How Volkswagen Screws Up Selling Their Best Car

There is something special about a factory ordered new car. You get to configure your vehicle of choice to your specifications, have it made and delivered to your local dealership. I’ve done this twice and highly recommended it if you have the chance, unless of course you are ordering a Volkswagen. » 5/21/15 1:22pm 5/21/15 1:22pm

How I Almost Went Insane Choosing My Next Car 

“What car should I buy?” As enthusiasts, we get this question all the time. Everyday I help people decide what to buy, but when it came to choose the next ride for myself, it was a much more difficult process. I almost lost my mind figuring out what I wanted, so I had my wife make the decision for me. » 5/04/15 9:57am 5/04/15 9:57am

One Thing You Should Ask The VW Dealer Before Driving Your New GTI

Yes, two of us have bought 2015 Volkswagen GTIs. But when I picked up my three-door (S in carbon steel) earlier this year, something wasn’t right. The front suspension was disturbingly stiff, crashing over bumps and sending a massive shock through the chassis. My first new car – ever – was broken. And then Tom sent me… » 4/22/15 3:23pm 4/22/15 3:23pm

The 2015 VW GTI Might Be Making Significantly More Power Than Advertised

Yesterday, I received an update on the new GTI I ordered back in October - "Will be built week 10." So I won't be having hot-hatch fun until sometime in March. This morning, I caught some news that make the wait a little easier. It turns out VW may be seriously sandbagging the output claims on the MK7 GTI. » 2/04/15 12:07pm 2/04/15 12:07pm

Consumer Reports Just Trashed The 2015 Volkswagen GTI

The Volkswagen GTI is one of those cars that's met with near-universal acclaim in the automotive press whenever a new one comes out. Almost everyone loves to praise its handling, its practicality, its usable everyday power, and its budget-Audi interior. Everyone except Consumer Reports, that is. They're pretty meh on… » 7/19/14 12:46pm 7/19/14 12:46pm

The 2015 VW GTI Is Best Car To Get If You Can't Afford Every Car

As a young person who isn't the scion of a wealthy energy drink family and didn't invent Snapchat, I can afford, maybe, .89 new cars. I still want the fastest car I can buy, but I need something with more space than a Miata, that's efficient, that I can park. The 2015 VW GTI continues to be the best car I can buy. » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm