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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2017, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Evolution of Golf

Found this interesting video of VW Golf's history starting from 1975 MK1 Golf GTI. It's so cool to see how Golf has been setting the standard for small, fun, fast hatchbacks.

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As nice as the newer Golf models are, something about the body body of those 70s models appeals to me more than the smoothed out lines of today's hatchbacks. Still a great car for modding enthusiasts.
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Ever since the 70's i always seen the Golf as one of the better high volume hatches you can buy aside from the Honda Civic hatch at the time although. The fact those Civic's are hard to come buy unlike those 70's Golf's.... sure say a lot.
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I've never seen that 1990 Golf Country Syncro before, it looks more like an SUV than a small hatchback. Is that some kind of special edition of MK2 or what?
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Probably just an oddly shaped Golf out of the bunch. Excited to see the next gen Golf GTI, there's a reason why the model can be found in most hot hatch battles. It may not be the fastest on track or have the best handling, but it does everything well, like a jack of all trades.
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I actually think that Golf has one of the best handling capabilities in its class. In my opinion, it's too early to speculate about next gen's specifications, maybe VW will come up with something that's gonna stand out from the crowd.
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Perhaps VW will surprise us with segment leading performance, though I think the biggest surprise will be what they do with the Golf's front facia. Not the most stylish I must admit, even if I do like the car.
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Perhaps VW will surprise us with segment leading performance, though I think the biggest surprise will be what they do with the Golf's front facia. Not the most stylish I must admit, even if I do like the car.
Agree. But at the same time, I love its upgraded version of Golf GTI TCR model. I know that it's never gonna happen but I'd love to see some of its design cues in the next Golf generation. What do you think about GTI TCR fascia?
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That only works because of the wide body kit, but I can't imagine it on the usual Golf without the beefier wheel arches, splitter, etc. But I won't be adverse to seeing that hood piece on the new Golf.
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That only works because of the wide body kit, but I can't imagine it on the usual Golf without the beefier wheel arches, splitter, etc. But I won't be adverse to seeing that hood piece on the new Golf.
That would require a tire size that's well beyond what we'd see in a road going Golf, actually it has a size similar to what found on an Aventador...closer or at the 300mm range.
Keeping tire width around 250 is more like it even in a Golf R from the factory.
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