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What's Come Over Lisa's Volkswagen Jetta?

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?

It's a Small World After All!

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.

Found at a Thrift Shop: The Origins of Car Talk

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.

How Green Was My Volkswagen

How would it feel to eat a meal 40 times larger -- or drink a beer forty times bigger -- than what you’d ordered or what doctors, scientists and government regulators recommended? And then to realize you've been tricked into doing it?

The VW Betrayal: Car Talk Interviews Dan Neil

One of our favorite automotive journalists, and favorite writers, Dan Neil from the WSJ gives us his thoughts so far on the VW betrayal.

I bought a 2015 VW diesel. I also suffer from Asthma. Boy, am I ticked off.

Pass the Ventolin and—oh, one other thing—F*&% You, VW. Car Talk's Senior Web Lackey on VW's massive diesel deceit.

The Blue Tec Blues

What can you say of the shocking news that Volkswagen devised – and, then, even more embarrassingly, employed – a super-sneaky software hack to make it appear to U.S. government regulators that 482,000 diesel engines it sold here were less polluting than they actually were?

E-Golf Revisited: 2200 Miles Later

Has the e-Golf managed to win over a skeptic? Jamie Kitman checks in 2200 miles later.

What's Next for the Bogged Down Bug?

Jeffrey's '69 VW Bug continuously bogs down and he's tried everything to fix it. Nothing's worked. Car Talk's suggestion for what he should try next, right here.

The E-Golf Test Drive

"Nor should we forget that whatever the naysayers might think, moving emissions to a remote location that’s not directly in another motorist’s face is a signal good and positive courtesy in its own right. To test this proposition, ask yourself: would I, riding on an airplane, like to be sitting next to the guy who’s cutting mega-farts or at the other end of the cabin? I rest my case."


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