Tag: Fuel Efficiency

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDi - Bug Imitating Camel - Review

For a touring rag-top with "To Die For" highway fuel economy and gobs of passing power, there's the "TDi." Planted on the rear of our Candy White 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, "TDi" = "Power by Rudolf Diesel."<br>  <br>Priced at $31,000 with navigation, we think the extra $2600 spent over the base inline 5-pot "gas" engine earns it a place high-up the compact "drop top" Short List.<br> <br> Does cruise control belong on the left side high beam/ turn signal steering column stalk?<br>
“Drive…He Said” recently put Volkswagen of America’s Mark Gillies on the spot. We asked whether every VW offering in the U.S. would eventually feature torque brimming diesel powerplants. Gillies winked and said Americans should expect diesels across the entire VW line by the next model cycles. For Now: Americans make do with six VW models... Read more »

2013 Jaguar XF 2.0L - Partially De-Clawed, Bloody Well Domesticated - Review

2013 may well be the "Year of the Cat" with the addition of this forced-induction 4-cylinder gas-fired version of the XF executive sedan. Starting price for this exquisite feline is a palatable and  competitive $46,900.
Jaguar, the Cat from Coventry (UK) with that big Tata (India) bankroll, is furiously banging on the luxury car gates. Few can resist the lines and moves of the XK-R-S near-exotic.  There are raves abound for the upcoming F-type twin-seat sports coupe. So why hasn’t the marque’s “top selling” XF executive saloon, despite some seriously... Read more »