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Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons The Problem: Debris may… Read More

Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons The Problem: Debris may… Read More

Volkswagen Reveals 2016 Jetta GLI

By Matt Schmitz on June 11, 2015

Volkswagen today unveiled the 2016 Jetta GLI, which returns with a sportier appearance and upgraded features. Essentially the sedan version of the Golf GTI four-door performance hatchback, the Jetta GLI comes with a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine that makes 210… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept: First Look

By Jennifer Geiger on November 14, 2014

Looks like: Video game meets reality Defining characteristics:┬áLarge 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… Read More

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… Read More

2014 Mini Cooper S Versus 2015 Volkswagen GTI

By David Thomas on October 29, 2014

In our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge┬áthe 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… Read More

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… Read More