2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011's Worst-Quality New Cars
2011's Worst-Quality New Cars

Automakers are smart to crow when they earn coveted quality awards. But when the hammer comes down--particularly on brand-new vehicles--the results are usually kept a little more quiet. One of the benchmark studies of new-vehicle quality has been released for the 2011 model year, and this time...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan
Better Buy That New Car Now, Warns Edmunds

Just when the economy seems to be ticking ever so slowly up, consumers looking to replace the family buggy with something new have another worry to contend with. Make that two worries: shrinking supply and vanishing good deals. At least, that’s what Edmunds warns in a press release issued...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Include Lincolns and Lexuses?

There are green car lists, high fuel economy lists, and then there’s TrueCar’s annual Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars” list, which rates all new vehicles on sale in the new model year by gas mileage. The list is valuable in comparing fuel costs for highly fuel-efficient cars at...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

Vintage Valentine
For Valentine's Day: 5 Cars That Say 'I Love You', 5 That Say 'I Love You Not'

When a Roman priest was beheaded some 1741 years ago, no one could've predicted that his life would eventually be celebrated with mass-produced greeting cards and Whitman's Samplers -- and yet, here we are. Like Mother's Day and Father's Day, Valentine's Day has become another occasion to spend...Read More»

Eminem in Chrysler's Super Bowl XLV ad
So, Who Won The Super Bowl: Chrysler Or VW?

It's all anyone has talked about for at least two months: last night's knock-down, drag-out on the Fox network. With family, with friends, with strangers on the subway, we've debated who would win, who would lose, whose strategy would work, and whose would live in infamy. Hours later, we're still...Read More»

Bill Hader in a VW Academy commercial
Video: Volkswagen Harnesses The 'Hilarity' Of SNL For New 'VW Academy'

Everyone knows that Volkswagen is wrangling to become the world's largest automaker by 2018. We also know that the company has had trouble on the sales front, especially here in the U.S., where VW's numbers have been on the decline since the original Beetle's heyday in the 1970s. To counter that...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Stop Whining About Car Costs; Check 2012 Ford Focus Prices in Europe!

It's just like complaining about taxes, which are always too high. New cars just cost too damn much, right? Well, perhaps. But in between bouts of griping, U.S. car buyers should pause for a moment and reflect on how much better off they are than their counterparts in some other markets, including...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Promo: Get A New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For Just $5,995 (That's Not A Misprint)

Shopping clubs like Groupon and Living Social are all the rage these days, and newcomer Gilt.com is clearly hoping to capitalize on the group-discount shopping mentality. Less than two weeks before the Christmas holiday, Gilt has announced a partnership with Volkswagen to offer nine brand new 2011...Read More»

Screencap from 2011 Volkswagen Jetta commercial
Video: Volkswagen Pins Dreams Of World Domination On New Jetta. Wanna See The Ads?

It's no secret that Volkswagen and its CEO Martin Winterkorn have big dreams of conquering the world. (Ah, Germans.) In fact, the company has repeatedly said that it wants to surpass the current #1 automaker, Toyota, by 2018, but in order to do that, Volkswagen will really need to up its game in...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
New Volkswagens Include Updated Tiguan, Eos

At its annual dealer meeting today in Atlanta, Volkswagen of America confirms it's bringing three updated models to the U.S. market for the 2011 model year. Yesterday, VW confirmed the new mid-size sedan ("NMS," for now) being built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have its world debut at the 2011...Read More»

Volkswagen NMS design sketch
Volkswagen Building Engines in Mexico for Tennessee Sedan

Volkswagen's expanding again, this time with an engine plant in Mexico that one day will feed its North American factories with powertrains for at least two new sedans. VW confirmed in a press release that the new plant in Silao, Mexico--not far from a GM factory that houses assemby for pickups and...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Today at High Gear Media: Kia Sportage, China Wins Volvo and LOLcars

Happy Monday from the gang here at High Gear Media--okay, that's enough, get past your unbridled enthusiasm for work and take a tour with us around the HGM empire for the latest car news, reviews, and opinions, starting with TCC's review of the 2011 Kia Sportage. Is it the cute-ute with enough...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Today at High Gear Media: VW Jetta and a New Supra?

It's Friday at High Gear Media, just like it is around most of the globe. And to celebrate the weekend (is there a better reason?), TheCarConnection's team of reviewers is bringing you our first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, the first VW to go down a new road driven by American tastes. Does...Read More»

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