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  1. Volkswagen Forum.co.uk Threads / Posts  Last Post

    About the Volkswagen Forum, Including: Partners, Sponsors, News, Comments & Suggestions. Volkswagen Car news. Wanting to Join the Volkswagen Forum.

    1. All the information you need to know about Volkswagen Forum.co.uk, including how to become a Forum Sponsor

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    2. If you have any comments or suggestions for the forum put them here and the administrator will reply...

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    3. Information on joining the forum and registering your user name.

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    4. Any Volkswagen related news covering new Volkswagen models, Volkswagen Racing, Official Volkswagen Press releases and More.

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  2. The VW Social Club Threads / Posts  Last Post

    General Chat, The Playground, Technology Suite, Motorsport & New Members Introduce Yourself section.

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      General discussion on more serious issues. Doesn't need to be Volkswagen or even car related but please stay on topic in the threads.

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    2. Welcome ! - If you have just registered on the Volkswagen forum, please introduce yourself here

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    3. For all your light banter, thread de-railing and gossip. Usual forum guidelines regarding content apply.

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    4. The Technology Suite

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      Want to discuss the latest MP4 player, radio controlled toys, handheld computer or having PC problems or counting the megapixels on your new camera? Then here's the section to be in!

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    5. Discuss all aspects of motorsport, historic and modern.

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  3. Current Volkswagen UK Models Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussion on all current Volkswagen models on sale in the United Kingdom by VAG UK.

    1. The VW Pickup truck produced by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles since 2010. A traditional body-on-frame truck with double-wishbone suspension at the front and leaf springs at the rear. The Amarok range consists of single cab and double cab, combined with either rear-wheel drive or 4motion four-wheel-drive. Powered by turbocharged petrol or turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engines.

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    2. The sharper and meaner new New Beetle 2 based on the A5 - PQ35 platform same as the Jetta. Also sold as the Volkswagen Coccinelle, Volkswagen Maggiolino, Volkswagen Fusca or Volkswagen The Beetle in some countries. Includes: VW Beetle Turbo Black, Beetle GSR Limited Edition & R-Line Beetle, Information and anything related can be found here.

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    3. The new New Beetle 2 rag top.

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    4. Information and discussion on the VW Caddy including the 1st (2010) and 2nd (2015) Facelift versions... Models include the: Caddy Panel Van, Caddy Life, Caddy Maxi and Caddy Maxi Life, Caddy Life Tramper (Camper) and Caddy 4Motion versions...

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    5. Don't call it a Passat or VW will send the boys round....it WAS the Passat CC but after the 2011 facelift it is now the CC, which is for C segment Coupe as a model in its own right.

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    6. The big Transporter current version, LT3.

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    7. Information and everything related to the new class leading VW Golf Mk7 including the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7, Golf R, Golf TGI, Golf GTD, Golf GTE plug-in hybrid & BlueMotion versions... If its Golf VII related its in here ! The Golf Mk7 Forum.

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    8. Information, discussion and pictures on the long anticipated VW Golf Mk8, due 2018 ...

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    9. The current cloth head based on the Golf Mk6.

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    10. The New Golf Mk7 Estate. Marketed as the SportWagen in the United States and Sportwagon in Canada, it is available in S, SE and GT (Trendline, Comfortline and Highline in Canada) (GT is SEL in the USA) trim levels.

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    11. What was the "PLUS" is now the "SportsVan". The Golf SV is the third variant of the seventh-generation Golf, alongside the hatchback and the Estate. t 4,338 mm long, the new SV is 134 mm longer than the Golf Plus that it replaces, and 83 mm longer than the Golf.

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    12. The 2014 Mk Jetta face lifted version of the type 16. Getting closer to the new Mk7 Jetta...

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    13. The eighth generation model of the Passat was introduced in November 2014. The Passat B8 is based on a stretched variant of the MQB platform. Looking for Help or Advice on your VW Passat ? Ask another Vw Passat Driver...

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    14. The 2014 facelifted Mk 5 Polo Typw 6R now known as the Polo 6C. Subtle exterior styling such as redesigned bumpers. Interior re-vamp now includes a touch screen and new steering wheel. The facelift Polo adds technology such as Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard as well as CarPlay and Android Auto support since June 2015.

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    15. Information, specs and more on the Scirocco, Scirocco R and Scirocco GTS which is based on the PQ35 platform of the Golf Mk5, including the 2014 face lifted version. The Scirocco is built on the Volkswagen Group A5 platform.

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    16. No longer anything to do with Ford, a pure VAG product and a good one at that. The second generation Sharan, based on the Volkswagen Passat (B7), launched at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and a month later the second generation of its sibling model, the SEAT Alhambra, was officially announced.

