Retro road test: Mk2 Golf vs. ’80s rivals

We’ve all read how the Mk1 Golf GTi managed to thrash its rivals in the late ‘70s. But what about the more run-of-the-mill Mk2 in humble 1.6GL guise? How did that fair when it appeared in 1984? We unearthed a What Car? ‘customer clinic’ that reveals some rather interesting findings…

How the Mk2 Scirocco beat its rivals

We’ve all got our impressions, albeit a tad weighted if we’re honest, about the virtues of the excellent Mk2 Scirocco. But we thought it would be interesting to look back at what contemporary reviewers thought of it at the time. And, more fascinatingly still, how it ranked against its hairier turbocharged rivals back in the … Continued

U-Pol Raptor: Your Restoration Needs This!

After spending months, weeks, days, or even just a few hours on the body or chassis of your VW project, the last thing you want is for all your hard work to go to waste. You need something that’s going to protect your investment, and keep the nasty stuff at arm’s length; you need RAPTOR!!!!

VW Heritage Jetta Project is back on

It’s been a few years since we last reported progress on our Jetta Mk1 Coupe, so I’ll do my best to bring you up to speed. We have a 1981 VW Jetta, that was imported from Poland. It’s the rarer Coupe version; these weren’t originally available in the UK (although a number have since been … Continued

Is this the most expensive Corrado on the market?VW Spotted

We love the Corrado. Launched in 1988, its sporty persona, distinctive wedge-like profile and granite like build make it one of the most desirable modern classic VWs out there. Of course the icing on the cake was when Volkswagen released the UK-only V6 Storm model in the early ‘90s. Only 500 were built, half appearing … Continued

Syncro: The go-anywhere VW T25

Volkswagen developed four-wheel drive during WW2 but it was another four decades before they revisited the concept. After extensive testing, however, it resulted in what’s perhaps the ultimate go-anywhere, hard as nails Type 25 – the Syncro. Here’s its story…

Buy a bargain basement ’90s VW

With scrap metal prices falling through the floor, usually inexpensive cars from the ‘90s have never been so cheap. So if ever there’s been a time to buy a bargain banger VW from this era, it’s now. And you never know, it might even become a classic one day…

Mk2 Golf Headliner Material Retrim

The Golf Mk2 is prone to headliner woes; the most common being the material coming away from the ‘board’ and sagging over the rear occupants heads. With our recent development of brand new Mk2 Golf headliner material, Anna one of our product development team gave re-trimming an original headliner board a go.

1976 Mk1 Golf barnfind uncovered

Flinging open the door of a barn or garage to reveal a long forgotten about dusty classic is the stuff of dreams. But it really does happen, and the recent discovery of this tantalisingly early two-door Mk1 Golf proves it…