Recent news gave us an indication that Ford and Volkswagen would partner together to produce commercial vehicles in Europe.
When we think about the need for AWD the first thing that comes to mind is climate needs. Most of the time, this means you choose to have an SUV like the Dodge Journey for the drive. That means you get to have a great drive on the road and the driving capability needed. Often, we … Read moreAWD in a Sports Car on the Horizon?
There are a variety of warranties offered in the automotive market and not every automaker has the same one on the vehicles you want to drive. If you’re looking for a new model to enjoy on the road, there’s a chance you could have three different types of warranties which start with the full warranty, the powertrain warranty, and the rust and emission coverage.
One of the most iconic vehicles ever built was the Volkswagen Microbus. With a look that was singular, a large VW badge up front and the feeling of being able to hit the road for the fun and adventure that we want this was the original go anywhere minivan. In the 1960s if you wanted to go somewhere for the ride and the fun you chose the Microbus. This cool vehicle has been known to be the right one for the hippie crowd or the beach bums to drive and show off.
The trust you had in the Volkswagen brand may have disappeared once you learned of the cheating scandal that was allowing VW models to emit as much as forty times the allowable limit of NOx into the air. NOx is a pollutant that has been linked as a cause of cancer and is easily something we don’t want in the atmosphere. Although the numbers have varied since Volkswagen agreed to buy back or fix the offending models, they are said to be spending as much as $25 billion between current vehicle owners, regulators, states and dealers to try and make good on this problem.
The world is full of oddities that we can witness. When you look at a couple and they don’t seem like a pair that you would expect to be together but it seems to work for them, you get the opportunity to witness an odd marriage. There have been many of these cases over the years in the automotive world for us to see and enjoy as some vehicles that have either been a great way to make a vehicle or have let us down in some form. Let’s check out a few and you can decide for yourself.
The Volkswagen Beetle can be considered one of the most inarguable icons of the automotive world. It’s not fast, it’s not powerful, it’s not even stylish or elegant, but it sure is fun. No matter what age group you belong to this car has been around and in some way been a part of the society you have lived in. It was offered at times when cars were larger and more powerful to be a smaller and more economic option for many and many of the classic aged Beetles are still being updated and remade to be cars we want to love and drive. Let’s take a tour down memory lane and see how the Beetle has touched history and what it has been.