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Finding Itself: Volkswagen’s Second-Generation Touareg

posted by on 5 May 2011 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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When Volkswagen released the Touareg in 2004, no one really knew what to do with it. Marking VW’s first foray into the modern SUV market, the truck was solid and capable off-road, but inherited one thing from the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 with which it shared a platform: an upmarket price tag. Customers weren’t […] More…

Driven: 1981 Volkswagen Iltis – The Ur-Ur quattro

posted by on 23 February 2011 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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“We’re about to confirm that we’ve cancelled the Q3,” Joseph, Audi AG’s German PR representative says to me with a smile as I walk past him and into the frigid morning air in the Quebec back country. He pauses, waiting for my morning din to crack and for me to respond. “Really?” I ask quizzically. […] More…

First Drive: 2011 Jetta VI

posted by on 1 August 2010 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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This is one of those rare times when writing an initial drive report for a brand new model is actually tough. It really shouldn’t be, because the formula is usually pretty consistent: Manufacturer A unleashes the all-new, next-generation version of its best-selling XYZ model, and almost always it is a genuine improvement over the outgoing […] More…

First Drive – 2010 Golf VI Lineup

posted by on 23 November 2009 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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Volkswagen sells a lot of Golfs — including all variants, more than 450,000 were sold last year in Europe alone. Since its introduction in 1974, a staggering 25 million units have moved from lots. Marketed across the world, the Golf is one of those simple cars that doesn’t necessarily excel in any one particular area, […] More…

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI First Drive

posted by on 18 April 2009 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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“We always had a GTI in the family, from the first to the fifth,” says racing legend, Hans Stuck. “There were no gaps here. Even when I was under contract with BMW, I preferred to drive to the Nürburgring in a GTI. It was in a GTI that I drove 911 drivers to distraction on […] More…

Eos – First Drive

posted by on 6 June 2006 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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In Greek mythology Eos was the goddess of Dawn. She apparently had a “fling” with Ares, Aphrodite’s lover and as the story goes Aphrodite (none too pleased with Eos) put a curse on her essentially turning Eos into a nymphomaniac(!). Eos then reportedly “fell in love” with a series of mortals and eventually married the […] More…