Volkswagen was just a little more than a decade into water-cooling when today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe GLI was built. Could this classic sporty sedan be currently priced to make someone take the plunge?
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe GTI represents, if not the first hot hatch, then at least the category’s quintessential archetype. Let’s see if this muscly Rabbit should easily have a buyer typing up an offer.
Last month, Volkswagen held a car show called “Coming Home” just outside of the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. Though the show was meant for Volkswagen GTI enthusiasts, people showed up from around Europe with all sorts of VWs, and the show turned out to be a celebration of Vee-Dub glory.
Volkswagen has shifted its focus to electric vehicles. Now the automaker plans to use one of its most beloved performance nameplates, the GTI, to lead the charge with EVs. But the rumor is that they’ll start with a hybrid first.
The Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S is basically a GTI that is purpose built to throw down hot-laps at the Nürburgring. It held the record for the quickest production front-wheel drive car, and just to be safe, it recently set a new record with an even faster lap time of 7:47.19. Rad.
If you prefer your Volkswagen GTIs the old-fashioned way, with just two doors and offering a challenge for anyone who wants to get into the back seat, you better act now. The two-door GTI is about to be discontinued in the U.S.
The Volkswagen GTI is a fun little economy car that you’ll actually like owning even after you turn 30. What do you need to know before you buy a GTI? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
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.
Volkswagen and Audi are recalling 6,204 units of the 2015 Golf, GTI and A3 models because, “Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.” You can read the full NHTSA bulletin here. Dealerships will be contacting owners to have the part replaced at no cost.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
More power and less weight is always the best combination when a new model debuts, am I right?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.