Entries in cleanmpg (9)

Tuesday
Jun032014

Reviewed 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid: The Diesel Is Vastly Superior 

We've had the chance to drive just about every version of Volkswagen's Jetta.  We've driven the GLI with the Turbo motor, the now discontinued 5 cylinder, the excellent TDI, and now the Hybrid.

The big question with the Jetta Hybrid, is, is it the better value, and the better choice over the TDI.  As you can tell from the title of this video, the answer to that is a resounding NO!

Why is that?  Well, we break it all down for you on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

Monday
Apr072014

Reviewed 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 

 

Another review of the fall of 2013 from our recovered videos, this time it's the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. 
With higher CAFE standards on the way, automakers are doing what ever they can to increase the MPG's of their fleets.  The Sonata Hybrid takes a solid mid sized family sedan and incorporates a good, though not great Hybrid system into it.
Does they Hybrid system take away from the Sonata, does it make it a better car?  That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

 

Friday
Mar222013

Support MPGomatic's Kickstarter Project "Ain't Fuelin'!"

Dan Gray from MPGomatic.com has been a friend of the site for some time, and he's got a Kickstarter project that we think is fantastic!  He wants to take a 10 year old car, and show you not only how to keep it running in tip top shape, but how to get better gas mileage with simple upgrades!

We like the project so much we have pleged money to the project and created a support video for him which you can see below.  If you'd like to help Dan achive his goal of raising $7,777 by April April 5th you can donate here.

Monday
Sep102012

Reviewed: 2012 Toyota Prius C

 

Back in January we went down to Florida to do a first drive on the new Toyota Prius C, the latest member of the Prius family within Toyota.  While we didn't get to spend much time with the car on that drive, we came away with a good first impression.  That impression was that the Prius C felt like a car first and a hybrid second.
Now we've spent a week with the car, and the question is, good car, or just another hybrid gimmick.  Let's dive in a see if Toyota has come up with a hybrid that a non-hybrid lover would drive.  Make sure you check out our full photo gallery below the video.

 

 

Monday
Oct312011

Reviewed: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to spend a week with the all new Jetta, in this case the 2011 2.5 SEL model, and came away with some good impressions.  We also got some great feedback from that post which was most appreciated.  What we really wanted to try though was the TDI Clean Diesel version of the car.

Recently we got to spend a week with the TDI Jetta and these our our thoughts: