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View Poll Results: Scirocool?
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Based on the Golf and styled by Giugiaro, the Scirocco was small, delicate, pretty and underpowered.

It's ripe for modification, but simplest is probably best on such a clean lined car (which is only 2 inches longer than a Mk1 Golf at 152.5 inches). The current Golf/Scirocco stands at around 168 inches.

In old money that's not far off the the difference between a Mk3 Escort and a Sierra.
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I loved that little car! Cool
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What a pity the current one using the name
is such a hideously misshapen Golf.
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The original was by Karmann but the current thing was created to take up capacity no longer needed at the Portuguese Sharan plant when Ford went their own way with the Galaxy.
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That's a very pretty, cool little car. The new one is more of a homage to the 480es.
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I am not keen on the lights on the Mark 1, so prefer the later version. It's still a cool car though.
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Loved my little skyrocket, much like a golf to drive - which is a good thing, but with more style mixed in. Cool.
 
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Neat, restrained style. Cool.
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What a pity the current one using the name
is such a hideously misshapen Golf.
Totally agree. Mk1 definitely cool. Had a metallic blue one back in the early 80's - loved it.
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Very cool! WAAAAAYYYYYY cooler than a Golf, and a real headturner.

I had a Mk2 Scirocco GTX which I loved to bits - had to sell her as the family started expanding. It had the 8v DX engine, as fitted to the Golf GTi but with larger inlet valves. Lots of fun to drive too, even without power steering.
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Like the Mk1 Golf very cool, all other versions nope. When i first started work i was taken too a training course in one and it was the fastest thing i'd been in at that point, scared the c*** out of me but loved it.
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Uncool, it fell into the hands of the modified Dubbers, the least cool people on the planet
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An ex work colleague can be seen racing a Golf in the GTI challenge series at this link.

https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=he...fr=chrf-comodo

The only reason for showing that (do more research on him if you choose) is that he is a really capable driver and his daily drive is a Mk1 Scirroco with EVERY suspension, steering and brake component renewed and where possible powder coated or upgraded in some way.

The best bit though is that it is fitted with an Audi TT 1.8 turbo mapped for 230bhp. Now a car weighing something like 900kg with that much power is fun.

The body though is completely stock so it is a real sleeper and shocks so many others on the road.
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Also read this. it really is a good and surprising read and finishing 13 of 57 amongst that field is pretty good going.

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An ex work colleague can be seen racing a Golf in the GTI challenge series at this link.

https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=he...fr=chrf-comodo

The only reason for showing that (do more research on him if you choose) is that he is a really capable driver and his daily drive is a Mk1 Scirroco with EVERY suspension, steering and brake component renewed and where possible powder coated or upgraded in some way.

The best bit though is that it is fitted with an Audi TT 1.8 turbo mapped for 230bhp. Now a car weighing something like 900kg with that much power is fun.

The body though is completely stock so it is a real sleeper and shocks so many others on the road.
You can't tempt me with that and not off picture, or a link, or something.
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Its Giugiaro school VW........
Corrected for accuracy.
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As with everyone else there is a story - my mates dad had a Lancia HPE and MkI. I went 'round in dad's Maxi. As a result the MkI was cool in my eyes then. They appear cooler now because of the bloat that has stricken each generation and iteration, plus that fact that VW have chosen to be particularly vindictive with the Scirocco, turning it first into a hairdresser Scala then the Quasimodo.

I suspect there are many pairs of rose-tinted specs being dusted off here, in reality most will be like the one my work colleague bought, old, wheezy, rusted to flip (under bonnet area had no protection, just a big cavernous area to collect water splashed up from underneath) and not too good.

A MkI storm however, that's cool.

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sorry to be a bore but the Scirocco wasn't based on the Golf; the Scirocco came first, and the Golf used its platform. VW - as I think it does now - used the lower sales volume car to iron out any problems before using that chassis on the big seller (the Golf).

the MK2 Scirocco was based on the MK1 Golf, not the future MK2 (hence the drum brakes at the rear of even the GTIs and the Storm). My mum had a MK2 Storm in Havana Brown, which was dog-turn brown until the sun hit, then it was a lovely coppery colour. Nice tan leather, too. Personally think it handled better than the MK2 Golf GTI I had at the time. T'was a lovely car, that Storm. Felt special.

The Corrado was based on the MK2 Golf, but adopted the just launched Passat's rear suspension.

The M1 Scirocco? Cool

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The Scirocco was built by Karmann in Osnabrook on the forthcoming Golf platform probably in the same way that the Polo was preceded by the Audi 50. That's how I always saw it.
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I'm loving the two brown Storms.

Shame about what appears to be a Britax Sunhatch.

LJKS had a brown Storm.
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