There are some cars for which I know I will never get buy-in. For better or worse, my wife Chris has an opinion about our vehicular children. But let me … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL
As a Car Geek (TM) and one who leans heavily to cars of the German persuasion (though not exclusively), I’m mildly ashamed to admit that I’ve never owned a classic … Continue Reading 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet: Classic Drop Top Cruising for Four on the Cheap
For folks like us who came of (driving) age in the 1980s, the Volkswagen Jetta was definitely on our short list of cars. I remember test driving an A2 Jetta … Continue Reading 1986 Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Diesel: Clean 80s-Style Green Machine
We here at Totally That Stupid need to start this missive with an apology. Or maybe a caveat. Your author is breaking what was likely our first rule of the … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1977 Porsche 924
There’s been a lot of chatter for a long time about the impending demise of the row-your-own manual transmission. I’m not talking about those automated manuals – with or without … Continue Reading Commentary: Death Of A Manual
Our penchant for wacky German sedans is obvious to anyone who has spent any time perusing TTS, but in truth the majority of what we consider wacky appeals to us … Continue Reading 1975 NSU Ro80: Sixties Future Tech, German Style
WFNX and the Boston Phoenix are gone. Published and broadcast for 30 years, they were synonymous with college radio and the Boston college music scene. When Clear Channel bought the … Continue Reading They Came To Boston
We write a lot about sedans here at TTS because we’re that kind of geek. Actually, we’re a lot of different kinds of geek. We certainly like our sports cars, … Continue Reading 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8; Hilarious or Hand Grenade?
Chances are if you’ve found this blog and you’re reading this post that you share with us some degree of automotive enthusiasm. So when it comes time for you to … Continue Reading 1989 Bentley Turbo R: For the Price of a Six Year-old Camry…..
Generally speaking, I am not an SUV guy. I appreciate that you can sit up high, and frankly, I’ve found myself contemplating getting one more than once just so I … Continue Reading 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI: Torque Much?
It is likely that those of us who were automotively conscious during the early 1980s remember the Fiat Ritmo (nee Strada) as little more than a Volkswagen Golf (nee Rabbit) … Continue Reading 1983 Fiat Ritmo 130TC Abarth: For When the GTI is Just Too Ordinary
When I was in elementary school as an expat living in Hong Kong, I had a friend whose dad worked for the U.S. Consulate there. What I always envied about … Continue Reading 1970 VW Type III Squareback: Hip to be Square!
As revolutionary as the sleek aerodynamic styling of the mid-1980s Audi 5000 (100/200) was, we have always had an appreciation for the older “slab sided” C2 version sold in the … Continue Reading 1982 Audi 5000 Turbodiesel: Slab-sided Oil Burner
A lot of folks tend to dismiss the Porsche 912 as nothing more than a VW Beetle with a Porsche body tacked onto it. To those who know better, the … Continue Reading Sub-$10K Steal: 1968 Porsche 912 coupe
A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting next to the U.S. brand manager for Audi’s motorsports program on an overnight flight to Munich. He was off to … Continue Reading Dieseling Down: Why Can’t I buy the Diesel Car I Want in the US?
I was in college in 1990 when the Volkswagen Corrado was finally released as the replacement for the MkII Scirocco – and one of my quadmates had a very early … Continue Reading Scirocco Successor: 1993.5 Volkswagen Corrado SLC