Recently, I read the article on the VW Phaeton and how lovely the car was to own (until it broke), and it made me think of another VW of that era that shared its part with a more expensive relative, the VW Touareg.
Our three year affair with Rs began in Pensacola. My wife drove a ‘09 beige Toyota Corolla. We loathed the car. Mechanically sound? Yes, but the seats were uncomfortable the MPG was not outstanding and overall the price wasn’t worth it. She wanted out, and I love car shopping.
Well, here we are, the day I most feared as come. It seems that VW finds the Atlas leaves no room for Touareg in the lineup. That makes me sad, very sad in fact, as the Touareg was one of the few VWs left I actually liked.
For the past six months I’ve been running my games criticism YouTube channel out of a 1973 Volkswagen Bus. I’ve travelled with my wife and dog and laptop for 7,000 miles, riding the byways down the west coast and out into the deserts of the Southwest.
It finally happened. I got promoted. It’s been a long story of trials and corporate beaurocracy b/s to get here, but it is here at last. And the whole saga of frustration of previous positions I didn’t get is kind of a blessing in the disguise. This promotion is supposed to be way more of an increase for me compared…
Long story short, my sister’s friend backed into the front of my 2007 GTI.
It’s been a long long while since I’ve done a Used Car Face-Off and never before on a Monday, but with AP tests done and a particular car conveniently popping up on Craigslist the circumstances just seemed right.
It took a little longer than promised in the settlement, but as of yesterday our involvement in the TDI Buyback program ended* when left hand VW Credit received the loan payoff portion of our settlement from right hand VWoA.
As I covered in Part 1, two friends and I had just bought cheap wheels in San Diego and were intending to drive them 2200 miles up the Pacific Coast to Seattle, and then sell them when we got there.
It’s no secret that I’m in love with the Smyth Ute. After getting the opportunity to drive one at a rallycross, I was convinced that someday I need one of these in my life. “Someday” will now be sooner rather than later. A few weeks ago I found a rough but solid 2003 VW Jetta 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition for sale on…
The latest automaker to announce that they’re not playing the downsizing game any more... is Volkswagen.
Sometime in late 2014 my friend Taylor and I were sitting around, drinking whiskey, and watching Top Gear, like one does. If I recall correctly specifically, we had just finished Botswana… or Bolivia… I forget which is which, and were a good way through the Vietnam special. It was at this fateful moment, Taylor said…
I mean, it probably drives decently enough (I haven’t driven one, though). But, well, take a look at the efficiency.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select three of the least reliable cars (or trucks) in the US.
One of the major talking points at the rally and rallycross scene this winter has been Volkswagens hasty departure from the World Rally Championship. Another huge question has been the new rallycross car of triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg, as he has announced that last season was his last with the Citroën…