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2015: The Year In Cars And Trucks05:54

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A measuring hose for emissions inspections in diesel engines sticks in the exhaust tube of a Volkswagen (VW) Golf 2,0 TDI diesel car at a garage in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany, on October 1, 2015. Volkswagen has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing.       (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)closemore
A measuring hose for emissions inspections in diesel engines sticks in the exhaust tube of a Volkswagen (VW) Golf 2,0 TDI diesel car at a garage in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany, on October 1, 2015. Volkswagen has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)

It's been a remarkable year for vehicle owners - hard for those with Volkswagen TDI diesel cars, but generally for drivers, increasingly easy at the pump. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd looks back at the automotive highs and lows of 2015 with Patrick George, editor-in-chief of Jalopnik.

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