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The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

06.30.2014
Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

What's Shaking Brian's Jetta?

06.26.2014
Brian's 2005 VW Jetta has a wobble in the front-end suspension. He's checked pretty much everything, the CV joints and axles, the tie rods, the struts and mounts, the tires. Can Tom and Ray tell him what he forgot to look at?

I Sing the Golf Electric. And the New GTi, Too.

05.28.2014
The Volkswagen Golf, neé Rabbit, turns the big 4-0 in the United States and VW is marking the occasion with the launch of a series of Golfs manufactured in its new Mexican plant. Some are roomier, somer are cheaper...and some are even electric.

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

01.16.2014
With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

12.14.2013
When Dr. Ferdinand Piëch says, "Jump", VW asks, "How high?" The result: A car that is capable of driving 100 km on 1 liter of fuel...and then some.

Driving VW's Astonishing 200 MPG XL1

12.13.2013
It's the most aerodynamic, fuel-efficient car in the world, and $145,000 buys you bragging rights. But only in Europe, alas.

The Bus Stops Here

08.28.2013
Now that Volkswagen is finally hanging up its tie-dye hat, hippies and hipsters alike will be sobbing into their kombucha.

Will the VW Microbus Keep on Truckin'?

08.09.2012
Believe it or not, they still make these quintessential hippie vans in South America, though they've been off the North American market for decades. Now VW is talking about building an updated and retro version as part of its "heritage series" (alongside the new Beetle).

VW Sales Plans

02.12.2011
When our five-year-old daughters tell us they plan on growing up to be the president of the United States, we smile. When teenaged children tell us as much, we begin worrying.


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