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Retro Cars, February 2009
In the market for a Golf GTI? Well before you go out and buy one, it's well worth investing $19.95 in this Essential Buyer's Guide. The book covers models produced between 1976 and 1991 – essentially all Mk1s and Mk2s, including Cabriolets, 8-valve and 16-valve renditions, Rallyes and G60s. Although mint examples can fetch high prices, a quick eBay trawl will have you noticing an abundant supply of GTIs for minimal money. That said, if you don't buy a good one to start with, costs will soon rack up. So with this book, you should be able to spot a good, sound car and save a few bob in the process.
Volkswagen Driver, January 2009
Compiled by veteran VW aficionados, Richard Copping and Kenneth Cservenka, this new pocket-sized guide to the first two generations of Golf GTI charts all the individual models and specifications, from the iconic Mk1 through to the much sought-after Rallye Golf G60. History, technical details, advice on buying, maintaining and modifying, it's all here, making it an ideal stocking filler for the GTI enthusiast!
"Its handy glovebox size and 64 pages make it the ideal accompaniment when searching for the best car you can afford." – Wheelspin
"These pocket softbacks are well worth the money if you're thinking of a car purchase." – Octane
"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 the money if you're seriously considering a car." – Classic Cars
"... crammed with advice from two experienced owners." – Classic & Sports 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
"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
"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