2010 Mk6 Volkswagen GTI
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What’s the Best Year for the Volkswagen GTI?

It’s rare for a single car to define a segment. However, the original Mk1 Volkswagen GTI, the first hot hatch, did so. Over the years, it inspired several European rivals, like the Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault Clio Williams, and Fiat 500 Abarth. Japanese and American automakers also got involved, with cars like the Nissan Pulsar …

2006 Honda Civic lineup
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What Kind of Car Can I Get for $5,000?

Although used car prices are expected to drop, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not like every single one will be universally affordable. True, a used Porsche Cayman or Audi S4 is a great deal, especially compared to a new model. However, they’ll never be truly cheap. Trying to find a car under $5000 …

1983 Volkswagen GTI Callaway
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Who Would Pay Almost $40,000 for a 1983 Volkswagen GTI?

Although the Beetle eventually led to the Porsche 911, it’s the Golf that’s arguably more important to Volkswagen. Initially sold as the Rabbit in the US, the Golf has been used for everything from basic transportation to dual-engine Pikes Peak racer. Then there’s the Volkswagen GTI, which kick-started the hot hatch segment, creating rivals like …

the AWDe is a great example of why knowing what drivetrain and powertrain mean is important
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The Most Satisfying Small Cars Under $35,000

Owner satisfaction is best determined by how likely drivers would buy the car in question again. This doesn’t mean that the car doesn’t have flaws, but that its overall value supersedes everything else. Check out the most satisfying small cars under $35,000 that Consumer Reports’ members would buy again based on offered reliability, safety, and …