A Top 5 Favourite Car – VW Golf & GTI

Volkswagen’s Golf and GTI, their signature hatchback.

I’ve loved it for years, almost bought a GTI back in 2011; like, deposit-down-papers-signed almost.

Non-car nerds: a Golf and GTI are very similar, the GTI is the faster sportier version of the Golf, and has a red accent stripe across the grille.

Both handle amazing and literally are the cliche – amazingly fun to drive.

It’s all-new this 2015 model year. This 7th generation Golf is lower, longer and wider.

2015 VW Golf
A 1.8 TSI turbo outputting 170 hp and 184 lb-ft.
Starting at $18,995

2015 VW GTI
A 2.0L turbo outputting 210 hp and 258 lb-ft.
Starting at $27,995

The interior is so me – minimal and ergonomic. And no touch controls, proper buttons and knobs only.

This will probably be the only time I ever recommend choosing a non-plain fabric, because the Clark Plaid is that sharp.

And doubles as camouflague.

All the features you’d expect – Bluetooth, add heated seats or cruise control, a new infotainment system and more, but  VW is ahead of the game with its self-cleaning lens on the backup camera.

It’s not just me who adores this car. The Automotive Jury of Canada named it as their annual ‘Car of the Year’ a few weeks ago.

(it beat the Porsche Macan and Ford Mustang)

And always good seeing these hooligans.

VW Bag Face Animated

 

 

A VW Golf – 37 Years Ago & Today

Things were so simple back then.

The story behind this car:

Specs: a 1.5 L 4-cylinder, 4-spd manual, outputting 70 hp and a top speed of 158 km/h.

Funny to think this would’ve been considered leading edge at the time.

So boxy eh.

Aerodynamics weren’t so popular then, or maybe the machines that bent metal into less angles weren’t around. I’m guessing here.

Compare it to today’s 2015 Golf here.

 

 

Auto Security 40 Years Ago

If I was blogging about auto security back then, here’s what I’d be saying.

– when parking, turn off the ignition and take the key with you

– when returning to your parked car, make sure both your licence plate and VIN number plate aren’t missing

– remember to add a gas line shut-off lock

– they had car alarms back then

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Blog tag = auto security

 

 

My Dream Supercar – a McLaren

This is a 2015 McLaren 650S Spider

In my dream though, I’m happy with any McLaren model.

So many new blog headers.

This model has ready… $100,000 IN OPTIONS.

Mine would have the least features, in fact, I’d pay more to have things deleted.

And not covered in carbon fiber.

I like them best because they’re subtle.

Ferrari is so flash, Lambo too, this is more understated.

Engine Specs

A twin turbo V8 outputting 641 hp and 500 lb.ft.
7-speed automatic
Top speed – 333 km/h
0 – 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds

Phft.

Below is one of my best pics in a while.