Which VW Cars & SUVs are on the showroom floor March 2018? Continue reading “What VW Cars & SUVs are on the Showroom Floor?”
VW introduced the iconic hot hatch in 1976, well over 40 years ago! From its light, nimble beginnings (the first Mk1 weighed almost half the current models!), the GTI’s come quite a long way, in power and style. Continue reading “From Plaid to Party (and Back Again): 7 Generations of GTI Seats”
While plaid’s gone out of vogue with other car companies, Volkswagen has bravely reintroduced the once-common pattern in their iconic GTI, adding a surprisingly well-placed throwback to the GTI’s original ‘70s groovy-ness.
You might be surprised to learn, but the Golf GTI wasn’t the only car that VW donned with the now-iconic plaid. Throughout the ‘70s, the car maker ensconced several models in green, yellow, and red tartan.
But was Volkswagen’s plaid-affair truly unique – a beautiful right turn to the sometimes dreary world of vehicle seatery – or simply a product of their times? Well, yes and no. Continue reading “Volkswagen’s 50 Year Love Affair with Plaid”
Building on my post explaining VW’s Multifunction Display — the display dead center in the instrument cluster that tells you things about your Volkswagen — this post shows the hierarchy and elements of the Driving Data information in that sea of information. Continue reading “Volkswagen Multifunction Display – Driving Data”
Golf SportWagen and Alltrack (sister cars) vs. Volvo V60… which has more interior space?
They’re the same. It’s a wash.
That by itself isn’t shocking. Far from it. You know what is? Here’s what’s shocking: one is more than twice as expensive as the other.
In a word: yes. But only if the outside temperature is below 55°F.
So to avoid this I’d keep AC off but turn on the cool air — temperature dial on full cool and blower on 2 or 3. If it’s say 70°F outside and you need some cold air, this should work. Right?
Sadly, my Golf Alltrack’s climate control system simply doesn’t let cool, outside air into the cabin… there’s some degree (get it? heh) of heating that happens to ambient air. Continue reading “Golf Climate Control – Cool Air Without AC?”
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Have you driven a 2017 Volkswagen Golf? If not, stop reading this article right now and go straight to your nearest VW dealership for a test drive.
What’s that light on the dashboard mean? Here’s a list! Parking brake, low oil, low coolant, ABS, high beams, tire pressure, low fuel, and all the dozens of others. They’re shown here with color codes so you can see which mean DO NOT DRIVE ANOTHER INCH and which mean “If you get around to it before 2025, that’s cool.”
These are often called “idiot lights” because they don’t say anything about why the problem is happening.