How Volkswagen spins

For years, automotive journalists have suspected the cars in automakers' test fleets are somehow better-finished than those customers get. (We've already told you how Ferrari games that system.) Now, Consumer Reports has some questions for Volkswagen about its 2012 Passat press cars. » 11/23/11 2:00pm 11/23/11 2:00pm

MotorTrend's 2012 Car of the Year is an epic win for mediocrity

I've just picked Golden Corral as the 2012 Mike Spinelli Restaurant of the Year. Oh, I don't give a damn about quality, technology, product-use experience or any other childish bullshit like that. I care about profits, dude, big friggin' profits. » 11/16/11 3:00pm 11/16/11 3:00pm

The Star Wars Super Bowl commercial everyone will talk about

Volkswagen just released these two Super Bowl commercials. The first is an awesome take on a tiny Darth Vader trying to use the Force to control everything from a doll to the new Passat. It's cute, and it works. » 2/02/11 10:50am 2/02/11 10:50am

How Volkswagen Cut $7,000 From The 2012 Passat

Volkswagen vows that the 2012 Passat will lead the German automaker back to glory in America. Step one: Cutting $7,000 from the Passat's price. Here's what happens to a near-luxury car when the bean counters get behind the wheel. » 1/10/11 1:30pm 1/10/11 1:30pm

2012 Volkswagen Passat: Sharper, Angrier, Golfier

This picture, leaked from a German Volkswagen brochure, shows an undisguised, production-ready 2012 VW Passat. Note the extensive use of Golf and Polo styling cues. Good move, Wolfsburg. Good move. [Auto Express] » 6/04/10 2:30pm 6/04/10 2:30pm