Watch: Is the 'Worst GTI' really as bad as they say?

Or is it a bargain, that can be fixed with a few simple mods?

In the car community, the Mk4 VW Golf GTI has always been an easy target. But because of its reputation for being the slowest, and least exciting GTI, they can now be picked up for pennies. So - is it really that bad? Can you buy one on the cheap and then, with a few modifications, make it into the car it should have been in the first place? Check out the video to find out.

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  • I'm all in for the barried-up hatchbacks

      1 year ago
  • If there was ever a car that came alive with some simple modifications it’s the Mk4 GTi. I loved my old one after it had been fettled by the clever people at Revo, Bilstein and Milltek.

      1 year ago
  • The golf I want most is the Mk5 R32 with a VR6 and 4WD system.

      1 year ago
  • The current generation Golf GTI is for people who can’t afford the better, faster, true hot-hatch Golf R. Change my mind.

      1 year ago
  • Mk4 VR6 was one of the best sounding V6's in my opinion, especially after 2001 when they had the 24valve engine, that was just a joy to drive around when they also threw in the 6 speed manual to accompany it. Of course the r32 was just a bundle of joy with it's 3.2 liter engine with the deep pearl blue paint, but that was out of the price range for me at the time. Will I ever buy a Mk4 R32?..No, that time is gone for me, but it will always be one of my favorite hatchbacks for that time.

      1 year ago

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