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    17. A sensibly sized soft roader and a surprisingly good drive. The Tiguan is a compact crossover vehicle (CUV) using the PQ35 platform of the Volkswagen Golf. All first-generation (5N) Tiguans feature two-row seating and transverse-mounted four-cylinder engines.

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    18. A monster sized off roader that shares more than a few parts with a Porsche.

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    19. The new Touran using the new MQB platform.

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    20. VW T6 - The sixth incarnation of the ubiquitous Transporter. Information, Pictures, Help and Advice on everything T6 related... Need Advice ? Ask another VW T6 Driver.

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    21. The new oh so clever little car that replaces the slightly disappointing Fox.

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  4. The Volkswagen Garage Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Everything related to the Engine, Body etc...

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      Discuss the ins and outs of Volkswagen Engines and VW Gearboxes, includeing DSG. Everything you need to know on VW Engines and Gearboxes, how to Fix and Repair.

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    2. Information & opinions on: VW Alloy Wheels and Tyres, Sizes, Fitments, Tyre Profiles, Alloy Wheel Offsets. What looks good & what doesn’t ...

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    3. Information on everything exterior: Body kits, Modifications, Lights, Car Care & much more...

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    4. Suspension & Handling

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      Everything you wanted to know about getting the perfect suspension & handling, Springs, Shocks, Roll Bars, Coil-overs, Brakes what’s good and what’s not...

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    5. Everything inside: Seats, Controls, Electrics, Hands free Kits, Floor Mats, Phone Chargers etc. What's good & what's not...

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    6. Everything you need to know, Oils, Air Filters, Oil Filters, Spark Plugs, Wiper blades, Light Bulbs. How to change them & When...

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    7. Everything you need to know about: Car Stereos, Car Speakers, CD Changers, Sub-woofers, & Navigation Systems. What's the best & how to fit them.

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    8. Information on the current Volkswagen's Emissions Cheating Scandal aka "diesel dupe"...

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  5. Volkswagen Gallery Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Images and pictures of everything Volkswagen.

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  6. Volkswagen Classifieds Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Selling cars or parts, list them here Looking for cars or parts? Post your innermost (car related, please) desires here too!

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      Anything VW related you are looking for VW parts wise, new, old, NOS whatever-plead your case here.

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    2. Post here if you have a Volkswagen to sell but PLEASE only private sales, no trade sales at all!

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    3. If you are seeking to purchase a new or second hand Volkswagen check out the various reviews from our Volkswagen owners...

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    4. What to look for, what not to look for, what's worth getting and what's not, ask people who already have the car...

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    5. If you are looking for parts for you VW Beetle, this is the place to advertise.

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    6. Advertise parts you have for sale. NO TRADE SALES PLEASE!

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  7. Volkswagen Events, Meetings & Track days Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Volkswagen Events, Meetings & Track days In England.

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    2. Volkswagen Events, Meetings & Track days In Wales.

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    3. Volkswagen Events, Meetings & Track days In Scotland.

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    4. Volkswagen Events, Meetings & Track days In Ireland North and South.

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  8. Volkswagen Models Non Current Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussion on all non current UK specification Volkswagens

    1. The old air cooled Volkswagen Bug from birth to death, in all forms including 1302/3.

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    2. The New Beetle: The Golf 4 with pretty retro clothes... Built on the PQ34 platform like the Golf Mk4.

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    3. Released in 1979, the first Volkswagen Caddy, also known as Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Caddy is a Pick-up / coupe utility and van based on the Volkswagen Group A1 platform, shared with the small family car Volkswagen Golf Mk1.

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    4. The Skoda Forman based version. Released in 1996 to complement the Typ 9K Caddy range, the rebadged Škoda Felicia Utility was the entry level light commercial vehicle for the VWCV range. The Typ 9U Caddy was built in Škoda Auto's Kvasiny, Czech Republic plant.

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    5. Released in 1995, the Volkswagen Caddy Typ 9K, or Volkswagen Polo Caddy, is a light van, designed by Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary SEAT, and derived from the SEAT Ibiza 6K, on the Volkswagen Group A03 platform.

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    6. The Caddy van 2004 to mid 2011. The third generation of Volkswagen Caddy debuted In late 2004 at the RAI Commercial Vehicle Show in Amsterdam, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles debuted the Typ 2K Caddy panel van.

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    7. Information & everything related to the VW Corrado including the VR6... VW's engineer not accountant designed coupe that died too young.

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    8. The Polo Mk1 with a boot... Volkswagen Derby was the name originally given by German automaker Volkswagen to its booted saloon (three-box) version of the first-generation Volkswagen Polo, between 1977 and 1981.

