Tag: Volkswagen

61 Posts

Leave the top up or down?
Mar 09, 2017

Leave the Top Up or Down When Storing a Convertible?

Dear Car Talk

Frances has a VW convertible stored inside for months at a time. Should the top stay up or down?

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Dog camping in a camper van
Aug 09, 2016

A Man, a Plan, a Van . . . a Can(ine)?

FIDO Blog

Life in a 1987 Vanagon with two humans and one dog. 

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Compensation for European VW owners
Jun 27, 2016

VW Cops a Plea

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The end to an ordeal endured by close to half a million American purchasers of Volkswagen turbo-diesel engines may draw to something like a close in federal court tomorrow, but it may not feel like it to all owners.

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buying a diesel vehicle
Mar 11, 2016

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Diesel?

Guest Bloggers

Values of used diesles have tanked lately - does that mean now is a good time to buy? 

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
Feb 17, 2016

E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

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VW Microbus
Jan 18, 2016

Five Things We Wish VW Got Right with the BUDD-e "Microbus" Concept

Craig Fitzgerald

Volkswagen announced the BUDD-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It's supposed to be the modern Microbus, but that's really not what it is.

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Dec 15, 2015

One More Time, the Return of VW's Microbus

Jim Motavalli

An electric Microbus-like concept vehicle will be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next month, and some think it could turn into a full-fledged production vehicle, in multiple versions. But it may not be a minivan, and it might not happen at all.  

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Jetta plays radio with no key
Nov 12, 2015

What's Come Over Lisa's Volkswagen Jetta?

Dear Car Talk

Lisa's Volkswagen Jetta will play the radio and CD player without the key in the ignition. It never did this before. Can Car Talk explain what gives?

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Volkswagen dieselgate
Oct 28, 2015

It's a Small World After All!

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The world’s carmakers, it turns out, have the long-range vision and ethical integrity of a roving band of rabid raccoons and the bad news keeps on rolling. Like American carmakers, and Japanese ones, Volkswagen has important friends in high places.

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Vintage Volkswagen book
Oct 15, 2015

Found at a Thrift Shop: The Origins of Car Talk

Craig Fitzgerald

This past weekend, my wife Lisa hit a couple of thrift shops in suburban Boston and came home with a bunch of stuff, including this book called "Think Small, What's So Funny About a Volkswagen," and in its pages, I think I found the origins of Car Talk.

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