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2013-2014 Volkswagen Brake Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on April 15, 2016


CARS.COM The problem: Affected vehicles may experience squealing from the rear brakes when applied. This may be due to a problem with the rear brake pads. This problem does not affect performance. Vehicles affected by this service bulletin: 2013 Volkswagen… Read More

2013-2014 Volkswagen Brake Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on April 15, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: Affected vehicles may experience squealing from the rear brakes when applied. This may be due to a problem with the rear brake pads. This problem does not affect performance. Vehicles affected by this service bulletin: 2013 Volkswagen… Read More

Get the Skinny on Jeans-Themed 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Denim Edition

By Matt Schmitz on March 8, 2016

CARS.COM — You'd think that if an automaker were to design a blue-jeans-themed special edition of one of its models, it might be, say, a Jeep Wrangler. But Volkswagen is the fashion-forward one, it seams, with the 2016 Beetle Convertible… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 19, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 325 model-year 2016 Volkswagen Beetle cars manufactured between June 18 and Nov. 9, 2015, and equipped with 18-inch wheels The Problem: Affected vehicles may have incorrect sidewall height ratio information on the tire placard. If the… Read More

Can You Still Get Deep Discounts on Volkswagens?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2016

CARS.COM — While Volkswagen's current advertised incentives may seem modest in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the discounts you could find at its dealerships could be significantly more. It's no secret that Volkswagen cranked up the incentives on… Read More

VW Extends $1,000 Goodwill Payments to Touareg Owners

By Matt Schmitz on January 11, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen announced today that it is extending to the Touareg SUV its $1,000 goodwill offer for owners of diesel vehicles involved in its emissions scandal. This reportedly will add tens of thousands more eligible owners to the nearly… Read More

Study: Women Value Price, Practicality Over Performance, Prestige

By Matt Schmitz on December 22, 2015

Setting aside any debate over the validity — or perhaps lack thereof — of gender roles in society, men and women by some measures have been shown to value different attributes while car shopping. Men prize performance and prestige, while… Read More

Used VW Diesel Prices Continue to Decline

By Mike Hanley on December 3, 2015

CARS.COM — Volkswagen rolled out a program that offers cash, dealership credit and extended roadside service to owners of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel cars with non-compliant emissions systems in November. It was a thoughtful gesture, but perhaps a bittersweet one… Read More

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show What You Missed: Day Two

By Matt Schmitz on November 19, 2015

Welp, another Los Angeles Auto Show media preview has come and gone — or gone In-N-Out, to put it in Southern California fast-food terms. But as the show's press event comes to a close, you can still Double-Double up on… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Photo Gallery

By Brian Wong on November 19, 2015

Volkswagen introduced the 2016 Beetle Dune at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, a modern take on the off-road-oriented Baja Beetles of old. We first saw the Beetle Dune as a concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show… Read More

VW Makes $1,000 Goodwill Offer to Diesel Owners

By Kelsey Mays on November 9, 2015

Volkswagen announced today it would make a $1,000 goodwill offer to owners of diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the automaker's ongoing emission crisis. It's in the form of a $500 Visa prepaid card and a $500 dealership credit that can… Read More