It's long overdue, but we finally have our hands on a used Volkswagen Jetta to modify...

 It's an '02 with more than 210,000 miles on the odometer, and it's an awesome little car. So far, we've seen the tuned V-dub make 93 hp (at the front wheels) with an automatic transmission, and more than 120 hp by swapping to a five-speed manual with South Bend clutch and leaving the same tune on the car. We've also obtained 52 mpg in the little four-door, cruising between 55 and 65 mph.

 In the future we'll be changing the timing belt, replacing the head gasket and adding head studs, upgrading injectors, upsizing the turbo, and throwing the car on the chassis dyno at Randall's Performance between each modification to track all of its power increases. Stay tuned...