Today we take a look at Dennie's Mk2F Volkswagen Polo from The Netherlands.
Why did you choose this platform?
Since when I was young I loved VW. My brother owned a few MK1 and MK2 GTI's and that is when I fell in love with the dubs from that era. A big plus is they are fairly easy to work on, a lot of parts are available (even new).
Why did you choose that color?
The color chose me ;-) I was looking for a G60 but at the time nothing good was for sale so I ended up looking for a G40. And since 98% of the Dutch delivered G40's are the Genesis violet version I automatically got this color. It grew on me and now I love it. It stands out between all the grey, black and blue.
Why did you go with this interior?
I wanted better seats and most of the bucket seats are too big for the little Polo. So after looking around I found these 911 seats which could also be adjusted electrical for a absolute low price. I love how they look and will not change them. However I have big plans for the rest of the interior.
Why did you choose that engine?
It is the stock engine. I really wanted a G-lader engine because I love the sound and possibilities you have with them. The also get more rare every year.
Why did you choose that suspension?
I have had everything from standard height Koni to H&R lowering kit to KW V1 adjustable coilovers. All had their positive and negatives, but I will never change again from my Airforce Air Suspension set. It gives me freedom of height, adjustable damping and automatic levelling. I needed that because of my local roads and how the Polo is build (shitty stock suspension).
Why did you choose those wheels?
Also had several.. Went from 13" RSL to 14" Schmidt TH to now 15" BBS RS. Just like almost every VAG driver I still think nothing beats the BBS look in combination with a dub. It's a timeless wheel and there are so many options.
Top 3 things that make this car special to you.
1. The memories I have with it working for days and hours on it together with my brother and some of my dub friends. Priceless!
2. The fact that almost everything I have changed on it is custom made, because it wasn't available for this model.
3. Every part on the car is OEM or OEM+ from all the VAG brands, which makes it a bit of a Frankenstein.
Imperfections and things to be addressed.
It's an ongoing project. I still want more lows, wider wheels, a bit more hp.
Endless hours of fun, laughs and stress-free moments working on it. The new places I have been to because of it, the things I have learned from it and the people around the world I have got to know because of it. Of which some have become almost a daily part of my life and some I see as friends beyond the cars (I am looking at you Will).