & Mk 2 VW GTi's' written by two experts...well worth the tenner… Read Full Review

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“i have owned my Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 for 2 years...”

Written on: 08/05/2009

i have owned my Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 for 2 years and i love it great fuel consumtion but fast. the powers there when u want it and very good at handling,(had a few corners at 90)… Read Full Review

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“my bro VW Golf GTi and the car is nyc with cream...”

Written on: 23/04/2009 by sellojackson (1 review written)

my bro VW Golf GTi and the car is nyc with cream leather interior and the bosal exhaust the only problem is that the car is not fast when shifting gears ]
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★★★★★

“I like the Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 its a real beauty...”

Written on: 13/02/2009

I like the Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 its a real beauty and it has pure power under the bonnet... the gti is definitely a fearsome beast on the road and has earned its respect over the decades... Overall a very good car... reliability 10 out of 10. Only bad point is steering wheel is a bit on the tight side but its manageable… Read Full Review

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“The Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 handling is great. Looks...”

Written on: 10/02/2009 by martz06 (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2 handling is great. Looks are aggressive and pulls like a train. I have owned various MK2's the first being a 16v. Revs well throught the entire range and goes like a rocket. I have had the 'ellite' version too, the Rallye, with its 4WD system with the 8v G60 charged engine this is one awesome little golf. I loved every moment of the experience it gave. NO other car comes close in its range. My current MK2 is the GTD which is also a great little car, it offers great… Read Full Review

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“I am on my 5th mk2 VW Golf GTi 16v. I also own a...”

Written on: 16/04/2008 by cossievy97 (1 review written)

I am on my 5th mk2 VW Golf GTi 16v. I also own a Cosworth but I like driving the Golf better! The most amazing machine ever made! perfect little car!… Read Full Review

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“I'm a VW Golf GTi owner and I love it I've just...”

Written on: 12/04/2008

I'm a VW Golf GTi owner and I love it I've just respayed it its as good as when it rolled out of Wolfsburg… Read Full Review

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“Its an amazing machine a lot of great performance out...”

Written on: 24/02/2008 by GTIMK2 (1 review written)

Its an amazing machine a lot of great performance out this little hatch its the best car and most reliable car that I've ever owned its a 1987 mk2 8v GTi. Its a great overall car… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“best volkswagen ever built the mk2 gti 16v followed...”

Written on: 13/02/2008

best volkswagen ever built the mk2 gti 16v followed closely by the 8v gti....8v runs out of puff at 120mph...and ur 16v will touch 140mph(vw say its 129mph seriously its not)
fantastic car great all rounder… Read Full Review

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“When driving one of these bad boys, you the driver...”

Written on: 22/01/2008 by david2903 (1 review written)

When driving one of these bad boys, you the driver feel 100% in control. They look awesome (big bumpers and fat wheel arches) and can hammer a lot of these newer cars! Smart image! Real head turner if you got one in a good tidy condition, (you always get people offering to buy them off you) if you ever get the change to own one off these!… Read Full Review

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“I've also got one just like that. AWESOME CAR!!!!!!!!...”

Written on: 14/01/2008

I've also got one just like that. AWESOME CAR!!!!!!!! I always hated Golfs, but now I wouldn't dare drive anything else… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have a Oak Green Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2. I have...”

Written on: 04/01/2008 by vwvidow (1 review written)

I have a Oak Green Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk2. I have joined the VW Golf Mk2 Owners Club. It's fab - the car and the forum… Read Full Review

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