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Welcome to A2Resource!

The definitive Volkswagen Resource site, your home for detailed specs, factory colors, the year by year changes guide, electrical info, and a whole lot more. The only A2 guide site designed with the North American market in mind!
Have fun!

Model Guide

A year-by-year guide to the changes to A2 Volkswagens.

Color Guide

A guide to the colors of A2 Volkswagens (including interior), with real-world samples.

Electrical Systems

A list of every pin on the back of a Central Electric 1 and 2 fuse box, and what it does. Also, a page dedicated to Volkswagen radio wiring color codes and a section on engine management and fault diagnosis.

Engines and Transmissions

A listing of every engine and transmission available in an A2 (and every engine and transmission available in a Volkswagen), sorted by year. Detailed specs are also available.

The Brochure Rack

A collection of North American brochures, advertisements, reviews, and other stuff. The biggest collection you'll find anywhere. Covers 1974-1997 (A1, A2, and A3).


A list of sites (and people) who contributed to the creation of this site.


A whole section devoted to the US Golf/GTI wiring system has been posted! Also a huge expansion of the Brochure Rack. Look for more updates soon!

New! IMG tags added to the brochure rack images!

More minor updates! 2/3/09

New, updated Transmissions and Engines pages!

Version 2.0 of the site is live!
Questions/Comments? Please email me.