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Volkswagen Gets A Much-Needed Sales Boost From The New Golf 

For the most part those Car of the Year awards are just self-serving marketing fodder that usually doesn’t translate into anything meaningful for your average car buyer. But this year the award winning MK7 Volkswagen Golf family of cars has found an audience and given VW some much needed sales success. » 6/03/15 11:39am 6/03/15 11:39am

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 9:15am 3/23/15 9:15am

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 10:29am 1/12/15 10:29am

My 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi, a lot of blood sweat and happy tears

Mr. Orlove forced me to become a Peugeot 205 GTi owner. Thanks Raphael. Really, thank you. I can now say from experience they're truly great cars. I bought mine in August this year, a car that provided a solid basis but which needed a lot of love. And love it received.
I haven't driven it that much just yet, but I… » 12/22/14 11:54am 12/22/14 11:54am

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 9:17am 10/02/14 9:17am

First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen GTI

It's not EmKay… it's Mark. As in Mark 7. I'm referring to the Volkswagen Golf GTI. More specifically, I'm talking about the all-new 2015 Volkswagen GTI. It's been a fan favorite since the early 80s, and even further back for those that live outside the United States. There's a reason for that, of course, since this is… » 6/04/14 9:07am 6/04/14 9:07am

STOLEN - EuroSport ACC Trailer & 1975 Yellow VW Rabbit w/1.8 20V engine…

Please pass this around the carverse! Vic @ EuroSport ACC in Anaheim, Ca reported today that the shops famous 1975 MK1 Rabbit that can be seen below, was stolen from their gated and locked facility early this morning (6-19-13 @ 0310). Please help as you have before and get the this word out to the masses and lets get… » 6/19/13 8:53pm 6/19/13 8:53pm

1986 Volkswagen GTI Takes It Right Into The Danger Zone

Based on the message at the end and the background music, I'm guessing this vintage Volkswagen ad is referencing The Right Stuff, the 1983 movie about the U.S. space program. But that's only a guess because I haven't seen that movie. However, the ad also reminds me of Top Gun, and I have watched the hell out of that… » 7/29/12 9:00am 7/29/12 9:00am

What front wheel drive car is the most fun to drive?

Front wheel drive cars are known for a lot of things, but being fun to drive is not one of them. Most car lovers will agree the FWD configuration can't compete with a RWD or AWD car when it comes to driving enjoyment. Having said that, this weekend we want to know what vehicle can provide the most automotive amusement… » 9/10/11 5:00pm 9/10/11 5:00pm