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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen to Help Design a Bjork Exhibit?

Nothing to do with Golf Rs or Beetles. Volkswagen is helping design a Bjork display at the Museum of Modern Art.

Want to Own Herbie?

The original love bug is being auctioned off in a couple weeks.

Reader's Ride of the Week: Rally Revival

It's a barn find turned rally car.

Reader's Ride of the Week: One VW, Two Engines

Dual 2.0-liter engines make this '80s Volkswagen fly.

Reader's Ride of the Week: FrankenBeetle

Because there aren't nearly enough autocrossing Beetles out there!

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Volkswagen articles

Shop Work: 20 Fuel Sippers We'd Gladly Drive

What if we told you that there's a bunch of fuel-efficient vehicles out there that are actually fun to drive?

Shop Work: Your Mileage May Vary

Our Smiles-Per-Gallon Shootout Asks Whether It’s Possible to Combine Fuel Economy With Performance

Shop Work: Boneyard Brigade

Shopping for high-performance parts in the junkyard

Drivetrain: The Little Engine That Can

The VW 1.8T Engine Can Make Big Power From a Small Displacement

Shop Work: Holy Challenge Batvan

What if the Caped Crusader Had Only $2004?

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Volkswagen project cars

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 …

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 …

1993 Fox

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

2017 Golf GTI

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

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Volkswagen project car updates

Announcing our latest project car: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

It’s no secret that the used car market is a mess right now, and we’ll admit that the past few years have affected our purchasing decisions just like they’ve affected …

How to 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, right?

What’s it like buying from Carvana as the company crumbles?

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Buying a car used to be easy: You’d hand over cash, then someone would give you keys and title.

But …

Unlock your GTI's software to shave a second off your time

Is it possible to do it all with one car? We think the answer is yes, and we think the best option in the current used car market is a …

Installing a trailer hitch: Useful for more than towing?

There’s a joke here about having to carry a bicycle because your Volkswagen broke downbut we won’t make it. Instead, we’re here to extol the virtues of having a small car …

Volkswagen Forum Topics

Help 86 Jetta GLi CIS-E Problem
98 Oldsmobile vs. 00 Passat
VW engine swap question
Any 944 experts out there?
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Volkswagen Readers' Rides

Aug 17, 2021 by Carson
Volkswagen Kriegwagen

1988 VW Fox Battlewagon.

Good for hauling parts, not much else.

This car is gone now but it's cool, so I'll keep it up.

Aug 17, 2021 by dextervw
Volkswagen Golf Sport

A rallyxer with a future on the stage. Basically stock with a few rally bolt ons for that "right" look. Current mods: hella dual rounds, light rack, thule basket and …

Aug 17, 2021 by dextervw
Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

Ex-Rally Car turned entry level motorsports machine (hillclimb, autox, rallyx etc...)

Aug 17, 2021 by Fritz_the_Cat
Volkswagen GTI

1986 VW GTI, pretty much bone stock, racing in Hornet class. All windows (except windshield) and lights removed, roll bar, Kirkey race seat, RCI five point harness and door reinforcement …

Aug 17, 2021 by LopRacer
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit rescued from the clutches of disuse. The whole story is chronicled here, The car 1984 Rabbit 4 door with 1.7l block 1.8 liter ELFF Racing built …

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