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

Is The Electric Golf Quicker Than The GTI?

The Volkswagen Golf E is a very nice hatchback that sips no fuel, but some of us want to be both mean and green. Not for U.S. consumption is the Golf GTE. It is a plug-in hybrid with a 148hp turbo and many of the suspension components from the GTI and it may be quicker than it's hot-hatch brother. » 1/26/15 8:05pm 1/26/15 8:05pm

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

2015 Volkswagen GTI Meta Review: It's The Bee's Knees

The "first drive" reviews of the new 2015 Volkswagen GTI have been trickling out as of late, and if they're to be believed, the car is good. Like, really good. Like maybe the best thing since sliced bread. » 4/27/13 4:52pm 4/27/13 4:52pm

Have You Ever Wanted An Electric GTI?

Have you ever said, "What I should really do is take out that stupid engine in my Mark 2 Golf GTI and shove in lots of batteries instead"? Well, this guy did and now his creation is for sale. » 1/13/13 2:00pm 1/13/13 2:00pm

Commence The Early 90s Hot Hatch War!

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 12/02/12 5:00pm 12/02/12 5:00pm

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

Vintage Volkswagen Commercial Is Oddly Conventional

What does a car company who made a name for themselves with unconventional advertising do when they want to shake things up a bit? Make a normal car commercial...kind of. » 4/14/12 9:00am 4/14/12 9:00am

Leave the fur, take the 1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Although this 1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI commercial was originally aired in Mexico, this is a prime example of dramatic vintage advertising that transcends language barriers. » 11/20/11 2:00pm 11/20/11 2:00pm

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

All the VW concept cars to see at Wörthersee

The annual VW bash at Wörthersee is the Volkswagen equivalent of Coachella, only with fewer palm trees and the only Interpol on hand are the off-duty agents in their GTIs. Like in years' past, the VW Group showed several concepts to tease the GTIsti. » 6/02/11 4:45pm 6/02/11 4:45pm

Volkswagen grants U.S. visa to 35th anniversary GTI, visa suddenly…

Car and Driver says Volkswagen will bring the 35th anniversary edition of the GTI — including its sweetened 235-hp turbo-four engine — to the United States. UPDATE: VWVortex says we're getting a version that will look similar sans fancy engine. » 6/02/11 4:30pm 6/02/11 4:30pm

This is a Nissan GT-R burning to the ground

A group of Malaysian car enthusiasts were on the prowl when a new R35 Nissan GT-R crashed into a Golf GTI, causing moderate damage to the Volkswagen but leaving poor Godzilla a burning, exploded mess on the ground. » 2/21/11 1:00pm 2/21/11 1:00pm

"As I Merged Uncontrollably Into Morning Traffic, I Recalled My Last…

Welcome back to Garage of Horror, where we share your worst wheeled experiences. Today's installment is something we hate to see in the Garage: A nice story with happy ending from a guy who knows what he's doing. » 10/07/10 1:00pm 10/07/10 1:00pm

For $3,600, This GTI Pickup is The Real Sport Utility

In some markets VW called their Golf/Rabbit-based pickup the Caddy. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe tees up a GTI-infused version of the little trucklet, but will its price prove a hole in one for you? » 7/13/10 8:00am 7/13/10 8:00am