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    There might be a call to Orchid Euro in someone’s future. This absolutely mint 1980 Golf GLD has just gone up for sale with Silverstone Auctions in the UK. Originally sold in Holland, the car remains right-hand-drive for reasons of cheapness. You see, Brits were charged an arm and a leg for Mk1...
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    It's Monday one again (ed note, this story was supposed to go out Monday, but it being Canadian Thanksgiving and your editor being workshy, it didn't get done. Unfortunately, that means the car has since sold. I apologize for the delay, but you still get a gallery of a pretty rad GTI and some...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    ...and we barely understand it either. Looking for a VW that doesn't look like a VW? Want a Jeep, but with a lot less horsepower? Or offroad ability? Well, this week's bizarro Find Of The Day is for you. When the original Volkswagen Type 1 was created, one of its many unique engineering...
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    Let's all take a minute to reflect on times gone by. Simple times. A time when every manufacturer had at least one low-slung coupe in their lineup. The '90s may have been the zenith of the sporty car market; roads were dotted with Preludes, Eclipses, Probes, MX-3s, and many many more. Volkswagen...
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    While most Lambroghinis are lucky to see 1,900 miles over their first 5 years of life, this particular example from 2015 has seen nearly 190,000 . That because, according to the seller, it’s bene driven by 1,900 people. The Lamborghini was the first car owned by Royalty Exotic Cars , a...
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    We're all familiar with #vanlife , right? The tricked-out rigs many have built are stupid-expensive . But if you're looking for outdoorsy adventures, and want a little more comfort and can tolerate less offroady capabilities, here's a new option. Take one decent Vanagon, chop off the rear, and...
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    You gotta pay to play, right? Well, VWvortex member Tachibanana has definitely paid. And paid. And paid. This week's Forum Friday will have you gasping in awe, and your wallet gasping for air. His 2008 R32 is now for sale, and if you're in the market for an unreal drag car, he'll sell it to you...
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    So you want to pick up a classic car. Something fun to drive, easy to work on, and iconic. What better than the car that started the hot hatch segment: the original Volkswagen GTI. So, do you want to build your own MK1 GTI during the chilly weather, or buy it built and get out for a few fall...
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    Usually, when you say that a car has five seats, it’s a boring fact. In this Transporter, though, it hints at just how bonkers it is. That’s because the five seats are arranged 2-2-1, with a centrally mounted driver. A quick look at the seats also reveals that they’re carbon fiber Sparco race...
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    There's a recurring joke you'll hear every year at Cincy . It changes a little bit depending on who's telling it or the context, but it's a version of "Which red Scirocco is yours?" Well, we've found two and a half (what?) examples of Volkswagen's little sports coupe. And if you're in the...
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    So you're in the market for a German sports sedan, but the asking prices you're finding are out of your budget. What's an enthusiast to do but take a more basic model (read: affordable) and throw some go-faster bits on it? Here we have two Jetta GLIs for your consideration. So will you build it...
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    So you're looking for a car to terrorize the track and you've settled on the legendary Volkswagen R32. With its 3.2-liter VR6, a 6-speed manual transmission, and 4motion all-wheel-drive you know your future speed sessions will be a ton of fun. But do you buy a ready-to-race one, or a...
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    So you're looking for a rare car? First-gen Sciroccos are getting to be pretty rare. Throw a custom powerplant and all-wheel-drive system in it and you've got perhaps the rarest 'Rocco around. But maybe the rising auction price is out of your reach; we've also found a project car to make your...
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    It's been a minute since we've featured an aircooled VW and what better model than the iconic Microbus. While we don't expect Volkswagen to show another version of the I.D. Buzz at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week (although anything's possible), here are two busses to check out if you're in the...
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    Build or Buy? This week it's more like Build or Build. Kind of. You see, we've found two little red MK2 Jetta coupes, and they both need some work. Well, one more than the other. Maybe it's Build-ish or Also Build-ish. Argument: Build-ish Article: 1990 Jetta 16V Coupe Look at the photos and...
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    VW has made some interesting cars throughout their history: the Italian-bodied Karmann Ghia, the offroad-esque Thing, and the over-the-top Phaeton uber-sedan. Back in the late 70s, they thought a small pickup truck would be a great addition to their lineup, so they lopped off the back of the...
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    So you just got back from the latest VW summer show and you're itching for a fun show car. Maybe an iconic MK1 GTI. You've got two options: build your own completely custom car, or pony up the funds for a pre-assembled masterpiece. Choose wisely. Argument: Buy Article: 1984 Volkswagen GTI...
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    Is that MK7 GTI no longer giving you the same driving thrill? Looking for more performance? Maybe something with all-wheel-drive and around 300 horsepower? How 'bout a MK7 Golf R? But maybe you want something a little more special. Do you build your own custom R, or pick one up pre-modded? Do...
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    Are itching for VR6 power in a lightweight and practical hatchback? Well look no further: here are two very nice MK3 GTIs with that wookie power under the hood. But you're faced with one big question: do you build or buy your GTI? Argument: Buy Article: 1997 GTI VR6 Driver's Edition The '97...
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