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Grip It And Rip It

Volkswagen hired a photographer to come shoot the handful of journalists that it brought to drive the 2015 Golf R at Buttonwillow Raceway north of Los Angeles. This fact, though unremarkable in and of itself, was something I hadn't noticed until I was well into my track time – probably ten laps deep on a day that would see me run twice that number. In any event, I noticed the intrepid shooter as he was sprinting from one side of the track to the other somewhere before Turn 2, while I was b


Newest Golf Iteration Is Decidedly Better Than Par

Contrary to what you may have assumed, the Volkswagen Golf was not named after the sport. Rather, when the car was being developed as the successor to the Beetle, "Golf," which is German for "Gulf," was meant to pay homage to the Gulf Stream, a powerful and swift Atlantic Ocean current.


Dear Old Friend Reinvents Itself, And Its Segment, Yet Again

The whine of the turbocharger. The gentle whoosh of the hatchback's hydraulic lift supports. The mechanical ratcheting and clack of the parking brake. The growling exhaust note with that occasional gurgle.


The 911 Of Hot Hatches Takes The Compact Game To New Levels


The Golf VI's Last Hurrah Is Pure Niche


We're something of a broken record on Volkswagen's TDI family of diesels – torquey and efficient, they're really well-suited to the way Americans drive. We put that sentiment to a year-long test with a Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition not long ago, and enjoyed our time in what was basically an oil-burning GTI with a trunk. That is, until an unsolved catastrophic engine failure saw VW yank it away after just eight months. They subsequently replaced our Cup Street with a bog-standard Jetta TDI (


Wolfsburg Questions Its Own Wisdom With EV Golf


2011 Volkswagen Jetta – Click above for high-res image gallery


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


2010 Volkswagen GTI – Click above for high-res gallery


Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat.


Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat.

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