Used Car of the Day: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary
I use a corporate database that shows what's for sale on our forums to highlight each UCOTD, and the pickings were a bit slim today. So this modified 2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary car stood out to me.
Especially since the seller wants just $9,000.
EV Tax Credit Changes Have Shuffled EV Sales Rankings
Changes in the EV tax credit rules have been confusing and made it hard to determine which cars are eligible for credits. Some automakers argued that the rules would unfairly harm their business and ability to compete, and we’re now starting to see how some of the changes are shaking out. Automotive News reported that the top eight EVs in the U.S. in January were built in North America, while Hyundai and Kia fell back.
Volkswagen’s First North American Battery Plant Will Be Canadian
Following news that Volkswagen was far more enthusiastic about establishing battery plants in North America than in Europe, we have confirmation on the location of the automaker’s next cell manufacturing facility. It will be located in St. Thomas, Ontario. Despite scattered assumptions that VW’s recent praise of the Biden administration’s EV incentive scheme would signal another factory based in the United States, setting up shop in Ontario should still satisfy regional supply chain needs to manufacture electric cars under the provisions outlined in the USMCA.
Report: Volkswagen Attempts to Create Subsidy Bidding War
Volkswagen is reportedly pausing plans to build a battery plant in Eastern Europe so it can prioritize construction in the United States. Though the situation could be more accurately described as VW notifying EU officials that the U.S. is offering an estimated €10 billion in US incentives as part of the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
It’s not the first time something like this has happened. Volkswagen similarly delayed decisions on where to build a battery plant in December of 2022, telling EU leadership that the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia all looked good – but that it wanted to consider its options. This time around, it’s being a little clearer by stating that the U.S. is offering sweeter subsidies and tax incentives than what’s available to Europe.
Used Car of the Day: 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
Today we're featuring a car entering its fourth decade of life -- and apparently, it's still in decent shape. Not everyone who is in their 40s can say that.
Used Car of the Day: 2013 Volkswagen CC
The Volkswagen CC is one of those cars that always gets forgotten, it seems. Personally, I liked the manual transmission version. And what do we have here? A manual-transmission R-Line trim. For $12,500.
Used Car of the Day: Live the Van Life With This 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan
For $7,000 and a little bit of work, you can live out your camping fantasies with this 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan.
Volkswagen Revamps Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport
For the 2024 model year, Volkswagen is rolling out a raft of changes for its two largest crossovers. In addition to revised looks, there are a number of material and tech improvements inside its cabin.
Oh yeah – and it packs an entirely new engine.
Used Car of the Day: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE
Another day, another wagon. Today's car-enthusiast catnip comes courtesy of Columbus, Ohio (home to many a TTAC'er) and this 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack has three pedals. Yay!
VW Group Snags Porsche Design Boss
While we don’t generally rush to mindlessly parrot news about executive changes at major car companies, this one is worth noting. After all, with this shakeup in Germany, it means VW Group and Porsche are about to share a design chief – but one with a familiar face.
Range Extended: Volkswagen Auto Group Announces MEB+ Platform
Volkswagen Auto Group has plans to extend the range of its Modular Electric Drive System (MEB) platforms for electric vehicles.
The plan is not only to increase the range but also cut charging times -- and the platform will be renamed to MEB+.
Used Car of the Day: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta
Yesterday we brought you a nice, if arguably way overpriced, Volkswagen pickup.
Today's UCOTD is another VW, one that is very cheap -- but also needs a whole lot of help.
Used Car of the Day: 1981 Volkswagen Pickup
The Ford Maverick has gotten a lot of attention over the past year, but it was preceded by many a small pickup. Including this 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit.
Report: Foxconn Could Work With VW to Bring Scout Back
Foxconn, the company known for building iPhones (and putting workers through grueling conditions), could help Volkswagen bring Scout back to the States.
Used Car of the Day: 2001 Volkswagen Eurovan
Let's go camping! This 21-year-old Eurovan has the 2.8-liter VR6 engine, and it's all yours for $39,900.