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With Volkswagen’s logo having gone through a recent transformation, we thought we’d take a look at the evolution of this most iconic of motoring emblems.

The History of the Volkswagen Logo

With Volkswagen’s logo having gone through a recent transformation, we thought we’d take a look at the evolution of this most iconic of motoring emblems The history of Volkswagen is undoubtedly more interesting than that of the majority of car manufacturers. How do we know this? Because you can dedicate a whole article to the…
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We go back to the (predicted) future, with some of the most influential, interesting and appealing Volkswagen concept cars of the past.

Ten of the best: Concept Volkswagens

We go back to the (predicted) future, with some of the most influential, interesting and appealing Volkswagen concept cars of the past It’s easy to get blasé about concept cars nowadays. They’re generally electric, they often look weird and they always have loads of cool stuff that we never get to see on production models.…
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Get out the bucket and sponge (amongst many other items) – here’s your guide to car cleaning perfection. Get the very best out of living a vdub life.

The ultimate car cleaning guide

Get out the bucket and sponge (amongst many other items) – here’s your guide to car cleaning perfection Sun’s out, sponges out, so the not-at-all-famous saying goes. Ok, so the sun might not have its hat on very often in this country, but that doesn’t mean your car can’t look great all year round. But…
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You probably know all the campervan essentials. But how about the less-obvious items? Read on and find out what you’re missing…

A Leftfield Campervan Packing Guide

You probably know all the campervan essentials. But how about the less-obvious items? Read on and find out what you’re missing… The list of what to pack in a campervan, whether for a short weekend break or a year-long travel odyssey, is a long one. Pots, pans, toothbrushes, deodorant, jeans, hoodies, sat-nav, charge cables –…
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Twice the power, twice the noise, twice the coolness. Here are our favourite twin-engine Volkswagens… Get the very best out of living a vdub life.

Twin-engine Volkswagens

Twice the power, twice the noise, twice the coolness. Here are our favourite twin-engine Volkswagens… There’s something about twin-engine cars that set them apart in the crazy stakes. The doubled-up performance. The brutal launches and chassis-twisting forces. The engineering challenges and ingenuitive solutions to overcome them. Just the engine-at-both-ends sheer excess of it all. As…
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You’ve done the preparation and you’re all set for your first track day. Here’s what to do on the day… We enable UK vdubbers to get the best vdub life.

The ultimate first track day guide. Part two

You’ve done the preparation and you’re all set for your first track day. Here’s what to do on the day… The butterflies and nervous shakes are very real during your first track day, even if you’ve done all your research and prepared perfectly for the day. However, follow the advice in this second instalment of…
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Get all the fun and none of the fear during your first time on track, with our huge two-part track day guide for beginners. Get the best vdub life.

The ultimate first track day guide. Part one: preparation

Get all the fun and none of the fear during your first time on track, with our huge two-part track day guide for beginners Track days are huge fun, but can be a daunting experience for the first-timer. Yet, the fact is, they’re the safest place to drive your car at speed – so long…
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Car insurance can be expensive. But fear not! We have 27 tips to make yours a lot cheaper. We enable UK vdubbers to get the best out of living a vdub life.

How to get cheaper car insurance

Car insurance can be expensive. But fear not! We have 27 tips to make yours a lot cheaper Car insurance. No one likes paying it, and even fewer people enjoy actually using it. However, for the majority of us, there’s no getting around paying for it. The good news is, however, there are plenty of…
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Make sure your car is ready for the long road ahead with our pre-drive vehicle checklist. We enable UK vdubbers to get the best out of living a vdub life.

Things to check before a long journey

Make sure your car is ready for the long road ahead with our pre-drive vehicle checklist There’s no convenient time for your car to break down, but there are certainly times that are more inconvenient than others. Like when you’re in the middle of a driving holiday, or in the middle of the back of…
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We pick our favourite Volkswagen prototypes; the unknown Volkswagens that shaped the models we know and love today. Get the best out of living a vdub life.

Ten of the Best: Volkswagen Prototypes

We pick our favourite Volkswagen prototypes; the unknown Volkswagens that shaped the models we know and love today There have been so many seemingly weird and most definitely wonderful Volkswagen prototypes over the years. From a milk-delivering flatbed truck that would go on to become the Type 2 Transporter to a luxury Porsche-based saloon that…
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Excited but slightly daunted by the thought of a campervan conversion? With a bit of planning, you can carry it out like a pro…

How to Plan a Campervan Conversion

Excited but slightly daunted by the thought of a campervan conversion? With a bit of planning, you can carry it out like a pro… They say that prior proper planning prevents, er, ‘pretty’ poor performance. Well, that’s certainly the case when tackling a campervan conversion. There are simply too many things to consider and too…
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Need to get cover on something a little out of norm? We tell you everything you need to know about modified car insurance.

