Is Golf 1 a good car?

Is Golf 1 a good car?

“Golfie”, “Golof” or whatever people call it, the Volkswagen Golf Mk1 was an exceptional car and there will never be another like it. First introduced to the local market in the mid-1980s, the Golf enjoyed overwhelming success in South Africa and won the hearts of many with its reliability, and overall affordability.

Which Citi Golf is the fastest?

In 1990, Volkswagen South Africa reintroduced the Golf Mk. 1 GTi as the Citi CTi. Using basically the same 1.8-litre 82 kW Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injected engine as the original Golf Mk. 1 GTi, the Citi CTi was then the fastest Citi Golf ever made, with a top speed of just over 180 km/h.

What engine is in a Mk1 Golf GTI?

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Model: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol
Power: 108bhp
Transmission: Four-speed manual, front-wheel drive
0-62mph: 9.1 secs

Which Golf 1 is the fastest?

The company most recently made headlines when its Mk1 Golf project, known as 16Vampir, set an incredible time of 8,20 sec at 273,45 km/h over the quarter-mile. The time was recorded at Public Race Days 2019 event held at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany.

What is a Mk1 VW?

The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 is the first generation of a small family car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen.

What does MK mean in Golf?

Volkswagen Golfs are unofficially titled by generation using the European acronym ‘Mk,’ which means ‘mark. ‘ For example, the seventh generation is often referred to as the Golf MkVII, Mk7, or simply the Golf 7 or VII.

What does MK mean military?

Mark I or Mark 1 often refers to the first version of a weapon or military vehicle, and is sometimes used in a similar fashion in civilian product development. In some instances, the Arabic numeral “1” is substituted for the Roman numeral “I”. “Mark”, meaning “model” or “variant”, can itself be abbreviated “Mk.”

Is the Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI a regular car?

The GTI is based on the standard Golf MK1 chassis, however, many modifications were adapted to improve the vehicle’s performance and appeal throughout MK1 GTI production. It is important as a prospective buyer to have an understanding of those differences and features when looking to purchase a genuine vehicle.

When did the Volkswagen Golf win the world Car of the Year?

The cars have filled many market segments, from being a basic, everyday car, to high-performance hot hatches. The Volkswagen Golf has won many awards throughout its history. The Golf won the World Car of the Year in 2009, with the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 and in 2013 with the Volkswagen Golf Mk7.

Where did the Volkswagen Golf Mk1 get its name?

The origin of the name is variously attributed to the game of golf, the Gulf Stream current (German “Golfstrom”) or the name of a horse. The Golf Mk1 received VW model designation Type 17. Production started in March 1974, and sales officially began in May 1974.

Is the Volkswagen Golf still called a rabbit?

In North America, Volkswagen brought back the Rabbit nameplate when it introduced the vehicle in 2006. In Canada, the Golf is still the prevalent nameplate of the fifth generation (though both Rabbit and Golf have both been used historically).