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Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Audi A3


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,200 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Audi A3 vehicles The Problem: Improper nickel-plating of components within the fuel pump may cause it to fail. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle won't start, or if the

Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Audi A3

By Jennifer Newman  on April 27, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,200 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Audi A3 vehicles The Problem: Improper nickel-plating of components within the fuel pump may cause it to fail. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle won't start, or if the

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Volkswagen Sedans and Hatchbacks

By Jen Burklow  on February 2, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,660 model-year 2014-15 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between March 28 and Nov. 24, 2014; model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured between April 7 and Nov. 18, 2014; model-year 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks manufactured between July 1 and

Recall Alert: Nearly 38,000 Volkswagen Cars

By Jennifer Newman  on December 31, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Volkswagen is recalling some model-year 2014-15 Jetta sedans manufactured March 28 to Nov. 24, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured April 7 to Nov. 18, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Beetle coupes and convertibles manufactured March 31 to Nov. 27,

2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz  on November 25, 2014

Both the Volkswagen Golf and its performance variant, the GTI, entered their seventh generation with 2015 redesigns. The cars haven't exactly set sales records ablaze in the past, though a reduced starting price for the Golf, a win for the

Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept: First Look

By Jennifer Geiger  on November 14, 2014

Looks like: Video game meets reality Defining characteristics: Large rear wing, scissor doors, Gran Turismo Red exterior Ridiculous features: It wears the GTI name, but is anything but in terms of styling Chance of being mass-produced: Very unlikely since VW says

2015 Volkswagen GTI Real-World Mileage With the Manual Transmission

By David Thomas  on November 12, 2014

We already put a redesigned Volkswagen GTI through a mileage challenge as part of our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge. It bested the field with its optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission during that contest. When a six-speed manual transmission model

2014 Mini Cooper S Versus 2015 Volkswagen GTI

By David Thomas  on October 29, 2014

In our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge the Volkswagen GTI bested a field of eight contenders to take the win. However, the redesigned Mini Cooper was not part of that test. Things don't always work out the way you want, but

Is Driving a Certain Car Your Ticket to Traffic Court?

By Matt Schmitz  on September 29, 2014

Look, just because you drive a Subaru WRX doesn't mean you're more likely to be the type of person who exceeds the speed limit or breaks other traffic laws. OK, it actually does mean that, but we're not the ones

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: Mileage Results

By David Thomas  on July 28, 2014

Any car owner will tell you the cost of driving does not begin or end with the sticker price or the monthly payment notice arriving in the mailbox. There's insurance, maintenance and yes, the cost of gasoline. $30,000 Cheap Speed

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen  on July 28, 2014

To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and