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Project Sportwagen TDI: Getting Practical

posted by on 11 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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There was a time, I am told, when our great system of plenty had something for every man, or woman, or child. Meals were hearty and beer cold. Space was a frontier to be conquered. Careers spanned a lifetime and came with pensions. Horsepower was cheap and love, free. And floor mats? God bless America, […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Interior

posted by on 4 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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When it comes to taking chances, as P.J. O’Rourke tells it, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. Me? I like to get on eBay and type in Golf TDI and buy the “upgrades” […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Wheels and Tires

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Let’s be clear, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient of definitions: the Mk7 can fit an absurdly huge wheel without rubbing. This is smart packaging on Volkswagen’s part, as right off the showroom floor, we were able to bolt up a set of 20” by 9” wheels left over from our Turbo Beetle […] More…

Intro: Project SportWagen TDI

posted by on 21 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Another Golf SportWagen, you’re probably thinking?  Aren’t we already running one of these as a project?  Have we lost our collective mind? Yes, we are, and possibly, we have.  But just like Mad Men once hypothesized that women can either be a “Jackie” or a “Marilyn,” or Beatles fans still argue fifty years later over whether the band’s best studio […] More…

Volkswagen Reports September Sales

posted by on 1 October 2008 in Volkswagen News

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HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced September 2008 sales of 17,109 units, a 9.4 percent decrease over the September 2007 sales of 18,891 vehicles. On a year-to-date basis, 2008 Volkswagen sales are 0.2 percent ahead of 2007 sales through September. “This is the toughest economy we’ve seen in a long time” said […] More…

2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel Breaks Guinness World Record for Lowest Fuel Consumption Across 48 States

posted by on 30 September 2008 in Volkswagen News

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HERNDON, Va., Sept. 29 – The world’s most fuel efficient couple, John and Helen Taylor, have broken the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States averaging 58.82 miles to the gallon. They ended their 20 day trip in West Virginia on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. To help them break […] More…