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VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions

VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions

The news that Volkswagen had deliberately circumvented U.S. EPA emissions laws on its so-called "clean diesel" models from 2009 to 2015 hit the automotive world like a bombshell on Friday. Over the weekend, more news emerged, with a statement and apology from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. The... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 VW Golf TDI SportWagen Concept: New York Auto Show Debut

Next week's New York Auto Show will see the debut of a car bound to appeal to fans of diesel wagons everywhere. Aha, you say, it's the new Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen! Well... read more April 12, 2014 by 

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (2015 VW Golf body style in U.S.)

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: High-MPG Diesel Is Forbidden Fruit For Us

With substantial weight savings and all-new drivetrains, the seventh-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI -- coming to the U.S. next year as a 2.0-litre TDI model, and also a... read more July 8, 2013 by  4

2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

2015 Volkswagen Golf For U.S.: Preview Of New York Auto Show

The latest seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf hatchback was formally launched last fall at the Paris Motor Show. It's now on sale in Germany, but the models to be sold in the... read more March 12, 2013 by  3

2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen, Audi Recall Clean-Diesel TDI Cars For Fuel Leak Problem

The Volkswagen Group 2.0-liter clean-diesel TDI engine has been fitted to quite a number of VW vehicles over the years, as well as the Audi A3 TDI. Now the company has... read more October 6, 2011 by  0

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

More Volkswagen Diesel Woes: Feds Investigate 2011 Jetta TDI

Volkswagen's TDI diesel engines have long attracted fans and repeat buyers. But now a second investigation this year into the reliability of its TDI engines may cast a shadow... read more August 8, 2011 by  3

2010 Audi A3 TDI

Five Reasons Small Diesels Won't Dominate the U.S. Car Market

There's nothing like a rant from an old friend to focus the mind. We recently read a profanity-laced note from a high school pal excoriating all the major automakers for not... read more May 19, 2011 by  31

1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon XA Brighton

Advice: Downsizing From A Subaru Wagon, Seeking Better MPGs

We tend to get a lot of "What car should we buy?" questions at GreenCarReports, and we'll usually respond with a list of questions to narrow down the choices. Recently... read more May 6, 2011 by  9

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

NHTSA Investigates 2009, 2010 VW, Audi TDI Diesel Fuel Pumps

Got a 2009 or 2010 Volkswagen Golf or Jetta with the TDI clean diesel engine? Or an Audi A3 TDI? Ever had the engine stall unexpectedly? If so, the National Highway Traffic... read more February 14, 2011 by  2


Car Batteries, Diesel Golfs, Prius Crashes: What's the Link?

Like many site editors, we read our traffic stats religiously. Perhaps unlike other site editors, ours frequently make us laugh. We try to provide practical information on... read more July 1, 2010 by  0

2010 Mazda CX-7 i Sport

Mazda Muses on Bringing Zoom-Zoom to Clean Diesels

Mazda's always had cool technology. They're the only carmaker that's steadily developed the compact, high-output Wankel rotary engine, for instance. And they're known for... read more March 22, 2010 by  0

Public Charging Station for electric cars, courtesy Mitsubishi Motors

Five Alternatives to Buying an Electric Car

Electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt won't arrive on the U.S. market until the end of the year. And they'll be sold in very small numbers for the... read more February 16, 2010 by  5

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI: Fast, Frugal Golf Turbodiesel Returns

This is the way Europe drives: Compact, maneuverable, roomy enough for the average family. They drive diesels.  More than half of all new cars sold in Europe are diesels... read more January 30, 2010 by  6

2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show

Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only... read more January 7, 2010 by  2

Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

Most Popular Posts of 2009: Prius Perks, VW Golf TDI, Ethanol & Urine!

Maybe you're already overloaded with end-of-year lists. But indulge us; this is the weirdest collection of most-popular articles we could ever have imagined. We've got urine... read more December 31, 2009 by  2

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Why Can't We Buy Small European Diesels in the U.S.?

It may be the one question we hear most often here at Why can't I buy one of those great little fuel-efficient diesels, like they have in Europe? Take... read more December 8, 2009 by  18


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