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SOTW: VW CITI GOLF

spots a UK-based example of the Mk1 time forgot

With the exceptions of the VR6 and 16-valve GTI models, the Mk3 VW is generally regarded as the least of all the iterations of VW’s family

So a 1996 Golf, on the face of it, is not to make a particularly grand But there was a Golf product in 1996 that we reckon a worthy (and rare) of the Week — the South Citi Golf.

Okay, so it’s hardly in SA, where it was produced from right up until August and where 375,000 examples of is essentially a facelifted Golf churned out over the course of a of a century, but here in Blighty hardly a common sight.

The Golf is also a fascinating into how cars could been had all the pesky safety (multiple airbags and electronic have no place here) not their way into the modern In fact, even the final Golfs, a 1000-run special released last year, the concession to modern vehicle was a driver’s airbag.

The result is a family hatch weighs in at less than while its cousins who travelled another evolutionary path tip the scales at around 1400kg.

The we’re told (nobody in the PH has driven one) is a rather handler and sprightly performer. let the truly Queef-esque hyperbole of one reviewer, who tested the final for TopCar magazine. explain:


In a of more powerful, more and more intelligent metal, it just one blast from a light and a tight corner or two for a driver to recall why the Citi owns the lower rungs of the car’ ladder.

Pin the clutch to the footwell, keep the steady at a virile 3500rpm more than that incinerate the rubber — and off the clutch till all that’s you back is the handbrake. Then pin the to the Mk1 branded floormat as you simultaneously handbrake and clutch. Whooooar. No from a nannied set of traction-controlled tyres; instead you’re by the banshee squeal of rubber for and losing and finding grip on before the Mk1 Citi is catapulted on its forward.

Volkswagen Citi Golf

We doubt that our Shed earn such scintillating from our South African being as it is rather older, and not possessed of the 100bhp 1.6 that had him so excited. In fact, the 1.3-litre is hardly likely to elicit enthusiasm from anybody, but at the car’s handling should as engagingly sprightly.

But apart the less-than-desirable engine (though the of a manual choke and a four-speed is perversely appealing), only a couple of small rust and a ripped driver’s seat to spoil this Citi party.

It’s got some history from before it was imported to the UK in its 64,626-mile odo is reasonably light, and got plenty of tax and ticket left. As a way to go shopping, it’s got more a little semi-retro appeal. And you try a decent Mk1 Golf GTI for 950 notes.

is reproduced below

Sellling my Mk1 golf Citi. Imported UK 12/05/00 from South where they are manufactured

Its had 3 owners including me. 104,006 Km miles), Some service from SA and Uk.

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