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Not one vintage VW is better than the R32!!!!

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Must agree, first car was a 79' GTi in mars red, best handling car i ever had, until the R32 imo.... MK1 GTi made the hot hatch what it's been for the last 30 odd years

VW certainly hit the target with that car.

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Like this...................... beerchug.gif

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I prefer the golf already. Much more fun to play in. I like the older models like Claudia.......

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But Claudia wasn't an old model, she was a 2003 Cabriolet, not a year old yet... confused.gif

Agree about the Corrado statements, that was my dream car at the time, ended up with a Honda Prelude VTEC, fun, but not a patch on the Corrado...

Also had a Golf GTI Mk2 big bumper in metallic black, that was a great car! ECLIPSe.gif

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I cant believe it, this thread is almost a year old now and it is still going... and it was a lame statement i made in the first place.. Wow.

Maybe we should celibrate its birthday, in the next couple of weeks beerchug.gif

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Must agree, first car was a 79' GTi in mars red, best handling car i ever had, until the R32 imo.... MK1 GTi made the hot hatch what it's been for the last 30 odd years

VW certainly hit the target with that car.

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Like this...................... beerchug.gif

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aaaaaaaaaaa

I went down south to test it. I was interested to buy it.

but it had rust everywhere. the two doors needed a change.

the boot ....no comments.... The car could not start, a dissaster. Flush.gif

................... and it was overpriced....

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These were great cars, little rust on the boot that wouldn't go away, back wiper that only worked when it wanted too and those seat belt WTF !!!! they were the ones with no buckle on the belt. Clipped into a holder between the seats. V strange, a GREAT car however, handling was superb, and very reliable starter and runner, Would have anotherone in a minute beerchug.gif

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Hey wait a second here. I have a 1970 VW Bug with a modified engine that makes about 180 HP. that gives me a car that goes 14 seconds in the 1/4 mile. smile.gif It hauls ass! Faster than most R32s and WAYYYYY cheaper. I have also driven it at about 130mph! its got bilstein shocks and dropped front spindels. Lots of other mods too smile.gif

2387ccs (2.4l) 4cyl. Aircooled. MSD ignition. Forged Rods and Pistons, race cam, race autocraft 1.4 roller rockers.. all top notch stuff smile.gif

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A race cam and 1.4:1 rockers, bet that's upset the idel a bit.I'm guessing you went with the 94/86 combo. Who built the engine and what did it cost? I'd take that over an R32 as it's got the engine in the right place.

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Bit like this one?

Ghia

Now has a biscut mohair hood and matching leather. grin.gif

Would be nice to get the hard tops on the road.

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I had a Mk 2 Golf with the G 60 motor in it & 4WD.

Was probably the fastest Golf until the R32.

& I disaagree with Clarkson & everybody else about the Mk 1 GTI.

It didn't change the way small cars went at all.

It was merely an extension of the Lotus Cortina concept.

The Lotus Cortina is an iconic car. The Golf GTI/R 32/G 60 Ralleye aren't.

The old Beetle probably is though.

Where the GTI Mk 1 scores over the R32 is that 1 is a light-weight thriller & the other's an over-weight, under-powered tank.

Why buy an R32 when an EVO/Scooby is way faster?

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Why buy an R32 when an EVO/Scooby is way faster?

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Overall costs .... ????

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Why buy an R32 when an EVO/Scooby is way faster?

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Overall costs .... ????

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Well if costs are a major consideration why not buy a Mk 4 GTI.

Diesel.

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Daft argument and here's your answer frm the US

An R32 is about 23423 times classier/refined than a Chav STi or Evo, is better specced, looks way nicer, etc.

http://www.forbes.com/2004/05/24/cx_mf_0524test.html

My Dad had mk1 GTi no. 7 in the UK - It reguarly embarrassed quite exotic cars then.

He then had one of the last mk1 GTis and modded it heavily. It was pretty much Ferrari (80s not modern) quick.

