Bert Behrens, Author

Bert Behrens spends his time at his home in South Dakota playing with his kids and trying to figure out why there are always extra pieces whenever he puts something back together. He enjoys movies especially with a good car chase and playing video games with friends over the interweb. His wife would gladly tell you that he wastes all his money on cars and isn't satisfied leaving anything the way it was made. His time selling new and used cars gives him insight into the buying habits of many and the tricks of the trade as well as some of the less pleasant things about the dreaded dealership. He's always happy to give you his opinion on nearly anything and spends almost all of his free time reading about, driving, photographing, and wrenching on cars.

Articles

Golf Beats Rabbit Again
Golf Beats Rabbit Again

Silly bunny didn't stand a chance.  After mediocre sales over the few years that the U.S. version was rebadged Rabbit were the culprit for the most part.  Volkswagen tried the nostalgia angle before with the Beetle, and with cars like the Mini getting headlines they figured they could dip into...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Volkswagen GTI First Drives Roundup

With Volkswagen's press release throwing out piles of great information to drive the enthusiasts insane Motor Trend and Car and Driver have decided to twist the knife and released their first drive reviews of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI.  They both like the new car quite a bit and only have a few...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Volkswagen GTI Details

Volkswagen has dropped a ton of new information about the upcoming version of the GTI, the most important thing comes on page 2 where the announcement is made that we will be able to get our hands on it here in the U.S. by late summer which can't come soon enough.  The press release covered a wide...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is Hulk Proof

HULK SMASH! The IIHS did a bit of testing on the small sport utilities recently to look into roof strength in a rollover and the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan was found to have the strongest roof of all the sport utilities tested.  It was so strong in fact that in the video they put together the Tiguan...Read More»

Piggly Wiggly of the 50\'s
Buy a VW Polo...At the Supermarket?

... in Germany. So now you can pick up your Cheetos, Huggies, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and a shiny new Volkswagen Cross Polo at the grocery store.  Well, not quite.  You can't just walk in and pick one out as they are only available on the website, but at the website they are available at a...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI grill
2011 Volkswagen GTI-R Confirmed U.S. Bound

New reports from Car magazine indicate we may get a closer look at the production version of the new Volkswagen GTI-R at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show in September--and a hands-on experience soon after. Car says the GTI-R is headed to a showroom debut in 2010 (as a 2011 model) and confirms it...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Review

The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a small car with big ideas.  It wants you to think differently about small, inexpensive cars.  It wants you to understand that you don't have to drive what feels like a cheap rental car just to save money.  It wants you to feel safe and secure in it's five star...Read More»

GM Stock Chart 7-17-08
Volkswagen Positioned Well to Weather Slump

According to a report just filed by Reuters, Volkswagen is quite healthy after a record year in 2008 and has cash reserves and bonds that will allow them to weather the huge downturn in worldwide car sales in relative comfort. "A difficult 2009 lies ahead of us -- one of the most difficult years in...Read More»

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
Diesel Power Gaining Power at VW

Volkswagen is moving forward with alternative fuels in a big way--mostly, as you'd expect, behind the power of its new diesels. The diesel dominance is taking many forms: with recent BlueMotion models being strutted around the auto-show circuit, with motorsports efforts including Dakar and the...Read More»

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept
VW Polo BlueMotion Concept: A Link to the Past

Volkswagen was thrilled to show off the new 2011 Polo at the recent 2009 Geneva motor show.  So thrilled in fact that they also dropped a BlueMotion concept. Although using the word "concept" on this car doesn't quite work for me as this car is exactly what will be seen on the roads of Europe in a...Read More»

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