Geek Squad Gets Some Sweet New Wheels

Geek Squad Gets Some Sweet New Wheels

Sick and tired of seeing Geek Squadders rolling in those tired old VW Beetles? Then you’re in luck. Ford says they just made a deal to deliver around 1,000 new vans for use by the Best Buy nerd herd. [More]

Every Time VW Fixes My Car, They Break Something Else

Every Time VW Fixes My Car, They Break Something Else

Amy’s ’06 VW Passat has been in the shop 106 of the past 141 days. After the engine broke down on a road trip and needed replacing, VW replaced it, but broke the transmission. When they replaced the transmission, they broke an axle. When they fixed the axle, the car started leaking oil worse than the Valdez. All Amy and her family want to be able to do is drive their car around like normal. So far, that’s not happening, and VW’s only offer of contrition has been to waive one car payment and $250 in services. So Amy launched her EECB, complete with a graph of how long VW has held her car hostage: [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/23/vw-wants-to-make-sweet/

VW wants to make sweet merger love with Porsche. We wonder what a talking Porsche would sound like. [AP]

Researchers Hack Remote Keyless Car Entry Devices

Researchers Hack Remote Keyless Car Entry Devices

Researchers have figured out a way to hack remote keyless car entry devices. The threat to the consumer is minimal, it takes several hours to crack the code, but it does give one pause, especially considering that if the Keeloq’s manufacturer added a few simple measures they could render the exploit nearly useless.

Car Caught Fire, Do I Get A Lawyer To Help Tussle With The Insurance Company?

Car Caught Fire, Do I Get A Lawyer To Help Tussle With The Insurance Company?

James’ Passat caught on fire and he wants to know if he should get a lawyer to help him out with his insurance claim.

The Art of The Buy: Hide Your Time Wisely

The Art of The Buy: Hide Your Time Wisely

In an ideal world, the salesman is a doctor diagnosing your problems and needs and prescribing remedies. But let’s talk about the real world and the need to keep your timeline for buying a secret.

Honda Rips Off VW Ad; Why?

Honda Rips Off VW Ad; Why?

At right is the iconic character created for the VW “Make Friends With Your Fast” campaign.

Stuck Pedal Leads To 135mph BMW Nightmare

Stuck Pedal Leads To 135mph BMW Nightmare

BMW’s probably feeling pretty conflicted about this story about a British man who crashed his Beamer.

This Week in: Best Stories

This Week in: Best Stories

Here’s your favorite posts of the week to reminisce over a glass of vermouth and an old corsage. Here’s looking at you, top stories.

VW Stealership Sues Customer To Silence His Whistleblow

VW Stealership Sues Customer To Silence His Whistleblow