2015 Audi A3 TDI Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Washington to California ? Surveying the press cars to see what might be available for a December road trip; we discovered a new diesel version of one of our recent favorites, the 2015 Audi A3 TDI. Our planned trip from the Portland, Oregon area to the Monterey Bay area, about…

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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 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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2014 Audi Q7 TDI Test Drive

?Popular Audi Q7 SUV: Enhanced for 2014? In only its second year of production, Audi?s full size SUV ? the Q7 offered significant enhancements, while making vehicle selection and ordering a more simplified process. The 2008 Q7 was available three ways: as a base model powered by a 3.6-liter, 280 horsepower, DOHC V6; as a…

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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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2015 Volkswagen Golf Test Drive

?2015 Volkswagen Golf: Now an even better hatchback? It?s been 40 years since the now iconic Volkswagen Golf hatchback debuted on our shores. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf represents the seventh generation of the popular hatchback. This latest iteration Golf will be available with two or four doors and will be powered by a choice of…

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Audi A7 TDI Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Road trip! That?s the first thing we think when our test car schedule lists a special fun-to-drive car. This time it was the dramatic-looking Audi A7 TDI. We have a soft spot for any of the cars that embrace the so-called ?four-door coupe? design Mercedes-Benz pioneered in 2004 on their…

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2014 Audi A7 TDI Test Drive

?2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro Tiptronic? To ?D? or not to ?D? as in clean ?D?iesel Audi broke new ground in 2012 with the introduction of the A7, representing the next evolution of Audi design. The 2012 Audi A7 blended the emotional appeal of a coupe with the luxury and prestige of a sedan, but…

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