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“Karma,” a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that’s a life-sized Hot Wheels

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia dubbed "Karma" took top honors at the Miami Hot Wheels Legends Tour stop.

Concours d'Lemons at The Amelia | Our shameless top 10

The Concours d'Elegance is like fine wine at The Amelia. The Concours d'Lemons is like Natty Light.

How to you like your Volkswagens? Stock or modified? Cooled by water or air?

Does it get any better than No Dough Weekend? Cool VWs, perfect weather and admission for the low price of free.

How Belgium built the fast Beetle that Wolfsburg didn’t | Coming soon to an issue near you

Back in the '60s, if you wanted the fastest Beetle money could buy, you had to go to Belgium, not Germany.

A VW Beetle ready to drive or restore | Car Catcher

Said to have been refurbished “about 10 years ago,” this Beetle could be the perfect first classic or an easier restoration project.

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Buyer's Guides: Volkswagen Beetle: What to know before you buy

Whether you race it, show it or just admire it, the Volkswagen Beetle is a welcome addition to any classic car collection.

Shop Work: Making our Beetle more comfortable with an all-in-one insulation kit

A complete interior insulation kit that can be easily installed with little modification? That's what Design Engineering, Inc. says of its complete custom kits.

Buyer's Guides: Why a small car could be the perfect classic for you

Wonder if a small car can really be fun? Just ask any Mini owner.

Features: Mach 1: Belgium’s thwarted attempt to produce a hotter VW Beetle

This isn’t just a Bug wearing a racing stripe. The Mach 1 Beetles also received enough horsepower to cut zero-to-60 times nearly in half.

Columns: How to help a friend restart a stalled project

What do you do when a friend has a stalled project? Instead of poking fun, how about actually helping them?

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Volkswagen project cars

1984 Rabbit GTI

Not just an A1-chassis VW Rabbit GTI–the quintessential hot hatch–but one turbocharged by Callaway.

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How to properly tech a used car for the track

We zeroed in on our ideal Volkswagen Golf GTI–a 2017 Sport with a DSG transmission–and successfully purchased one from Carvana. Time for the race track, …

Why the Mk7 VW GTI is like a modern take on the EP3 Civic Si hatch

The breadvan.

That’s what they called it.

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB, the wind-cheating special built for the 1962 running of Le Mans?

No, the EP3-chassis Honda Civic Si, …

What’s it weigh? Mk7 VW Golf GTI edition.

What does a 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI actually weigh? The VW media kit lists the following curb weights:

  • Two-door manual: 3034 pounds.
  • Two-door automatic: 3078 pounds.
  • Four-door …

Are endurance race pads really the best choice for a daily driver?

In our last brake update, we fitted a set of 3D-printed brake cooling deflectors. Our goal? To keep our very street-friendly pads–Pagid’s new STREET+ line–working even …

Are two-piece rotors worth the extra money?

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Suspension, power, must be time for brakes on our Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, right?

We’d …

Volkswagen Forum Topics

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Project Dadmobile: an Alltrack story
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Volkswagen Readers' Rides

Jun 14, 2024 by RVAZN6
2023 None GTI

Autobahn (DSG, DCC)

May 28, 2024 by haasnat
2001 None Golf TDi

Many suspension mods, occasional AutoX

May 28, 2024 by haasnat
2004 None R32

Black, mostly stock

May 14, 2024 by Jrod22
2012 None CC Lux Plus

Stock except for the BSH 3.0" cold air intake, 19" Advanti wheels, and Z23 Evolution Sport Brakes all around. Michelin 225/40ZR19 tires

Apr 19, 2024 by Spearfishin
2015 None Golf Sportwagen TDI

6 spd, wife's car.

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Volkswagen Ran When Parked

Found a Volkswagen in Gatlinberg, TN on July 28, 2014

A collector of old bugs as you can see from the number in the fields

Found a Volkswagen in Gatlinberg, TN on July 28, 2014

A collector of old bugs as you can see from the number in the fields

Found a Volkswagen in Waktins Glen, Ny on May 15, 2012

Yes, it’s on the way to the track. No, it’s probably not worth that kind of money!

Found a Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen in Leduc, AB on Oct. 17, 2010

One of these fine German station wagons these a through rebuild, I’m just not sure which one. Remember the old saying, “Air-cooled is real-cool.”

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