Power comes from a 2-litre 16-valve four that’s been imbued with a hotter cam and a Euro-spec intake. The updated header and exhaust still include the cat however, the aftermarket stuff may mean that the car won’t pass a visual smog inspection should one be required in your locale. The factory parts are included with the car, just in case. … [Read more...] about At $16,500, Could This Be The Ultimate 1992 VW Jetta GLI 16V?
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That seller says that it’s misreading the sender, and that the 16V isn’t really getting all hot and bothered. Still, the previous owner did plug in a big aluminum radiator and switch-controlled fan all the same. The heater apparently only works on full-blast but the seller says that’s an easy fix too. He also says that the wheel bearings need attention, but that they’re not a “pressing” need. Ha, Ha, I see what he did there. … [Read more...] about For $5,500, Is This 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V A Gentle Breeze?
Perhaps it was too many bad memories of riding in the back of them, or of having their presence loom in your rearview. Or maybe it was just too damn expensive and potentially more worn out than Sasha Grey's cinnamon starfish. But whatever the reason, an overwhelming 83% of you thought that, while it would be fun at recess, the Ex Bondurant School Cobra Vic should get a passing grade in one class only, and that was Crack Pipe 101. … [Read more...] about For $3,900, Is This VW Yet Another Jetta?
Volkswagen in China is famous for still selling the 1984 Mk.2 Jetta as the Jetta. Soon, they will be replacing the old Jetta with the new Jetta. Only VW isn't replacing the Jetta, and it's not with the Jetta, it's with the Santana, which isn't a Santana or a Jetta. Don't worry, this gets more confusing. … [Read more...] about How Volkswagen Names Cars In China Will Screw With Your Mind
As you can see in the picture above, it's a fender mirror that flares out from the headlights back to the driver's position. While an interesting idea, and we applaud the courageous use of NACA ducts, the executions is awful and the result is unfortunate. Zagato, which has made cars we love to look at sort of whiffed on that one. Even worse, the cost of one of the 200 cars produced was 18 million yen, approximately twice the price of an NXS-R when it debuted. Ouch.Grand JDM via JPCNews] … [Read more...] about 1989 Autech Stelvio: Adventures In Ridiculous