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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…

Inside Volkswagen’s Twin Drive Golf

posted by on 30 June 2008 in Technical Features

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VW’s been toying with electric vehicles for some time now — there have been full electric CityStromer models sold to the public in Europe, based on both the MK2 and MK3 Golfs, that can drive on full electric power for over 60 miles at speeds up to 100 mph. There have been 1.4-liter parallel TDI […] More…

Project Turbunnium Part IV: Suspension, Wheels and Tires

posted by on 25 February 2008 in Technical Features

Our 2007 project Rabbit is the first new car I’ve ever purchased, which means I was frankly terrified to start ripping it apart and replacing things when years of payments still loomed ahead. I spent my teens and early 20s piloting 10- to 15-year-old VWs and Audis across the desolate terrain of our country’s northeast […] More…

Our Intern Gets Stubbies

posted by on 3 October 2007 in Technical Features

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Peruse our forums for only a short while, and you’ll realize a few things. One is that we’re blessed with members from many different parts of the world. And second, they all want what they can’t have. The old adage of “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” is alive […] More…

Project Heartland Eos: Part 4

posted by on 27 September 2007 in Technical Features

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They say time goes by quickly, especially when you are enjoying yourself. It has been nearly a year since we acquired our 2007 Volkswagen Eos, and already my wife and I have accumulated almost 20,000 miles. From winter cruising to top-down fun in the sun, the versatility of the coupe and its folding roof has […] More…