911 / Porsche By Andrew Nabors June 8, 2018 Shares Facebook LinkedIn Tweet Google+ Pin StumbleUpon Reddit Email When Jerry Seinfeld announced the new season of his show, it reminded us that he owns one of the original Porsche 356 models built in Gmund, Austria. The aluminum bodies were hammered and formed by the survivors of a decade of violence. Beating their swords into plowshares paid for the release of Dr. Porsche from a French POW prison, and he was amazed at what his son had built.Related Cars For SaleAll Porsches For Sale911 GT2911 GT3911 GT3 RS911 R911 Turbo S918 SpyderCarrera GTCayman GT4PanameraJerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Returns July 6thThe Porsche 356 Speedster was essentially a gorgeous body on the chassis of their Volkswagen Beetle. Seventy years later, the Porsche 911 is at the forefront of automotive engineering and build quality. These two cars couldn’t be farther apart by any … [Read more...] about Porsche is Celebrating 70 Years With New 911 Speedster
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Hyundai's quirky hatch returns for a second act. The Hyundai Veloster is a bit of a love-it-or-hate it proposition, and has been since its introduction seven years ago. Being a compact hatch limits its audience to a rather niche group of buyers straight out of the gate. Factor in the unconventional looks (and even more unconventional 1+2+1 door layout) and its okay-for-a-first-try chassis and powertrain setup, and the subset of consumers who would even consider it shrinks even further. We drove the first-generation Veloster several times, with the Turbo model appropriately getting the the lion's share of positive attention directed at Hyundai's little hatchback. We weren't alone in being encouraged by Hyundai's first effort, but it was far from perfect. Subsequent updates made it better, but it was still far from perfect. To make matters worse, every fix seemed to allow a different flaw to surface.Still, we wouldn't help but think that, despite those flaws, a decent car was hiding … [Read more...] about First drive: 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
A look at how far the compact sedan has come Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta may be the largest, most advanced Jetta yet, but 38 years ago things were much simpler. The first Jetta arrived in the U.S. in 1980, joining a VW lineup that included the Dasher, Rabbit, Scirocco, Vanagon, and Pickup. The Jetta was closely related to the Mark 1 Golf, or Rabbit in the U.S. Six generations later, the Jetta continues to rely heavily on the Golf for its mechanicals, but a lot of other things have changed, as these photos show. Since that very first model went on sale, VW has sold more than 3.2 million Jettas. The sedan’s name means “jet stream” in German, and it was marketed as a Rabbit with a trunk—because that’s exactly what it was. Cover the trunk with your hand and you can easily see the iconic lines … [Read more...] about 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Meets Original 1980 Model for Family Reunion Photos
Tweet TweetVolkswagen unwrapped the Beetle Convertible R-Line at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The open-top German model receives the R-Line package, a feature which is also available for the bigger brother Touareg SUV. The new package brings larger 19-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, special R-Line badges and bi-xenon headlights. Inside, you will find several goodies such as leather seats, a new Fender Premium Audio system, satellite navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminum pedals. On the features list you also find new door trim, a redesigned dashboard but also a start button and keyless access. “Paired with the Beetle Turbo’s sport-tuned suspension, the combination gives more dynamic driving characteristics,” adds the German carmaker. Pricing and availability details on the VW Beetle Convertible R-Line for the U.S. market will be released closer to its launch date. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen unveils new Beetle Convertible R-Line in the U.S.
