1998 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 CitiGolf 1.3 petrol
HT lead governer caps.
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).