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Re-Bodying A Nissan Patrol As A VW Bus Is All Our Muddy Dreams Come True

We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here Is Why ’90s German Cars Had Stubby Passenger-Side Mirrors

This weekend I was doing a few minor repairs to my 1995 Audi S6 in preparation for Radwood next month. One of those involved replacing the 22-year-old self-dimming mirrors, which had discolored and separated a bit from their backing. I bought a set of European-style convex “blind spot” mirrors to fit for maximum rear…Read more… […]

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The Next Volkswagen Beetle Could Go Electric And Rear-Wheel Drive Again 

The case could be made that the original Volkswagen Beetle is the most iconic car ever made. Its modern versions, well… not so much. But as part of its big diesel emissions cheating penance, Volkswagen is making a massive push into electric cars. And that could return the Beetle to its roots in an unexpected […]

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Volkswagen Hints At The Possibility Of A Reborn Electric Thing Or Other Classic Volkswagens

I heard about Volkswagen discussing the possibility of a new, electric, MEB-archicture Kübelwagen or Thing a couple days ago, but was hesitant to write about it because, well, I’m not sure if it’s just idle talk or if there’s some grain of seriousness behind it. I guess it doesn’t really matter, because it’s…Read more… Continue […]

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The College Students Who Uncovered VW’s Diesel Cheating

Volkswagen’s decision to cheat diesel emissions testing has been covered relentlessly ever since the automaker came clean about the scam in late 2015. The ins and outs of it never seem to get old, though, and German magazine Der Spiegel has a winding, fascinating tale today about the West Virginia University students…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Regulators Approve Another VW Dieselgate Fix To Clean Up 38,000 SUVs

U.S. regulators have approved a “fix” for 38,000 Volkswagen Auto Group 3.0-liter diesel SUVs, which should clean up some of the hundreds of thousands of deceptive emissions-spewing diesels in the U.S. and potentially save the company $1 billion.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Regulators Approve Another VW Dieselgate Fix To Clean Up 38,000 SUVs

U.S. regulators have approved a “fix” for 38,000 Volkswagen Auto Group 3.0-liter diesel SUVs, which should clean up some of the hundreds of thousands of deceptive emissions-spewing diesels in the U.S. and potentially save the company $1 billion.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen Is Making An Electric Race Car For Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak hillclimb is one of the most dangerous and challenging events in racing. The course is 12.4 miles long and climbs 4,700 feet to the summit of the mountain at over 14,000 feet above sea level. Volkswagen is making an all-electric race car to compete in the hillclimb next year.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Mexico City’s ‘Beetleland’ Is Where The Unlicensed Volkswagen Beetle Cabs Still Thrive

The market, like nature, finds a way. Despite their ancient design, Volkswagen Beetles were famously still made in Mexico until 2003 and incredibly common as Mexico City taxi cabs until 2012. They’re illegal for cab use there now for being too unsafe, but the city’s Cuautepec area is plenty dangerous on its own.Read more… Continue […]

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