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Your Cars: A Tube-Frame, Mid-Engine, 914-Powered VW Bug

A 1963 VW Beetle powered by a Porsche 914 engine. Oh, and street-legal, too.

Not One, but Two Championship-Winning VW GTI TCR Race Cars for Sale

For sale: Two 2019 TC America Series Championship-Winning Volkswagen GTIs. Low miles. Raced hard.

Is the W8 Passat Wagon the Unicorn of Unicorns?

Remember that time VW sold an all-wheel-drive, eight-cylinder-powered wagon—one that could even be had with a genuine manual transmission?

Someone Here Needs This Turbo Diesel VW Rabbit

This Rabbit just might check all the right boxes for a certified Radwood contender. And did we mention it's a diesel?

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Buyer's Guides: Driving all three manual-equipped 2022 VW models | Golf GTI, Golf R and Jetta GLI

Is the manual transmission really a dying breed? VW seems to think otherwise.

News and Notes: A GTI-powered Plymouth Horizon

Not a Rabbit, not an Omni, but a Plymouth Horizon.

News and Notes: How about a VW-powered Porsche? | Low Buck Tech

996 Porsche 911 too fast for you? Why not swap the engine for one found in an old-school VW Beetle?

News and Notes: Efficiency Experts | Chevrolet Volt vs. VW Beetle TDI

Back in 2013, we sized us two of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market: The Chevrolet Volt and the Volkswagen Beetle TDI.

Features: Volkswagen Golf R: The best hot hatch money can buy?

The 2023 VW Golf R proves that, some 40 years later, hot hatches can still punch above their weight.

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VW 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 …

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 …

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 …

Did the VW crowd love our Porsche?

Is a Porsche welcome at a VW show? Perhaps?

A few days before this past weekend’s No Dough car show, we got the official word: Our

Is our improved, do-it-all GTI really capable of doing it all?

Lots of things look great on paper, but there’s a reason the idiom is famous. We’ve written plenty about why we think our Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI is …

VW Forum Topics

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VW Readers' Rides

May 14, 2020 by m_walker26 (Forum Supporter)
2007 Volkswagen EOS

Bought at CoPart as a donated car. Fixed minor items and cleaned up.

Nov 19, 2019 by Miles Wilson
1992 Volkswagen Jetta

Just picked up a Jetta project car, more to come! Also, floor rot is a thing.

May 23, 2019 by eastsideTim
1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle

The new rallycross (and road rally) car

Jan 25, 2021 by RallyCaddy
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup (Caddy)

Tube Chassis 2.0L 16V Rabbit Pickup. Used for Rallycross.

Mar 25, 2020 by 68TR250
2018 Volkswagen Jetta


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