2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium Test Drive

“Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium” Look Ma – No tailpipe – Zero emissions The Volkswagen e-Golf is a sporty hatchback that debuted as a 2015 model being the German automaker’s first fully electric vehicle for the U.S. marketplace, joining the more than 30 million Golf models sold worldwide. The e-Golf is part of Volkswagen’s “Think Blue”…

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Volkswagen entered the electric vehicle business a couple of years ago, they took the easy route. Many manufacturers started from the ground up to develop an electric vehicle, but Volkswagen simply converted one of the best compact cars in the business from gasoline power to electric. We think that…

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2015 NWAPA Drive Revolution Winners Announced – Part 2

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger / NWAPA Portland, Ore. – In July members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) held their third annual “Drive Revolution” program and sampled 16 of these revolutionary vehicles on the streets of Portland, Oregon. After driving each of the vehicles, the panel of 19 Northwest U.S. and Canadian…

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium Test Drive

  Barbara & Bill Schaffer After a week driving the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf for our normal running around and shopping, we concluded it could be a perfect second car for our lifestyle. For the other car we’d need something like one of the Volkswagen TDIs (diesels), because we take several longer road trips each year…

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2015 Volkswagen Full Line Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Middleburg, VA – Driving most of the 2015 Volkswagen Full Line in one day is kind of like getting a “State of the brand” report. With such an event, it’s impossible to actually experience the vehicle’s capabilities, especially in the Virginia countryside, which has strictly enforced speed laws and narrow…

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer San Francisco – More than 100 years ago Mark Twain said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” While he was probably talking about the game with the little dimpled ball, he could have just as easily been talking about Volkswagen’s seventh generation Golf – it’s more fun to drive the new Golf…

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