What Would Randy Buy? – The Pandemic Edition

When the world started shutting down, automobile sales went down by nearly half the volume from the year prior. In latter months, sales performance has improved. Some retailers reported better sales numbers than last year in the same month.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Maybe back in the days of the Mark II Golf and Jetta, where both cars were actually the same from the front bumper to the C pillar. Back then, journalists found the difference between the GTI and GLI, remarking that the latter was more of an inexpensive Audi than anything. That’s quite a compliment.

How To Measure True Value

I know. That is an audacious statement. It is not without data, impressions, I know. That is an audacious statement. It is not without data, impressions, and results. However, it has always been a basis of argument between myself, my colleagues in the automotive media, the readership, and anyone else who wants to start a conversation about vehicles in the most important automotive segment today.

Submitted For Your Consideration

For the past two years, the Volkswagen Jetta was a finalist for the Victory & Reseda Vehicle of The Year (#VOTY). There are many reasons why it is a finalist.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Volkswagen Passat

The North America-only NMS-platform B7 Passat arrived on the scene at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-produced mid-sized sedan caused quite a stir, even though Volkswagen had been known to produce localized products for specific segments.

My Favorite Track Weapons

The subject of track days came about during a discussion on advanced driver education programs. There has been a push to create driver education programs for teenagers by teaching them advanced, but necessary skills. Car control is a huge piece of the puzzle, as teenagers need to understand how their vehicle can react when presented with a dangerous situation. It used to be called "defensive driving," but teaching these skills on controlled environments raises this concept to new levels.

Commentary: What's In A Logo?

This question came up as I am working with a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport for publication very soon. It is the first Volkswagen in the North American market to wear the new corporate logo. You will see the logo on future products, including the 2021 Atlas.