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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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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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Test Drive

  By Barbara and Bill Schaffer San Jose, Calif. — Even with the remarkable success of the Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek, no other manufacturer has come up a similar competitor. The only vehicles coming close are a couple of more expensive European wagons. That?s changed, however, with the introduction of the 2017 Golf Alltrack…

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Volkswagen entered the electric vehicle business a couple of years ago, they took the easy route. Many manufacturers started from the ground up to develop an electric vehicle, but Volkswagen simply converted one of the best compact cars in the business from gasoline power to electric. We think that…

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