Posts from ‘Volkswagen’

Jun
07
1980 Chrysler LeBaron

1980 Chrysler LeBaron

According to website Statista, light-truck sales—which include crossovers and SUVs—have risen from about 2 million in 1980 to almost 12 million last year. One needs only to look around to see that coupe and convertible sales have fallen to all-time lows, but it’s the humble sedan that I am most worried about.

May
13
VW Plans to Revive the Scout

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Mar
22
2022 Volkswagen Taos SE

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE in King’s Red Metallic (a $395 option)

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE

ClassSubcompact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 441

Fuel used: 14.6 gallons

Feb
16
Unusual Paint Hues at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, 2022 Auto Colors

Unusual Paint Hues at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows around the globe were dealt a huge blow by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Chicago Auto Show (Consumer Guide’s “hometown” auto show) fared better than most of them. The 2020 edition of the show happened in February 2020—less than a month before the coronavirus hit the United States in earnest and lockdowns began, making it the last “normal” big-league auto show. For 2021, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (the organization that produces the Chicago Auto Show) was able to work with state and local authorities to pull off a special indoor/outdoor edition of the show in mid-July. For 2022, the show returns to its traditional February time slot. In fact, it’s going on as we type this—the show runs through February 21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center.

Dec
24
2021 Year in Review

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Dec
16
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line in Atlantic Blue Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 361

Fuel used: 14.3 gallons

Nov
10
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line in Tourmaline Blue Metallic

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL Premium R-Line

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 257

Fuel used: 14.6 gallons

Sep
15
2022 Volkswagen Taos SE

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE in Pyrite Silver Metallic

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 311

Fuel used: 12.3 gallons

Aug
30

Hot Deal Madness

Fun fact: Most car dealers pay a small amount into a regional advertising fund for each vehicle they sell. That money is spent on ads and promotions tailored to reach would-be car shoppers in a given area. In many cases, manufacturers contribute additional cash to the fund. And, depending on the franchise, some of that money may be spent by the dealer on store-specific ads.

Aug
13
Favorite New-Car Features

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.