12 04, 2016

From ’67 to now: The enduring appeal of a Volkswagen van

By |2016-04-12T18:25:40+10:00April 12th, 2016|Gay Car News|1 Comment

  Canberra – When Jim Smith, aerodynamicist, bought his Volkswagen Kombi in May 1988 in England for roughly 800 British pounds, he just wanted a camper for inexpensive family holidays with his wife and two daughters. Now, after nearly 28 years, and a move Down Under, his Kombi is a treasured and indispensable part of the family. Jim’s Volkswagen Type [...]

17 01, 2016

First awards for the trendsetting BUDD-e

By |2016-01-17T11:26:03+10:00January 17th, 2016|Gay Car News|0 Comments

  American online magazines Engadget and SlashGear acclaim fully networked zero-emission microbus Wolfsburg / Las Vegas (USA), January 2016 – Innovative and avant-garde – that was the impression created by the BUDD-e at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas. Just a few days later, the zero- emission concept car unveiled by Volkswagen has been honoured by US [...]

13 12, 2015

Statement from Volkswagen on emissions investigation

By |2015-12-13T11:14:31+10:00December 13th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

Volkswagen making good progress with its investigation, technical solutions, and Group realignment Initial results of the emissions investigation available Approximately 450 external and internal experts involved in the investigations 100 terabytes of data secured – equivalent to information in approximately 50 million books Volkswagen will have future emissions tests evaluated independently Technical solutions for customers in Europe developed; implementation to [...]

26 11, 2015

Technical measures for the EA 189 diesel engines affected presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority

By |2015-11-26T16:44:57+10:00November 26th, 2015|Gay Car News|2 Comments

    Next step in solving the NOx exhaust emissions issue in Europe Minor hardware measures for the 1.6 TDI engines 2.0 TDI engines only need a software update Target: no adverse effects on fuel consumption and performance Wolfsburg, November 25, 2015 – The clarification and solution of the diesel issue is progressing. The Volkswagen Group has presented specific technical [...]

8 09, 2015

More ‘Kombis’ face the gavel at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction

By |2015-09-08T22:23:27+10:00September 8th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

    Very collectible ‘21-window’ VW Samba Australian-built original right hand drive 1970 VW T2 Microbus. Two more classic Volkswagen Type 2 Kombis will cross the block at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 21, responding to growing collector interest in VW’s most utilitarian commercial vehicles. Once the preserve of hippies and surfies looking for cheap transport, the charismatic Kombi [...]

7 07, 2015

Sexy Scirocco: Still a work of art

By |2015-07-07T00:06:31+10:00July 7th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

It’s been a while since we drove the VW Scirocco but it has always been a favourite. We liked its looks and the way it drove all the while forgiving the foibles like dreadful rear view and limited rear legroom. But frankly who cares about what is going on in the back seat if you’re in the front seat right? [...]

21 04, 2015

Skoda Octavia RS Diesel: Sounds like a Character from Monty Python but just WOW!

By |2017-03-10T14:38:08+10:00April 21st, 2015|skoda Reviews|1 Comment

  Yes Yes Yes oh YES: loaded with gadgets, clever cabin, brilliant economy Oh dear me no: odd name, chunky exterior There are more Skodas around that you might think. It is one of those odd brands once locked behind the formidable Iron Curtain. VW has owned a small slice since 1990, buying a much bigger slice of 70% in [...]

8 12, 2014

A Quick Look At: The Uber Butch VW Amarok

By |2017-03-10T14:39:28+10:00December 8th, 2014|4WD, Diesel, VW Reviews|0 Comments

  Amarok, a big Tonka toy for big boys who like banging things in with big tools. It has 4 doors, 5 seats and a big tray. It feels almost indestructible, and it is. Every now and then we get an email from a tradie asking what we think would be a great investment for his business and I usually [...]