To prepare for Hurricane Florence, one North Carolina family decided to try to drive their Volkswagen Jetta up two supremely sketchy makeshift ramps, and onto the front porch. It’s not to save the car from the storm like we saw with last year’s hurricanes, either—it’s for a very different reason.
One of the biggest players in the automotive world, Volkswagen, recently warned that the cost of developing and selling electric cars “will be higher than expected.” Hm! If electric cars are so expensive why do people build them in their garages with old batteries? Seems like a hole in their logic!
Nobody quite wants to commit in the world of EVs, car sales are going loopy, and there’s a giant recall going on at Toyota right now. All this and more in The Morning Shift.
My knuckles are cut up. My back is sore. My fingernails are scrubbed. It’s been a while since I’ve wrenched on my car, and now I don’t want to stop.
As we wave goodbye to the second generation of the “new” Volkswagen Beetle, a car that never quite reached the astronomical sales of the original car, we’re already getting indications that VW may be planning a revolutionary new electrified model that would return to its rear-wheel drive roots.
Robert has a 14-year-old Volkswagen Passat with a lot of miles and not a lot of life left in it. His family refuses to ride in his car that probably should have been sent to the junkyard years ago, so it’s time for a replacement that’s safe but not lame. What car should he buy?
We’re living in dark times, my friends, dark times. What do I turn to to make things a little more bearable? Gin, for one. And a giant punch bowl of spaghetti. And maybe 400 horsepower in the form of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R, if this rumor is true.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate is a Volkswagen I’ll bet you forgot ever even existed, even though it’s only been out of production a couple of years. Let’s see if this Eos has a price that’s worth remembering.
Rust sometimes makes a car look just a tad better. It gives the car a bit of personality and this 1968 VW Type 2 pickup on Craigslist is no exception. I think it’d actually look a little more mundane if all the paint was in order.
Recently I put together an article about the VW W8 Passat, a car so needlessly complicated and expensive to operate I was sure it was the most infamously unreliable Volkswagen in modern history. Then the V10 Touareg showed up and blew my mentions into smithereens.
I don’t know if the W8 Passat was as unreliable as everyone remembers it to be, or if it was only that people who expected something approaching Camry-grade reliability from what was a reasonably exotic vehicle got loudly turned off by it. But I just know some of you out there have owned these things.
The Volkwagen Cabriolet is the perfect car for someone who wants an old Volkswagen Golf, but doesn’t want a roof.
We love forbidden fruit, especially when that fruit is a diesel, manual, four-wheel drive small pickup truck not meant for the U.S. market, like the Volkswagen Amarok. Believe it or not, there’s one for sale in Pennsylvania right now, but you may not want to buy it.
For today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe contestant we have a car that—to be perfectly honest with you—I had forgotten even existed. Let’s see if this Touareg hybrid’s price makes it worth remembering once again.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe GTI represents, if not the first hot hatch, then at least the category’s quintessential archetype. Let’s see if this muscly Rabbit should easily have a buyer typing up an offer.