1998 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 CitiGolf 1.3 petrol


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General Comments:

Continued manufacture of the MkI Golf, known here as CitiGolf, is unique to South Africa. This is my third one, as they are so reliable, robust and cheap to run. My first one ran to 260000km before I traded it in, and went to all corners of this country on some horrendous roads. The now old-fashioned carburettor fed rorty exhaust note and excellent handling feedback maintain the fun driving experience.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2000

2nd Oct 2001, 20:42

Great cars, especially the Citi Golf GTi, and now the Golf Life.

9th Dec 2001, 04:41

I wish they would import these to the UK. I have a MK1 Golf GTI and would love a new one.

10th Jul 2004, 09:57

The MK1 golf is best car I have ever driven, I have had five so far. I am now considering importing one from south Africa.

9th Oct 2005, 10:39

I agree, the SA-built Citigolfs are great to drive. We shipped ours to Europe years ago, and now need to part with it. If anybody is interested in a blue 1989 South African built Citigolf (MK1), please contact us in Germany at +49 5281 608725. This car still drives well and it is a right-hand drive (ideal for the UK).

1999 Volkswagen Golf A4 Standard 1.6


Driver's door did not seal tightly. Had eventually to be fixed by a panel beater, as the agent could not adjust it any further. Irritating rattle in driver's door, which went away by itself.

General Comments:

A quality car, beautifully built. 1.6-engine could be sprightlier, but goes well enough once the car has got up to speed. Feels more at home on the highway than in the city, because of sluggishness at low speed. Very comfortable. Low ground clearance means it's not as suitable for dirt roads as its predecessors, although it soaks up bumps very nicely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2000

1999 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline 1.6 Inj.


Nothing so far, let's just hope it remains that way, but from the look of things at present, this will certainly be a very happy "marriage" indeed.

General Comments:

Although it did cost me an arm and a leg to get it, it truly is a remarkable vehicle. I was quite surprised by the number of standard features that come with this model, from ABS to Airbags and Central Locking. Road handling is superb, and although I have on a couple of occasions put it through the test, I was amazed at the control I had. In terms of performance, I could certainly do with an extra 200cc's or so, it's not a tyre burner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

1992 Volkswagen Golf Cti 1.8i 8V petrol


I am the second owner of this car, it currently has 110,000 Km on the clock, and besides the usual wear-and-tear, I have never had a problem with it. The shape is out-dated (Golf Mk I), the plastic interior not of the highest quality, door panels thin and noisy.

General Comments:

If you want a reliable car, buy a VW. I am so impressed with this car, that my next car will definitely be a Golf Mk IV GTi or similar.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 1998

22nd Feb 2003, 19:50


I have a 1992 golf and there is 220000 km on the engine and it is still the best car ever it costs me nothing to run it.

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7th Dec 2004, 08:34

I owned a 92' CTi, burgundy in colour, and by far the best MK1 golf I have owned, although not as Quick as my 83'MK 1 GTi, really enjoyed the car, and can kick myself for selling her.

I sold her with just over 200 000km on the clock, and of the 3 people who came to test drive the car, they all commented on how great the engine sounded for the km, s, I would buy it back in a minute if I could...

10th Dec 2004, 01:33

I'm looking to buy a 92 CTI is it a reliable motor.

22nd Dec 2004, 03:48

I currently own a Golf CTI 1992 model and I have had her for the last 2 years. With a brand new motor a 277 degree cam, metallic baby blue and 97kw under the hood I'm satisfied. The new outlay of the golfs is dissapointing and so are the motors, take the Life for example nice car, but a CTI wanna be.

All you CTI drivers be proud of your lady she's one in a million!!!

Kind regards


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19th Mar 2005, 06:42

I purchased a 93 CTi a month ago, its is the best small pocket rocket I have ever driven. When anyone else on the roads sees my car they always try to dice me. but the Cti always wins. it is a fantastic car.