Volkswagen

smog

Give the manufacturers a break!

Ever since the “dieselgate” story broke, the world’s media have delighted in hounding car manufacturers, seizing on every snippet of news touching on emissions or fuel economy and seeking to turn it into yet another…


Volkswagen Polo

No holes in Volkswagen’s Polo

We make no apologies for being  concerned about both the potential health hazards of diesel cars and their propensity for running up big bills in later life as the expensive systems needed to reduce their…



Volkswagengate – CO2 fears unfounded

Hot on the heels of VW’s announcement that fixing their much-publicised NOx “defeat device” issue is not as difficult as expected comes the news that the incorrect CO2 levels they admitted to are also pretty insignificant.  They…




diesel smoke

Are diesels really bad for you?

                    Even before Volkswagengate, there were rumblings that diesel emissions were hazardous; the emergence of Volkswagens misdeeds blew these up into a high-profile issue on which…



VW Golf GTE

First drive: VW Golf GTE

Keen drivers with an eye to economy have been turning to sporty diesel-powered motors over the last few years. However, the health hazards of diesel emissions are increasingly being questioned. Time will tell whether the present…


VW Up

Volkswagen Up! – a top tiddler!

The sub-£10,000 car market tends to be dominated by less well-known brands such as Dacia, so the presence of Volkswagen’s Up! in this sector, with a starting price of £8,675 is intriguing. We were therefore…