A minimalist approach for maximum fun
TO MANY, the Volkswagen Citi Golf is the Ferrari of the working class. The Citi has defied the norms of what some consider contemporary motoring.
The standard car, like a blank “automotive” canvas, is not too special – its appeal lies in the potential of what it can become.
Mack Ramiah is a 33-year-old family man, living in Phoenix, who works as a site clerk for a logistics company. His hobbies include fishing, playing the FIFA video game on Playstation and attending auto events, such as show and shines and sound-offs. His beloved 2005 Citi Golf 1.4i is featured this week.
Ramiah’s car has a factory-fitted
1.4 fuel-injected power plant which benefits from minimalist mechanical upgrades, in the form of a BMC air filter and branch manifold – mated to a Primaforce performance exhaust system for extra power.
The exterior reflects the form and functional merits of a set of Vw-sourced 15-inch R Line mag wheels, after-market windshields, cool graphics, LED lights and clear LED front indicator lenses.
An otherwise standard interior flaunts a Velociti steering wheel and Polo TSI gearknob and cover.
I have yet to come across a VW that doesn’t boast a bootful of sound. This one is no different, featuring a competition-worthy 136db installation which comprises a Pioneer Mixtrax head unit, a pair of Pioneer 6x9s and super tweeters, as well as a 12-inch XTC Big Daddy subwoofer wired to an 8000W Audio Gods Monoblock amplifier.
Ramiah, incidentally, is a proud member of the popular and frequently referenced HLR (Hustle Loyalty Respect) Crew car club, a local collective of like-minded auto enthusiasts.
It was not disclosed how much was spent on this car.
SERVICE PROVIDER: Soundlab Phoenix