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    9. The Polo 2 with a boot! European Volkswagen Derby second generation two-door: introduced 1981 and rebranded as "Polo Classic" in 1984.

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    10. The Volkswagen Eos is a sport compact cabriolet coupé produced by the German automaker Volkswagen from 2006 to 2015. Assembled at AutoEuropa in Portugal, It is a convertible-only compact coupé introduced as the successor of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.

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    11. The Fox was introduced to Europe at the AMI Leipzig Motor Show in 2005.

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    12. The original one that started it all... Information and everything related to the First generation Volkswagen Golf Mk1 and all versions of it. The Golf Mk1 was sold as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico.

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    13. Information & everything related to the VW Golf Mk2, including Golf GTI & GTI 16v, Golf Syncro, Rallye Golf, Golf Limited, Golf Country & Golf Mk2 citySTROMer... Some would say the best ever Golf of its time and a modern classic.

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    14. The VW Golf Mk3 including estate. Not the best Golf by a long way. Body badge emblems on the Mk 3 Golf included: GL, CL, GLI, GTI, G60, VR6, 8V, and 16V. New engines included the first Turbocharged Indirect Direct Injection (TD) diesel engine in a Golf, and a narrow-angle 2.8 L VR6 engine.

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    15. The VW Golf Mk3 Cabriolet - Typ 1E in all versions including the facelift version, so called Golf Mk3.5 Cabrio.

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    16. The VW Golf Mk4. A future classic and still a good modern car. This car uses the PQ34 platform shared with many other contemporary VAG products. Models include the 3.2 L VR6-engined four-wheel-drive Golf "R32" introduced in 2002, the 2.8 L VR6-engined "Golf V6 4Motion" and the famous 1.8T (turbo) 4-cylinder model.

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    17. The VW Golf Mk5 - Typ 1K... Not the most interesting Golf but a good car. The main PQ35 platform car and the Fifth generation of the car. Also including the VW Golf GTI W12, if anyone has one...

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    18. The short lived VW Golf Mk6. The Golf 5 as it should have been from day 1. Volkswagen based the Golf Mk6 on the existing PQ35 platform from the Golf Mk5. This vehicle was debuted at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

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    19. The VW Golf Plus type 5M, the first generation based on the Golf 5. Another PQ35 platform car. It is 95 mm (3.74 in) taller than the standard Golf, and slightly longer resulting in 50 litres more boot space.

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    20. The VW Golf Plus second generation, based on the Golf Mk6. Still based on the PQ35 platform. The facelifted version of the Golf Plus was revealed at the December 2008 Bologna Motor Show, featuring a revised front end, similar to the Golf Mk6, but still largely retaining the design of the rear end and the interior of the Mk5 based vehicle.

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    21. Information & everything related to the VW Jetta Mk1 first generation. The first Golf with a boot - 1st generation VW Jetta (A1, Typ 16).

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    22. Information & everything related to the VW Jetta Mk2 / second generation, A2, Typ 19E/1G. The Mark 2 series is the longest running Jetta so far. Introduced to Europe in early 1984 and to North America in 1985, the second generation Jetta proved to be a sales success for Volkswagen.

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    23. Information & everything related to the VW Jetta Mk3 third generation A3, Typ 1H ... Is it a Vento or a Jetta?

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    24. Information & everything related to the VW Jetta Mk4 fourth generation A4, Typ 1J... Another new name for the Golf with a boot. PQ34 platform, the car was known as the Volkswagen Bora in much of the world.

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    25. Back to Jetta again... Information & everything related to the VW Jetta fifth generation A5, Typ 1K. PQ35 platform.

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    26. The Jetta 6 - Sixth generation type 16 from 2011 up to the 2014 facelift, no longer a Golf with a boot including the Jetta Hybrid, Jetta GLI and Jetta GLI Edition 30.

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    27. If you need to ask what one is, you don't need to know... The Volkswagen K70 is a four-door, front engine, front wheel drive sedan developed by NSU and marketed from 1970–1975 by Volkswagen — after its 1969 acquisition of NSU.

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    28. The Volkswagen LT was the largest light commercial vehicle panel van produced by Volkswagen (and subsequently Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as of 1996) from 1975 to 2006. Two generations were produced: Typ 28/Typ 21 and Typ 2D. Information, help and advice on everything VW LT related...

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    29. VW's first very small car below the Polo, good but fragile. The Lupo was introduced in 1998 to fill a gap at the bottom of the Volkswagen model range caused by the increasing size and weight of the Polo. The 1998 Lupo was a badge-engineered version of the stablemate 1997 SEAT Arosa.

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    31. The original VW Passat B1 was launched in 1973. The body types offered originally were two and four-door sedans and similar looking three and five-door versions. Externally all four shared a modern fastback style design.

