Last Edition With the impending demise of the Titou, then I believe the oldest Volkswagens still on sale are the original Bora (Volkswagen Clasico) in México and the Golf IV in Brazil.
Thirty years later Am I the only one who ﬁnds Volkswagen’s advertising touting stop–start as a point of difference a little strange? VW, after all, has had Formel E since the early 1980s, and some of those models had stop–start.
Everybody at Volkswagen hated that car. It had the wrong shape. At the time, a true Volkswagen was round. This thing was boxy with harsh corners. It had the wrong engine. A true Volkswagen was air-cooled, this one was cooled with—ughh—water. The engine was in the wrong spot. A true Volkswagen ha[d] the engine in the rear, this one had it up front. It was designed by the wrong people. A true Volkswagen was designed by Volkswagen engineers. This one was engineered by people from Audi, that strange little Bavarian company Volkswagen had acquired from Mercedes a few years before.