Superbowl Car Commericals – VW

VW’s new ad agency Deutsch LA is making their creative debut at the Superbowl with a new campaign featuring a modern interpretation of a classic game – “Punchdub”. We posted a story last week about introduction of “Sluggy”, the inventor of the Punch Bug game. Their new advertising campaign will … Continue reading

VW Finds “Sluggy”

Thumbnail image for vwsluggy.JPGWe called it Punch Bug when I was a kid and we played it on the way to school and on every road trip. We never questioned where the game of punching someone else when you saw a VW Beetle came from but in this brilliant campaign launched today, VW claims to have found the guy that did. Sluggy is a little rough around the edges, but that makes him lovable.
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Roadtrip – 2010 Golf TDI

Thumbnail image for 2010-VW-Golf-header.jpgI just took delivery of a blue four-door Golf TDI with VW’s Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG®) and will be piloting it to the 2010 Detroit Auto show from Northern NJ. To give you real feedback from the car, my co-driver and I will be using Twitter to tweet our thoughts about the car from the road. If my initial impression from my trip to Germany is any indication, the TDI should get high marks during this trip. But, as they say, there is nothing like a long road trip to make a car show its true colors. Ok, THEY don’t really say that, I say that…but it really is true.
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VW Owner Welcome

VW Owner Welcome

My brother owns a 2009 VW Jetta TDI. As a owner, he gets a subscription to VW’s magazine DasAuto. I intercepted it the other day for some good bathro…I mean, downtime reading material. Owner’s magazines are nothing new and DasAuto magazine has the usual product propaganda and branded trinkets to buy. But I also found some really useful information that VW is offering to their owners – the most interesting being their online instruction manual for new VW owners.
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2009 VW Touareg TDI

by Colin Mathews The Germans are launching an all-out diesel assault on the American market this year, and many in the automotive media have their share of doubts that they’ll succeed. Include me in that mix. And it’s not because I don’t love the benefits of the new generation of … Continue reading

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

by Colin Mathews The average American doesn’t cotton to wagons anymore – the minivan, the SUV, and now the crossover have successfully taken its place for a huge cross-section of America. But then the GLBT community has never exactly mirrored that huge cross-section in its tastes and tendencies. We tend … Continue reading

Ships Ahoy!

Numerous circumstances nowadays call for transporting a vehicle. Whether the reason is a move, sending the car to friends or relatives or completing an online transaction, there are certain steps that should be taken to ensure the auto arrives at its destination unscathed. Even when using a professional moving service there are inherent risks, so it is in your best interest to do everything possible to ensure that your property is not damaged or, in the event that it is, you are able to collect compensation. The following is a brief process that will help minimize the risk of damage when shipping a vehicle.
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2009 VW CC – Preview

2009 VW CC

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - I just drove the new VW CC from Atlanta to Nashville and had every intention of getting the review up today while my impressions are still fresh. Of course, the minutia of running the site and trying to eek out a few more pennies from your eyeballs got in the way and here I am at the end of the day without a review written.
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Six Automakers Score 100 with HRC

HRC CEI 2009

9/2/2008 – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation just released its 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and 6 of the 259 major U.S. businesses that scored a top rating of 100 percent are automotive manufacturers. Listed in alphabetical order they are: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Subaru, Toyota and VW.

Subaru, in concert with their long-standing support of the LGBT community, is not surprising. Some might be taken back by the other companies on the list as well as those that didn’t achieve a perfect score.
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