Hammond's icons: Golf GTI MkI
Proving not all old hatches are rubbish, here's the time RH took VW's icon for a blast round the TG track
Posted: 04 Feb 2014
But it doesn't fly, there's no carbo-tanium-nesium-ceramic alloy composite, and it runs on petrol. So why does it feel so good? Precisely because of all those things: because it was made by people working to the highest standards in the technological and commercial age that prevailed.
If you have never driven one, do so. Don't expect it to alter your personality or make your hair fall out. But don't expect it to disappoint, either. It can't. It is, quite simply, a legend.