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Air Conditioning Woes Kick Off A Summer Of Unpleasant Sounds

The long-term 2015 Volkswagen GTI has been with us for six months. We're mostly very happy. But a few annoying problems have indeed tarnished our otherwise pleasant 10,000 miles of testing.


Volkswagen hits its hot-hatch enthusiast festival in Austria with this enhanced GTI Clubsport concept, splitting the difference between the stock GTI and Golf R to preview an anniversary special.


Attendees at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria are getting a preview of an upcoming, hotter version of the GTI called the Clubsport. It packs 261 horsepower, an overboost function, and a more aggressive exterior bodykit.


The 2015 VW GTI, Golf and Audi A3 are being recalled to replace faulty fuel pumps that can fail due to flaking nickel plating. There are 6,204 vehicles in need of repair.


As Winter Turns To Spring, Our GTI Love Grows Stronger

We check in with our Carbon Steel 2015 Volkswagen GTI after its first two-and-a-half months in the Autoblog long-term test fleet.


Volkswagen follows up on the GTI Roadster concept with a second Vision Gran Turismo design in the form of the new GTI Supersport, complete with 500-horsepower VR6 engine gunning for your PlayStation.


Volkswagen prepares to unveil yet another GTI-based Vision concept for the virtual reality world of Gran Turismo, previewed in these latest teaser renderings and video.


One Year Of Finding Beauty In Simplicity With Our Favorite Hot Hatch

Autoblog has added a 2015 Volkswagen GTI to its long-term test fleet, in four-door S spec, with a six-speed manual transmission. We chose the base model for a good reason – read why we went light on the options for our latest long-termer.


2015 Chicago Auto Show Preview

Episode #417 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the upcoming 2015 Chicago Auto Show.


Volkswagen GTI owners may be getting a lot more cluck for their buck, according to an enthusiast forum that found the hot hatch producing as much as 263 hp.


2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2016 Nissan Maxima, GMC's Jeep Wrangler Fighter

Episode #416 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, seeing the 2016 Nissan Maxima in the company's Super Bowl ad, and GMC's potential plans for a Jeep Wrangler fighter.


Following their earlier recall, Volkswagen and the NHTSA have issued a second notice for 6,679 additional Jettas, Passats, Golfs and Beetles over a potential fuel leak in the engine compartment, bringing the total number up to 44,658.


A problem with a leaky fuel rail could cause a fire, prompting Volkswagen to issue a recall for certain late model Jettas, Passats, Golfs, GTIs, Beetles and Beetle Convertibles, totaling an estimated 37,979 units.


Our Editors Reflect On Their Favorite Rides From 2014

As the year comes to a close, our editors are all taking time to reflect on the machinery that made 2014 so special, with one simple, open-ended question as the guide: "What's the best car you drove this year?"


For kids around the globe, tis the season for Santa, reindeer and presents. For the automotive industry, the last quarter of each year is reserved for awards, whether they come from Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Automobile, or yes, Autoblog. The latest to get released comes from our friends at Autoweek.


Car and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series are no longer named, despite years of some portion of that lineup earning a mention. In another surprise, the Tesla Model S (specifically in S 60 trim to fit under the $80,000 cost cap) makes it to the 2015 roster and is the only electrically motivated member of the


The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend's prestigious Car of the Year award. The Golf, along with its many variants, which include the diesel-powered TDI, GTI hot hatch and electric E-Golf, beat out a slew of competitors which included corporate cousin Audi and its new A3.

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