Volkswagen Passat GT Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer To add more pizzazz to the aging Passat, Volkswagen debuted a special GT model designed by the company’s North American engineering hub in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The design was derived from extensive feedback from U.S. customers and dealers….

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL 4MOTION Test Drive

“2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4MOTION” VW’s American built Family-Sized SUV Overview The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is based on the award-winning Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture, and it is the largest, most dynamic Volkswagen vehicle ever assembled in America. It is built alongside the Passat at VW’s Chattanooga, TN assembly plant….

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2018 Volkswagen Passat Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Competing in a class of overachievers, like the latest Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Mazda6, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is holding its own despite its age. For 2018, Volkswagen is upping the ante by adding a new sportier V6 GT version to their existing fleet of six midsize Passat sedans….

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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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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution

AFFORDABLE BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve…

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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 Beetle 2.0T Dune Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Volkswagen Beetle has evolved over the last 85 years to become one of the oldest models on the market today. It started as one of simplest designed cars ever built and has matured into a totally modern coupe with an elevated level of sophistication and contemporary appointments. Still, the…

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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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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium Test Drive

“2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TR SEL Premium” VW Extends Tiguan’s Wheelbase and Feature Content The Volkswagen Tiguan made its debut as a 2009 model and was the German automaker’s first compact SUV (actually considered in most circles as a CUV or Crossover Utility Vehicle). The initial impression of the Tiguan, was that it represented a blending…

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is arriving un-fashionably late for the three-row Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) party, but it’s making a big slash as it dives into the pool. Much of the reason for the big splash comes from its jumbo size, which at 198.3-inches long, 78.3-inches wide and 70-inches high,…

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