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Cheating Volkswagen Diesels Have Become A Hot Commodity

After Volkswagen admitted to cheating on the emissions tests of hundreds of thousands of cars back in 2015, the company was forced to buy back the vehicles, modify them to produce fewer emissions but still perform well and resell the cars with a strong warranty. The resulting used VWs are surprisingly compelling,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Cheating Volkswagen Diesels Have Become A Hot Commodity

After Volkswagen admitted to cheating on the emissions tests of hundreds of thousands of cars back in 2015, the company was forced to buy back the vehicles, modify them to produce fewer emissions but still perform well and resell the cars with a strong warranty. The resulting used VWs are surprisingly compelling,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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VW’s Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach

Volkswagen has been coyly teasing its electric dune buggy concept as “feasible for production” but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. That said, there is a working model playing around in the California sand right now, and a few notes from folks who got to drive it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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VW’s Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach

Volkswagen has been coyly teasing its electric dune buggy concept as “feasible for production” but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. That said, there is a working model playing around in the California sand right now, and a few notes from folks who got to drive it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen Will Chop Its Super Long Warranty Down From 6 Years To 4

In 2017, Volkswagen offered an excellent six year and 72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on select models for folks who were considering the brand but were perhaps a bit apprehensive about its reputation for problems and expensive German repair bills. Nothing lasts forever, though, and that includes sweet warranty…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Crazy Luxury Features That Make the First-Gen VW Touareg Such an Over-Engineered Nightmare

The first generation Volkswagen Touareg launched in 2002, but remains one of my favorite fancy off-roaders of all time because it was a genuine off-road beast and the most luxurious VW SUV ever. Sadly, that swankiness and off-road prowess comes at a cost, as they mean the SUV is filled with wacky luxury features that…Read […]

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Volkswagen Is Spending a Billion on a Battery Factory to Try to Leapfrog Tesla

There may be a day that Tesla looks back on all this—the Roadster, the S, those troublesome early Xs—and laugh at how simple it was. Volkswagen is rolling in. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 15, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford and Volkswagen Are Clearly in Love and Just Need to Get On With It

Ford’s executive chairman fawns over VW, many European cars may be about to get Brexit-ed, and two men have been charged for allegedly stealing dozens of Dieselgate VWs from an NFL stadium in Michigan. All that and more for The Morning Shift this Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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40 Countries Agree to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard

Automatic Emergency Braking will no longer be optional, big changes at Ford, Sting holds a concert for embattled GM plant workers, the French government is investing in battery tech, and more for The Morning Shift of Friday, February 15, 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Driving One of Europe’s Forbidden Economy Cars in the Alps Was Straight Up Miserable

Last week, my brother and I were in a ski town in southern Germany looking for something to do. So we rented the cheapest car we could get our hands on, which ended up being a Volkswagen Polo with a tiny 64-horsepower engine. Here’s what it was like driving that thing through the Alps.Read more… […]

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Volkswagen Wants Other Automakers to Use Its MEB Electric Car Platform: Report

We’ve already heard that VW and Ford have agreed to “investigate collaboration on….electric vehicles,” but now a new report by German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel suggests that VW’s ideas on EV collaboration span well beyond Ford. According to the story, VW wants its MEB platform to become an industry standard. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Fascinating Engineering Behind VW’s Electric Car Platform of the Future

Volkswagen, the company that brought us Dieselgate, wants us forget its last eco-disaster by promising to bring affordable electric cars to the masses starting in 2020. Those cars will ride on an all-new electric platform called MEB. The automaker calls it “one of the most important projects in the history of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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