2019 Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T S Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Automotive demand seems to require that all car manufacturers produce SUVs or crossovers and lately that demand has grown to include a three-row SUV. Volkswagen had two very good two-row SUVs: a compact Tiguan and the luxurious Touareg. Unfortunately, the Touareg wasn’t ringing the VW cash register enough and they…

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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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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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