TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches
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In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

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TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal
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Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...

May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

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May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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May was a heck of a month in the auto industry. A deluge of recall announcements flooded the news and continued to erode profits, but sales continued to pour in… for some companies. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf GTI Wolfsburg Edition Unveiled at Worthersee

Volkswagen Golf GTI Wolfsburg Edition Unveiled at Worthersee
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The Volkswagen apprentices have revealed their custom Golf GTI Wolfsburg Edition at this year’s Worthersee Tour. Continue Reading...

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Revealed Without AWD

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Revealed Without AWD
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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has been officially unveiled but it’s missing one of the key features previewed in the concept car. Continue Reading...

2015 Volkswagen Golf Gets $2,000 Price Cut

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Gets $2,000 Price Cut
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A year after it launched in Europe, Volkswagen is introducing the new 2015 Golf to America, with a base price of $18,815 including destination charges. Continue Reading...

April 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

April 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a… Continue Reading...