Tag: diesel

37 Posts

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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What's the best car for Doomsday
Apr 09, 2015

Today: Best Car to Buy for Doomsday?

Dear Car Talk

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? 

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Can you change a gas engine for a diesel engine
Feb 05, 2015

Brilliant or Bogus: Robert's Diesel Engine Swap Idea

Dear Car Talk

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?  

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How to roll-start a diesel engine
May 08, 2014

Today: How to Roll-Start a Diesel Engine?

Dear Car Talk

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.

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2014 Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid review
Jan 24, 2014

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

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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.

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Volkswagen XL1 gullwing diesel hybrid
Dec 14, 2013

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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.

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Dec 13, 2013

Driving VW's Astonishing 200 MPG XL1

Jim Motavalli

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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is it worth it to convert my truck to diesel
Mar 07, 2013

Husband's Big Idea Will Pay Off... In 250 Years

Dear Car Talk

Laura's husband wants to convert their pick-up truck to run on diesel to save on fuel costs, but Laura is skeptical that the cost of the project is worth it. Tom and Ray do some calculations to figure out when they can expect to start turning a profit on this big idea.

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