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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Volkswagen 0% Financing Slows Cadillac CT5-V Test Drive

volkswagen-atlas-2021-05-blue--exterior--front--grille.jpg 2021 Volkswagen Atlas | Manufacturer image

In dark times like these, you gotta take the little bright spots where you can get ’em. And while being hunkered down under a shelter-in-place order by your state or local government amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic might not exactly seem like a case for retail therapy, if you’re in genuine need of a new vehicle at this economically inopportune moment, a spate of 0% financing offers from automakers including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, GM, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen could be a huge relief.

Related: Coronavirus Car Deals: 5 Kia Models With 0% Financing and Why You Should Buy Them

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That seems quite likely if the volume of shoppers and other readers flocking to our coverage of these no-interest deals for qualified buyers is any indicator. By far the most popular among our top 10 articles of the past seven days is our roundup of recommendations for models eligible under Volkswagen’s 0% financing program, including the Atlas and Tiguan SUVs as well as the Jetta GLI sports sedan. We also threw in some recos for discontinued VWs still available, including the Beetle and the Golf SportWagen and Alltrack.

2020 Jetta GLI OEM 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI | Manufacturer image

Get our advice on each of these Volkswagens — on which the no-interest deal spans 72 months of payments — by following the link below to our No. 1 story of the week. More coronavirus-precipitated 0% financing news can be found at No. 3, where we cover the 84-month no-interest offer by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, brands of which include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram.

car-wash-pandemic-coronavirus.jpg 2020 BMW X1 | Cars.com photo by Jennifer Geiger

Unsurprisingly, those weren’t the only stories spawned by the current pandemic. At No. 4, reviewer Jennifer Geiger makes her expert recommendations as a Cars.com mom for four automotive adventures parents can take with the kids — all while remaining properly sanitized and socially distanced — when the family just can’t bear to be cooped up in the house any longer. (You’ve likely never considered how entertaining going through the automated car wash can be for young children, but it really is!) Moreover, at No. 6 is a firsthand account by our Kelsey Mays describing what it was like to take Cars.com’s 2020 Hyundai Palisade long-term test car in to have the windshield repaired amid the world health crisis (frankly, it was slightly eerie).

And finally, while not coronavirus content per se, Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman’s first drive of the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V was relegated to No. 2 this week — carrying the self-aware title of “Great Car, Awful Timing.” Be sure to check it out below if you need a break from all the virus coverage.

cadillac-ct5-v-2020-07-angle--exterior--rear.jpg 2020 Cadillac CT5-V | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

Further on the non-coronavirus front, deeper down you’ll find our standard brand of car-shopper-focused news and reviews on the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Volvo V60 Cross Country, Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel and Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid — as well as a primer on Ford’s transmission settlement with affected Fiesta and Focus owners — so don’t stop up top. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. Coronavirus Car Deals: 3 2020 VW Models (and 3 Last-Chance Cars) Worth Interest at 0%

2. 2020 Cadillac CT5-V Test Drive: Great Car, Awful Timing

3. Coronavirus Car Deals: 3 Ways Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Is Helping Shoppers ‘Drive Forward’

4. Got Cabin Fever From That Stay-at-Home Order? Here Are 4 Germ-Free Car Adventures

5. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: 6 Pros and 4 Cons

6. Coronavirus Car Care: We Had to Get Our Hyundai Palisade Fixed During Shelter-in-Place

7. Ford Focus, Fiesta Transmission Settlement: What Owners Should Know

8. 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country Review: You Raise Me Up

9. 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel: 7 Pros and 4 Cons

10. How Far Can a Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Go on Electricity Alone?

volvo-xc90-t8-inscription-2020-06-exterior--mountains--rear--trees--white.jpg 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription | Cars.com photo by Brian Wong

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