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VW Golf GTI – The Essential Buyer’s Guide



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VW Golf GTI – The Essential Buyer’s Guide

By Richard Copping and Kenneth Cservenka
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Paperback • 64 pages • 195x139mm • 100 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-84584-188-1


£ 9.99 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

• Compiled by acknowledged experts - authors of Veloce publication 'VW - Golf - Five Generations of Fun'
• Built around the collectable first two generations of Golf
• Concentrates on the hot model – the GTI
• Includes the special edition Mk1 Campaign GTI
• Adds the Rallye Golf and GTIG60 to the Mk2 GTI content
• Special section on the hotter versions of the Golf Cabriolet
• Defines original engine specifications, 1600, 1800, 8-valve & 16-valve
• Predicts which later models will become collectable
• Covers customised models, larger engines and lowered suspension
• Targets would-be owners on a budget as well as the wealthier enthusiast market

Description

While old MkI Golfs have by now largely rusted away, the availability of MkII models at giveaway prices is plentiful ... that is until three magic letters – GTI – appear on the car’s front grille and hatch. Find a good example of the MkI with the aid of this guide and you are in clover! The Buyer’s Guide carefully charts all the models that an enthusiast just has to own, from the iconic late model MkI with its pocket rocket 1.8-litre engine and 5-speed box, through to the exclusive, extremely powerful and much sought-after limited edition Rallye Golf.

Synopsis

While old MkI Golfs have by now largely rusted away, the availability of MkII models at giveaway prices is plentiful ... that is until three magic letters – GTI – appear on the car’s front grille and hatch. Find a good example of the MKI with the aid of this guide and you are in clover!
The Buyer’s Guide carefully charts all the models that an enthusiast just has to own, from the iconic late model MkI with its pocket rocket 1.8-litre engine and 5-speed box, through to the exclusive, extremely powerful and much sought after limited edition Rallye Golf.
With both mileage and particularly condition having a marked affect on potential prices, the authors give sound advice on what is worth restoring and what, however tempting, is likely to cost a new owner an un-recoupable fortune.
Weak points, rust traps, and potential mechanical defects are laid out for the reader, with clear Golf-specific guidelines offered on the practicalities of rectifying such problems. The authors also embrace both the customized and mechanically modified examples of the MkI and MkII GTI, with each aspect of Golf ownership meticulously captured on camera.

Independent Reviews

"Covering the mk1 and mk2 Golfs, this pocket-sized book is a useful reference for anyone looking to purchase one of these iconic hot hatches." – Track Driver

"These pocket softbacks are well worth a tenner if you're thinking of a car purchase." – Octane

"History, technical details, advice on buying, maintaining and modifying, it's all here, making it an ideal stocking filler for the GTI enthusiast!" – Volkswagen Driver

"In the market for a Golf GTI? Well before you go out and buy one, it's well worth investing £9.99 in this Essential Buyer's Guide ... with this book, you should be able to spot a good, sound car and save a few bob in the process." – Retro Cars

"Its handy glovebox size and 64 pages make it the ideal accompaniment when searching for the best car you can afford." – Wheelspin

"Model variants, common faults, values and how to make an in-depth inspection are all covered in this pocket-sized volume. These clear no-nonense Essential Buyer's Guides are well worth a tenner if you're seriously considering a car." – Classic Cars

"... crammed with advice from two experienced owners." – Classic & Sports Car

"With its comprehensive survey of the cars in question, this small, pocket-sized book conducts would-be Golf purchasers through the processes of selecting a suitable car – including a step-by-step guide to the rust and mechanical checks required to make sure your final choice is sound." – New Zealand Classic Car

"Everything is explained in an easy to understand manner so a variety of readers with varying educational levels can understand it. All in all a very good read and very essential for a new owner to buy." – vwgolfmk1.org.uk

"Many of us are guilty of buying with our hearts and not our heads – I know I am. Looking back, I wish I had studied a Buyer's Guide, as it would have saved me many hours of work and valuable dollars." – Australian Classic Car

Additional Information

Models covered:
Mk1 Golf GTI • Mk1 Golf GTI Campaign • Mk1 Golf Cabriolet GLI • Mk2 Golf GTI • Mk2 Golf GTI 18-valve • Mk2 Rallye Golf • Mk2 Golf G60 •

The book is supposed to cover just the Mk1 and Mk2 Golf and is restricted to the hot hatches. Fleeting reference will be made to other more mundane specifications, particularly to the Golf Driver, a GTI lookalike

   

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