if it was me lenny the mk1 golf would win hands down due to the easy mantanince and as said there are plenty of after market up grades out there for them.
but at the end of the day fella its up to you and as said as long as vicki supports you then its happy days and im sure she will injoy cruzing around in the focus
I agree with you all the golf is a fantastic car and we could all share the interest and see the purpose in preserving,
But the fear of the golf being stolen would be high and the endless catalogue of parts available would lead me astray.
Forr me the Toyota twin-cam engine is such a beautiful sound, and a sound that brings me back to my childhood days 10 years old when my older brother first sat me in the passenger seat of his Toyota and showed how fun cars can be aswell as watching him fit various modifications which has led to my obcession and the focus looking how it does,
Its not the look of the car that appeals to me, its the 180bhp engine inside.
The Levin as standard doesn't look much but I've found a good example of what can be achieved here: