2015 Volkswagen Passat Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the exception of full size trucks, the midsize sedan category has to have the toughest competition in the new car market. Imagine having to compete with the likes of Camry, Accord, Fusion, Optima, Sonata and a dozen others. Never-the-less, the Volkswagen Passat is an excellent competitor in that category…

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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 Passat 2.0 TDI SEL Test Drive

?2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium? A Euro Touch American Built sedan The big news for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat lineup, was the addition of a new 1.8-liter, TSI turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder engine that will be phased in gradually replacing the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. Now, a new 2015 VW Passat 2.0-liter, 150 horsepower, turbocharged, direct…

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The 2014 Volkswagen Lineup

By Barbara Schaffer Napa Valley, Calif. ? There may be lots of enchanted places in the world, but few can compare to the Napa Valley which is also home to some of the most magnificent resorts in the country. I think, I read something about wine, too. Speaking of enchantment, a few weeks ago Volkswagen…

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Test Drive: Volkswagen Passat TDI

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer ?????????? For years we?ve been advocating the expanded use of diesel engine in cars, but every time we bring the subject up to someone, other than the owner of a diesel-powered car or another automotive journalist, we get a that strange ?you are kidding? look. Most people seem to still…

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First Drive: Volkswagen Passat

Chattanooga, Tenn. — When Volkswagen says the 2012 Passat is all new, they mean ALL NEW.? It?s not just a typical ?ground up? or ?clean sheet of paper? redo?it?s a new size, a new concept and it?s a complete change in direction. With animals like Camry, Accord, Sonata and Focus in its sites, Volkswagen prepares…

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Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

?Volkswagen?s Passat Sedan All-New for 2012? The all new 2012 Volkswagen Passat sedan has a lot going for it. It may not be as sporty as the GTI or as sexy as the CC, but the Passat is cleanly attractive and serves up traditional German engineering excellence even though it was designed specifically for the…

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