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Is The Diesel Dead?

Is The Diesel Dead?

The U.S. can be confusing to Europeans. They don't understand our versions of football or coffee, and please don't get them started on our waistlines. (After an eye-opening trip to a certain big-box store, a French visitor once said to me, "Yes, of course we have fat people, but they do not go... read more

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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What Happens When Nothing Happens?

Our VW Passat TDI is entering the home stretch, after more than 7000 miles of trouble-free driving with just a lapsed satellite-radio service and an advanced odometer to show... read more October 10, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Models Probed By NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen models. Seven... read more August 8, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

Dare To Do Something Different: Audi's Most Creative Commercials

Every once in a while a car manufacturer tries to do something new in one of their advertisements and pushes the boundaries of creativity. Audi has had a number of such... read more May 30, 2010 by  0


 
Brett Favre in 2011 Hyundai Sonata ad from Super Bowl 2010

2011 Hyundai Sonata Wins Big In Superbowl Ads; Audi, Dodge Less So

The New Orleans Saints weren't the only winners to emerge from Sunday night's Super Bowl (which, by the way, was the most-watched TV show in U.S. history). Automakers like... read more February 9, 2010 by  2


 
Screencap from Audi's 'Green Police' campaign

Video: Audi Creates 'Green Police' To Enforce Popularity of 2010 Audi A3 TDI

Audi has big dreams of leaving BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the dust, so it's not surprising that the company is planning to advertise during the Superbowl again. What's slightly... read more January 28, 2010 by  0


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for... read more January 4, 2010 by  0


 
Audi A3 TDI

L.A. Auto Show: 2010 Audi A3 TDI Earns Green Car Of The Year

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI has been dubbed Green Car of the Year, making it the second time in a row that a clean diesel vehicle has taken the honor. (Last year's winner? The 2009... read more December 4, 2009 by  0


 
Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed an all-new concept car, called the Up! Lite, that demonstrates a new focus on fuel-efficiency and hybrids by getting... read more December 2, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Volkswagen Touareg

2011 Volkswagen Touareg To Launch in January at Detroit Auto Show

Introduced as a 2004 model, the Touareg sport utility vehicle was Volkswagen's first foray into SUVs, and its most expensive vehicle at the time. Now VW will unveil a... read more November 12, 2009 by  1


 
Audi A3 TDI competing in the Efficiency Challenge A to B [via AutocarUK]

Audi A3 TDI Earns Over 78mpg On Euro Road Test

As Marty Padgett announced earlier this month, the 2010 Audi A3 TDI is slated to arrive in North America this November with a sticker price of $30,775. That's a fairly high... read more September 29, 2009 by  2


 
Toyota Prius gas cap

Average MPG of New Vehicles Soars in August, Thanks to Clunkers Cash

Chalk it all up to Cash For Clunkers: The average gas mileage of new cars and light trucks sold during August reached a record high of 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent over... read more September 29, 2009 by  3


 
Euro-spec Volkswagen Golf TDI - 5/09

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Priced From $21,990, hits 40 mpg

Back in May our own Bengt Halvorson brought us the first impressions of a European-spec 2010 Golf TDI through American eyes, and now Volkswagen has released pricing... read more August 24, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI

Driven: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI makes a lot more sense than the standard gasoline Touareg V-6 and V-8 models, but it's still a niche vehicle with niche appeal. That's an... read more July 15, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Volkswagen CC

Volkswagen CC Earns Major Design Award, But Sales Are Tepid

The Volkswagen Passat CC (called the Volkswagen CC in the U.S.) is by nearly all accounts a great-looking car. And now the smooth four-door coupe has won a prestigious red... read more July 1, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S

Audi Says Diesel Isn't a Dirty Word for Familes to Fear

Diesel equals smelly and dirty, right? Wrong! GreenCarReports.com highlights this with more information on how far diesel cars have come. More than half the cars in Europe... read more June 23, 2009 by  0


 

 
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