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Volkswagen Golf Mk 1 (1974 - 1984)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Golf Mk 1, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Golf Mk 1. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Volkswagen Golf Mk 1 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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Golf Hatchback and Jetta Saloon (Mk 1).
Petrol: 1.1 litre (1093cc) and 1.3 litre (1272cc).

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Introduced in 1974, the new VW Golf soon established itself as a market leader in its class. Together with the mechanically similar Scirocco Sports Coupe, these vehicles set new standards of design integrity which have since been emulated by many of the world’s leading motor manufacturers.
Following on the success of the Golf and Scirocco, a more traditional notchback Saloon, the Jetta, was introduced in 1980 to conform to changing market trends and a demand for a conventionally styled ‘3-box’ saloon in the middle range. To further enhance the appeal of these vehicles a convertible version of the Golf, together with a Pick-up utility vehicle, have also been added to the model line-up.
All models feature a transversely mounted engine/transmission configuration with front-wheel-drive and the now almost universally accepted ‘conventional’ independent front, semi-independent rear suspension layout. A wide range of trim and equipment options are also available.
In this Volkswagen Golf, Jetta and Scirocco manual we’ll show you how to maintain and repair your VW to keep it in tip top shape.