The customization options for the Citi Golf are also endless. To celebrate this motoring icon, we, here at Autodealer have decided to include it in our Heritage Day dream buy because, let’s face it, deep down inside you still want one.
Before we give you some tips and advice on what to look out for when buying one of these cars, here’s a little bit of heritage information.
When Volkswagen released the Golf Mk 1 in 1974, the car was an overnight success. It was easy and economical to drive with impressive handling compared to other small hatchbacks of the time. It was also easy and inexpensive to maintain. Volkswagen South Africa started assembly of the Golf Mk 1 in 1978. When the Golf Mk 2 was launched in 1984, VW South Africa found itself falling short of a demand for a small, affordable entry-level car, as the Golf Mk 2 was bigger and somewhat more expensive than its predecessor. The best viable option for VW South Africa was to continue producing some variant of the Mk 1 to fill the gap in the market. This was made easy due to the fact that they already had all the tooling in place at the VW assembly plant in Uitenhage.
The Citi Golf was a fine favourite amongst just about everyone looking for transportation. It experienced a long and prosperous lifespan of 25 years. Unfortunately due to market demands on safety and cost effectiveness Volkswagen ended production on the 21st of August 2009. Justin remembers hearing the announcement on radio; he won’t admit it but he told us before that he cried a bit.
The Citi Golf was released is an array of different models over its lifespan. One such model was the special, Heritage edition, called the Citi Mk1. It was released as a celebratory model. These are numbered 1 to 1000 and have several special features including lowered suspension, 15-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, a leather sports steering wheel with airbag and chrome foil side stripes. We found one fine example on our website; follow the link: here to find out more.
However, what are some key points to look out for? We have a list of things here: