A look back at the Volkswagen Corrado (1988 – 1995)

In 1988, Volkswagen rolled out their replacement for the Scirocco, successfully updating the Golf Mk1’s three-door hatchback style and origami like creases in the bodywork. The Corrado was in many ways closely linked to the Golf Mk2, but featured the dashboard of a Passat. The debut edition came complete with a 1781cc engine in 16V(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7

The VW Golf was the first premium hatchback, and to this day it’s still one of the best you can buy. Launched in 1979, with the Iron Lady still yet to move into Number Ten; forty years has done nothing to dent the Golf’s popular appeal. Currently on its seventh generation, the Golf we know(…)

Top ten tips for driving in urban areas

To say that driving in built-up, urban environments is stressful is to state the obvious. But there are ways to make the experience slightly less horrendous. Follow these top ten tips for driving in town and get yourself home in one piece faster. Expect to be frustrated. It’s unlikely that you’re not going to encounter(…)

VW Microbus to return in EV form

Great news for Volkswagen fans! Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo compact, Company CEO, Herbert Diess, confirmed that the car-maker is finally to build a new Microbus. This time however, it’s going to be electric. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in(…)

Classic VW Camper to sell for the same price as a new Aston Martin

If you’ve had a spare £90,000 knocking about what would you buy? Normally, if you decided to shell out on a camper van, you’d expect to have a fair amount of change from that sizable sum. Not in this case. This iconic ’Splittie’ is predicted to sell for £90,000 – the same price as a(…)

VW and DoorBird let drivers see who’s at your door

With the constant evolution of online shopping, we no longer have to journey down to the high street to spend our hard earned cash. But one drawback of this method is still causing problems: Delivery. Whilst ordering products online is simple and can be done from pretty much anywhere, getting them delivered at a convenient(…)

VW cheating software fix costs you money reveals independent test

An independent test has found that the fix used to correct cheating VW diesels potentially causes fuel economy figures to drop. The investigation, based on a 2003 VW Touran – fitted with the 1.6-litre diesel – discovered discrepancies between the before and after figures following the software update by Volkswagen. Fuel economy on the Touran(…)

VW Beetle – Things you probably didn’t know

Is there a more iconic car than the VW Beetle? If there is, we’re hard pressed to think of it. Immortalised in film, TV, album covers and even songs (weirdly). Here are a few facts about our favourite little German car that you probably didn’t know: The basic VW Beetle originated back to a chassis(…)

Classic VW Beetle 100% converted to electric

As the electric car revolution gathers pace, spare a thought for the gas-guzzling classics from yesteryear, trapped forever in their eco-unfriendly guises, slowly to become alienated as bit by bit the motoring world turns green. The company ‘Electric Classic Cars’ have done just that, as their name suggests, their aim is to take fantastic cars(…)