Archive for the ‘Discontinued Models’ Category

Is it safe to buy a used Volkswagen with an emissions fixed TDI engine?

Friday, October 25th, 2019
Red 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen parked outside under trees

Safety of the Volkswagen TDI post-Emissions Modification

You may remember ‘Dieselgate,’ the recall issued for turbocharged diesel engines on select German automobiles like Audi and Volkswagen. It was a scandal that caused Volkswagen to issue a buyback policy for various 2009-2015 models. Many of those models have now found their way back to used sales lots. For environmentally conscious drivers and diesel engine enthusiasts alike, the question remains…

Is it safe to buy a used Volkswagen with an emissions fixed TDI engine? (more…)

When did Volkswagen stop making the Beetle?

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

End of Production for the Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars ever made. It’s been around for seven generations over the span of eight decades. The modern iteration has been continually improved, but unlike other vehicle models, has stayed true to its unique original design. It continues to be a favorite among car-enthusiasts and the casually intrigued alike.

After all these years, and all the success, when and why did Volkswagen stop making the Beetle? (more…)

History of the Routan

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
generic vehicle exterior from the ground point of view at sunset

When Did Volkswagen Stop Making the Routan?

The minivan segment isn’t quite as popular as it once was. Over the years we’ve watched as top automakers discontinue their production of minivans in favor of crossovers and midsize SUVs. As you may remember, Volkswagen had a minivan themselves once upon a time: the Volkswagen Routan. The seven-seater is no longer in production. When did Volkswagen stop making the Routan and why? Find out here! (more…)