I've crunched the numbers constantly from around 2001 til 2012 or so, then finally gave up. It's a huge YMMV situation that depends on cheap local diesel fuel (not the above-premium prices here) and your annual mileage generally being 15k or more. Other than that, you simply have to love the way diesels drive (and I… » 4/17/14 4:08pm Thursday 4:08pm

Perhaps, but considering that we have 50 states with disparate laws to begin with (few, if any relate to actual vehicle safety beyond lighting and emissions), it would be a huge battle. I full support that driving is a privelige and not a right, but in terms of impact, driver training would be a much better investment. … » 4/17/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

The original Toe-rag was just an inflated B5 Passat wagon in style, so it's no surprise they're trying to glom onto the design language of something else in the lineup. I think it still works well — both are two-box designs. hatchbacks, wagons, and SUVs can usually share design elements pretty easily because they're… » 4/17/14 10:26am Thursday 10:26am