Sometimes I like to use the internet to store things I may need if certain situations arise; in this case, the situation is that I go back in time to the mid 1990s and end up working for Volkswagen deciding colors and trim packages for the Mark IV Golf. If that happens, this post is here to remind me to get VW to offer a contrasting color package for this C-pillar body panel. I think the Mark IV is the best version of the Golf (and Jetta) aesthetically—it’s a clean, taut design that works very well. I always especially liked the way attention and care was taken with regard to panel and shut lines, and I think this body/C-pillar panel is especially attractive, which is why I think it deserves a contrasting color to make it pop. Who said cars have to be monochromatic? VW had those Harlequin cars—why not this? I think it’s fun. A late-’90s take on those Starsky & Hutch-style stripe kits. Also, note to self: buy Apple stock. Use the bonus VW will … [Read more...] about Attention Volkswagen In 1997: You Should Do This
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Once upon a time, special edition vehicles were about added performance or cramming in so much luxury you could probably attach a noble title to your name without anyone batting an eye. “Well, he does drive a Cadillac Seville Gucci Edition. I can probably call him Duke from now on if that’s really what he wants,” they would say outside the strip club you owned. Of course, there were also gimmicky, just-for-fun special editions like the jean-seated AMC Gremlin by Levi and multi-colored Volkswagen Golf Harlequin. But things have changed. For the most part, those limited trims feel kind of like the McRib or that weird flavor of Doritos you come across once in a blue moon. You’d be hard pressed to identify them as unique upon flavor alone, but there is something about their limited nature and novelty that makes them irresistible to some. This is especially true of modern day trucks. You can get all the hardware you want by optioning a pickup carefully, but you … [Read more...] about Horses and Bling: The Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition
A Viper Green Metallic paint job isn't just for the Lamborghini Hurac n anymore. Soon you can order a 2019 Volkswagen Golf R in one of 40 custom colors, plus five standard flavors.Nogaro Blue Pearl, Violet Touch Metallic, Caribbean Green, and Copper Orange Metallic are just a few of the new colors to choose from if you'd like your new Golf R to look like something that rolled out of a bag of Skittles. The Volkswagen Spektrum Program adds $2,500 to the sticker price, which should easily push your hot hatch into the low $40,000 range. Aside from Viper Green Metallic which by the way was originally featured on the European Mk 3 Scirocco, other colors include Deep Blue Pearl from the Mk 4 and Mk 5 R32, Ginster Yellow from the 1997 Driver's Edition GTI, and Mars Red from the Mk 1 GTI. Too bad you can't mix and match colors to make a modern Golf Harlequin. VW is planning to add a builder tool to its site soon so keep an eye out for a 360-degree colorizer. In the meantime, customers can … [Read more...] about 2019 Volkswagen Golf R Available in 40 Custom Colors
2018 Volkswagen Golf S in Tungsten Silver 2018 Volkswagen Golf S Class: Compact Car Miles driven: 345 Fuel used: 11.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 31.2 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 25/34/29 (city/highway/combined) CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortB Power and PerformanceC+ Fit and FinishB Fuel EconomyA ValueA Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyB Tall GuyB Base price: $20,910 (not including $850 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: None Price as tested: $21,760 Quick Hits The … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Golf S
Register for our free newsletterManufacturers love making special editions. Whether it’s to stir up a little bit of buzz around a single car, or simply stand out from the crowd, these weird and wonderful creations showcase what car makers can do when they let their imaginations run wild. Here, we’ve picked out eight of the wackiest special-editions to ever have been created. Bentley Bentayga by Mulliner Fly Fishing The Bentley Bentayga is a decent combination of luxurious craftsmanship and go-anywhere all-wheel-drive capability. However, what if you want to take your Bentayga fly fishing, and want specific storage for rods, reels and flies? That’s where the Fly Fishing by Mulliner edition Bentyga comes in. Fitted with bespoke rod tubes trimmed in saddle leather and a central storage station, as well as a waterproof wader stowage trunk, it’s a great option for those who want to spend time at the river, but be able to head home in the very highest luxury. … [Read more...] about Are these eight of the strangest special edition cars ever made?