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  1. The Beetle
    Hi everyone, I'm having a particular issue with my 2013 VW Beetle R-Line. On the multi-function steering wheel, one set of buttons does not work. Going from left to right, the volume controls and skip/reverse track buttons all work, the horn works, but none of the buttons on the right side of...
  2. The Beetle
    My Beetle is 2001. The solenoid has gone, and after ages the mechanic called to say he couldn't source the part for less than $1100 as they don't make it anymore. Given the blue book value of the car it might be best to just drive her till she dies. He advised against a used part as the same...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    The dumpster fire that was the end of Red Bull Global Rallycross series may have escaped your notice, but suffice it to say that the series is well and truly dead. That leaves VW with a couple of winning Beetles, a pair of enormously talented drivers, and no series to race. No series to race...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    A tough weekend for Scott Speed meant that his teammate, Tanner Foust, managed to move into first place after this weekend's Canadian round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season. Speed's Beetle GRC needed an engine swap before the first race on Saturday, keeping him out of that race and...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Earlier in the year, while serious people were having a serious race at the Daytona International Speedway, some Frenchists were having fun with Beetle-shaped oddities down the road. Joining them were Tanner Foust and Scott Speed, no strangers to Beetle-shaped oddities. VW Vortex was on hand...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ever wanted to rebuild a Beetle, but just couldn’t afford it? Good news! Now you can do it to your old Hot Wheels. Old, being the operative word here. Yesterday we brought you an unrestored Beetle and today we're featuring a Beetle restoration. Sort of. Youtuber BaremetalHW has been restoring...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    For all his Bugattis and McLarens, Jay Leno still has a soft spot for humbler cars, like the Beetle. This week, he’s featuring a 1955 Beetle that’s still wearing its original paint on his video-graphical web log (or vlog, as the kids say) Jay Leno's Garage. Although the owner’s added a lot of...
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