Read About Restoring the Oldest Production Volkswagen Beetle in This Intensely Detailed Book

It’s possible that the Volkswagen Beetle has one of the most complicated and often disturbing origin stories of any car, which is why there’s often so much fascination surrounding really early cars. Very early cars are notoriously difficult to find, wh…

This Little Green Thing Is the 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross but Don’t Be Fooled by Its Cuteness

The world is going ape-shit over crossovers, and Volkswagen wants in on the fun. So behold the 2019 VW T-Cross, an SUV that’s even compact-er than the compact Tiguan and the subcompact T-Roc. And while it may look cute in the picture above, I say: Don’…

This Little Green Thing Is the 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross but Don’t Be Fooled by Its Cuteness

The world is going ape-shit over crossovers, and Volkswagen wants in on the fun. So behold the 2019 VW T-Cross, an SUV that’s even compact-er than the compact Tiguan and the subcompact T-Roc. And while it may look cute in the picture above, I say: Don’…

The Spare Tire Windshield Washer System in Old Volkswagens Is Both Ridiculous and Clever

As a painful-to-be-around hardcore old air-cooled Volkswagen geek, I sometimes forget that the arcane details and quirks of these old cars are not necessarily common knowledge to everyone. That’s why I was actually surprised to find that some of my col…

States Where Recreational Marijuana Is Legal Are Experiencing More Car Crashes: IIHS

A new study implying that legalizing marijuana could cause more car crashes, more news on Hyundai and Kia fire reports, VW’s boss says the future of Germany’s auto industry could be bleak, and much more. This is The Morning Shift for October 18, 2018.R…

Five Things You Should Know About the Iconic Volkswagen Microbus

The Volkswagen Type 2, better known as the Microbus, VW Van, Hippie Bus, Kombi, or whatever else, may be one of my favorite vehicles of all time. Even though it has a sort of whimsical reputation today, the truth is that it’s one of the most straightfo…

Volkswagen’s Electric Cars Should Be Priced Similarly To The Old Diesels

Like pretty much every major automaker, Volkswagen is planning a big electric car push starting at the beginning of the next decade. But besides charging infrastructure—which VW is trying to fix—one of the big problems with EVs is cost. There’s no econ…

Audi Admits to Faking VINs to Hinder Emissions Testing in South Korea

For some reason, Audi seems to have a complicated relationship with Vehicle Identification Numbers. They’re not really complicated things, but Audi has admitted to using falsified VINs on South Korean cars in an effort to make emissions testing verific…