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VW Diesel Owners: Here's What We Know

The Volkswagen emissions scandal is stunning in scope, but has plenty of precedent. How did they think they were going to get away with it this time?

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.

Today: Best Car to Buy for Doomsday?

Lynne's buying a new car and she's concerned about . . . Doomsday. Can Car Talk recommend a vehicle that will flourish in an environment of EMPs, limited fuel availability and worthless money? 

Brilliant or Bogus: Robert's Diesel Engine Swap Idea

Robert is looking at a VW Tiguan, but he really prefers diesel. Can he just buy the car anyway and swap in a diesel engine? Is this more trouble than it's worth?  

Today: How to Roll-Start a Diesel Engine?

Bobby wants to know if he can roll-start his diesel-powered car by engaging a higher gear and popping the clutch. Tom and Ray say every vehicle is dfferent so he'd have to experiment to figure out which gear he'd want to use at what speed. They also have some exciting news for Bobby about a new invention that makes this method of starting cars unnecessary. Find out what it is, right here.

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

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

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


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