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    32. The second generation Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1981 and in production until 1988. The platform, named B2, was once again based on the corresponding version of the Audi 80, which had been launched in 1978.

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    33. The third generation VW Passat was introduced in March 1988 in Europe, 1990 in North America, and 1995 in South America. The lack of a grille made the car's front end styling reminiscent of older, rear-engined Volkswagens such as the 411, and also doubled as a modern styling trend.

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    34. The B3 Passat was heavily facelifted in 1993 and although it was designated B4, it was not an all-new model. The facelift revised external body panels except for the roof and glasshouse, with most obvious exterior change seeing the re-introduction of a grille to match the style of the other same-generation Volkswagen models of the era, such as the Mk3 Golf and Jetta. A much misunderstood fine car.

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    35. An all-new Passat, based on the Volkswagen Group B5 platform, the Passat B5 Typ 3B, plus any Passat models built after late 2000, are also known as a Passat B5.5, Typ 3BG model. Who needs an Audi A4?

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    36. Passat B6 (Typ 3C). From 2005 to 2011. A really good car to drive but ohh so unreliable in its early years. The B6 Passat no longer shared its platform with Audi's equivalent model (the Audi A4). Based on a modified version of the Mk5 Golf's PQ46 platform.

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    37. The B6 Passat was facelifted in 2010. although designated "B7", the car is not an all-new model. The facelift resulted in new external body panels except for the roof and glasshouse, with the prominent changes to the grille and headlights. Interior featured minor detail changes from the B6, although the basic dashboard design remain unchanged.

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    38. The first generation VW Passat CC is a four-door sedan version of the Volkswagen Passat B6 with a "stylized sweeping roofline". Reducing rear headroom and cargo space, it debuted in January 2008... the suffix CC stands for Comfort Coupé despite it not being a coupé due to having four doors.

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    39. Information & everyting related to the VW Phaeton including the 2007, 2010 facelift models. The ultimate luxury car for those without a badge hang up. The Phaeton's platform, the Volkswagen Group D1 platform, is shared with the Bentley Continental GT and Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Phaeton production ended in March 2016.

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    40. The first-generation Polo, a rebadged version of the Audi 50, was introduced in 1975 and was produced until October 1981. By 1979, 500,000 Polos were produced worldwide. It shared the internal designation Typ 86 with the Audi 50. Including the facelifed version in 1979, sometimes referred to as the Mark IF, the facelifted model featured plastic bumpers, a different front grille and a revised dashboard.

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    41. The Mk2 (or Typ 86C) VW Polo was introduced in October 1981, with the major change being the introduction of a third body style with a steep (almost vertical) rear window, in addition to a version resembling the original Polo Mk1 shape with a diagonal rear window. Also including the Mk2 Facelift (referred to as the Mk2F).

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    42. The Mk3 Polo or Typ 6N, appeared in 1994 and was a completely new model (on a new chassis), available as 3 and 5 door hatchback versions. Also including the 1999 facelifted Mk3 Phase 2 or Typ 6N2 which featured updated styling including new headlights and bumpers and an all new interior based on that of the Lupo.

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    43. The all-new Mk4 or Typ 9N VW Polo was put on sale in early 2002 and shares its platform with the SEAT Ibiza Mk3, Skoda Fabia Mk1 and Skoda Fabia Mk2. Also includes the Facelift Mk4 Polo Typ 9N3 in 2005 to 2009 with Passat-style one piece headlights and tail lights, and a different hatch. This facelifted model is officially known as the Mk4 Phase II.

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    44. The fifth generation Mk5 Polo designation Typ 6R, the first time in Polo's history, the car was declared European Car of the Year, for 2010, World Car of the Year in April 2010. A good Polo it seems :) ... It shares its platform with the 2008 SEAT Ibiza Mk4, and the Audi A1.

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    45. Everything related to the first generation Mk 1 VW Scirocco. With 504,153 Mk1 Scirocco's made, there might still be a few around ?. As described by VW in 1975: A hot new car from Volkswagen. As fast and powerful as the desert wind it's named after.

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    46. Still a Golf Mk1 under the skin, not as pretty but slower to turn into brown powder. From 1982–1992 with a mid life facelift in 1984. All Trim levels including the: L, CL, GL, LS, GLS, GLI, GT, GTI, GTL, GTS, GTX, GT II, Scala, GT 16V and GTX 16V Scirocco's listed here.

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    47. Information, help and advice on the VW Sharan 1, including the major facelift Mark 1A/Phase 1.5 (2000–2004) and the later cosmetic facelift Mark 1B/Phase 1.75 (2003–2009) update. The VW Sharan 1 was a joint project between VW and Ford together with the Portuguese government. It was also built and badged as a Seat.

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