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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    In the past few months VWvortex has gone through quite a few changes, some of them you've noticed, some of them you likely haven't.   One that you've definitely seen was the addition of Sebastien Bell to help with the day-to-day blog population. With him quickly coming up to speed, my own...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    It may be just a box to tick for some, but when it comes to properly modifying a car, the intake system just might be one of the most important pieces you install.  Get it right, and the gains could be impressive.  But get it wrong, and incorrect MAF readings can actually cause a loss in power...
  3. Golf SportWagen VII
    Horsham, Pennsylvania.  AWE Tuning announced today the introduction of their new exhaust suite for the Volkswagen Mk7 Golf SportWagen. “We’ve always had a sweet spot for wagons. This car, when woken up, becomes a ton of fun,” stated Jesse Kramer, VP of Marketing. “Special thanks to  VW Vortex...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
        When we last left you, the humble little SportWagen was fresh from the development process with our friends at AWE Tuning, sporting a new downpipe, exhaust and intake, allowing things to breathe a bit easier.  The car sounded great, but there was no getting around the fact that our wagon...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    With suspension from Air Lift Performance, wheels from Rotiform, and roof candy courtesy of Volkswagen Accessories, you might just say that Project SportWagen is starting to look the part of a proper show car within today's Volkswagen scene, while retaining the ability to be driven daily.  But...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    In the northeastern United States, summer usually translates into road trips, vacations and a packed events schedule, as residents try to enjoy every last second of warm weather before the winter creeps in.  As such, Volkswagen Accessories' Base Carrier Bars and Bike Holder Attachment could...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    A few weeks ago, we were feeling a bit ambitious, so we called up our friends at Fourtitude and Swedespeed and hatched a plan.  As a result, we woke early on the morning of July 25th and our trio of wagons made the trek to metro DC’s Katie’s Cars & Coffee gathering in Great Falls, VA for an...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
        Rob Dickinson- the brains behind Singer Porsche- once said "the wheels make the car", and he's got a pretty good point.  We've seen it countless times in our own forums- a base model which decidedly looks extremely meh, turned into a superstar with the right combination of wheel style and...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    For our latest project, we'll be taking a closer look at the all-new SportWagen from an enthusiast standpoint. Suspension, wheels, power adders and various other modifications are all on our short list, with the ultimate goal being a vehicle that will feel at home at enthusiast events, the head...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Over the years we've become somewhat famous (or infamous if you happen to be whoever is Editor-In-Chief of Jalopnik this week) for our community's love affair with lowering their car.  Starting with springs and cup kits, then moving to coilovers and eventually full-blown air suspension, the...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Before work could get underway on our Golf Sportwagen, I needed to retrieve it from Chicago. Fast forward a few short days and I found myself entering airport security just before 5am at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (a.k.a. BWI), and soaring 30,000 feet above the roads I’d be...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    I’ve never really been one for SUVs and crossovers.  The current offerings aren’t the body-on-frame, go-anywhere specialty tools I remember from my youth, and what they lack in capability, they also lack in on-road performance. The current crop isn’t terribly good at handling or being efficient...
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