Volkswagen of America has issued a massive recall on 2011-2013 Jettas and 2011-2013 Beetles because a rear-trailing arm that may have been previously damaged could fail. This could result in a crash with fiery death.
The Volkswagen brand has been in a continual struggle to sell cars, and everyone from internet commenters to VAG leadership seems to be scratching their heads as to why. But I think I've figured out exactly what VW needs to do in order to sell more cars. They need to look to their corporate cousin, Audi.
Remember last year, on our other show /TUNED, we filmed a homebrew RX7 that was simply referred to as "Zero F*cks Given?" We certainly do, as it was the most viral video we've ever made, racking up a million views in just three weeks.
VW unveiled a Jetta R coupe concept back in 2010 at the Detroit Auto Show, but VW hasn't really done or said anything about it since. But honestly, it really shouldn't be that expensive for them to develop and make, and I think a business case can be made for it in the American market.
You ever meet two people, and it's like, "oh hey you two look just alike, let's hope you're not adopted and secretly siblings because that would be weird LOL," and then you carry on with your day? Yeah, sometimes cars are like that too.
Say, Volkswagen. That's a nice-looking wagon you've got there. Any chance you want to bring it over to America so we can all enjoy it too?
Remember when anything with a turbo was suddenly way cool? A turbo and some cool stickers could make a Chevy Sprint cool. But can it make a Volkswagen Beige Jetta cool? Hmmm...
Here in Detroit, Volkswagen is setting up to reveal its long-awaited entry in the gasoline-electric space. That's the Jetta Hybrid. Indeed, later this year, the company will introduce a hybrid version of its Jetta sedan.
In case you mistakenly heard the redesigned 1985 Jetta was able to jump fallen trees, transport elephants or fit several dozen suitcases in the trunk, Volkswagen wanted you to know none of it was true. Following the unconventional advertising mold that served the company so well, Volkswagen drove that point home by…
There's a certain type of car shopper who wants to pay as little as possible and still be able to say they bought a new vehicle. For this stingy crowd, we present the cheapest 2011 Volkswagen Jetta you can buy. Hope comes optional.
Perhaps Lefrance Defrank thought hiding his car from the woman he was cheating on at the car dealership he worked at would avoid it being torched. It didn't, and the resulting fire spread across new vehicles on the lot.
As if it's not bad enough to come outside and find a bear sitting shotgun in your Volkswagen Jetta, to then find out the bear spent his time defecating in your Jetta really is the crap icing on the cake.
We've not been big fans of the cheaper, American-ized version of the new Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta GLI offers some course corrections: 200 hp, independent rear suspension, a manual standard and an interior who's first cousin isn't Fisher-Price.
Here it is: the new 2011 Volkswagen Passat, the sedan VW wants to take America by sturm. How will it do so? By being $7,000 cheaper than the previous Passat, while getting bigger.
He and his mates were out hooning in a borrowed MK4 R32, when they hit a 30-mph corner at 100 mph. They survived, the R32 did not. But the 4Motion lives on in a MK4 Jetta coupe. You heard right.
Here's likely the first image of the upcoming Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan, set to emerge from the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory next year. It looks slightly different from the upcoming Europe-only version of the Passat. What does VW have against excitement?
When introduced to the U.S. in 1980 the Jetta became the first notchback VW ever offered for sale in this country. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Coupe seems a fine example, but is its price a coup too?
This is the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. It is larger and lighter than its predecessor. It was unveiled today at a beach in Times Square. Yes. A beach. UPDATE: Pricing/powertrain details plus pop star Katy Perry dancing on a car.