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One Garage in NY Is Dedicated Solely to The VW Beetle’s Legacy

One Garage in NY Is Dedicated Solely to The VW Beetle’s Legacy

Classic Volkswagen Beetles have made a long trip from once being considered quirky underpowered vehicles to their present status as collectible pieces of history. Perhaps this is why pristine examples of the classic version of the so-called “people’s car” are now worth so much to those who continue to drive them many years after theyRead more about One Garage in NY Is Dedicated Solely to The VW Beetle’s Legacy[…]

VW Shuts Down the Beetle: Is This Finally the End Of The Road For The Bug?

VW Shuts Down the Beetle: Is This Finally the End Of The Road For The Bug?

For those who like their cars with a little bit (or a good deal!) of nostalgia attached to them, here comes bad news. The Bug will be put out of circulation. Yes, you’ve guessed right—we are talking the iconic Volkswagen Beetle! The news was unleashed in March during the Geneva Motor Show by Frank Welsch,Read more about VW Shuts Down the Beetle: Is This Finally the End Of The Road For The Bug?[…]

Construction of Volkswagen EV Charger Network to Begin

Construction of Volkswagen EV Charger Network to Begin

The future of electric vehicles in the United States will benefit thanks to a plan recently revealed by Electrify America to invest $300 million into a national network of 450 non-proprietary electric car charging stations. Work on the network, which will cover 11 major metropolitan areas and heavily traveled highways in 39 states, is slatedRead more about Construction of Volkswagen EV Charger Network to Begin[…]

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Is the Midsize SUV That Drives Like A Full-Size SUV

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Is the Midsize SUV That Drives Like A Full-Size SUV

While some have suggested that the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is late to the midsize SUV party, it’s a beefy vehicle with a ton of character. The Atlas’ all-wheel-drive configuration gets power from a strong V-6 engine, which can make short work of unpaved gravel roads. Even the base front-wheel drive model comes with aRead more about The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Is the Midsize SUV That Drives Like A Full-Size SUV[…]