VW drops the base price Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Volkswagen has announced full pricing information for its next-generation Jetta compact sedan. Starting prices range from $19,395 for the base S model to $27,795 for the SEL Premium. Starting at $19,395, or $100 less than the old model, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S features a standard six-speed manual, LED headlights and taillights, cloth seats, electric parking brake, and 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upgrading to the eight-speed automatic requires an extra $800, a good price considering it was a $1,000 option on the previous base Jetta. SE models receive dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, leatherette upholstery, and heated front seats. These models have the eight-speed transmission as standard, and the price tag jumps to $23,005. … [Read more...] about 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Priced From $19,395
Por Yeudis Silva La velocidad y los autos van de la mano, todo usuario de un auto siempre estará interesado en saber que tan veloz puede ser su vehículo, por eso siempre es bueno saber quién domina esa estadística. Hay muchas maneras de medir la excelencia automotriz, pero la velocidad máxima suele ser la que genera más curiosidad. Hoy vamos a hacer una recopilación con los 10 Volkswagen más rápidos que han sido fabricados por la automotriz alemana.Volkswagen es erróneamente presentado como una fábrica de autos de poca velocidad, pero luego de estudiar este listado, cambiaran por completo esa definición. Golf GTI Clubsport S Es el Golf más potente de la historia gracias a sus 310 HP de potencia. Ha conseguido el récord a la mejor vuelta de entre los vehículos de tracción delantera con un tiempo de 7 minutos y 49 segundos, con Benny Leuchter al volante. Su motor se siente … [Read more...] about Cuales son los 10 Volkswagen más rápidos que la automotriz Alemana haya fabricado.
2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune in Sandstorm Yellow Metallic (a $250 option) 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Class: Sporty/Performance Car Miles driven: 230 Fuel used: 8.1 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 28.4 mpg 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 PerformanceB- Fit and FinishB Fuel EconomyB+ ValueB 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 Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 26/34/29 (city/highway/combined) Base price: $26,790 (not including $850 destination charge) … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
Tweet TweetYou have to hand it to Volkswagen, not only do they know how to make cars but they also know how to properly sell them. With the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle having just been unveiled, showrooms queuing up orders for it and fans awaiting delivery already, the Germans want to do more. Which is why they’ve just announced a special introductory limited edition of it. Called the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo, just 600 units are going to be made. That may be the point of the Black Turbo limited edition but the actual car is actually quite a lot more interesting than all that business stuff. All of these 600 units will be shifted towards the North American market and they will all be packing what is easily the best engine and gearbox you can have on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It’s the 2.0 liter TSI engine you can get in the hot Golf GTI which is a friendly turbocharged four cylinder engine that’s capable of developing 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. … [Read more...] about 2012 Volkswagen Beetle gets limited Black Turbo edition
LAKE ELSINORE, California — Small towns can be interesting places to explore on a weekend getaway. They are generally quaint, unpretentious and consist of mostly mom-and-pop businesses. People in small towns are usually hospitable and kind, making visitors feel welcomed.My weekend companion a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 Turbo Coast waited patiently outside my apartment for me to put its wheels in motion. Being an adventurous person I planned our rendezvous in this charming Southern California town. The Lookout Roadhouse restaurant, a famous biker hangout right off State Route 74—aka Ortega Highway—would be our first stop for breakfast.Fitted with the Coast trim and 17-inch Heritage alloy wheels, the metallic blue Beetle’s style was on-point for the trip. The cabin is roomy and connecting a phone to the sound system is seamless. I found the upper dashboard stowage compartment to be a safe place to keep a smartphone out of the driver’s hands. Impressed by the … [Read more...] about A Day Trip to Lake Elsinore with a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle
Around the turn of the last century, the automotive world experienced a whirlwind of retro cars. One brand after another came up with modern-day re-creations of beloved models of yore, from the Volkswagen New Beetle to the Chevrolet SSR to the Ford Thunderbird, and of course the Chrysler PT Cruiser, which its maker deemed “too cool to categorize.” Aside from the faltering Beetle, only one model has prevailed: BMW's Mini. In fact, what was a single model has morphed into a thriving brand with a lineup that includes droptops, crossovers, and more—something Fiat has tried to emulate with its 500. Mini’s core, however, remains the hatchback or, as the self-consciously quirky brand prefers to call it, the Hardtop 2 Door. Less than two weeks into 2018, BMW is rolling out the 2019 Hardtop, in both two- and four-door configurations, as well as a refreshed Convertible. The 2019 version goes into production in March. In the U.S. market, the changes it brings are … [Read more...] about Design Tweaks for 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible