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These Golfs might not have captured the hearts of enthusiasts but good ones can still entertain. Here’s how to buy the best of them. BUYING GUIDE: Mk3 GOLF GTI & VR6Still something of an undervalued gem in the GTI story, the Mk3 can be an easy modern classic to own. THIRD ACT Enthusiasts might debate about whether it was the first ‘hot hatchback’ but few would argue that the Golf GTI defined the genre.
After a spate of unreliable French hot hatches, Adam Gough did the sensible thing and switched to one of Wolfsburg’s finest. All was going well, in fact, until he discovered DriveToday site and the bug really bit… GOUGH MEDICINE Adam Gough reckons Performance VW, plus a certain Golf we featured previously in our Mk2 Madness edition (back in 2006), has a lot to answer for when it comes to his obsession with the second-gen’ Golf and how his own project spiralled out of control.
Popular crossover is facelifted with a focus on improving the quality of the interior. Sales of the Volkswagen T-Roc have exceeded expectations in many markets, including the UK, so it’s no surprise that the changes made halfway through its planned life cycle are rather subtle. There are tweaks here and there but nothing that fundamentally alters its appearance, performance or driving character in any great way. A new-look front end is the key exterior design change.
We all think we’re a little bit obsessed with this Germanic pastime we call Veedubbing, however, Christian Wolf has taken this hobby to a whole new level… this is the result! Words: Tony Saggu. Photos: Max Bauer. GOOD FELLA The world’s best Mk3 Cabby VR6 debut after mammoth 17 year build and it’s still not finished To be fair, in hindsight the situation could have been handled a little better...
Built by a duo of siblings on their driveway, this Jetta Coupe is a car that’s become a uniting force for friends both old and new. Words & photos: Jimbo Wallace. Ages! That’s how long we’ve been in pursuit of Puneet and Ameet Sagoo’s Mk1 Jetta Coupe. It’s been doing the rounds on the UK show scene for a number of years now, but due to the totally laid back and seriously humble attitude of the Brothers Sagoo, this stunning looking two door coupe has proved somewhat elusive.
Back in the early 2000s, Volkswagen didn’t just dip its toe in the luxury saloon market with its flagship Phaeton, it knocked the ball well and truly out of the park! BIG JOBS THROW BACK For this month’s throwback we revisit the legendary Volkswagen Phaeton; a refined and uncompromising car that marked VW’s intrepid step into the early 2000’s luxury automotive market. But the Phaeton was no mere dipping of the toe into the high-end pool; it was a bold leap that saw no expense spared.
Mk1 Golf resto gets BAM 1.8T, 17" BBS RS & Recaro LS seats. Whilst it’s not unusual to take inspiration from Europe, Prittin Petal took things one step further and had his entire project built in Poland. Words: Graham Leigh. Photos: Tony Matthews. EUROPEAN UNION 1.8T BAM Mk1 GOLF Forty-four year old Prittin Patel hails from Farnham Common in South Buckinghamshire. Fittingly he works in the orthodontic industry, his car history and collection certainly induces a healthy grin.
Massive power, all the style, a dash of stance and more bespoke touches than you can shake a stick at… Matt Thornton’s Mk6 R really does morph show and go smoothly. Words: James Wallace Photos: Tony Matthews. LOW AND NOT SLOW What’s a pirate’s favourite VW? Why, a Golf arggghhh, of course! Despite that substandard intro the Mk6 R seems to have taken on the ginger step child role of the VW R division.
When Leigh Parker set out to build a homage to his Nineties Mk2 project, the right donor bodyshell couldn’t have been further from his doorstep. Words: Alex Grant. Photos: Ben Hosking. TAKE TWO Mk2 GOLF 1.8T & G60 Early Typ19 with blown G60 or late-spec with multi-valve 1.8T? There are countless personal reasons why it can happen, but some cars just get under your skin, and parting company can leave a void that ultimately only one machine can fill.
If you’re building a car to a certain theme, then if we had any advice it’s to choose a theme and stick to it! Well, Martin Peryagh certain did just that when building his air-cooled inspired ‘Wickerdackel’ Typ 19 Mk2 back in 2009. What a build! YEAR: 2009ISSUE: NOVEMBEROWNER: MARTIN PERYAGHWORDS: NEIL HUNTPHOTOS: JAMES LIPMANWhile the Mk2 world had gone mad for 1.
West coast American photographer and friend of the mag, Mike Kippen, introduces his family’s latest VW project… a 1997 Volkswagen Golf Mk3 Cabby VR6. Let the games begin… 1997 Volkswagen Golf Mk3 Cabby VR6 It did not take long after getting my GTI on the road to realise that most of the events and drives would mean leaving my family behind – roll cage and race parts, it was not built for kid's seats or comfort.
A Caddy that works for a living everyday of its life yet wouldn’t look out of place on any showground? Considerably more effort than it sounds? You betcha… Words: Jimbo Wallace. Photos: Matt Clifford. WORK IT There’s nothing like a bit of scratch and gouge to offend somebody who does bodywork for a living.