1988 Volkswagen Golf GTi 8v 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Great fun, reliability and value - puts a smile on my face every time!
Driver's door leaked due to a broken seal. The seal had been broken by a poorly fitted after-market alarm system.
Brake calipers replaced due to 'rusted beyond recovery' brake bleed nipple. The brake fluid had not been changed for several years by the previous owner.
A cult car with a huge following - loads of clubs and support. Answers to any questions are easily found as are spare parts.
Always feels like you're going faster than you are, involving and fun to drive.
Insurance can be more than you think, especially if the car has been modified like mine (lowered, alloys, badge-less grille, exhaust).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2001