Tag: Volkswagen

68 Posts

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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Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept
Jan 13, 2015

Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen wants to be the world's top volume carmaker by 2018. Will it happen? Not if they keep cranking out SUVs and neglecting the unusually efficient, well-made small cars that made them popular in the U.S. when they first arrived.

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Nov 16, 2014

On the Horn: VW's CEO on the Company's Golf-Flavored Future

Jim Motavalli

Michael Horn is charged with resuscitating Volkswagen's fortunes in the U.S., and he's leading with the new Golf, plus SUVs and compact/mid-sized cars.


Sep 28, 2014

Five Reasons VW Should Bring Back the Bus

Jim Motavalli

Absolutely not, says VW, at least not right now. But we think they should reconsider! Five reasons why, right here. 

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Sep 19, 2014

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

Jim Motavalli

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

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Jun 30, 2014

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

Jim Motavalli

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

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