Lineage: Volkswagen Citi Golf

It’s a well-known fact that Volkswagen of South Africa built a modernized version of the original Golf (“Mark 1”) right up to the point where it couldn’t cope with safety and emissions standards. The Citi Golf lived from 1984 to 2009 as a youthful and affordable mode of transport in southern Africa. NamWheels gives you some details:

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Padtoets: 2018 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Trendline 1.4 (55kW)

Vivo bereik nuwe hoogtes

Vir die afgelope sewe jaar is Volkswagen die leier met hul intreevlak motor, die Polo Vivo. Sedert die Vivo die laaste 2009 Citi Golf oorgeneem het, het die vervaardiger sowat 193 343 eenhede verkoop en hulle is nie van plan om daar te stop nie. Inteendeel, Volkswagen is van plan om nog meer te verkoop as ooit van tevore. Die vraag is egter: Sal hulle hierin slaag?

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Tested: Volkswagen Polo GTi DSG

The everyday talents

There are always reasons someone buys a car. These can range from the basic need to connect the first two letters of the alphabet to the more sensible desire for a safe, reliable and efficient mode of transport. Then there are the purely hedonistic purchases – entertaining cars like the new Volkswagen Polo GTi.

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Top 5: Sound Systems  

Today we are counting down the list of thee most impressive sound systems we’ve ever heard in a car. Please note that this excludes any aftermarket SPL monster installs because our friend Jonas with his speaker-drenched Citi Golf Designa would knock everyone off this page and make you deaf.

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Tested: 2012 Volkswagen CC V6

The sleek attempt

Time for a quick course in German. Volk means Nation and Wagen means Vehicle; more or less. Combine the two with the obligatory “s” in between and you get Nation’s Vehicle or, if you like, People’s Car. Despite a faint whiff of socialism, that’s what Volkswagen stands for – the nation’s vehicle.

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Tested: 2011 Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT

The local mix

Previous, current and prospective Citi Golf owners should pay extra attention today as I’ve just tested the modern equivalent of their favourite urban runabout. That’s right; if you had/have/want that nippy little number from three decades ago, there’s now a fresher alternative.

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