Review

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L Trendline+ Test Drive

15 Apr , 2015  

– by Jon B

It’s premium German engineering at a price engineered to get you moving”. The tagline is certainly appropriate for the Jetta, with a starting price of Cdn$14,990. Canadians certainly responded as Volkswagen Canada moved 31,042 Jettas in 2014, which accounts for nearly 50% of its total sales. One may recall that the cost of entry into the Volkswagen family started in the low $20,000s less than a decade ago, so how did Volkswagen manage to drop the price substantially?

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#131 Afternoon Delight

16 Mar , 2015   Video

Something different this week, since the regular panel was taking the week off, Danny and Russell do the show as duo recording in the afternoon rather than the evening. All of which leads to some discussion on…

Whistle while you work, sorry, charge while you drive
http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/7/8167489/goodyear-concept-tires-can-help-power-your-electric-car

A bigger boondoggle than FCV’s? How about FCV marketing? Another embarrassing ad for Mirai
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097135_toyota-mirai-fuel-cell-cars-ad-agency-should-study-engine-technology-more-closely

We back track on an earlier story, now Apple claims CarPlay will come from every major manufacturer, except?
http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/news/a25219/tim-cook-apple-carplay-coming-to-every-major-car-brand/?utm_content=buffer33a14&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tesla cuts jobs in China on slow sales
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/foreign/2015/03/08/tesla-cuts-jobs-china/24632535/

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#129 Battery Scam

2 Mar , 2015   Video

This week, Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Evan Fusco, Paul Guzyk and Patrick Connor discuss the usual range of activity including, why we need an Indiegogo project to push a hybrid battery price decrease, how thieves are targeting some of those same hybrid batteries and more, yes, more on the Apple car.

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#126 We’re back, baby

4 Feb , 2015   Video

We’re back and potentially better than ever. Hosts Danny Cooper & Russell Frost reunite with panelists Chelsea Sexton, Patrick Connor, Evan Fusco,and Tony Schaefer to discuss:

  • Detroit Auto Show
  • The Chevrolet Volt & Bolt (not to be confused with the Dodge Colt)
  • Alt-Fuel Sales Numbers
  • Charging standards
  • Tesla marketing (and lack thereof)

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