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AUTObiography: J-tec’s 2001 VW Jetta

posted by on 8 July 2008 in AUTObiography

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Want your car featured in a VWvortex AUTObiography? Tell us what it means to be a Volkswagen enthusiast, and show us how you and your car demonstrate those ideals! Send the completed form with pictures to cherise@vwvortex.com. Next up is VWvortex reader: J-tec How long have you owned this car? For 2 years and 10 […] More…

Project Turbunnium: Introduction

posted by on 4 July 2008 in Technical Features

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Wes Grueninger Production Editor, VWvortex.com The “Rabbit Test” was the kind of hideous procedure that makes grown men cross their legs just a little bit tighter when they hear about it. Popular during the early 20th century, doctors would inject womens’ urine into the bloodstream of female rabbits. After a few days, the rabbit would […] More…

Project 24V GLI: Part IV

posted by on 3 July 2008 in Technical Features

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So it is finally time we get off our collective rears and got back to giving you updates on our project 24V Jetta GLI. Upcoming installments will cover our decisions for wheels and tires, a suspension update, and a few exterior changes. For now, it’s about time we improved the performance of our 24V, and […] More…

Project Tortured Affair GTI: Introduction

posted by on 2 July 2008 in Technical Features

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Almost every time I interview someone for a VWvortex feature story, it surfaces again: the oft-repeated assertion that a true project car is never really completed. VW ownership has always been about more than the cars, but as I’ve worked harder on finding fresh content for Vortex, the importance of my own car has diminished. […] More…

Project Scirocco: Part IV

posted by on 1 July 2008 in Technical Features

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The three words that I would offer any person interested in the complete restoration and modification of a vintage vehicle like this one are patience, finance, and, of course, persistence. While the relative low cost of entry of the first generation of VW watercooled cars is very enticing, the real costs will emerge when you […] More…

Project Rabbit GTI: Part II

posted by on 30 June 2008 in Technical Features

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Welcome to VWvortex Project Car Week. We’re bringing you five cars in five days, projects old and new. Kicking off the week is Project Rabbit GTI, one of the longest-running project cars in the VWvortex garage. So let’s dispense with all the jokes that you could have restored a Rabbit faster than what we have […] More…