The original hot hatch is still one of the cleanest and most fun, routinely ranking well on “Best Drivers’ Cars” lists. Â Ever since my hand-me-down 1981 VW Caddy I’ve wanted a GTI. Â With lines as tight as its handling, A1 GTIs turn my head more than most modern sports cars. Â Simple, useful, and fun, it just doesn’t get much better. Â This example has a mere 95k miles on it with a freshly rebuilt gearbox.
It shows it’s age in some spots, but the interior looks very clean (great Recaros!), as does the engine. Â Though less-than-safe, GTIs look awesome without the bumpers. Â 95k well-documented miles means there’s plenty of fun left, and $3200 is a fine price for this condition. Â It’d be mine if I had the means/space.