Great cars with no brakes and a bit flimsy for the year 2005.

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Bit like this one?

Ghia

Now has a biscut mohair hood and matching leather. grin.gif

Would be nice to get the hard tops on the road.

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Depression - is that your KG?? It's gorgeous! I'm seriously looking to buy a Convertible but can't find any nice ones in my price range.

Any advice where to buy/what to look out for?

I found a nice 1968 coupe pic here , but it's really a Convertible I want.

What sort of money would I be looking at for something like the one in your piccy (if you don't mind me asking)

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Not one vintage VW is better than the R32!!!!

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Doesn't say much for VW's 'classics' then! tongue.gif

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I'm still saving for my dream VW, Golf G60 Limited,

Mk2 golf

4WD

1.8 16v G60 engine with uprated charger

But VW only made 70!!!!!

and they took the big bumpers off and took all Gti/G60 badges off and just a Golf badge at the rear!

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I'm still saving for my dream VW, Golf G60 Limited,

Mk2 golf

4WD

1.8 16v G60 engine with uprated charger

But VW only made 70!!!!!

and they took the big bumpers off and took all Gti/G60 badges off and just a Golf badge at the rear!

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Good friend of mine has a Corrado VR6. It has spent most of its life with his dad on the IoM, so it's low mileage and absolutely mint. Better than any other VW in my book. Ever. Period.

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Intresting read. I am getting rid of my modern A3 for my 16 G plate GTi. I prefer the golf already. Much more fun to play in. I like the older models like Claudia....... sorry going off topic now! jump.gif

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I bought a 1991 Golf GTi Cabby not long ago. She's beautiful and I spend every moment I can either cleaning, tinkering, posing, driving or thinking about the joy of driving a 'real' car again. We all love the comfort of driving our modern cars but there's something to be said for the Mk1 Golf GTi. It took VW 30 years to come up to the same standard again with the Mk5.

I think that says it all.

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& I disaagree with Clarkson & everybody else about the Mk 1 GTI.

It didn't change the way small cars went at all.

It was merely an extension of the Lotus Cortina concept.

The Lotus Cortina is an iconic car. The Golf GTI/R 32/G 60 Ralleye aren't.

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As a family that have owned Cortina GTs and Lotus Cortinas when new and still own one today. The Golf GTI mk1 scores over it and why it because an icon was reliability the injection system was less maintenance and total reliable, The Engine and mecanicals took no looking after. Unlike ALL other rivals in its day that mostly had carbs lumpy engines and sharp heavy clutches and were regular going wrong, Infact i STILL think its far more reliable than modern cars that have no end of problems especially electrical. (still own 1 mk1 GTI that can be left for years and still start with one turn of the key everytime). My mk1 GTI has been total reliable in 16 years (most of it been constant use) unlike the MK5 i currently have has been in 1 year.

The VR/V6 engine in the Golfs is know to have quite a few weeknesses too.

VW reliablity haydays were from 1983-1992 thats when they built cars to last and engineered them properly. The same period Audi built there reputation due to the more or less EARLY reliable 5pot units.

VW fun days were the beetle and that can be thought of in the same breath as the Cortina etc as it too needed regular looking after.

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Cars such as R32 are all wind and pi$$, designed essentially for kevins. You know, those discerning kings of the road in their baseball hats, well developed foreheads and protruding bottom lips.

If you look properly at all the real quality cars in the world today, you will not find a single front wheel drive vehicle anywhere. That's a fact.

Proper performance drivers' cars are rear drive or four-wheel drive. Front drive cars are for doing shopping and taking children to school etc. They are globally popular because they are cheaper to produce and that's that!

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Depends on your definition of performance, but down a 'real world' twisting country lane or through a series of roundabouts, a well sorted hot hatch can easily embarrass so-called 'performance' machinery many many times more expensive.

Ian

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