2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S Test Drive

“2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S 4MOTION” VW’s Small Station Wagon Made for Adventure It seems that station wagons have always been popular in Europe, particularly less than full-size wagons. Not so much here in the U.S. for the past few years. In fact, there was a time of late when the station wagon was predicted…

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Volkswagen Golf is one of those cars that seems perpetually young or youth oriented even though it’s now in the seventh generation and 41 years old. Perhaps we think that’s because we see so many people, younger than us, driving them. Although we can’t claim to have driven samples…

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Test Drive

  By Barbara and Bill Schaffer San Jose, Calif. — Even with the remarkable success of the Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek, no other manufacturer has come up a similar competitor. The only vehicles coming close are a couple of more expensive European wagons. That’s changed, however, with the introduction of the 2017 Golf Alltrack…

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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 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 Golf R Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer San Diego – Beware of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf that wears the subtle “R” logo on the lower left of the rear gate – it’s on the fastest most powerful performance Volkswagen ever built for the U.S. market. Well, actually there are a couple of other telltales of what lies under the…

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2014 NWAPA “Run to the Sun” – Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon – This year the group of cars was the best ever with cars like the BMW i8, Rolls Royce Wraith, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-Benz S550. The first day of the drive started in Portland and went through the…

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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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