2012 VW Passat Review, Toyota Prius V: Today's Car News

May 23, 2011

We've taken our first drive in the 2012 VW Passat and wonder, should we finish it with "bless their hearts?" [TheCarConnection]

We've also driven the Toyota Prius V station wagon for the first time, and as predicted, it's pretty much a Prius wagon. Death to flying buttresses! [GreenCarReports]

We're also among the lucky few to have driven the new Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid. [AllCarsElectric]

A busy weekend gets capped by the petite Fiat 500C and our first drive through Manhattan. Let the good times (and the canvas roof) roll. [TheCarConnection]

On vaguely the same tangent, high gas prices are making you reconsider where you spend your vacations, and where you buy your houses. [GreenCarReports]

Honda's brand-new Civic has already been recalled, for a problem with fuel delivery. [FamilyCarGuide]

BMW's 328 Hommage may have snared the attention on Lake Como this weekend, but Aston's Zagato concept ruled. [MotorAuthority]

Kanye West, Cannes and the Mercedes-Benz Stirling Moss SLR: it's like the mystery basket on Chopped, only the results won't be edible, and just barely listenable. [MotorAuthority]

Lastly today, instead of buying a Mercedes and waiting for the espresso cup to glow, how about buying this electronic hockey puck and waiting for it to bleep you back to consciousness on the road? Either way, isn't a preventative Starbucks just way easier? [AllCarTech]
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