Modified Car Insurance Guide

Need to get cover on something a little out of norm? We tell you everything you need to know about modified car insurance Shopping for car insurance can be a pretty distressing experience, even if you have most things working in your favour. Add in the good stuff such as custom paintwork and go-faster engine…
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Here’s how to prevent your vdub being burnt to a cinder in a car fire. We want to enable all UK vdubbers to get the very best out of living a vdub life.

How to prevent a car fire

Here’s how to prevent your vdub being burnt to a cinder in a car fire Nothing in the motoring world can be more upsetting than having to stand back and watch your pride and joy go up in flames and slowly burn to a crisp. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to…
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Want to go on a driving adventure? Preparation is key. Here’s how to plan your next road trip. Get the best out of living a vdub life.

How to plan a road trip

Want to go on a driving adventure? Preparation is key. Here’s how to plan your next road trip Road trips are just the best thing. Experiencing new places and taking in amazing scenery. Maybe mixing it with different cultures and spending time in good company. All while travelling on newly discovered, novelty-packed roads, enjoying the…
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What’s the story behind our logo? And how does it fit into Volkswagen’s history? Answers incoming… Get the very best out of living a vdub life.

The history of Wolfsburg, the city Volkswagen calls home

What’s the story behind our logo? And how does it fit into Volkswagen’s history? Answers incoming… Some of you may have noticed that our logo resembles the city of Wolfsburg’s emblem. Others of you may simply have wondered what a coat of arms featuring a dog has to do with a Volkswagen lifestyle website. Well,…
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Part weekday daily driver, part show-going weekend warrior, this alter-ego Caddy lives up to its superhero title in more ways than one.

Bananavan

Part weekday daily driver, part show-going weekend warrior, this alter-ego Caddy lives up to its superhero title in more ways than one.
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After years playing around with Beetles, Mark Holley fancied a different flavour of air-cooled vdub. The Ghia was the obvious choice.

Shifting Ghia

After years playing around with Beetles, Mark Holley fancied a different flavour of air-cooled vdub. The Ghia was the obvious choice.
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This Stateside Karmann Ghia is a childhood dream come true for its owner Darren Witte. Here’s their story… Get the very best out of living a vdub life.

American Dream

This Stateside Karmann Ghia is a childhood dream come true for its owner Darren Witte. Here’s their story… ​This is one of those childhood-dream-come-true ownership stories. You know the type: boy meets car, boy grows up, boy rediscovers car, boy and car live happily ever after. That kind of thing. The boy in question here…
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If you take your car’s security seriously, check out these effective anti-theft practices… Get the very best out of living a vdub life.

Vehicle Security Guide, Part Five: Everyday Anti-Theft Habits

If you take your car’s security seriously, check out these effective anti-theft practices… This fifth and final part of our simply massive car security guide is all about everyday anti-theft measures; that is, the things you can do on a daily basis that will minimise the chances of your car going missing. We cover the…
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The best home security products to keep your car on your driveway. We want to enable all UK vdubbers to get the very best out of living a vdub life.

Vehicle Security Guide, Part Four: Home Security

The best home security products to keep your car on your driveway Good home security is a must if you want the complete vehicle anti-theft solution, with the large majority of thefts happening from outside owners’ homes. Products such as bollards, CCTV and security lights are all effective deterrents, with some home security measures all…
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A complete rundown of the best mechanical car immobiliser options. We want to enable all UK vdubbers to get the very best out of living a vdub life.

Vehicle Security Guide, Part Three: Mechanical Immobilisers

A complete rundown of the best mechanical car immobiliser options The belief is that mechanical car immobilisers are easy to defeat and a waste of money. But there’s much more to it than that. Depending on the product and the circumstance, they can be a worthwhile addition to a car’s security system. Products such as…
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Find out about tracker technology, features and more with this in-depth vehicle tracker guide. Get the best out of living a vdub life.

Vehicle Security Guide, Part Two: Trackers

Find out about tracker technology, features and more with this in-depth vehicle tracker guide Vehicle tracking systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, a trend that will continue for as long as relay theft (key hacking) and key theft is still a threat. The reason is simple: if your car goes missing, there’s a…
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Here’s everything you need to know about car alarms and immobilisers. We want to enable all UK vdubbers to get the very best out of living a vdub life.

Vehicle Security Guide, Part One: Alarms & Immobilisers

Here’s everything you need to know about car alarms and immobilisers This five-part vehicle security guide is the biggest, best and broadest-ranging guide there is on the subject of keeping your vdub on your driveway. In this first instalment, we cover car alarms and immobilisers, in the second we detail vehicle trackers. Following that, we…
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