1986 Volkswagen Golf GTi 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Rusted driving lights.
Oil leak from distributor.
Drivers side window mechanism seized.
Hydraulic tappets replaced.
Looks good for a 13 year old car. Heavy steering (needs PAS). Stable handling (even past its limits) with gentle understeer. Brakes aren't brilliant. Very good fuel economy, I get 38mpg on a run, 30mpg urban. Performance isn't as good on unleaded petrol (95 octane).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2000