warning: massive VAG photodump
This is the coolest Star Wars tribute I’ve ever seen from a car company! And I guess the Darth Vader theme rings true with the VW brass...
First item up for bids, VW’s parts totes have been sold to FCA:
Between here on Oppo and the FP there have now been about a billion posts about watch this guy turn these Jettas into VolksCaminos with a Sawzall or something to that effect. I want to know why this is even a thing. Is there something about El Camini-all the things that I don’t know about? More text below in case it…
VW’s next CUV may have been well-concealed from eyes trying to discern its true origin, but it can’t hide from the eyes of corporate lawyers. On Wednesday, March 30, Kia Motors filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen with allegations, among others, that the car’s camo somehow “damages Kia’s brand image.”
Apparently selling Volkswagen’s in Salem, New Jersey has gotten so bad that they would rather put used trucks in their front yard than their new Volkswagen lineup!
For the first time yet on Used Car Face-Off, we have three cars from completely different nationalities. Despite their totally different lineages, these three have similarities more than skin deep. Besides all being mini-pickups, they are all based on small coupes and hatches and two of the three are FWD. Let’s see…
“Don’t mess with the Müllet, young man – you’ll get the Horn.”
Have some trunk diagrams showing the Wartburg 353 has the biggest butt in its class.
This is the greatest LeMons car of all time.
So. After engaging in radio silence for far too long, I have something to report. This wound up on my driveway late last week.
[Civics & Jettas I’m Shopping for are the body styles pictured above]
The Volvo S40 has been seen here on Driveways of America before but today we see it in the more plebeian 2.4i trim as on my V50. How does it compare to a Mk V Golf/Rabbit and a nice W210 Benz? As always, cast your vote in the poll and guess the location in the comments below.
I just left San Francisco after spending a week there vacationing and trying to find a job, and it is quite an interesting city. There’s the usual assortment of boring tech startup millionaire cars, and then there’s the strange ones. Like a meticulously maintained Ford Festiva, or this VW Type II pickup with a missing…
According to Volkswagen’s press material, every 2015 Volkswagen Beetle comes standard with “a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel; Bluetooth connectivity; a Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable; and three-color ambient lighting”, but the Tornado Red Beetle I’ve been driving is missing all of these…
Here’s a Dino 246. Nice, isn’t it? Also red and two doors
But it’s a Volkswagen!
Got a resonated Milltek exhaust for the Mk5 R32. Sounds the same as OEM in terms of volume. It’s a bit deeper in tone and under load sounds much better - eliminates that VR6 raspy tone at high rpms. Looks beautiful. I’m pretty happy with it because it’s a daily driver.