The other day we told you about how Volkswagen broke a very specific land speed record in their very modified Jetta at the Bonneville Salt Flats. What we didn’t show you then was the in-car video of the event, and when you see it now you’ll understand why: it’s possibly the most boring speed record video you’ve ever…
To prepare for Hurricane Florence, one North Carolina family decided to try to drive their Volkswagen Jetta up two supremely sketchy makeshift ramps, and onto the front porch. It’s not to save the car from the storm like we saw with last year’s hurricanes, either—it’s for a very different reason.
Believe it or not, in the United States, Volkswagen’s best-selling model is still the Jetta. Yes, even as sedan sales implode, and even with the Golf being as good as it is, and even with two new SUVs newly embiggened and competitively priced for the American market, and even though the compact sedan itself is quite…
Following concerns about the manual on the Volkswagen Jetta GLI getting dropped for the 2018 model year, company executives have reached out to reassure us all that the shifty-stick will be returning on the updated Jetta for the 2019 model year. Every day we inch closer to a nuclear war that will wipe out the vast…
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When Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez moved from New Jersey to Florida, he selfishly wanted to burden one of his readers with one of the most unreliable cars ever made by giving it away before he left. As luck would have it, I am that reader.
A few weeks ago, I decided to give back to my readers by announcing that I’d be giving away a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 to the starry-eyed dreamer that gave me their best and most insane project ideas for the car. It was tough, but I’ve finally managed to narrow it down to 10 finalists. Your butts—hold on to ‘em.
I’m giving away a car to the person that sends me the most interesting project proposal. Will that person be you? Not if you don’t contact me by 5 PM EST tonight. Tick tock, you moochers.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a project car, but for whatever reason haven’t had the resources to get one off the ground, this may be your lucky day. Because I’ve apparently lost my mind, I’m about to give away a Volkswagen Jetta with a VR6 engine that you can modify in any insane way you want.
It’s not clear what happened before this video begins that made the driver of this Infiniti so brain-cloudingly angry, but his subsequent plan of coming to a dead stop in the middle of a freeway to punch the driver behind him put him firmly in the wrong no matter what. Even better/worse, the freeway-stopper had three…
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.
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.