Recently someone asked our man Doug if there was a “best of all words” car. Many have made the argument that Volkswagen’s iconic GTI offers one of the best combinations of fun, affordability, and practicality. But which generation will go down as the all-time classic?
Can’t afford a Porsche Cayman GT4? That’s okay, me either, and the wait list for those stretches into the next century anyway. But if you need a track day, bro car with a bit more accessibility and practicality, the Volkswagen GTI Clubsport has got us covered.
I know it’s our job as car enthusiasts to bitch and moan about how great cars used to be, and how soft and insulated and watered-down they all feel now, but you have to admit you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck today than you did in decades past.
As we’ve been in the habit of collecting horrible car dealer experiences lately, let us also take a moment to remember that customers can be every bit as bad. Case in point: this text message exchange between a dealer and a would-be Volkswagen GTI buyer that devolves into a missive of poorly-spelled insults. Human…
The Wörthersee meeting in Austria is the biggest annual Volkswagen gathering, and the company always makes sure the fans have enough crazy concept cars to take pictures of. This year’s GTI will be designed by a group of apprentices aged 17-25, so prepare your Matchboxes!
Now's the time of plenty if you dig on spritely hatches. We threw two of our favorites in a room, broke a pool cue in half and told them the survivor gets to haul our groceries home. No, the Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI aren't natural enemies, but it's fun to watch them have at each other. Want to know how it…
When you're Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary Seat, and you rely on Volkswagen platforms and engines, how do you distinguish yourselves? Simple: you take their cars and make them better. That's what I think they did with the new Seat Leon Cupra hot hatchback.
The full name of this car is the Volkswagen GTI Roadster, Vision Grand Turismo. Or the Volkswagen GTI Roadster, Design Gran Turismo. I'm not sure which, since the press release gives both names. It doesn't matter. What you need to know is that it's a chopped-down GTI, with over 500 horses.
If hot hatches still exist in the year 2050, and they're not all driven by robots, I hope they'll look like this: the Volkswagen Golf GTI Gran Turismo Vision Concept, which leaked onto the Internet a little early today.
No one else seemed to notice it. Less than a quarter mile away from Volkswagen's Golf launch venue was an open gate leading to a massive parking lot. And there were cones. Lots and lots of cones. Unsanctioned GTI autocross? Unsanctioned GTI autocross.
There's a reason they stopped running Formula One races at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and it's because that circuit is dangerous as hell. The drivers brave enough to do amateur track days there find this out the hard way all the time.
If you're like me, you're probably tired of decorating your home with bookshelves full of Sex and the City DVDs, shot glasses you bought on vacation in Myrtle Beach, and the Precious Moments figurines you inherited from your grandma. It's time class things up the gearhead way. These prints are a good start.
As he often does with the cars he reviews, Chris Harris today made me kind of want the new Volkswagen GTI for its do-everything performance and usefulness.
Winning, it is said in the classic film Death Race 2000, is the only standard of excellence left. Americans don't want to know what cars are great — they want to know what car is best. And that's why God invented the comparison test.