2 November 2004

Almost 30 years have elapsed since the launch of the first-generation Golf GTi, but Volkswagen claims to be returning to its roots with the fifth. In this weeks magazine, Ben Oliver delivers his verdict on whether the new car is good enough to merit the GTi badge. We also pit the new GTi against two of its closest rivals: the ravage Renault Megane RenaultSport 225 and hardcore Honda Civic Type-R.

Can’t wait for the latest GTi? Can’t afford £20k Don’t despair. Whether it’s a classic Mk1 or a luxurious Mk4, this weeks buying guide tells you how to get GTi dash for not much cash.

In Autocar this week: all the answers on the new Golf GTi

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