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69Witness this insane 736-hp VW Golf immolate its front tires

There's torque steer and then there's what we'll from now on dub "The Boba," as in Boba Kettler. The German tuner has a way with the Volkswagen Golf, and the MkI example you see above has been touched with 736 horsepower – that's right, 96 more ponies than a new SRT Viper, all trying to get to ground through those two front wheels.

6VW Zombie Rabbit is focus of latest Depth of Speed vid

There are many aspects of the Depth of Speed video series worth loving. The beautiful cinematography, moving soundtrack and gorgeous vehicles all combine to make for some compelling clips. But for us, the real attraction is how accurately the filmmakers capture the relationship between vehicle owners and their machines. Take Joel Erkkinen and his wild Mk1 Volkswagen Rabbit, for example. What started as a $400 potential Grassroots Motorsports Challenge entry for 2008 evolved into an all-consuming

126Review: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI delivers potent one-two punch of efficiency and entertainment

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI – click above for high-res image gallery

35They still make that? VW Golf Mk1 ends production after 25 years

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39eBay Find of the Day: 1984 Volkswagen GTI MkI

1984 Volkswagen GTI MkI - click above image for hi-res gallery

462010 VW Golf TDI starts at $21,990, rated 29/40 mpg - or maybe 30/42?

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30Officially Official: VW changes Rabbit back to Golf

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21Leapin' Leipzig! Volkswagen Golf GTD details and photos released

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59Wassership Down: VW seen euthanizing the Rabbit. Again.

Back in 2006, Volkswagen of America's public relations department had what they thought was a brilliant idea to rename the fifth-generation Golf as the Rabbit... again. Back when VW's first front-wheel-drive hatchback replaced the iconic Beetle in the United States, it was introduced as the Rabbit, despite the fact that the rest of the world knew it as the Golf. VeeDub apparently thought that we megalomaniacal Americans preferred our own personalized nameplate over what the rest of the world got

8Top Gear America begins work on 70 mpg project car

Click above for high-res gallery of TopGear.com America's Project Sipster

23FOLLOWUP: VW's Matrix-style advertisement garners 100+ complaints

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70VW Rabbit gets a carrot from Consumer Reports

If Consumer Reports is right, Volkswagen is well on its way to attaining its dream of outselling Toyota by 2015. In the magazine's June 2008 issue, CR threw a handful of hatchbacks into the ring and the VW Rabbit hopped out the winner. The magazine cited the Rabbit's "very well finished" interior for its class, agility, braking and transmission as reasons to choose it over a growing field of small hatchbacks. CR also expects the Rabbit to have an "above average" reliability record.

54VW Rabbit is the new top-researched car on Gaywheels.com

This quarter, the Volkswagen Rabbit knocks the Toyota Yaris out of the top spot on Gaywheels.com's list of top-researched cars. The Yaris, which had hung on to the numero uno spot for the last twelve months, dropped to third place as the VeeDub managed to snag the second spot as well with the hardtop-convertible Eos, which is also a chick car. Making their first appearances on the list are the Volvo C30 at number nine and the Mazda 3 at the tenth spot.

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