The Mitsubishi Mirage Outsold The Volkswagen GTI In February 

This is a tale of two hatchbacks, one of which won practically every magazine award possible, the other... is a car that would make most of you want to take the bus. As great as the GTI is, Volkswagen still can't outsell what is arguably one of the saddest companies in the American market, Mitsubishi. » 3/23/15 9:00am 3/23/15 9:00am

How Would Our World Be Different If This Golf Prototype Had Made It?

Imagine, if you will, an alternate 1973. A world like ours, but with one exception: Volkswagen selected this sliding-door Golf for production instead of the conventional, swing-out-door one. How would that world then differ, from the cascading effects of this one decision? » 2/09/15 9:30pm 2/09/15 9:30pm

The Golf GTD Variant Is The Most Jalopnik New Car You Can Imagine

The Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen due to hit US showrooms sometime soon has everything a car enthusiast could want in a wagon package: manual, diesel, available AWD (although not all three together). The problem is it's not really a "performance" car. Here's the solution. » 1/29/15 8:34am 1/29/15 8:34am

Volkswagen Jacks Up Price On GTI After Winning All The Awards

Whether or not you put any credence in those COTY awards from various publications — and you shouldn't because they're stupid — this year the VW Golf/GTI did quite well, snagging everything from Motor Trend's golden calipers to the North American Car of The Year. So Volkswagen, in their infinite wisdom to increase… » 1/12/15 8:15am 1/12/15 8:15am

American Buyers Still Want 'Real' Volkswagens

A new month has just started and you know what that means...sales figures! Volkswagen has been struggling to gain traction with American buyers and overall sales were down 19 percent, but it's not all bad news. While folks are passing on the Passat and Jetta, the new 2015 Golf is on track to be a hit. » 10/02/14 9:05am 10/02/14 9:05am

UK Woman Finds Boa Constrictor After Buying Used Volkswagen

There is an old adage that applies to buying things, especially used cars and that is, "Buyer Beware." I never thought that would mean, "Buyer Beware Of Fucking Snakes!" One UK woman just got a crash course in the updated mantra after she bought a used VW. » 8/22/14 2:00pm 8/22/14 2:00pm

Golfer Says Dealership Pulled Bait And Switch On Hole-In-One Prize

I'm a pretty lousy golfer so I don't even bother with the "Get A Hole In One And Win a Prize!" chances, though I do wish I could go all Tiger Woods and take home a new ATS or something. One golfer managed to sink his ball in one shot and thought he won a Kia K900, but the dealer won't give him the car. » 7/10/14 2:00pm 7/10/14 2:00pm

This Weird Morphing Skin Could Make Future Vehicles Super Aerodynamic

This strangely alive-looking blob isn't a prop from a sci-fi movie. It's a smorph, a morphing material that could make the cars, trains and airplanes of tomorrow extremely aerodynamic, using the same trick that helps golf balls fly faster and straighter. » 6/28/14 4:00pm 6/28/14 4:00pm

Golf Cart Driver Arrested At U.S. Open For Driving Into Officer's Leg

Tommy Lineberry, a golf cart driver for NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie, was arrested at the U.S. Open Saturday for hitting a North Carolina state trooper's leg with his cart. » 6/15/14 11:46am 6/15/14 11:46am

Ford Raptor Monster Golf Cart Will Destroy Sand Traps, Scare That Gopher

If you've ever been gripped by the burning desire to turn an idillic golf course into a dirt track and ensure you never get that country club membership endorsement, this officially-licensed Ford Raptor golf cart is your weapon of choice. » 6/13/14 10:01am 6/13/14 10:01am

Bubba Watson Replaces His Golf Cart With An Awesome Hovercraft

Golf carts are cool. Hovercrafts are cooler. Why hasn't anyone ever made a golf cart out of a hovercraft? Now they have. » 4/02/13 1:16pm 4/02/13 1:16pm

Watch This 736-Horsepower Volkswagen Golf Declare War On Its Front Tires

The Volkswagen GTI is an enthusiast favorite for a lot of reasons. One of the biggest ones is that at the end of the day, it's a Golf. It's comfortable, practical, and it can haul all your stuff as well as ass. But for some people, the moderate power boost in the GTI over the standard Golf just isn't enough. Some… » 3/09/13 12:00pm 3/09/13 12:00pm

Watch The Volkswagen Golf R's Computer Control People's Lives

The new Volkswagen Golf R looks like an amazing car. It has all wheel drive, a 256 hp turbo four banger, and it even looks good. It excels in all things but one: you can't turn off the freakin' stability control. » 11/28/12 2:40pm 11/28/12 2:40pm

2014 Volkswagen Golf: This Is It

As we told you this morning, Volkswagen will be unveiling official details on the 2014 Golf later today. However, like always, the official images have popped out early like a drunk uncle at your surprise birthday party. » 9/04/12 1:09pm 9/04/12 1:09pm

2012 Volkswagen Golf R: The Jalopnik Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has had solid performance credentials for the past 35 years, but it's never been a full-fledged sports car. In 2004, VW decided enough was enough and gave the Golf all-wheel drive, a wider body, and a melodious 3.2 liter VR6. The limited production R32 was born. » 8/01/12 12:40pm 8/01/12 12:40pm

For $20,000, Would This R32 Give You Wood?

Custom paint on a car is nothing new, and custom under-hood colors are more common today than ever. It is strange however that the customizer of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW R32 decided to go with a mountain cabin motif for its engine bay. Does its price however, warrant getting your pines in a knot? » 7/19/12 8:00am 7/19/12 8:00am

Watch A Mercedes Catch A Golf Ball At 180 MPH

Golf is boring. All you do is aim for a little flag. Why not make the hole a moving target, like a $200,000 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster? That's what Mercedes did, and they set a world record in the process. » 6/21/12 1:00pm 6/21/12 1:00pm

A Motorcycle Rider's Teeth Were Knocked Out By A Golf Ball

What you want to hear after a drive on the 14th hole is a satisfying silence, or maybe some light applause — but not screaming. But when a Murfreesboro, Tenn. golfer hooked his shot, it disappeared from sight. Then came the screams. » 5/25/12 9:00am 5/25/12 9:00am

For $12,500, Thank God I’m A Country Boy

Like the Subaru Outback and Audi Allroad, Volkswagen's Golf Country is a car-based soft-roader. However, unlike those other two, the Vee Dub never officially softened any roads in the U.S.. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe illegal alien '91 Country has a secret that could keep it from being off-road only, but is its… » 3/21/12 8:00am 3/21/12 8:00am