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    • Tom Davies
      Tom Davies

      mk5 all day everyday

      about 25 days ago
    • woody555kl

      Mk6 easily

      about 28 days ago
    • Left Fail
      Left Fail

      Mkv still the best looking GTI of all. Hand down

      about 1 month ago
    • david wade
      david wade In reply to Left Fail

      Yup much better then the mk6 lookswise thee best

      about 28 days ago
    • mfitze1

      Never driven a mk5, and maybe it takes the cake for driveability, but gotdamn that thing is ugly

      about 1 month ago
    • tnetroP

      I've owned so many Golfs from the mk1 up to the mk6. I loved the mk6 but the engine is a weak point (and different to the mk5). It's thr only car I ever owned where the engine catastrophically died in me. I would own a 5 but not a 6 again.

      about 1 month ago
    • David Ha
      David Ha

      Mk4 ftw

      about 1 month ago
    • Alex King
      Alex King

      yep my first and not the last gti i will own ...balance
      is great

      about 2 months ago
    • sheumais63

      Just found this and enjoyed it immensely. I had a Mk1 (1.8), a Mk2 (8v) and now run a 12 year old Mk5. It's cost me a small fortune to run, thanks to age, rust and the DSG mechatronic unit (beware!), but I love it and hope I'll have it for a few years yet.

      about 2 months ago
    • combatesdeboxeo boxing
      combatesdeboxeo boxing

      Give me a mitsu 3000 gt vr4 and for you these 2 crappy familiar fat cars

      about 2 months ago
    • Turbine Garage
      Turbine Garage

      Dua2 best..

      about 2 months ago
    • ushutup

      GTI weekdays car
      STI weekend car

      about 3 months ago
    • Jordy Van Roon
      Jordy Van Roon

      We sold a mk5 gti brand new in 05 to an older lady, i was 16 at the time, i did the mantenence for it for 9 years and then She bought a brand new mk7 gti. It had 126km on it an i thougt this is the car i want. Replaced the timing belt and chain and have been driving it sinds. Damn i love my car! I still remember When i was 16 and we deliverd the car brand new thinking it was a supercool. Now owning it i love it even more

      about 3 months ago
    • John Saunders
      John Saunders

      Mk5 . mk6 had.them both mk5 by far best and much better looking...

      about 3 months ago
    • ChawenHalo 008
      ChawenHalo 008

      Mk5 really got hit by the ugly stick and VW pretty much managed to ruin DSG in terms of reliability.

      about 3 months ago
    • William Perrigo
      William Perrigo

      My Golf 4 with 75hp and 4-doors of family fun is quite literally the best car on the planet!...for poor people. But I would argue that the Golf 4 offers the best value overall. They are not expensive to buy and the parts are available in large quantities. Look, guys, if you really want a car to impress your girlfriend, buy the Golf 4 for AFTER you got her and any Rolls-Royce from 40 years ago to get her in the first place! Better yet, just buy the RR grill and strap it to the front if your Golf!

      about 3 months ago
    • britshell

      The best one so far is the MK7, followed by the MK6 than the MK5. We will pretend the Mk2-4 don't exist. And the MK1 is a classic.

      about 3 months ago
    • Xabier Aldaia
      Xabier Aldaia

      MkIV FTW

      about 3 months ago
    • Daniel Santander
      Daniel Santander

      Mk5 GTI with TSI engien FTW!

      about 3 months ago
    • andrew wright
      andrew wright

      Mk5 rust. See so many now coming into the £800 bracket. Even the GTi you can pick up with 100k for 1.5k. again....rust.

      about 3 months ago
    • Martin Allen
      Martin Allen

      I would, but not many with genuine low mileage left.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ben Crosbie
      Ben Crosbie

      I prefer the mk5. Mk6's was a boring and lazy update. A ruined mk5. They shouldn't have toutched the mk5 at all. Still the best gti. Besides the mk7 R. Mk5 still looks new. I didnt even bother get a B7 those generation suck may concider b8 not sure. But I just love the mk5 gen's

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike StClair
      Mike StClair

      I bought a 06 new. I haven't driven one since that even compares. That car felt like it cost twice as much as it did and I was forever looking for reasons to drive somewhere. Too bad my wife hated it (hatchback hate) and it started squeaking and rattling like a 20 year old car after 1 month.

      about 3 months ago
    • Nicholas Lavoie
      Nicholas Lavoie

      I like the first gen of gti the best

      about 3 months ago
    • Bas bzb
      Bas bzb

      mk6 from 2011/2012, no probs at all

      about 3 months ago
    • Smooth1002

      Mk4 GLI is the best

      about 3 months ago
    • J McCann
      J McCann In reply to Smooth1002

      Lagoon Blue.. oof yes

      about 3 months ago
    • 22BOZIDAR

      Mk5 fsi had cam wear issues, burned oil. Tsi, cam chain tensioner failures, burned oil,leaking valve cover causing water pump failure, high pressure pump failure. Door latch, lock actuator, door harness failures. Other than that there well built.

      about 3 months ago
    • moddude101

      I own a MK4 Golf since new with upgrades and really like it. But the Mk4 needs the upgrades. I've never driven a 1,5,6,7, but the MK2 with the 16V is pretty rad and the MK3 with the VR6 has an amazing sound with the intake opened up. Yeah it would be a really tough choice.

      about 4 months ago
    • J McCann
      J McCann In reply to moddude101

      I owned a Mk4 1.8T, and upgraded to a Mk5 GTI. Let me tell you man, night and fuckin day. Literally everything about the Mk5 is better. Build quality, practicality, efficiency, power, looks, literally everything. Definitely still familiar, still a Volkswagen, but in a whole new way

      about 3 months ago
    • German Irizarry
      German Irizarry

      Its what I drive every day, and I love my MKV

      about 4 months ago
    • jonray74

      Mk5 GTI all the way, especially when you swapped in an MK6 Golf R engine and put in a Big Turbo like Precision 5858, tune it with Eurodyne and make monster power. It's a blast to have the best of both worlds.

      about 5 months ago
    • Israel Galivjan
      Israel Galivjan

      2:03 cameraman tries to fix his collar

      about 5 months ago