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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…

First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen CC

posted by on 14 September 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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On the list of jobs that we wouldn’t wish on anyone, being responsible for marketing the new Volkswagen CC is near the top. Where does it slot into the market? The easy answer is that it’s a personal luxury coupe. It’s even right there in the name—CC. “Comfort Coupe.” Yet it definitely has four doors […] More…

Event Coverage: Dubs Along the Rockies 2008

posted by on 3 September 2008 in Events Coverage

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It’s been on the minds of several enthusiasts across the Rocky Mountain Front Range since the beginning of the summer. The late-August buzz isn’t about when classes are back in session, or how football season migrates back on Sundays. Rather, it’s the last big show of the season for Colorado, and exhibits insight on trends […] More…