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Volkswagen December Sales Up 0.1%, Annual Sales Drop 10%

Volkswagen December Sales Up 0.1%, Annual Sales Drop 10%

Volkswagen released financial results for December 2014 and for calendar year 2014. For December, the company’s total U.S. sales were up 0.1% from November 2014, selling 34,058 vehicles as compared to 34,015. For the entire year, unit sales were 366,970, compared to 407,704 from the previous year, a decrease of …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec – 6 Month Review and Report

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec – 6 Month Review and Report

The arrival of our 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic was heralded by not one, not two, but over a dozen major snowstorms and blizzards. As we noted before in these pages, it wasn’t the most optimal time to begin life with a long-term test car but those were the cards …

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d Diesel Six Month Review and Report

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d Diesel Six Month Review and Report

We usually see the 10,000 kilometer mark on our long-term cars just as we hit one year.  With the BMW X5 xDrive35d, we saw the 10,000 mile (16,000 kilometer) mark hit right around the six month point.  That alone says something about the car and how much everyone wants to …

The Diesel Driver 2011 BMW 335d Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver 2011 BMW 335d Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver’s 2011 BMW 335d calendar is now available online for  immediate delivery.
This calendar captures the elegance and raw power of the BMW 335d sedan.
Jonathan Spira picked up this particular 335d in Munich at the BMW Welt and drove it in Austria, Germany, and the United …

The Diesel Driver 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver’s 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI calendar is now available online for immediate delivery.
The Diesel Driver’s 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI calendar captures the elegant design of VW’s sleek new Jetta sedan.  The Jetta has been completely redesigned and reengineered and
Volkswagen has done an excellent job in engineering …