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Volkswagen Questions

Vw Jetta Parts

I purchased a 2002 vw jetta, but it needs a new drivers side doir and hood can i use parts from a 2000 or 2001

2002 Passat

I have a 2002 Passat When my key remote doesn't open doors it typical is hard to start and when I turn off it takes a few seconds for engine to go off but radio and dash lights like brake etc stay...

Epc/flashing Check Engine

I have a 2011 vw cc luxury with 60000 miles and i pressed on gas to overtake a slower and all of a sudden sluggish performance and epc light came on and check engine light started flashing so i l...

Trying To Put Gas In The Tank

I have used a gas can.it doesn't go down the neck there has to be some way. Thank you.

No Crank No Start With A Burning Smell Under The Hood

Came home from work car was just fine. Came out the next day and the car was misfiring and sputtering very bad. Tried to take it to the shop to have it tuned up but the car cut off a block from the...

Older Volkswagen Models

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Volkswagen Overview

Now one of the world's largest automakers, Volkswagen had its origins in pre-war Germany, when renowned automotive designer Ferdinand Porsche created a compact, affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle. Dubbed the Volkswagen, it would launch an automotive revolution.

The first Volkswagens were introduced to the U.S. in 1949, and sold only about 150 units in 1950. Originally called the Type 1, the small, rear-engined car officially adopted the name "Beetle" in 1967. Sales continued to grow significantly through the 1960s and '70s, thanks to dependable, economical cars and some clever ad campaigns. The Beetle would eventually become the best-selling vehicle in the world.

Compact Cars
Volkswagen is more than just Beetles. Their compact car line has included a number of other animal species aside from the bug. The Fox was intended as a low-cost subcompact car. It was sold in the United States only from 1987-1993, but continues to be a popular model elsewhere. The Rabbit has returned to production after 20 years out of production. The Golf represents the only VW compact not named for an animal, but as the world's third best-selling car model, seems as nimble and popular as the woodchuck from Caddyshack, the ultimate golf movie.

Sedans
Volkswagen also offer a number of sedans, ranging from the nimble and smaller Jetta to the mid-size Passat to the new full-size Phaeton. This suite of sedans has been offering up strong competition to the likes of Honda's Civic and Accord and Toyota's Corolla, Camry, and Avalon throughout the world.

Convertibles
For those looking for some fun in the sun, Volkswagen also has a number of convertibles. The Cabrio and Cabriolet are compact ragtops, while the Eos is a slightly bigger and more luxurious version.

SUVs
Not to be left out of the SUV market, VW debuted their Touareg in 2004. A competitor the smaller Lexus and Mercedes SUV, the Touareg has created a loyal following which includes two kinds of people: those that know how to pronounce "Touareg" and those that do not. =)

Vans
Volkswagen has also been long-known for its line of long-lasting vans. The EuroVan, Microbus, and Vanagon each has a solid fanbase. Though none of these is currently produced for the US right now, like all VW's, they maintain the popularity that only solidly and creatively-built vehicles seem to achieve.

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