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IIHS Says Convertibles Are As Safe As Hard Tops (But More Fun Says Me) +VIDEO

IIHS Says Convertibles Are As Safe As Hard Tops (But More Fun Says Me) +VIDEO

Despite the relatively flimsy appearance of their roof structures, late-model convertibles are no riskier than nonconvertibles, according to the analysis of crash and fatality rates. ... Continue reading

2007 Western Automotive Journalists Test Days: So Many Cars, So Little Time.

2007 Western Automotive Journalists Test Days: So Many Cars, So Little Time.

Western Automotive Journalists, recently had its annual test days. drove Dodge Sprinter Plug-In Hybrid; Mitsubishi Lancer GTS; Volkswagen GTI and EOS; Mazdaspeed3; Honda Civic Si 4-door; Mini Cooper S; Nissan SE-R Spec V; Audi S6; BMW M6; BMW 3-Series; Audi TT; Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec B; Infiniti G35; Acura TL Type S ... Continue reading

The Thing From Volkswagen

The Thing From Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Type 181 – commonly referred to as “The Thing” – has always been a fun summer classic for drivers who enjoy a cool and wildly original type of ride. The removable doors, retractable soft top and folding windshield provided a driving experience unlike any other Volkswagen. ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Close Up

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Close Up

models from the 2020 lineup—from the entry-level Jetta to the top-of-the-line Arteon. Today’s vehicle: the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. ... Continue reading

EVs Are The Only Vehicles Built On Wall Street

EVs Are The Only Vehicles Built On Wall Street

You can't find any EV vehicle news without a salivating focus on Tesla's stock price and how other car companies building EV's will see their stock value soar, that is until the dealers report the unsold inventory sitting on dealerships lots across the U.S. From Seeking Alpha: Spotlight on EVs: The week ahead could be ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI Review by David Colman

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI Review by David Colman

It's got it all, except for one little thing. The VW Golf range is available with either an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 7-speed sequential gearbox or a 6-speed manual shifter. For those of us who love to change gears the old fashioned way, with a clutch and a console-mounted stick, the base model of the Golf rang ... Continue reading

June 2020 US Retail Auto Sales Surprisingly Good

June 2020 US Retail Auto Sales Surprisingly Good

Automakers laud U.S. consumer 'resilience' despite COVID-19 hit to sales 4 MIN READ Detroit July 1, 2020; Reuters journalists Nick Carey and Ben Klayman reported that major automakers posted lower U.S. monthly or quarterly new vehicle sales on Wednesday due in large part to weak fleet orders, but said consumer demand r ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review An SUV for Small Families with Big Cargo by Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel Some families need 3 rows of seats and for them there is the VW Atlas. For smaller families who do not need the 3rd row and yet need plenty of cargo space, there is the Atlas Cross Sport with the same wheel ... Continue reading

Germany Amps Up Domestic Battery Production With Massive State Subsidies

Germany Amps Up Domestic Battery Production With Massive State Subsidies

German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier officially awarded the government's first grant – worth EUR 300 million – to battery company Varta. "The establishment of innovative and sustainable battery cell production is a high priority for us in Germany," said Altmaier. ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI Review by Mark Fulmer

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI Review by Mark Fulmer

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI review by Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel Now in its 46th year, the family hatchback Golf is adding some timely enhancements, trim simplifcation, and high tech additions. The 2020 version has been simplified to one well-equipped trim powered by a 147-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbo-4 attached to eithe ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - June 28, 2020

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - June 28, 2020

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

Official Release: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon +VIDEO

Official Release: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon +VIDEO

developed performance (235 kW / 320 PS) powertrains Herndon, VA — The Arteon is Volkswagen’s Gran Turismo—marrying the sleek design of a premium coupe to the space of a midsize sedan. For 2021, Volkswagen is introducing an extensive product line update to the brand halo, including sharpened design elements, inter ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4Motion Review by David Colman

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4Motion Review by David Colman

The upsized 2020 VW Tiguan is more useful in every way than the diminutive SUV of the same name it replaced. The enlarged Tiguan is in fact dimensionally close to VW's departed full-size SUV, the Touareg. ... Continue reading

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