After nearly two years since Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions tests on over 475,000 diesel vehicles, the EPA and California Air Resources Board have approved a fix for over 84,000 offending vehicles. Only a few hundred thousand more to go!
Brazil has always been the home of fascinating Volkswagen mutant strains, and even when the company started cooling their cars with that stuff you find in toilets instead of air, they managed to continue this tradition. Just look at these bonkers Passat variants that flourished there and no where else in the world.
We knew Volkswagen’s Dieselgate fix wasn’t going to be easy, and we’ve been concerned that the repair might affect fuel economy. Well, it appears that our fears might have been justified, as Automotive News Europe says the proposed software fix for 2.0-liter diesel Passats is causing an increase high fuel consumption.…
For the majority of the world that understands that you can actually tow things without a massive truck, Volkswagen has a new Trailer Assist system. To promote this, Volkswagen Norway freaked everybody out by backing a car and trailer all over the city, improbably fast. Sort of.
The Volkswagen Passat is what happens when Germans beige-ify a mid-size sedan to satisfy the American market. What do you need to know before you buy a Volkswagen Passat? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
There are lots of stereotypes about Volkswagens, and German engineering in general - some more true than others. The last 2 years of W8 ownership have given me a bit of a new perspective on all of them.
We all whine there aren't enough wagons...boo-hoo why can't I find a cool wagon? And when you do find a wagon..it has a damn automatic. Well the day has come fellow Jalops, the day when one of you takes home this 2004 Passat W8 6 speed 4motion (AWD) with only 80,000 miles.
Jordan Addison is a college student at Virginia's Radford University, and seems pretty much like any college student: he goes to class, probably drinks, probably has goofy in-jokes with friends, has sexual preferences, and all that good college-era crap. Unlike most college students, though, he has had his 2000 Passat…
Volkswagen will introduce this Alltrack Concept at the New York Auto Show next week, because apparently that's more fun than just coming out and saying "maybe we'll build a wagon version of the new Volkswagen Passat." Because that's what this is. A diesel-powered, Outback-flavored European Passat wagon.
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.
The volcanic islands of Hawaii have been pushing forth from the sea for centuries, the lava flows expanding their footprint on the surface. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW Passat wagon looks like it's been covered in lava, but would its price make you blow your top?
Automobile columnist Jamie Kitman's visit to the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga also revealed the city's secret shame: It smells like poop. The city, which drops massive urinal cakes in its sewers to contain the odor, says whaddya gonna do?
Legend has it that years after the end of WWII, Japanese soldiers were still turning up on remote Pacific islands, unaware of hostility's end. Similarly, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe diesel Dasher is a refugee from another era, but does its price mean war?
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.
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.