Posts from ‘Volkswagen’

Oct
30
1973 Porsche 914

1973 Porsche 914

I recall a time, oh, 38 years ago, when my folks forbade me from driving to a friend’s house because it was raining. At the time, even if I believed that rain in any way made driving more dangerous, I wasn’t prepared to admit it. Besides, real car guys were unafraid of driving in snow, at night, and through downpours. Honestly, I still enjoy driving around through fresh snow.

Oct
16
2022 Volkswagen Taos

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.

Oct
02
C8 Corvette 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.

Sep
25
2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium in Silk Blue Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 339

Fuel used: 11.1 gallons

Sep
11

2021 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium

2021 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium in Aurora Red Metallic (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 481

Fuel used: 24.5 gallons

Aug
27
Volkswagen Golf TSI

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI in Tungsten Silver Metallic

VW Golf2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 468

Fuel used: 13.2 gallons

Aug
05

Worst Selling Cars of 2020

Point taken: This is a strange time to try and make any sense of auto sales numbers. Pandemic-depressed auto sales plummeted 35 percent in May and were down 25 percent in June. There’s some indication that consumers are becoming accustomed to doing business in the era of social distancing however, as July sales were only down about 20 percent.

Jul
16
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL in Pacific Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 609

Fuel used: 26.5 gallons

Jul
02
2020 Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line in Silk Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line w/ 4Motion

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 324

Fuel used: 13.8 gallons

Jun
22
1985 Dodge 600 ES Convertible

1985 Dodge 600 ES

The bad news is that fewer than one of every hundred cars sold in the United States is a convertible. (I will spare you the fractional math required to pass along the number of manual-transmission-equipped convertibles sold on our shores last year, but it’s fewer still.)