I'm 21 (student) and finally have enough cash to buy myself my first car (Not counting the opel kadett that took me around Africa for 7 months). My older brother got a nice steady 1 year old corse which he is happy with but it just doesn't appeal to me. I've always wanted a Mk1 Esocrt but they are a little out of my price range . I also love the looks of the classic style golf. eg. I don't really know that much about cars so was hoping you lot could give me a little bit of direction or point out any errors in my ways. So basically how suited would this be for for me as a first car? and a few extra questions buzzing around my head. Whats the difference between the mk1 and mk2 golf? Why do some have 2 and some 4 head lights? Is it going to be possible for me to get insurance on this as my first car without it being stupidly high? What engine size should i be looking at getting? Is it going to be particularly expensive to run per mile and cost of maintenance? Would i have to buy a normal one and do a bit of work on it like changing the bumpers to get that classic style? I'm a very hands on person and would love to do a bit of work on it myself but is a car of this age going to be to much work for me?