2009 Volkswagen CitiGolf Driving a BrandNew Retro Rabbit — Volkswagen Citi Golf

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2009 Volkswagen CitiGolf: a Brand-New Retro Rabbit

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2009 Volkswagen CitiGolf at Nature Preserve, KwaZulu-Natal, Africa

Most car sites run drives of new cars. That is, that you can actually buy.

And now for completely different: A test of an almost-brand-new, 35-year-old, 1975 Rabbit.

It’s not called it’s called the 2009 CitiGolf. Same car, check the photos.

Here’s how it happened: In 1984, stopped making the Rabbit in its U.S. plant (closed in replacing it with the Mexican-built Golf.

It shipped the old tooling Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, over to of South Africa—including the stamping for the U.S.-only Rabbit pickup local word is ‘bakkie’), examples of which still goods all over the country.

The Golf/Rabbit lived on for another of a century in South Africa, into old age as VW’s least South African model. It out of production less than a ago.

Back in the day, we owned two 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit So we jumped at the chance to rent a Volkswagen CitiGolf for a day on our South sojourn, especially after the dullness of the two 2010 Toyota we also rented .

Our shiny 2009 CitiSport 1.4i with 19,160 miles kilometers) on the clock, stylish mag and the timeless lines we remembered our own 1979 and 1980 Rabbits.

Volkswagen Citi Golf

The very first VW Golf is a design, penned by Giorgetto Italdesign studio as a five-door in the linear style of the day.

To our the Mark I Golf’s clean, lines have aged well. We think the car still modern 35 years after it hit the

Compare the VW CitiGolf to, say, any model from a U.S. or manufacturer-and decide which older and more old-fashioned

What the looks disguise, is how small that first is by today’s standards. The CitiGolf now be considered a subcompact-it’s the size of the Volkswagen Polo, the model the sixth-generation 2010 Volkswagen

The CitiGolf shows its age more the driver’s seat than the Getting in, the doors are remarkably and upright. Behind the wheel, the seems almost vertical, the base remarkably close to the

The original Rabbit’s large box of an instrument panel was replaced in by a 1990s design from the Fabia with a hood arches over two large (tachometer, speedometer) flanked by two ones (temperature, gasoline It is plain, but functional and modern.

The interior surfaces are either painted metal or black the carpets, lower upholstery, and But we were enormously charmed by the inserts, which have a pattern of interlocking CitiGolf and clever, like the car itself.

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