Posts from ‘Volkswagen’

Dec
31
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition, Stonewashed Blue Metallic

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2020 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Elaine JoyceThe most recent Volkswagen Beetle went on sale in September 2011 as a 2012 model. It replaced the 1998-vintage New Beetle in VW’s lineup, and became the third iteration of the car that made VW famous. As this latest Beetle ended production—for the foreseeable future at least—Volkswagen sent it off with specially trimmed 2019 Final Edition cars. 

Dec
09
2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn in Pyrite Silver Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 294

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Dec
03
Mercury Villager Nautica

Mercury Villager Nautica

According to Investopedia.com, co-branding is “… a marketing strategy that utilizes multiple brand names on a good or service as part of a strategic alliance. Also known as a brand partnership, co-branding (or “cobranding”) encompasses several different types of branding collaborations, typically involving the brands of at least two companies.”

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.