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How much will TDI owners get from Volkswagen?

At long last, the day of the Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement is upon us. The California court has finally announced a compensation guide for the owners of affected Dieselgate Volkswagen TDI…

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Volkswagen Reaches Deal With US Regulators Over Dieselgate Scandal

Finally, some good news for owners of the controversial Volkswagen diesels. Volkswagen has reached a preliminary agreement with government agencies about how it will handle the 600,000 cars sold in the…

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Report: Volkswagen to Offer $5000 and Potential Buyback for TDI

According to German newspaper Die Welt, Volkswagen has reached an agreement with regulators ahead of an April 21st court deadline. Volkswagen is due to appear in a San Francisco court tomorrow…

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Best of the 2015 LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show is upon us once again, with a plenty of shiny, new sheet metal for you to feast your eyes on. From Magnus Walker’s latest restomod 911…

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Dieselgate Ownership for Dummies: Where Do I Start?

As the only person I know who owns a scandalized Volkswagen TDI, I’ve been following the news non-stop and even assessing current market conditions on trade-ins. (Full Disclosure: I’m not…

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Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Sell My TDi ScandalWagen to CarMax

If you’ve read any of my 2-3 other posts, you’d know that I went out and leased a 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen TDi about a year ago in an attempt…

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WTF is an Eggplant Purple Bodystyle?

In all my years of casual car searching, I thought I’d seen them all. Coupés, sedans/saloons, wagons/estates, convertibles, roadsters… and now eggplants. That’s right. In the endless search for niche…

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So Tell Me… What’s Your Compromise Car?

Living in LA, it’s really tough choosing one car to do it all. The rutted roadways, curvy canyons, distant destinations, and abundant alliterations… there so much to consider when deciding…

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2016 Ford Focus RS Pricing Starts at $35,730

A clever individual over at Jalopnik community OppositeLock have uncovered what may be the US pricing for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS. A not-quite-ready-for public-consumption Ford website that appears to be…

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2015 Shelby GT350R Exhaust: A Snarling Soundscape

The only time you’re going to hear anything else like this is riding an angry bear backwards through the woods. The cockpit of the 2015 Shelby GT350R is arguably a…