It tingles so much, I can hit it full strength and feel nothing. Do I have powers now? Please say yeah.
How should you feel when a car that provides genuine pleasure is made by a company that lied to the world?
when VW revealed the new North American Passat after the dieselgate scandal in the fall, they showed the public a R-Line Passat. what the actual hell actually happened to it?
In an open letter to CARB, Elon Musk and a number of other notable new energy big wigs have called for CARB to mandate a massive acceleration of VW’s zero emission vehicle production, instead of fixing the existing cheating diesels.
I bought my first VW Phaeton on 2008, and my Second on 2014. Ever since my first one, I wanted to visit the Crystal Dresden Factory. I’ve planned twice, only to have life destroy the plans.
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.
Two full months after VW’s little diesel difficulties and time to see if buyers care. Two months should be enough for a reduction in orders to filter through and a lack of metal moving off the showroom floor to show up.
New tags! Put the bumpers back on, but don’t have the fender clips yet. Apparently they’re backordered. Next up, horn, front turns, and e-brake cables to get it legal...then start building, paint new hatch to replace rusty one, brakes...gah. So much to do!
A little more than a year ago I left the bright lights of New York City and moved back to my old stomping grounds of Hollywood, Florida. What Hollywood lacks in cache compared to New York City, it lacks even more in public transportation. Without a reliable train or subway system, car ownership is practically a…
Just managed to offload some wheels, and pick up a new 4-piston wilwood kit for the Rabbit!
Project rabbit, which has been asleep for about six months, is finally back on the road. It’s still running a cammed/chipped ABA, which is good for around 110hp or something. Few minor things before it’s ready for a VA inspection later this week (bumpers, turns, parking brake, and new fuel rail going on tonight), but…
But today I learned that my sister-in-law’s ‘06 Jetta has the nearly same damn control dial... even has the same vented cover on the glass! Same color even!
So I’m one of those guys; those Nazi loving environment hating guys that bought a Volkswagen TDI knowing FULL WELL that several years after I bought it I would discover that it was actually an acid rain factory that was designed to melt baby seals and erode the moral fabric of America.
Too bad I’ll have to take them off for my ugly winter wheels in about a month, hahaha
Not long ago I set a World Driving Record. In a roundabout. And didn’t get dizzy.
It turns out a friend is in need of a good cheap car and like a good opportunist I wondered, can one man’s trash be another woman’s treasure? In short, are there really cheap VW TDIs available like we hoped/prayed/feared there would be? If so, where’s the best place to look?