Things get really interesting when you check the box for the N Performance Package, which nets you 275 horsepower, an electronically controlled limited slip, a performance exhaust, bigger brakes, and bigger wheels for $2100 extra. Unlike the GTI, however, the Veloster N is only available with a manual gearbox, which is great in my eyes, but will likely hamper sales in direct comparison with the German. … [Read more...] about The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Is Coming For The GTI’s Hot Hatch Lunch Money
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Now, I want to start out today’s discussion by first apologizing for featuring two VW’s this week. I do try to mix up makes, models and nations of origin here as best I can, but sometimes a cool car comes along and throws me a monkey with a wrench flying into … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
The seller of this buttercup-hued beauty says it drinks through a pair of Webers, but makes no other allusions to engine size or drivetrain modification. He does claim that the engine was rebuilt at the turn of the last century, and the car received a full restoration back when Reagan was in office. From the pictures, it looks like that was when the Riviera rims were put on it as they could use a polish. Also needed, per the ad, is a muffler and a set of brake shoes. The 34K that the seller claims to be on the clock could probably stand another digit in front of it, but in a car of this age what does it matter if that's a one, a two, or an eight? … [Read more...] about Put a Notch on Your Belt for $5,400
These steps weren’t quite enough since the car still oversteered, but it sure helped! I knew that to correct the rear wanting to overtake the front, the front needed more stiffness, and this was accomplished by the installation of an 18mm front sway bar. … [Read more...] about What’s Your Secret Internet Car How-To?
Starting with basic dimensions, the approach angle on the Renegade is right around 30 degrees. The prior approach angle on Patriot was around 29 degrees. So, we've got a little more on approach. On departure, we're right around 34 degrees and Patriot/Compass was 34 or 33 depending on fascia. Breakover is 25 degrees [Renegade] and was 24 degrees [Patriot/Compass]. We're within 6mm on overall ground clearance on both vehicles. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?