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    Thread: Welcome to the Volkswagen News Blog

    1. 03-31-2009 11:49 PM #1
      Welcome to VWvortex.com's Volkswagen News Blog. We're breaking new ground here, and are going to take a different approach to Volkswagen News. Rather than just printing all the news releases we can get our hands on, and bolstering that with our editorial coverage, we wanted to go one step further. To that end, this forum will be used to track Volkswagen News from around the web, print magazines and anywhere else we find it.

      So what will you see in here? We'll summarize news we find elsewhere and link you to it if we find it on the web. So yes, this means we'll be sending you to our competitors too.

      What is news? For now, we've come up with this list...

      - Road Tests and Reviews by Legitimate News Sources - If a magazine, website or other source review a Volkswagen or compare a Volkswagen with other vehicles, we want our readers to be on top of how our favorite brand is performing. You'll find links and or references to that here.

      - Rumors by Legitimate News Sources - Rumors are rumors, no matter how legitimate the source or if they're backed up with a slick computer-generated image or a grainy spy photo. We'll list it here, and give our best guess as to accuracy if we have a guess. We've tended to stay away from rumors in the past, only focusing on things we know as fact. In this case, we'll give credit for the rumor where credit is due - the source. That can be good or bad, but it's our intent that our readers be up on the rumors too.

      - Cool Feature Cars - There are some great cars out there that we'll never get around to featuring. Enthusiast magazines such as European Car, Eurotuner, Performance VW and the like are great at finding them, while some other websites are usually good for them as well. If they feature it, it's our intent to let you know and link you there if possible.

      - Anything else pertinent to Volkswagen owners - Consider this the catch-all. If it looks interesting, we'll post it here as well, in the grandest BLOG sense.

      For now, VWvortex will leave this forum closed to the creation of new topics but open to replies. It's our intent to leave the actual topic creation to our staff, our moderators and a few selected bloggers. If you see something you think should be covered, you can either email it to george@vwvortex.com or create a thread in the Volkswagen Lounge forum and draw our attention to it. If we agree that it should be included, we'll be happy to move it into the Blog. Even better, if you prove yourself a real Eagle Eye on finding news, we'd be happy to consider you as a contributor to the Blog and set you up with the ability to post in here.

      Please feel free to post any comments or suggestions in response to this topic.


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      04-03-2009 09:26 PM #2
      This forum is a great idea

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      05-22-2009 02:45 AM #3
      Cool, just stumbled across this. Good to see you have Australia's own phaeton on board.


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      07-01-2009 08:09 PM #4
      What has happened to VW News? Nothing has posted to the this section since May. Did corporate shut down or do they have nothing of note to say?
      65 Squareback, 09 Tiquan, 08 GTI, 06 Jetta TDI, 01 Golf TDI, 00 Golf TDI, 00 Eurovan MV, 98 Bettle...and a few dozen other air cooled Dubs. Even a few experiements...07 Cooper S, 08 WRX, 06 FX45, 03 FX35, 08 S2000, 06 Z4C, 05 Cooper S Vert (2), 04 Cooper S HT Nissan Cube and on and on, some I would never admit to...

    5. 07-10-2009 07:44 AM #5
      This is really a good forum.

    6. 07-28-2013 06:08 AM #6
      Okay. I just bought my car a month ago from a local guy. It's a Volkswagen gti 2003 1.8t. I drive down the road and if i speed up to about 40 mph and slow down, my cars traction and engine light(the light right beneath the traction light) comes on and my car starts to sputter. The car yanks foward and back when the gears switch. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how I can fix it for cheap?

    7. 08-12-2013 06:47 PM #7
      I prefer to work on my own vehicle wherever possible, oil and filter changes and the like, even down to timing belts sometimes known as serpentine belts, anything short of an engine strip down, but hey I'd give that a go before I turn to the dealer for assistance. As my car has a little over 50k and I read up on the service requirements, does anyone have any input as to what I should expect?

      I recently came up against an obstacle whereupon I could not remove the oil filter housing on my son's VW Rabbit, it has the 2.5 litre 5 cylinder unit in it, I tried a band type filter gripper with no success and also hand grip, but feel I need a tool to grip the holder, as the housing is plastic anyone know the size and where to get one from?

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