Audi A4 – Watch Out for Excessive Oil Consumption

Audi A4 is the bestselling Audi model in the United State. Recent vehicles show few problems, but some of the older ones can leave you with a large repair bill. Older A4 vehicles burn engine oil at an accelerated rate. This problem seems to affect mostly A4 made between 2007 and 2015. Even though vehicles…

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Mercedes-Benz to Offer Choice of Sounds of Silence

As most of us have noticed, electric vehicles are eerily silent when moving at low speeds. By law, they are now required to make sounds to warn pedestrians that they are in motion. Well, Mercedes-Benz announced that they are working on a whole new sound selection for the electric Mercedes-Benz – they call it “selectable…

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BMW X5 – the Best Midsize Luxury SUV

Motor Trend latest ranking shows that BMW X5 is now considered the best midsize luxury SUV. Motor Trends cites improved handling and dynamics, smooth and strong acceleration, and “sublime” interior as the main criteria that gave X5 the top spot. They also point out that if you want to put sports cars to shame, you…

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Volkswagen Jetta – Frequent Problems

If you have ever driven Volkswagen Jetta, you know that it’s not just popular, but also fun to drive and a very practical vehicle. However, there are some issues that are frequently encountered when owning a Jetta. Electrical issues seem to be a recurring problem: 2006 Jetta suffered frequently from short in the wiring harness…

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Volkswagen to Surpass Tesla Electric Car Production by 2022

If you were paying attention to Volkswagen announcements recently, you know that it has introduced Volkswagen ID.3 – an all-electric vehicle. Apparently the diesel emissions fiasco caused Volkswagen management to do some soul searching, and the company has done a full 180 and jumped into the electric car race. But more significant than introduction of…

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Electric Volkswagen ID.3

It’s been in the works for a while, but come September, Volkswagen is expected to unveil in Frankfurt its new, electric Volkswagen ID.3 It’s hard to get any details, but like all electric cars, it’s likely to be a lively, fun to drive vehicle. In the meantime, Volkswagen has given out some data – naturally…

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Porsche Recalls 100,000 Vehicles

In June 2019 Porsche announced that it was recalling 100,000 vehicles for rollaway risk. The vehicles recalled are 2003-2010 Porsche Cayenne and 2010-2016 Porsche Panamera. If you own one of these vehicles, you will receive notification. It appears that the problem is due to the gear selector cable bushing. The bushing might come loose, and…

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2011 and 2012 BMW and MINI Cooper Recall

May 2019: Last year BMW recalled 47,806 select 2011 and 2012 BMW, Mini Cooper (and Rolls Royce) vehicles because of potential fire hazard. Apparently the auxiliary water pump could fail, and this in turn could cause a circuit board to overheat. Overheating can be so sever as to potentially cause a fire. If your vehicle…

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MINI of San Francisco is closing as of April 30th, 2019

We have sad news for MINI Cooper enthusiasts – the MINI of SF is closing as of April 30th. Both the dealership and the service department will close permanently. Another San Francisco institution falls by the wayside, swept aside by the inexorable march of big development in the heart of the City. On the positive…

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