Friday, July 20, 2012

Car Of The Day: July 20, 2012

Today's car of the day comes from Dean-O-mite's collection and is Supreme's 1994 Volkswagen Golf.

The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car manufactured by Volkswagen since 1974 and marketed worldwide across six generations, in various body configurations. The front-wheel drive Golf was Volkswagen's first successful replacement for the air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle. Historically, the Golf is Volkswagen's best-selling model and the world's third best-selling model, with more than 25 million built by 2007.

For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Volkswagen Golf

Supreme deals exclusively in plastic, offering some decent plastic small-scale models, building facades, and little accessory pieces. The only metal in this model, are the axles, and the screws holding everything together. However, with the nice metallic-paint, it really does not appear overly "plastic-y."

The third-generation Volkswagen Golf Mk3 was launched in Europe in November 1991 (though not in the United Kingdom until March 1992), and in North America in the spring of 1993. The delay in North America was due to Volkswagen's decision to supply U.S. and Canadian dealerships with Mk3 Golfs (and A3 Jettas) from the VW plant in Puebla, Mexico. Quality control problems led Volkswagen of America to reject Golfs and Jettas from Mexico; shortly thereafter labor unrest at the plant delayed production there even further. The third-generation Golf and Jetta first appeared in North America as 1993 models in the San Diego, California area and in Canada, then in the autumn in the rest of North America as 1994 models.

New engines included the first Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine in a Golf, and a narrow-angle 2.8 L VR6 engine. The VR6-engined version accelerated from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds, posting a record 15.5 1/4-mile time at 90.5 mph. EPA estimate 26 mpg (city) or 32 mpg (highway), with 261 mi per tank (city) and 363 mi per tank (highway).

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