Chuck Woodbury is publisher of RVTravel.com and several other web sites and blog relating in the recreational vehicle industry. Woodbury reports on campgrounds to recalls, new products to the sights and sounds of the open road.
Volkswagen has unveiled the CrossGolf, the sixth vehicle in the Golf family, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The latest addition joins the standard Golf, longer wheelbase Golf Plus, Golf Variant wagon, Golf GTI and new Golf R.
Toyota Motor Co., has had the most publicized problems with unintended acceleration in several brands. But the problem appears to be a industry-wide concern, according to an investigation and analysis of National Public Radio (NPR).
Gas mileage efficiency is an important consideration for many new car buyers. It’s likely more important for someone buying a Toyota Yaris than it is for the purchaser of a Cadillac Escalade.
CNNMoney.com is great at compiling lists, particularly automotive tabulations of top cars, worst cars, best valued cars, etc. Its latest list is Best Dirt Cheap Collectible cars and it includes surprises, BMW to Volkswagen.
For the first in automotive history, the United States has lost, for good or for bad, its stature as the leading country of yearly automobile sales. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, a record 13.6 million cars were sold in China in 2009.
The Weekly Driver can’t get enough of car lists. Best, worst, most economic, most expensive, best resale, least reliable. There’s repetition in the lists. But there’s also relief when someone likes the Nissan Cube, the Volkswagen TDI and Mazda MX-5, as examples, as much as The Weekly Driver.
The 2010 Jetta Sportwagen is not as well known as the Toyota Prius. But the two vehicles have been compared. The Prius is the much … Read more
Subaru, long-known for its industry standard all-wheel-drive system, has received another safety honor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has honored Subaru as the only car maker to have top picks in all four classes in which it competes. Subaru won five top awards overall for 2010.
Watch out, Toyota Prius. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (diesel) is advertised with highway gas mileage of 61.9 mpg — more than 10 mpg better that the most fuel-efficient car in the United Sates.
Volkswagen of America has announced a voluntary recall on 13,500 VW models equipped with DSG transmissions which could have faulty temperatures sensors. If problematic, a … Read more
As the first minivan for Volkswagen in six years, the 2009 Routan joins a long series of popular large and funky VW vehicles — the Microbus to the Vanagon. The new vehicle, available in 10 trims, hopes to appeal to the needs of large families seeking maximum passenger and cargo space.
As someone whose first two vehicles were Volkswagens, I remain a fan of the German automaker, and I’m not alone in my admiration. Volkswagen rose to prominence in the 1960s and continued to grow for two decades. The line began to falter in the early ‘90s, but Volkswagen has refocused and made a successful turnaround.
A guy in a back parking lot of a Chinese restaurant, speaking with a French accent, starred at the 2009 Volkswagen CC Sport and said: … Read more