Tag: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Hid a Flaw That Made Cars Vulnerable to Thieves For Two Years


The news is full of stories about hackers finding ways to gain access to our increasingly connected cars. The problem isn’t limited to one brand or one type of vehicle, but spans the industry and is a growing concern for everyone who owns a car. Vulnerabilities are usually fixed quickly, but Volkswagen hid one flaw for two years. Continue Reading »

Believe It or Not: This Gorgeous Ferrari is Actually a $14,500 Replica


The thought of owning a classic Ferrari crosses the mind of many a car enthusiast. It’s then commonly followed by extreme sticker shock. The most sought-after of these cars demand absolutely stratospheric values. Continue Reading »

Jeremy Clarkson Loses VW Golf R in France: Asks Twitter For Help

Clarkson Last Lap

If you’re like 90 percent of the rest of the world, there have been times when you forget where you parked your car. It is so prevalent that automakers and third party developers alike make apps that help you locate your car from anywhere on the planet. When Top Gear built the ultimate old person’s car out of a Fiat Multipla, both Jeremy and Richard designed it so that it would send up a flare and a balloon to aid in finding it. Ironically, it seems that Jeremy was in need for that same system only yesterday.

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Why Can’t The U.S. Have This Awesome Volkswagen Camper Van?

Volkswagen California

Sometimes life just isn’t fair, like when this awesome Volkswagen California camper van exists, but isn’t for sale in the U.S. market. It could be the ultimate family weekend getaway vehicle and you can buy it in Europe, but not in the U.S. This seems entirely wrong, especially since it’s named California and there’s no chance for it to roam the Pacific Coast Highway for beaches.

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Is This the Wildest Volkswagen Karmann Ghia in the World?


Sometimes a car comes along that stops you dead in your tracks. For hardcore Volkswagen and Baja fans alike…this may be that very car. It was, and still is, a 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe, just not your typical garden variety Ghia.  Continue Reading »

The Golf TCR is VW’s Newest Track Weapon


I seriously think that Volkswagen is out to make my brain explode. When I got into the new Golf R, I knew I had to own one. Then, after I had already bought my Golf R, the company–to everyone’s surprise–released the hotter Golf R400 for production. As such, I figured I’d have to trade my Golf R in. Now, after all that, Volkswagen has debuted another high-performance Golf to drive me wild with envy. What you see before you is the Golf TCR. I might need a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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New Budget Brand Coming From Volkswagen

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen group has a lot of brands under its belt. From the high-priced, uber-luxury Bugatti to the more affordable (but still pricey at times) Volkswagen. Soon it will have a new budget brand to add to the mix. VW Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn confirmed the news during a recent interview with German newspaper, Bild.

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Hitching A Ride in Tanner Foust’s 900HP Volkswagen Drift Passat


Sometimes, having the right car, at the right moment, can get you into places that you wouldn’t normally get into. It’s like being at the right place at the right time. When I moved out to California, I unloaded my FR-S in favor of something new; a Volkswagen Golf R. After testing the Golf R in San Diego and scaring my editor for life, I knew I had to own one. And from there, it was my key to unlocking a host of Volkswagen owner events. Continue Reading »

A Rare Look at Prototypes from the Volkswagen Museum

VW Pickup prototype

Heading to Wolfsburg, Germany any time soon? Make a detour to the Volkswagen Museum where you can see prototypes never displayed before to the public. Continue Reading »

This VW Type 2 Sidecar is the Most Vantastic Way To Ride Shotgun


Back in 2007, a quirky three-wheeled concoction was featured in Scootering magazine, and the sidecar game hasn’t been the same since. Paired and color-matched with a Lambretta, this minature Volkswagen Type 2 Bus creation is the perfect transportation for a kid, a dog, or maybe a tasty pizza pie.

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