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Fun Factor: Volkswagen Golf GTI 4-Door Test Drive Review

Yes, the hot-hatch market is getting more and more exciting with 300+ horsepower models like the Honda Civic Type-R and the Ford Focus RS. However, there is something about the Volkswagen Golf GTI that keeps grasping our attention. While there is the 292-horsepower Volkswagen Golf R, we are just continuously drawn to the price tag, practicality, and the exciting fun factor of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The Volkswagen Golf GTI offers the perfect balance of utility and performance in a good-looking package at an affordable price tag – and if…

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta Test Drive Review

If you want a manual gearbox in a compact car these days, it seems you either have to get a stripped-down base model or an optioned-up sport-tuned model. That isn’t the case with the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE. Like the base Jetta S, the SE trim level comes standard with a manual transmission and efficient engine, but it also adds in a long list of standard features. Bottom line, it’s the perfect middle ground for buyers looking to balance cost and amenities, and we got to spend a week in…

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New #PinkBeetle Hits Volkswagen Stores This Year

There’s a new Beetle in town and Pink! Volkswagen of America announced their newest special edition, the #PinkBeetle, the only Beetle whose name is its own hashtag. The 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle comes with a 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine creating 170 horsepower and 184 lb.ft. of torque. Connected to the peppy engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen has given the hardtop #PinkBeetle gloss-black accents and 17-inch multi-spoke Linas aluminum-alloy wheels while the convertible #PinkBeetle gets 18-inch five-spoke Twister wheels. On the inside of the #PinkBeetle, you’ll find Pink Club…

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connected Cars

Social connectivity is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. However, social media has also been a source of major distractions for those behind the steering wheel of a car. With that in mind, automakers have been doing all they can to make their cars more socially connected, but are doing it in the safest way possible. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also integrated their operating systems into vehicles, allowing users to have limited access some of the apps on their smartphones with a voice control feature. Overall, automotive…

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20 Manufacturers Have Committed to Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Today’s cars are much safer than they were even ten years ago. As infotainment technology has progressed so too has the technology that keeps us alive in the event of an accident. Well, now safety on the road will improve even more than before as 20 automakers have committed to standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) in their vehicles. Automatic or autonomous emergency braking is a system that helps prevent crashes before they even occur by sensing an impending collision and taking control of the brakes to initiate stopping. Whether the…

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