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How profitable are luxury carmakers?

Ever wonder how much money BMW, Bentley or Ferrari makes every time they sell a new car? I forget the exact numbers, but a few years ago, like four, luxury cars accounted for roughly 30% of sales world-wide, yet represented over 50% of the...

Twin-engine, 1,600-hp MK3 Golf GTI

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It’s Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? Races? Car show? Drag strip? If you’re into the latter, this video produced by 1320video will have you in awe, and scratching your head, and not necessarily in that order. First, you’ll be confused by two...

EV VW ID R smashes PP record

Volkswagen I.D. Pikes Peak
Ok, here’s the real title: Electric vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashes the record. First thing’s first, Pikes Peak is a century-old race up a hill Colorado that runs 12.4-mile (19.9 km) and has 156 turns. Races up the hill are...

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI First Review

I may love reviewing massive pickup trucks or large three-row SUVs but at home, I own only small cars. My biggest junker is a 10-year old Audi A4 wagon and my tiniest is a near 35-year old Honda CR-X that weighs half as much...

Luxury cars can be a bargain

iSeeCars.com, an automotive data and research company, has analyzed millions of car transactions to come up with a list of real used car bargains. They tabulated 2.8 million new cars sales from model year 2015, and more than 1.3 million recently sold used cars...

Next generation Golf R for the win!

2018 Golf R
We love this kind of news. We have made fun of Subaru and the STI’s 5-horsepower bump but we’re ultimately happy that the car’s still available. All this to say that the hot performance compact car segment still seems alive and well. This is...

2019 Volkswagen Jetta First Review

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Durham, NORTH CAROLINA. There’s something about the Volkswagen Jetta that makes it different from any other compact sedan on the market. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is, but it has to do with how the car feels when you’re behind the wheel....

Top 10 cars from the 37th Edition of the GTI Treffen

The 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI started something big. It made affordable performance cars a real thing and from the moment it hit the road, just about every other OEM launched their own “GTI”. The GTI also spawned one of the biggest Volkswagen GTGs in...

That longing sense of belonging

Eureka, summer is here and that means car show season is in full gear! I’ve just returned from Austria where I attended the 37th Edition of the GTI Treffen, aka, the GTI get-together, on the shores of beautiful lake Wörther. In a nutshell, this event,...

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR: fastest most powerful GTI ever

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If you’ve never heard the story about the GTI, well, here’s there really brief version. The Golf was launched in 1974, slated to become Volkswagen’s replacement for the ageing Beetle. While it did not immediately do that, it did spark the interest of engineers...