There is something special about a factory ordered new car. You get to configure your vehicle of choice to your specifications, have it made and delivered to your local dealership. I’ve done this twice and highly recommended it if you have the chance, unless of course you are ordering a Volkswagen.
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.
“What car should I buy?” As enthusiasts, we get this question all the time. Everyday I help people decide what to buy, but when it came to choose the next ride for myself, it was a much more difficult process. I almost lost my mind figuring out what I wanted, so I had my wife make the decision for me.
Yes, two of us have bought 2015 Volkswagen GTIs. But when I picked up my three-door (S in carbon steel) earlier this year, something wasn’t right. The front suspension was disturbingly stiff, crashing over bumps and sending a massive shock through the chassis. My first new car – ever – was broken. And then Tom sent me…
After months, and months....and months of waiting, it is finally here. This is my 2015 Volkswagen GTI with Performance Package. It will be sort of an "unofficial" long term test car. What do you want to know?
Yesterday, I received an update on the new GTI I ordered back in October - "Will be built week 10." So I won't be having hot-hatch fun until sometime in March. This morning, I caught some news that make the wait a little easier. It turns out VW may be seriously sandbagging the output claims on the MK7 GTI.
The manual is cheaper an more fun, the DSG is great in traffic and keeps your left foot very relaxed. It's a tough one.
Reader GTIDRVR on how the MK6 GTI stacks up against the new MK7: "The Mk7 feels like you're taking the prom queen to meet your parents...the Mk6 feels like you're taking your best friend's girlfriend under the bleachers."
The Volkswagen GTI is one of those cars that's met with near-universal acclaim in the automotive press whenever a new one comes out. Almost everyone loves to praise its handling, its practicality, its usable everyday power, and its budget-Audi interior. Everyone except Consumer Reports, that is. They're pretty meh on…
It turns out safety issues, recalls and stop-sale orders aren't just for General Motors vehicles. Who'da thunk it? Volkswagen has confirmed it has ordered dealers to stop selling about 800 2015 Volkswagen GTI models over a suspension issue.
Step 1. Cover the 2015 Volkswagen GTI in dozens of GoPro cameras. Step 2. Give it to Tanner Foust. Step 3. Profit, I guess? Or just sit back and watch the crazy video that results.
As a young person who isn't the scion of a wealthy energy drink family and didn't invent Snapchat, I can afford, maybe, .89 new cars. I still want the fastest car I can buy, but I need something with more space than a Miata, that's efficient, that I can park. The 2015 VW GTI continues to be the best car I can buy.
Would you like to see a battle between the hottest hatchbacks currently offered by Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and BMW? Who am I kidding? Of course you do!
Jalopnik reader Kurt emailed us yesterday, as people often do, seeking some car buying advice. Luckily for us, Kurt isn't struggling over whether to buy a Camry or an Accord; he's considering three very badass and very different German performance cars.