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Temporarily dead: Porsche diesel Temporarily dead: Porsche diesel

Per Autocar, looks like all Porsche diesel production (in the form of the Macan and Panamera) has been ended as of yesterday, although the next Cayenne is still planned to get a diesel option.

amusing hour rule amusing hour rule

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VW Diesel Car Storage in Georgia VW Diesel Car Storage in Georgia

So, I was staying in northern Georgia for a few days last week. Just before the sun went down, I stumbled upon a parking lot of an old factory PACKED full of cars.

Dieselgate Round... fuck it, I've lost count: It's Groupe PSA's turn! Dieselgate Round... fuck it, I've lost count: It's Groupe PSA's turn!

Looks like PSA got caught this time, and got caught trying to hide their defeat device, too.

2007 Touareg, great SUV or financial pitfall? 2007 Touareg, great SUV or financial pitfall?

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.

What Volkswagen Motorsport Is Up To These Days What Volkswagen Motorsport Is Up To These Days

Rallycross with Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson, of course.

Today in upsizing and hybridization: Volkswagen Today in upsizing and hybridization: Volkswagen

The latest automaker to announce that they’re not playing the downsizing game any more... is Volkswagen.

Dieselgate Finally Does Something Good, As Volkswagen And Petter Solberg Teams Up In Rallycross Dieselgate Finally Does Something Good, As Volkswagen And Petter Solberg Teams Up In Rallycross

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…

Volkswagen TDI - Future Classic? Volkswagen TDI - Future Classic?

Much like the Corvair was a symbol of unsafe cars in the US, the VW TDI could be seen as a symbol of the car that killed diesel passenger cars globally.

Show me the money, thanks Chase! Show me the money, thanks Chase!

Received the email to setup the EFT from VW last night and the funds showed up as pending but usable this morning.

I have a turn in appointment in 15 days

Not buying tires and zoom zoom before Christmas!

Volkswagen Goes Electric, Even In Racing Volkswagen Goes Electric, Even In Racing

Last week Audi announced that they are ending their extremely successful World Endurance Championship program. Today, VW announced that they are also dropping out of the World Rally Championship. It’s most unfortunate, since Audi and VW have dominated both racing series for as long as they’ve been in them. But it’s…

Audi leaves LMP1 Audi leaves LMP1

Looks like Dieselgate claims yet another victim, although I’m actually surprised they started this season.

Renault considers killing off diesel engines

Looks like Euro 7 emissions standards may make it financially unsustainable for Renault to produce diesels for Europe altogether:

How much will TDI owners get from Volkswagen? How much will TDI owners get from Volkswagen?

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Hypothetical Monday

You have $500 to spend at the dealership but you won’t likely have a car of that brand, what do you buy?

Sorry I'm late, but I made a meme too Sorry I'm late, but I made a meme too

I apologize for being a bit late to the car meme party here, but I just got home and saw all of them. Here’s mine for my Passat.

annnnnnd she’s back. Dealer replaced the whole fuel system per VW bulletin. Attempted to coordinate pick of her, mind you I’m in the burbs of Chicago and dealer was in Lafayette. Service person says we’ll bring her to you and save you the trouble of 5 hour drive :D Couldn’t be happier with the end result.

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