2001

  • 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport with Viper V-10

    Got $23,000 burning a hole in your pocket? How do you feel about severe oversteer? Do you, in any way, value your life? And how close do you live to Boise, Idaho? Depending on your answers to these questions, you may want to buy the 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport powered by a Viper V-10 for sale on Craigslist. Vipers are hard enough to handle and they've been built to deal with the power and torque of their V-10 engines. Now imagine all that muscle under the hood of a pickup truck with no weight on the rear end. It's recipe for insanity. And now it can be your insanity. The seller of this truck says...

  • 2001 Nissan Pathfinder
    Woman Wants To Get Paid For Hitting Her Own Car With City Van

    File this one under “You Have To Be Kidding Me,” subsection, “Shaking My Head.” A woman in St. Paul, Minnesota has filed a claim for damage to her car caused by a city worker-operated van. The problem? She was driving the van that hit her car. ALSO SEE: Volvo Reveals 450-HP...

  • Kate Middleton's 2001 VW Golf up for sale on eBay
    Kate Middleton's 2001 Volkswagen Golf Up For Sale On eBay

    If you're in the U.K. and don't have a rabid case of royal fever lingering after Kate Middleton's April wedding to Prince William, you're probably not breathing. Now you have a chance to own a piece of royal automotive history as the the potential future queen consort's 2011 VW Golf is up for...

  • 2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept
    Suzuki Swift Sport On Sale In Early 2012, But Not In U.S.

    The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch still sold in most parts of the globe and in its Swift Sport guise can be a hoot to drive, easily upsetting some much more expensive models when it comes to fun factor.

  • 2003 Audi RS6
    2001-2004 Audi A6, S6, R6 Recalled For Fuel Tank Fire Risk

    Potential fire hazard or not, we still want an Audi RS6 in our driveway. Sure, we're ideally prefer the monstrous twin-turbo V-10 that followed the model under recall, but we wouldn't look a gift car in the tank. The tank is where the fire risk in the recalled cars lies: a plastic valve that flexes...

  • 2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept
    Suzuki Swift S-Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch still sold in most parts of the globe and in its Swift Sport guise can be a hoot to drive, easily upsetting some much more expensive models when it comes to fun factor. Unfortunately, there’s still no official confirmation of plans to introduce the...

  • 2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept

    There’s still no official confirmation of plans to introduce the latest generation Suzuki Swift to the U.S. market but there’s certainly a lot of publicity surrounding the stylish hatchback. The latest is news of a concept version being unveiled at next month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The new concept is the 2011 Suzuki Swift S-Concept, which is essentially the basic production version dressed up with some serious go-fast gear. The design of the Swift S-Concept follows the theme of “more sporty and exciting”, reflected by its stylish appearance with bold...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Passat
    Volkswagen Signs Deal To Build Cars In Malaysia

    Volkswagen’s attempts to crack into the Malaysian market date back all the way to 2006, with the automaker on several occasions trying to ink a deal with state-owned Proton. Now, finally, Volkswagen has signed an agreement to produce its vehicles in Malaysia, starting with the new Passat at...

  • 2011 Suzuki Swift R Concept
    2011 Suzuki Swift R Concept Previewed Ahead Of Beijing Auto Show Debut

    The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch sold in most parts of the globe and in its Swift Sport guise can be a hoot to drive, easily upsetting some much more expensive models when it comes to fun factor. The U.S. is finally set to taste what the rest of the world has been enjoying for years as the...

  • 2010 Chumpcar Texas Motor Speedway: The Start
    2010 Chumpcar Texas Motor Speedway: 4 Hours In

    The 2010 Chumpcar World Series is in Texas for round nine of the championship.

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  • 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    Volkswagen launches 'truth & dare' site to dispel diesel myths

    Americans don't know what to think about diesel, and when they do, they usually think it's a clattery, foul-smelling solution best left to freight-movers and trains. But the reality of today's diesel-powered cars is much different, and Volkswagen is out to inform the public through a new site...

  • Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    The Los Angeles Auto Show is winding down its press events today, but this morning's first feature was the revelation of the winner of the 2009 Green Car of the Year award. Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI took the honor, beating out a field of five finalists. The Jetta TDI is the first 'clean diesel' to win the award, handed out by the Green Car Journal since 2005. "The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI epitomizes what the Green Car of the Year honor is all about," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal. The key facets of the Jetta's feature sheet that secured the award are its...

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    VW Jetta TDI used to set new Guinness fuel economy record

    The Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption has been claimed by hypermiling power couple John and Helen Taylor at the wheel of a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Burning diesel across the lower 48 United States, the pair averaged 58.82mpg (3.99L/100km) over 20 days. Previously the record for...

  • VW Jetta TDI eligible for $1,300 tax credit in U.S.
    VW Jetta TDI eligible for $1,300 tax credit in U.S.

    Volkswagen has announced that buyers of the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen in the U.S. are eligible for a $1,300 tax credit that’s normally reserved for hybrid vehicles. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a certification letter affirming that the Jetta TDI qualifies for...

  • Update: Volkswagen reveals pricing for 2009 Jetta TDI
    Update: Volkswagen reveals pricing for 2009 Jetta TDI

    Update: Filling in the final piece of the 2009 Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen puzzle, Volkswagen today announced the pricing for the car's return to the U.S. At base prices of $21,990 for the sedan and $23,590 for the SportWagen, VW is likely to get a good response from U.S. buyers ready to make a...

  • Volkswagen Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T heads to U.S.
    Volkswagen Wolfsburg Edition Jetta 2.0T heads to U.S.

    One strategy Volkswagen is looking at to make its cars more appealing in the U.S. is to offer smaller and more efficient engines than its rivals but use turbochargers to maintain class leading performance. Only yesterday we reported that VW was investigating launching vehicles in the U.S. with...

  • Jetta TSI racecar to race in VW Cup
    Jetta TSI racecar to race in VW Cup

    The Audi R10 diesel shook up the racing world when it stormed onto the Le Mans circuit in 2006, and now Audi parent company Volkswagen is applying some of the lessons it learned there to its sports car racing program by introducing the petrol-powered VW Jetta TSI racer. The racer’s debut...

  • Suzuki planning a WRX rival?

    Suzuki isn't known for its high performance sports cars but the recent Kizashi Concept shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show is proof it harbors greater ambitions. With the company competing in the World Rally Championship, management is now suggesting a car that can showcase their involvement and the recently launched AWD SX4 sedan could be the vehicle to do so. According to a report from Cars Guide, a “SX4 Sport” could form the basis for a performance model derived from the WRC car, with an engine and performance mods to firmly take on the iconic WRX. The WRC car gets a 235kW (320hp)...

  • Suzuki Swift returning to US in 2010
    Suzuki Swift returning to US in 2010

    Suzuki is set to expand its lineup in the US with the reintroduction of its Swift small hatch that’s scheduled to hit showrooms sometime in 2010. The current model pictured above has reignited interest in the brand with its extensive standard features, distinctive styling and resurgence in...

  • 2008 VW Jetta TDI caught on US shores
    2008 VW Jetta TDI caught on US shores

    Thanks to the recent regulatory changes that ban diesel fuels with high sulfur content many, new and exciting cars that require this fuel won’t be coming here. Unfortunately for Volkswagen, many of the vehicles in question wear the VW badge. Cars that don’t meet the new standards...

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