We might be seeing some Volkswagen models leaving the lineup next year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 6:51 PM
Pure White 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack in winter

VW discontinued vehicles 2019

If the Volkswagen Beetle shows anything, it’s that VW tends to keep consistent with the models that it offers. Rumors have been circulating, however, regarding potentially discontinued vehicles for 2019. The Beetle is just one of them. Which nameplates would you be shocked to see go? Read the rest of this entry »

Douglas Peters creates bold photographs of the Volkswagen Arteon

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun, Volkswagen Arteon on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 3:51 PM
Douglas Sonder Arteon Photo with lady in gown

Douglas Sonders Arteon Photos Petersen Museum

By now, you’ve likely seen plenty of photos of new cars, which means you’re familiar with how very similar these pictures can appear. Sometimes, it’s more inspiring when they are paired with an artistic visual. Douglas Sonders, and acclaimed photographer, recently created these fantastic photos of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon for the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. They are of the European model, but the vehicle will look very similar. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen just announced the Spektrum Program for the Golf R

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf R on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 8:21 PM
2019 Volkswagen Golf R Viper Green

What are the 40 color options for the VW Spektrum Program?

Can you have too many colors? It seems like the answer is no. At least, not for shoppers looking to customize the upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Golf R. This model, which was available in five colors for the 2018 model year, is the first to get the Spektrum Program treatment, though it isn’t clear if VW plans on extending customized colors to other vehicles in the lineup. At an MSRP of $2,500, the custom colors are an option for those looking for even more premium upgrades for one of the most luxurious and high-performing models in the lineup. So what are the 40 color options? Read the rest of this entry »

Things to do for Labor Day in Folsom CA

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:22 PM
Smeared navy blue paint leading to american flag and Happy Labor Day text

Labor Day 2018 Activities Folsom CA

Labor Day weekend is our last long holiday weekend until the holidays. Though we love Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, all those get-togethers can be stressful. The summer holidays a bit more about relaxation, and if you’re anything like us, you’re not too keen to let them go. If you’re curious on how to spend your last hurrah, here are some 2018 Labor Day activities hosted in and near the Folsom CA area. Read the rest of this entry »

Tickets are now on sale for the California Capital Airshow

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 4:12 PM
California Capital Airshow text over picture of Air Force Thunderbirds

California Capital Airshow September 2018

Even here in California, where the weather never quite chills down enough to leave us stuck with cabin fever, it can sometimes feel like there are fewer things to do once the summer season winds down. That is, if you don’t know what to look for. Coming up late next month is the California Capital Airshow, and if you strike while the iron is hot you can get 30 percent off 2018 tickets. The show is running from -September 21-23, so you have a bit of time to plan for that weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you get Apple CarPlay working in Volkswagen?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 8:27 PM
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Apple CarPlay screen

Connecting your phone to VW Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Volkswagen first introduced available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its lineup of vehicles equipped with App-Connect in 2016. This means we have a few model years’ worth of history with the advanced smartphone interfaces. One of the biggest gripes most consumers have with the radio systems in cars is that they are not intuitive enough. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay provide a pared-down version of the interface of your phone, making it simple and intuitive to use. The only thing you have to worry about is initially connecting your phone to these systems. Read the rest of this entry »

The California State Fair is happening right now

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 9:36 PM
Ferris wheel and carnival tents at night

California State Fair 2018 Sacramento CA

Nothing quite says summer like the state fair. Especially because it’s affordable fun for the whole family. The 2018 California State Fair started on July 13 and runs through July 29, 2018. The fairgrounds are over in Sacramento, which is just a short drive for those of us in the Folsom area. If you’re wondering if it’s worth the trip, here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the Golf R worth the extra cost over the GTI?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen GTI on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 4:58 PM
Black 2018 Golf GTI vs blue 2018 Golf R

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is something of a dream car for many enthusiasts because it’s one of the longest-running nameplates in the lineup and the first performance vehicle. Even if you weren’t driving back when it was first released, you might still find yourself eyeing it up. Except there’s one competitor that looks much the same, but offers more performance features. So which model is the right choice for you? In comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Golf R, we’re setting out to help you decide on price vs performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Volkswagen Golf GTI pictures from Instagram

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen GTI on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 8:10 PM
2015 Golf GTI MK1 Golf GTI

When it comes to VDub enthusiasm, few vehicles hold as much weight as the Golf GTI. True, there are those who miss the hippie van days of the Microbus and the quirky appeal of the Volkswagen Beetle is still a strong contender. Still, performance is enough to light the fire in anyone’s heart. Seven generations of GTI models give us plenty to admire, but these are our top picks for Volkswagen Golf GTI pictures as seen on Instagram. Read the rest of this entry »

VW did better than expected at Pikes Peak

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen I.D., Volkswagen News on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 6:35 PM
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak driving at sunset

How did VW do at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb?

When you design a four-wheel drive race car specifically for a certain race, there’s a hope that it will succeed. If you happen to further name the vehicle after the race, well you might feel a touch more embarrassed if you didn’t at least come close to your goal. Luckily for Volkswagen, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb not only came off without a hitch, but the automaker did well. Extremely well. Record-setting well. Read the rest of this entry »