Tag: Volkswagen

70 Posts

Raindrops Keep Falling on His Head
Oct 16, 2018

Raindrops Keep Falling on His Head

Dear Car Talk

Leaky sunroof defies repeated attempts to fix the problem

leaks Concours d'LeMons sunroofs Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2016

Does "Sealed for Life" Really Mean It?
Oct 04, 2018

Does "Sealed for Life" Really Mean It?

Dear Car Talk

I bought a used 2006 Volkswagen Touareg. VW keeps saying the transmission is sealed for life, but 150,000 miles with the original fluid makes me nervous.

transmissions fluids Volkswagen Touareg 2006

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Apr 20, 2018

2019 VW Jetta: Big Car, Small Price, Great Fuel Economy

Jim Motavalli

The seventh generation Jetta is more aerodynamic, roomier, and improved in almost every way.

reviews Volkswagen Jetta

Apr 05, 2018

Kitten Caravan: Road Trips With Cats


We're suckers for a good story about a dog on a road trip. But dogs aren't the only pets that love life on the open road. 

pets Volkswagen

Red VW Golf R
Feb 06, 2018

VW's Sleeper: The $40,000 Golf R Looks Mild, but Really Roars

Jim Motavalli

VW sticks with hot hatches (and pivots electric) as the market obsesses over crossovers. Volkswagen is in penance mode.

reviews Volkswagen Golf R

Alloy wheel
Dec 07, 2017

Will Alloy Wheels Improve Mileage and Handling?

Dear Car Talk

Jesada's Jetta might look better but would she notice any other changes?

wheels fuel economy Volkswagen Jetta 2013

Air Flow Sensors Can Send Several Messages
Aug 03, 2017

Air Flow Sensors Can Send Several Messages

Dear Car Talk

The problem with this VW's air-sensor could be simple fix, or could signal impending doom for the engine.

sensors oil engines Volkswagen Eurovan 1999

A Pricey AC Fix Might Become Cheaper with an Easy Test
Jul 06, 2017

A Pricey AC Fix Might Become Cheaper with an Easy Test

Dear Car Talk

The dealership said Cynthia needed $1500 in repairs to make her VW's AC work again. Additional testing might save her some serious bucks.

air conditioning Volkswagen Jetta 2010

May 02, 2017

If It Can Make It Here: The New Volkswagen e-Golf in Manhattan

Jim Motavalli

VW updated its electric e-Golf with more power and range. Since EVs are supposed to be city cars, I took it into the maelstrom that is Times Square.

electric vehicles reviews Volkswagen e-Golf 2017

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?

convertibles Volkswagen