VW GTI articles, project cars, conversations, and more.

VW GTI articles, project cars, conversations, and more


Announcing our latest project car: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

We bought this Golf GTI to find out if it still possible to have a fun, trackable daily driver without paying the average new car price of $48,000?

This weekend: Come see us at HyperFest | Live Thread

Heading to HyperFest this weekend? Us too. Be sure to say hello if you see us.

Live thread: Track testing a manual GR86, C8 Z06 and more

We're heading to the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park to test a Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 and a manual Toyota GR86, plus our VW Mk7 GTI's latest setup.

The GTI 380 is how VW says auf Wiedersehen to the manual GTI

VW announces the GTI 380, a special equipment package that celebrates the final year for the manual GTI and R.

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Columns: How I rediscovered a love of autocross by putting down the camera

Normally, you can find Chris, our video editor, shooting cars on track from behind a camera. This time, he left the camera behind so he could be the one on track.

Columns: I’ve ruined another perfectly practical car–and I’m grateful for it

Our Mk7 VW Golf GTI is just the latest perfectly good car we've ruined in the name of our hobby.

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Yes, our Mk7 GTI survived One Lap of America

Why did we compete in the 2023 One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports in our 2017 VW GTI?

The short version of the story …

Did we see you at Hyperfest?

What did we do with our Golf GTI after returning from One Lap of America? We turned around and again headed north, this time to Virginia …

Can a rear sway bar really make our GTI faster on track?

One way to get faster laps? Minimize body roll.

One of the best ways to do that? Get a bigger sway bar, also known as an anti-roll bar or a stabilizer …

The truth about fixing one of the most common VW GTI weak points

What’s next for our Volkswagen Mk7 Golf GTI? It’s time for some maintenance. Our car may only have 25,000 miles on it, but Volkswagen ownership is full of …

Want more performance out of a Mk7 GTI? Check this out.

Enjoying our Mk7 GTI project car series and want even more advice? One place to look is Datadrivenmqb.com.

Created by Tony Mester, the website is a mix …

VW GTI Forum Topics

Most of a Mk1 GTI for $500 in MA (NMNA)
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