Have been in the fortunate position to finally buy myself a summer only weekend car.
Criteria was: something approaching a classic, but hopefully without the headaches that tend to go with it… small… no roof… and max two seats…
Have always loved the Mk1 and managed to find a late ‘97 1.8i NA (and against every part of my better judgement I bought it blind - pictures and multiple conversations on the phone only).
Slightly mad, yes, but looks like I’ve got a good ‘un. Been garaged most of it’s life and only 37k on the clock.
Two months in and I’m absolutely grinning from ear to ear. Yes the ride’s a little soft, no it couldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding, but there really can’t be many better choices for roof down, sunny b-road action. It’s genuinely every bit as good as it’s reputation.
See you round the Cotswolds!