Electric Volkswagen ID.3

Just in time for the September 2019 Frankfurt Auto Motor Show, Volkswagen is expected to unveil in Frankfurt its newest car - electric Volkswagen ID.3 Needless to say, details of the vehicle are hard to discern, but it is an electric vehicle so we can expect it to be a lively, fun to drive car. The one thing that Volkswagen has revealed is the electric range of the vehicle - from the low-end version, which will do 200 miles, to the high-end VW ID.3 which will carry you for 340 miles before it needs to be recharged. If these numbers hold up, this Volkswagen could be a game changer - an electric vehicle that will take you to Reno or Tahoe without needing to recharge, and you will still have spare capacity in case of inclement weather or if you want to take a little sightseeing side trip. Naturally, we will keep you posted as the details and first road test results of the Electric Volkswagen ID.3 become available. In the meantime, we continue to service and repair all Volkswagen models currently available in the Bay Area. So, if your favorite VW needs some TLC - give us a...

Mini Cooper – 60 years old!

Mini Cooper - 60 years old! Yes, the first MINI was introduced in Great Britain in August, 1959. That’s 60 years ago! The original MINI came in two versions: Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven, with minimal differences between the two. The price tag was £497 of which £147 was the British “purchase tax”. From the very beginning, MINI was a lively, fun to drive vehicle. Fuel efficient, it was a welcome sight to the drivers still brutalized by the fuel shortages created by the 1957 Suez Canal crisis. Today, 60 years later, Mini remains a sporty, fun car to drive. At Made in Japan/USA/Europe we salute the MINI and wish it another 60 years, though likely in the electric version (more about that in another post). We have been serving MINI owners since our inception, over 30 years ago, and we are starting preparations to help MINI celebrate its 100th birthday in 2059. In the meantime, we continue to service and repair all models of Mini Cooper - so bring your MINI to us, and experience our first-class customer service as well as the 3 year/36,000 mile...