But nobody has ever put on period-accurate mustaches or tattoo sleeves. Now, we know a review of several versions of the same Volkswagen isn't for everybody, but there are thousands of die-hard fans, especially in the UK.
Starting with the first-generation, it was launched in April 1976, though not in Britain. It wasn't the first hot hatch, as it was preceded by the Renault 5 Gordini, but it's the one that gave the segment a good shove in the back.
People are still arguing whether the Mk1 or Mk2 are better to buy as a second-hand car, so both are excellent. But the same cannot be said about the next two generations. Only when the 2004 Mk5 came out did Volkswagen recapture the magic of the original.
Its formula of a 2.0-liter turbo engine, DSG gearbox, high-quality interior and independent suspension was only slightly improved by the Mk6. That's the one that's missing from this video.
Even though the current generation isn't as groundbreaking as the original, it's still a brilliant all-rounder, and it's the one that introduced great variety to the GTI family. In addition to the normal 220 or 230 PS models, the Clubsport and Clubsport S add up to 310 PS and a track-focused chassis.