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You Need This: 16-valve Volkswagen Rabbit

This Rad-Era VW Rabbit for sale features a 16-valve engine fitted with side-draft Webers in place of the original motor.

You Need This: a Saveiro, an air-cooled, front-engine VW pickup

An air-cooled VW pickup? Yep, it exists. Enter the Brazlian-market VW Saveiro.

German-market VW Golf R gets more power and fresh looks for 2025

In addition to more horsepower and torque, the VW Golf R also gets a refreshed exterior and interior for the 2025 model year.

VW refreshes the GLI for 2025–and keeps the manual transmission

Volkswagen confirmed today that the refreshed 2025 Jetta GLI will keep the manual alive.

June 25: VW to reveal 2025 Jetta GLI–and something with a manual

Ahead of the official reveal of the 2025 Jetta and Jetta GLI, has Volkswagen confirmed that a manual transmission will be available, too?

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Features: Volkswagen Polo GTI: Is it more GTI than the Golf GTI?

You can't get the Volkswagen Polo GTI here in the U.S., but much of the rest of the world has it. What's it like to drive the smaller cousin of the Golf? J.G. Pasterjak found out.

Columns: When a single car changes your whole life

Some cars you simply own. Some cars change everything.

Columns: I’ve ruined another perfectly practical car–and I’m grateful for it

Our Mk7 VW Golf GTI is just the latest perfectly good car we've ruined in the name of our hobby.

Features: VW Golf R: Proof that hot hatches can still punch above their weight

The GRM track test and review of the latest Volkswagen Golf R.

Features: Volkswagen Rabbit GTI: Winner then, still a winner today?

The GRM staff knows rad-era cars, as we’ve been driving them since they were new.

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Volkswagen project cars

2017 Golf GTI

 Is it still possible to have a fun, trackable daily driver without paying the average new car price of $48,000?

1993 Fox

There's cheap fun, and then there's $500 VW Fox fun.

2013 Beetle TDi

You may already know that we’ve added a controversial Chevy Volt to our long-term fleet to explore what alternative drivetrains mean to the future of enthusiast cars. Well, Volkswagen challenged …

1995 Golf

Volkswagen Golf—Cheap, fun and easily modified. We're going to make ours faster and corner quicker. What else did you think we were going to do?

1976 Scirocco

Found on Craigslist for $850, this 95K original mile, 1976.5 Super Scirocco hasn't been on the road since 1986! Plans include a 2.0 liter ABA transplant and period-correct suspension and …

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Checklist: What should you pack for an autocross?

Before heading out for a day among the cones, how much car prep do you do? Do you just wing it or do spend some time checking the various systems?

Have you autocrossed on a race track before?

What’s your local autocross site? A mall parking lot? Kart track? Airport runway?

Among the options here in the northeast part of Florida: The Florida International Rally & …

How to properly tech a used car for the track

We zeroed in on our ideal Volkswagen Golf GTI–a 2017 Sport with a DSG transmission–and successfully purchased one from Carvana. Time for the race track, …

Why the Mk7 VW GTI is like a modern take on the EP3 Civic Si hatch

The breadvan.

That’s what they called it.

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB, the wind-cheating special built for the 1962 running of Le Mans?

No, the EP3-chassis Honda Civic Si, …

What’s it weigh? Mk7 VW Golf GTI edition.

What does a 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI actually weigh? The VW media kit lists the following curb weights:

  • Two-door manual: 3034 pounds.
  • Two-door automatic: 3078 pounds.
  • Four-door …

Volkswagen Forum Topics

My Adventures with Electric Past - 2016 VW e-Golf
1971 VW Super Beetle
Project Dadmobile: an Alltrack story
Oh Florida man... Please don't never change. Death Cart... V8 DEATH - FL NMNA -$2500
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Volkswagen Readers' Rides

Jun 14, 2024 by RVAZN6
2023 None GTI

Autobahn (DSG, DCC)

May 28, 2024 by haasnat
2001 None Golf TDi

Many suspension mods, occasional AutoX

May 28, 2024 by haasnat
2004 None R32

Black, mostly stock

May 14, 2024 by Jrod22
2012 None CC Lux Plus

Stock except for the BSH 3.0" cold air intake, 19" Advanti wheels, and Z23 Evolution Sport Brakes all around. Michelin 225/40ZR19 tires

Apr 19, 2024 by Spearfishin
2015 None Golf Sportwagen TDI

6 spd, wife's car.

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