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8 Funniest Super Bowl Car Commercials of All Time

8 Funniest Super Bowl Car Commercials of All Time

Each year’s Super Bowl is the place for great new commercials–and my favorites are ones for new cars. While some can be thoughtful or moving, the most entertaining are the ads that go for laughs. Here are the eight funniest car commercials that debuted during past Super Bowl shows. My Favorite Laugh-Inducing Car Ads from […]

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Chevy Equinox, Buick LaCrosse Feature Top Voice Recognition Software

Chevy Equinox, Buick LaCrosse Feature Top Voice Recognition Software

Though there has been a proliferation in recent years of voice recognition software in new vehicles, it’s important for it to not just be included, but to be effective. Based on the results of a recent study, the AAA Foundation for Safety and Edmunds have chosen the top systems that will help ensure drivers don’t […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” Scandal Gets Even Worse

Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” Scandal Gets Even Worse

If you watched the news yesterday or follow any automotive news sites online, you know that Volkswagen is in big trouble after the EPA discovered that its “clean diesel” engines were designed to pass emissions testing, but then give off pollutants up to 40 times the legal limit in everyday operation. Today, the situation got infinitely worse for […]

 Rebecca Bernard

VW in Hot Water for Cheating Emissions Tests

VW in Hot Water for Cheating Emissions Tests

We’ve seen all the ads from VW promoting its clean diesel engines that are fuel efficient while limiting emissions. Sounds like a win for drivers who want to switch to diesel without polluting the atmosphere, right? Wrong. Remember what your mother used to say: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It […]

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VW’s Darth Vader Undergoes Surgery

VW’s Darth Vader Undergoes Surgery

We all remember that amazing VW commercial during 2011’s big game. A pint-sized Darth Vader stalks the halls of his home, attempting to use the Force to move objects in his house. Finally, the Star Wars villain is able to start his family’s Volkswagen Passat, thanks to some remote start use by his dad. You […]

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Report: Future Toyota Camry to Get Turbo-Four

Report: Future Toyota Camry to Get Turbo-Four

The Toyota Camry is one of the few mid-size sedans that hasn’t yet replaced its powerful V6 engine with a turbo-four, but rumor has it this will soon change. A report in Automotive News stated that Toyota will join the turbocharged party in the coming years by replacing the Camry’s hefty V6 with a turbo-four, […]

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Volkswagen Eats Well As Automotive Sponsor of Food Network Star

Volkswagen Eats Well As Automotive Sponsor of <i>Food Network Star</i>

Food Network is a cornucopia of great food shows, but one of the best is easily Food Network Star. Next time you tune into this food-infused, dramatic cooking competition to feast your eyes on some amazing food, don’t forget to keep your eyes out for some equally delicious Volkswagen vehicles. Volkswagen recently announced that it […]

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wins 2015 World Car of the Year

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wins 2015 World Car of the Year

Mercedes also takes home World Luxury Car and World Performance Car

Today is a great day to drive a Mercedes. The German luxury automaker just took home three of the most prestigious awards handed out at the New York International Auto Show. Most notably, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class picked up the 2015 World Car of the Year award. The original batch of contestants for the World Car […]

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Volkswagen Sport Coupe GTE Concept Debuts in Geneva

Volkswagen Sport Coupe GTE Concept Debuts in Geneva

The new Volkswagen Sport Coupe GTE concept has debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, offering a glimpse at the future of the VW lineup—both in terms of design elements and increasing hybridization. A coupe with four doors and a hatchback built on the same modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform as the Golf, the Sport […]

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Volkswagen January 2015 Sales Figures Revealed

Volkswagen January 2015 Sales Figures Revealed

Volkswagen of America sold 23,504 total units last month, representing a .04% sales bump compared to January 2014. That infinitesimal increase was fueled primarily by the Jetta family and the acclaimed Golf family, with the all-new Golf delivering 2,040 units for the month (a 143% increase over January 2014, the Golf GTI delivering 1,978 units […]

 Aaron Widmar

Ford F-150 Featured in ‘Video Game High School’ Series Finale

Ford F-150 Featured in ‘Video Game High School’ Series Finale

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of fans who tuned into the series finale of Rocket Jump Studio’s hit web series Video Game High School (VGHS), not only were you treated to a satisfyingly triumphant conclusion to the third and final season–you got to see a silver metallic 2003 Ford F-150 XL Sport in action! What […]

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Plans for Ford Plug-in Hybrids to Europe?

Plans for Ford Plug-in Hybrids to Europe?

Ford is looking to expand its reach in international markets, and it may be planning to introduce PHEVs in Europe in order to keep pace with competitors. Ford is “actively considering” bringing plug-in hybrid versions of vehicles like the Mondeo and C-Max to Europe to compete with the recently-launched Volkswagen Golf plug-in hybrid and the […]

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Volkswagen XL Sport Coming to Paris [PHOTOS]

Volkswagen XL Sport Coming to Paris [PHOTOS]

About a year ago, VW paired up with Italian motorcycle company Ducati to create a high-performance, fuel-efficient  sports car based on the company’s XL1, which remains the most fuel efficient production car of all time. The results of their union will be debuting at the 2014 Paris Motor Show this week as the XL Sport. […]

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All-New Volkswagen XL2 May Be In the Works

All-New Volkswagen XL2 May Be In the Works

The Volkswagen XL1 was designed to be capable of traveling 100 kilometers (62 miles) on 1 liter of fuel, while also looking and feeling like the car of the future (or, at least, looking like what kids who grew up on Back to the Future think the car of the future will look like). VW […]

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Corvette’s New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Equals Speed and Efficiency

Corvette’s New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Equals Speed and Efficiency

General Motors today announced that the Corvette’s new eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2015 Corvette Stingray model, a Hydra-Matic 8L90, makes the ‘Vette faster and more fuel-efficient than the previous model. The 2015 Corvette boasts a 0 – 60 time of just 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway. The 0 – […]

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Volkswagen Will Support PeopleForBikes Through 2015

Volkswagen Will Support PeopleForBikes Through 2015

Volkswagen has announced it will support PeopleForBikes for an additional two years to help make bicycling better across the United States. Since 2012, Volkswagen has helped the non-profit organization reach nearly five million riders at 165 bike and lifestyle events throughout the country. Additionally, Volkswagen and PeopleForBikes have nearly doubled the number of protected bike […]

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Volkswagen Receives WEC’s Gold Medal Award for Sustainability

Volkswagen Receives WEC’s Gold Medal Award for Sustainability

Volkswagen Group has received the World Environmental Center’s 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for sustainability. Volkswagen’s dedication to preserving the environment, eco-friendly mobility, and sustainability were among the reasons the German automaker stood out. Numerous global companies across multiple business sectors were evaluated for the award, but it was Volkswagen that stood out thanks to its […]

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Memorial Day Discounts and Freebies

Memorial Day Discounts and Freebies

Honor our military by treating a soldier to freebies and discounts all over town and online today.

Most of these Memorial Day discounts and freebies are available to every citizen of the United States, but some are available only to members of the U.S. military. We’ve sorted through the mass of coupon codes to get you Memorial Day discounts on food, entertainment, shopping, hotels, and our favorite; cars. Food Jamba Juice: Print […]