A lot of us here at the Autopian love modern Volkswagens, though sometimes I’m not entirely sure why. As I write this, one of my Jetta diesel wagons has a cracked DPF, a clogged EGR, and a sticking turbo actuator. My Passat diesel wagon has a transmission that leaks and doesn’t like shifting into fifth gear. My Volkswagen Touareg VR6 seems to be leaking power steering fluid from somewhere expensive. Oh, and the transmission doesn’t like being rushed. Do that and it’ll slam gears, oy vey. Add the worn-out suspension and who knows how much money it would take to fix all of that stuff.
Earlier today Jason asked an important question, just what are those slots for on the dashboards of Volkswagen and Audi products? Silly Jason, those slots are for one thing only, from Citric:
The card holders are so you have:
1-The card for your favorite tow truck driver
2-The card for your favorite mechanic
3-The card for your bank so you can clear the major cash transfer to that mechanic
4-The card for the therapist that will help you emotionally deal with the emotional trauma of owning a 2010 VW Tiguan
Since we missed a COTD, I’m giving a second nomination today. Apparently, there’s an actual government surveillance van for sale in Chicago right now. It’s the perfect vehicle for the van owners out there, from MSB:
My wifi network for years was “FBI Surveillance Van” because my across the street neighbor had a white Chevy Astro panel van perpetually parked in front of my house. Good times.
I love it! I’ve chosen the Simpsons references for my networks. One of my Wi-Fi networks is named “Flowers By Irene” and my other network is “Two Guys From Quantico Pizza.” Have a great evening, everyone.