Tag: Volkswagen

73 Posts

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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Volkswagen diesel scandal
Oct 09, 2015

Diesel Dilemma: What Should VW Owners Do Now?

Guest Bloggers

Got a diesel Volkswagen? Wondering what you should do next? Find out here.

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Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal
Sep 25, 2015

How Green Was My Volkswagen

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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?

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Sep 22, 2015

The VW Betrayal: Car Talk Interviews Dan Neil

Staff Blog

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

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Asthma attacks and Volkswagen
Sep 22, 2015

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

Staff Blog

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

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VW and Audi defeat device scandal
Sep 19, 2015

The Blue Tec Blues

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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?

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Bosch charger for the Volkswagen e-Golf
Jul 16, 2015

E-Golf Revisited: 2200 Miles Later

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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

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69 VW Bug continuously bogs down
Jul 23, 2015

What's Next for the Bogged Down Bug?

Dear Car Talk

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.

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Review of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
May 27, 2015

The E-Golf Test Drive

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

"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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