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    Report: Volkswagen designer claims no cost was taken out of Jetta, Passat interiors
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    There was a lot of built-up excitement surrounding the larger and less costly 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, but the anticipation deflated among critics when the model's less-than-impressive interior was revealed to the world. Critics chided the cheapened cabin, and quite a few negative reviews ...

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    Report: What crisis in Europe? Volkswagen announces best-ever first quarter sales
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    Apparently the Jetta and Passat redesigns are working well, because Volkswagen is reporting 1.36 million vehicle deliveries for the first quarter of 2012. That's an increase of more than ten percent over last year, and in March alone, VW delivered a record 536,600 cars. Wait a minute, aren't ...

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    Report: Baby Volkswagen CC in the works?
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    According to Autocar, Volkswagen may be working on a smaller version of the rakish CC four-door coupe sedan. Known internally as the SC, the smaller CC will be a part of the seventh-generation Jetta lineup, in addition to the sedan and wagon models. The creation of the SC comes after ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: February 2012
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    Two months with our long-term 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is enough for me to know that history will not look back kindly on this generation of VW's long-running compact sedan. As has been covered, rather exhaustively I might add, the 2011 refresh of the Jetta brought with it a significant ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
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    Mild-Mannered Fun At 45 mpg The world doesn't need another automaker claiming to have cracked the code for a fun-to-drive hybrid. The concept hasn't worked particularly well in any application. Just ask Lexus. And Honda. Twice. Granted, we don't know how Volkswagen plans to pitch the 2013 Jetta ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: January 2012
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    Stellar fuel efficiency is still the name of the game when it comes to our long-term Volkswagen Jetta TDI, as it's averaging well over its EPA-estimated 30 city and 42 highway miles per gallon in our hands. In fact, with a deft throttle foot, it's not terribly difficult to crest the 50-mpg ...

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    Detroit: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuts with projected 45 mpg combined rating
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    The lithium-ion battery in the new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid may be small (just 1.1 kWh), but it can pack a punch big enough to move the gas-electric to speeds up to 44 miles per hour using nothing but electrons. Throw in a combined estimated fuel efficiency rating of 45 miles per gallon and a ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: December 2011
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    After spending the first half of December up in the San Fernando Vallery with Drew Phillips, our long-term Jetta TDI made its way back into my care for a holiday road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Old Blue saw some great American icons on the trip, such as Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Sonoma ...

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    Consumer Reports recommends Civic Si, but ranks Jetta GLI higher
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    Consumer Reports and the 2012 Honda Civic haven't had the best of relationships. The model failed to earn the publication's coveted "recommended" designation for the first time in the vehicle's history after an extensive redesign, but CR has found space in its heart for the 2012 Civic SI. The ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: November 2011
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    It's been a little over six months since the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI joined our long-term garage, and since then, we've put more than 17,000 miles on this Tempest Blue sedan. After spending much of the summer in Detroit, the Jetta TDI was road-tripped out to Los Angeles where the Autoblog staff ...

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    Review: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn
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    The Jetta We've Been Waiting For The motoring press hasn't had the greatest of relationships with the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. When the sedan debuted, critics slammed the newest generation as a Walmart interpretation of a model many of us had grown up loving. The nicer-than-expected materials, ...

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    Video: Mythbusters test the lumber-hauling prowess of a Jetta
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    Remember the old saw about German cars being "over-built?" Well, if this doesn't lend it some credence, nothing will. MythBusters decided to try its hand at debunking the decade-old "Lumber Car" photo. You know you've seen it at least a dozen times by now – the Volkswagen Jetta with the ...

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    Video: VW pokes fun at motorcyclists in new spot for South Africa
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    Riding a motorcycle isn't for everyone. Aside from the requisite blatant disregard for personal safety, there are a host of inconveniences to deal with. Bugs, heat, dirt, dust, grime and the stench of road kill can all put a kink in an otherwise enjoyable afternoon of riding. We understand that, ...

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    Report: VW to replace unloved five-cylinder base engine with turbo four
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    The 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine under the hood of many Volkswagen models has never been a favorite of ours, and it appears VW may finally be over it as well. Car and Driver reports that a pair of VW sources have indicated that the 2.5 will be replaced with a 1.8-liter turbo four. The smaller, ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: October 2011
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    October proved to be a busy month for our long-term 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Unlike September, where it bounced between our Los Angeles editors, the keys to the Tempest Blue sedan were in my hands through Halloween. During the past month, it has traveled all over Southern California and taken ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #253
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    Chevy Camaro ZL1, BMW 3 Series Diesel/Wagon, diesel boom, Nissan Titan hangs on Episode #253 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, with Chris, Zach, Dan and Steven Ewing serving as this week's crew. Topics include the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the 2012 BMW 3 Series diesel and wagon, the coming wave of ...

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    Official: VW and Audi recall nearly 170,000 TDI diesel models
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    Volkswagen has officially announced a recall of 168,275 Jetta TDI and Golf TDI models as well as certain Audi A3 TDI vehicles after a recent stop sale. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from the fuel line that feeds injector number two. Over time, ...

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    Report: Stop-sale issued for Volkswagen Jetta and Golf TDI diesel models, recall imminent?
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    According to a post by TDI Club, Volkswagen has issued a stop-sale on all 2009-2012 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen and Golf TDI vehicles equipped with the company's 2.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel engine pending a voluntary safety recall. It's unclear whether or not the 2012 Passat will also be impacted. In ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: September 2011
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    While our long-term Jetta TDI covered thousands of miles in August, mostly thanks to a cross-country jaunt with Michael Zak at the controls, things settled down in September as the blue sedan became accustomed to its new California residence. Bounced around between the team, the frugal four-door ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid headed for Detroit, coupe hopes dead
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    Even though public days for the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show have only just begun, details on the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show are already starting to emerge. Volkswagen sources have divulged to Car and Driver that the automaker will unveils its Jetta Hybrid in the Motor City and sell it to U.S. ...

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