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Category Archives: Volkswagon

1981 -1988 Volkswagen Passat: From Bold to Bland


  For long time car watchers, seeing a particular model evolve can be fun. For Volkswagen’s Passat, the current model would seem down right alien to anyone shopping for the … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

1970 – 1976 Audi 100 Coupe S: Audi’s First Foray Into Sporting Style


The late 1960s to early ’70s was a great period for grand touring coupes. Many of my favorite cars come from this era. They include exotics like the Fiat 130 Coupe and Iso … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

1975-1983 Volkswagen Rabbit : The Start of It All


Small cars are now a major fact of life in the American market. There was once a time when they were the occasional novelty with so so reliability. The VW … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 – 2015 Audi A3: The Fruit at the Bottom?


The compact luxury segment is really heating up in the United States. After years of seeing small cars as penalty boxes, American’s are slowly changing their perceptions about small cars. … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Volkswagen Santana: Quantum Physics in China


The Chinese auto market is an odd thing. There Buick is like Lexus and VW was like Toyota. Was because VW has lost its sales dominance to Buick of all … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

2002-2005 VW Jetta GLI: More Dragon Slaying


The high mark in the sport compact car market has always been BMW’s 3 Series. A pricy small car, it had few peers in any market it competed in. Of … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

1983-1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI: The Original Pocket Rocket


When the VW Rabbit appeared in America in late 1974, it had very little in the way of direct competition. The few front wheel drives cars on the market oddly … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Is Luxury?


Most dictionaries would define the term luxury car as a “marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense”. … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

1987-1993 Volkswagen Fox: The High Road to the Low End


In case you haven’t noticed, Volkswagen is hard at work at world domination. Long a power in Europe, it has since expanded its reach to include a stronghold in South … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

2008-2012 Volkswagen Scirocco: America Need Not Apply


In the aftermath of the 70’s oil crisis, Volkswagen answered a question that no one had thought to ask: who makes a sporty, fun and economical GT car? The original … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment