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No More Volkswagen Beetle: VW says good bye to the iconic Bug

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
The Volkswagen Beetle is no more. Volkswagen announced plans to shut down production of the legendary Beetle next year amid sustained and growing consumer interest in SUVs. VW’s need to trim costs and simplify its operations also played a role in the decision. Sure, the...

2019 Volkswagen Jetta at a glance

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
It speaks volumes to the quality of the previous-generation Jetta introduced in 2011 that it was able to remain basically unchanged for seven years and still be competitive in its segment. But with so many redesigned compact sedans hitting the market, Volkswagen needed to...

2018 Chevrolet Bolt vs. 2018 Nissan LEAF vs. 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf

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An EV to fit your all your real needs? The conversations surrounding electric vehicles are evolving at a pace equal to that of EV and battery technologies. Only five years ago, the matter at hand was making it to one’s destination, even if only a...

The 8 best manual transmissions you can buy today – the revised list

While Charles may be right about the fact that the manual do-it-yourself row-your-own-gears transmission is going the way of the dinosaurs, I can’t 100% agree with the list he’s compiled. I’ve revised his list and will complete his thoughts with my own, as a holder...

700,000 2018 VW Tiguan and Touran recalled over possible fire risks

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Recalls are never fun, especially if you’ve just picked up your brand new vehicle that you waited 6 weeks to get. Before going on, know that the Touran is a compact minivan that is obviously not sold in North America. The recall has been issued...

How profitable are luxury carmakers?

Ever wonder how much money BMW, Bentley or Ferrari makes every time they sell a new car? I forget the exact numbers, but a few years ago, like four, luxury cars accounted for roughly 30% of sales world-wide, yet represented over 50% of the...

Twin-engine, 1,600-hp MK3 Golf GTI

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It’s Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? Races? Car show? Drag strip? If you’re into the latter, this video produced by 1320video will have you in awe, and scratching your head, and not necessarily in that order. First, you’ll be confused by two...

EV VW ID R smashes PP record

Volkswagen I.D. Pikes Peak
Ok, here’s the real title: Electric vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashes the record. First thing’s first, Pikes Peak is a century-old race up a hill Colorado that runs 12.4-mile (19.9 km) and has 156 turns. Races up the hill are...

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI First Review

I may love reviewing massive pickup trucks or large three-row SUVs but at home, I own only small cars. My biggest junker is a 10-year old Audi A4 wagon and my tiniest is a near 35-year old Honda CR-X that weighs half as much...

Luxury cars can be a bargain

iSeeCars.com, an automotive data and research company, has analyzed millions of car transactions to come up with a list of real used car bargains. They tabulated 2.8 million new cars sales from model year 2015, and more than 1.3 million recently sold used cars...