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ML 350 Bluetec Posted September 15 2010 01:42 PM by kfunke

Every September my pop and I get together for dove season at the Colorado River at the California-Arizona border.

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Filed under: Opinion, European Suvs, Mercedes-Benz, European Car Testing, Euro Scene  | 

Run-Flat Tires
Run-Flat Tires Posted July 20 2009 02:43 PM by agelinas

 Like everything else in the world, Run-Flat tires have both advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is implied in the name: if you get a tire puncture the vehicle will remain stable giving you the time you need to...

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Filed under: Opinion, European Car Testing  | 

eau de Volkswagen
eau de Volkswagen: Driven MKI GTI Posted April 1 2009 11:31 PM by agelinas

On a recent trip to drive the new MKVI GTI, I also had the opportunity to drive the 1981 MKI GTI – the OG GTI -the one that started it all. As soon as I opened the door was instantly struck by the smell…not a foul smell...

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Filed under: Opinion, European Compact Cars, Volkswagen, European Car Testing  | 

mito vs. smart
mito vs. smart Posted March 13 2009 01:02 PM by lesbidrawn

During the brief time gas spiked to five buck a gallon, the US opened its collective eyes.

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Filed under: Opinion, European Car Testing, North America Trends  | 

Jetta TDI
The freakin engergizer bunny... Posted November 21 2008 01:21 PM by lesbidrawn

The Jetta TDI keeps going and going and going and going and going

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Filed under: Hot European Cars, European Sedans, Volkswagen, European Car Testing, New European Vehicles, North America Trends  | 

Jetta TDI
Jetta TDI Posted November 12 2008 04:27 PM by lesbidrawn

This is the future...

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Filed under: New Car Technology, European Sedans, Volkswagen, European Car Testing, Volkswagen Project Cars, New European Vehicles, North America Trends  | 

volkswagen jetta tdi mileage report
44MPG - SWEET! Posted October 28 2008 10:17 AM by MFEBBO

A road trip to Vegas lets us compare the mileage of our gas sipping 1.6-liter MINI with our new long term 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. How does the turbo diesel stand up in a fuel efficiency over the long haul?

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Filed under: Hot European Cars, European Sedans, Volkswagen, European Car Testing, Volkswagen Project Cars, New European Vehicles, North America Trends  | 

Truth in Numbers
Not All Dynos Are Created Equal Posted October 12 2008 04:52 PM by agelinas

Horsepower and torque figures are the most misunderstood and most abused numbers in the aftermarket automotive industry. There are so many different ways to both manipulate and falsify numbers while still appearing to be...

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Filed under: Tips & Advice, European Car Testing  | 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel
The future is here Posted September 29 2008 01:44 PM by MFEBBO

After much anticipation our latest long-term test vehicle has finally rolled into our garage. We have been awaiting the new batch of diesel cars and last Friday our Jetta rolled into the parking garage to waves of cheers.

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Filed under: Hot European Cars, European Sedans, Volkswagen, European Car Testing, Volkswagen Project Cars, New European Vehicles, North America Trends  | 

gti turbo
scary fast Posted September 19 2008 01:38 PM by lesbidrawn

Just two days before i hooked up with the Dinan M6, the crew at ec assembled a few Mk V GTIs, you know, for kicks. As editor, I can "call" photoshoots whenever I want and no one at the office can protest. Plus,...

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Filed under: Hot European Cars, European Compact Cars, Volkswagen, European Car Testing, European Car News, North America Trends  | 

dinan bmw m6
Testing the Dinan M6 Posted September 18 2008 11:26 AM by lesbidrawn

We've just bolted from Bob Grant's "Waco" compound. This really makes me laugh...in the middle of bum-fuck-nowhere, some guy is actually concerned about 10 feet of dirt. whatever.

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Filed under: Features, European Luxury Cars, BMW, European Car Testing, New European Vehicles, Euro Scene  | 

dinan bmw m6
Git yer gun, Bob Posted September 17 2008 02:30 PM by lesbidrawn

Where the *** are we? I have no clue but we got there real fast.

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Filed under: Features, European Sport Cars, BMW, European Car Testing, European Car News, Euro Scene  | 

volkswagen jetta tdi cup race cars
VW Jetta TDI Cup Racing Posted August 19 2008 02:22 PM by MFEBBO

A couple of weeks ago, VW gave me the opportunity to test out one of their Jetta TDI Cup Race cars at Portland International Raceway. It is the first diesel powered racecar I have ever driven, but surprisingly there was...

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Filed under: Hot European Cars, European Sedans, Volkswagen, European Car Testing, North America Trends  | 

driving audis on the autobahn, jetta tdis on track, and minis at home
Audis and MINIs and VDubs, OH MY Posted August 1 2008 10:36 AM by MFEBBO

I haven’t been home much lately. It seems like every few days I am coming and going from Orange County and constantly adjusting to driving different cars in different places. On a recent trip to Europe, the point of the...

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Filed under: Hot European Cars, Audi, European Car Testing, Euro Scene  | 

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