2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – The clerk in the convenience store looked out the front window admiring the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35 we were driving and asked us what a GLI was. We responded, ‘it’s the upper-level Jetta with more performance features and the 35 means it a special model for…

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun Part 2

Lexus LC 500 to Volkswagen Jetta GLI By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood ? Here are the cars from the Lexus LC 500 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which made up the balance of the 24 cars in the 2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun. When the two-day drive was finished, the NWAPA members chose favorites….

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium Test Drive

?2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium? VW?s Best Selling Sedan Further Refined The Jetta has remained Volkswagen?s best-selling car, after the sixth generation vehicle was first introduced in the U.S. marketplace as a 2011 model. Not one to rest on their laurels, the German automaker strives continuously to improve upon its products and the 2016…

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium Test Drive

?2016 VW Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium? An Antidote to the common hybrid Volkswagen?s 2016 Jetta Hybrid continues to serve as an antidote to the common hybrid. It is an attractive, fun-to-drive four-door, five-passenger sedan that is easy on one?s pocketbook in two ways – it is economical to operate and it is reasonably and competitively…

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE Test Drive

?2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE? VW?s Best Selling sedan now more refined The Jetta has remained Volkswagen?s best-selling car, after the sixth generation vehicle was first introduced in the U.S. marketplace as a 2011 model. Not one to rest on their laurels, the German automaker strives continuously to improve upon its products. The 2016 Volkswagen…

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Road Trip ? Combined, we fly to 30 to 60 new car introductions each year and frankly, airline travel is starting to get old. So, when the opportunity arises we love to take a road trip. We?ve also found that driving is quite an efficient way to travel under 700…

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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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2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Test Drive

?2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: The evolution continues? The Jetta has remained Volkswagen?s best-selling car, three years after the sixth generation vehicle was first introduced in the U.S. marketplace as a 2011 model. Not one to rest on their laurels, the German automaker strives continuously to improve upon its products. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI serves…

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Volkswagen Jetta GLI Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is a significant part of the VW story at it enters its 30 year in the U.S. market. Jetta is also Volkswagen?s number on selling car in the United States and the third best-selling car of all models worldwide. The Jetta is one of those cars…

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Run to the Sun 2013 ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Portland, Ore. ? Every year an automotive writer?s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS). It gives us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers? latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was…

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