1990 Volkswagen Golf GTi 1.8 8v from UK and Ireland
Brake light bulb blew, very disappointing ;)
I own the best Golf VW ever made. A Mk 2 3 door big bumper Gti in black with BBS wheels. Luuuuurvely.
I bought the Golf after owning 3 Pug 205 1.9 Gti's on the trot, which although are great cars, they tended to need constant maintenance, especially when doing 20k miles a year. I have had no problems whatsoever with the Golf, I just get in it and drive it everyday knowing that it won't let me down. Whilst not as fast as the 205, it is so much nicer to drive. No rattles and it feels solid.
The Mk2 is a classic shape, I did put it up for sale, but when I cleaned and polished it, I couldnt bring myself to part with it!
The engine feels strong and responsive even with 112k on the clock, it uses very little oil and returns an average 37mpg.
Insurance is a little steep though, especially when it struggles to keep up with a Mk4 Golf Tdi!
I've just put 4 new tyres on it (Goodyear Eagle F1's) and had a 4 wheel alignment session, handles like a dream now.
BUY ONE TODAY!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 2003