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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 Dodge Dart Limited - "Oh...AaaL!" - Review

Al Bundy and America say hello to the all-new for 2013 Dodge Dart. The name has been resurrected after 37 years. Fortunately not the rest of the last one. This roomy compact family sedan has some sporty moves and is imbued with plenty of personality. Fuel economy is pretty decent too. <br>  <br>Prices start at $15,995. Getting lots of kit, (no moonroof, though), on our True Blue Pearl Limited model requires $25K. Oh Aaaal. Start shoe-horning those Ferragamos on the ladies.<br>
Dear Al Bundy, You were a whipping post for your prima donna wife and whining kids on TV’s “Married With Children.” The good Lord didn’t give you the biggest helping of brains. But he did give you a mother-in-law, named Wanker, whose movements in the upstairs of the house cracked drywall. You triumphed for working-class... Read more »