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The US Just Got a New All-Wheel-Drive VW Golf Wagon


Despite today’s slew of shoppers clawing to grab every small or midsize SUV on the dealer lot, the appeal of the station wagon has not disappeared. If you’re looking for proof, Volkswagen announced its newest entry for the US market. It’s called the 2017 Golf SportWagen Alltrack, and it tacks on all-wheel drive along with some light off-roady looks. Perhaps you’d like one?  Continue Reading »

Dunk on Anybody Anywhere With the BasketBeetle


What if you could get a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle with only 809 miles? Sounds great, right? There’s just one tiny, little, itty bitty catch: It looks like a basketball, has a ’70s hoop attached to the trailer hitch and has therefore been humiliatingly posterized more than Shawn Bradley, and the sideview mirror is kind of crooked. Worth $5,000? Continue Reading »

Functionality Meets Personality in Volkswagen SportWagen: First Drive

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Wagons are a unique part of the American automobile experience. In the ’50s and ’60s, the humble station wagon was a viable alternative to cross-country air travel. However, now that planes have become ubiquitous and air travel cheaper than it once was, the family station wagon has been excised from most of the American consciousness. Continue Reading »

Is The Volkswagen Beetle About to Be Axed?


The Volkswagen Beetle might be headed for the chopping block. Despite being a beloved car, Volkswagen is looking for a way to cut costs and part of that cutting might involve getting rid of the Beetle. Continue Reading »

11 Cars the US Can’t Have, But Needs

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When it comes to loving cars, sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side. These North American shores are privy to some of the finest cars in the world, from US mainstays like the Corvette and Mustang, to zillions of fantastic foreign imports.  Continue Reading »

Protect the Cul-de-sac With This Military Volkswagen

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While the mentality has existed forever, the idea of ‘doomsday prepping’ has recently begun to catch on in the mainstream. We’ve got prepping reality TV shows, prepper food storage companies, and even bunker-building firms. But what’s the perfect out-of-the-box prepper vehicle?  Continue Reading »

8 Classic Cars the World is Glad to Have Back

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Cars are generally regarded to be pretty tough. But between taking the brunt of a crash or conquering Earth’s most remote places, no amount of toughness can save a car from the end of its production run — and that’s somewhat sad.  Continue Reading »

Tanner Foust Heads Back to Formula D in… a Passat?

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Rally champion? Check. Formula D champion? Check. Top Gear US host and skilled athlete? Check and check. Tanner Foust has done it all, but it seems the talented driver is heading back into the insane world that is Formula Drift.

To celebrate that return, Rockstar, Foust’s primary sponsor, made a quick teaser to psych everybody up for his return and give a few glimpses of his new drift car. Hint: It’s not a Beetle.

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For those who didn’t catch what Foust will be driving, it’s a customized Formula D Volkswagen Passat. How weird do those words look? Why Volkswagen would choose the Passat is beyond us. It’s about as far from a performance car as you can get. It’s just all beige and boring, especially compared to the recently launched Golf R.

RELATED: Get up close and personal with Tanner’s RWB Beetle here.

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However, as you might already know, Formula D is quite a fluid and odd form of racing. People come and go, and the choice of engines and cars tend to change every other day. Within Formula D, the engines don’t even need to be part of the automaker’s lineup for them to use it in the car. For instance, Foust’s car appears to be powered by a small block Chevy motor.

Currently the sport is dominated by Chevy’s LS series engine. The ease at which these motors can handle horsepower and produce mind blowing amounts of torque makes them perfect for getting superlight cars sliding sideways at unbelievable speeds. We will be able to check out Tanner’s new car this coming April for the kickoff for the Formula D season at Long Beach.

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Set For Geneva Debut

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The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month marking the second generation of this popular car. The Alltrack gets a higher ride height than the regular Passat as well as suspension that is more softly tuned.

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The Cars of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Ladies, Mr. Grey will see you now. One of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year — Fifty Shades of Grey — hits theaters tomorrow, and I’m sure most of you men will be dragged to it. But don’t worry, there is something you can at least look forward to: the cars.

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