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Review: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

posted by on 20 August 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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  When it comes to always being a bridesmaid, yet never quite a bride, few have as much experience as the Golf R32 and Golf R.  Over the past three generations, the car has been regulated to ‘honorable mention’ status by journalists and enthusiasts commenting on the best performance cars available for roughly $30,000.  However, […] More…

Review: 2015 Volkswagen eGolf

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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I’ve never really understood electric cars. To me, they represent a compromise that I’m unable and unwilling to embrace, severely limiting how far I can drive a car at one time in exchange for reducing my environmental impact. And fortunately (for me) I’m not alone in these feelings as a consumer or an enthusiast. Aside […] More…

Golf Alltrack – Quick Drive

posted by on 12 June 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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We head to Austria to take a quick spin in Volkswagen’s Golf Alltrack a few months before it is available here. Is it good? Yup… More…

First Drive: APR Stage 3 Golf GTI

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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    APR’s Director of Engineering Joel McKay leads us into a pristine garage and points to a white Golf GTI. “This one’s fun,” he says with a grin. “But we’ll have to wait for the roads to dry off a bit.” He’s got a point. With the amount of power this GTI has going […] More…

First Drive- APR Stage 1 Volkswagen Golf R

posted by on 7 April 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Volkswagen’s latest Golf R.   The high-output 2.0TSI engine, while not exactly a spiritual successor to the R32’s 24 valve VR6, can easily keep drivers entertained with nearly 300hp on tap and a 0-60mph sprint of less than 5 seconds straight off the showroom floor.   As an added […] More…

Compared: 2015 Volkswagen GTI vs 2015 Subaru WRX

posted by on 17 February 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Coming in around $30k, the Volkswagen GTI and Subaru WRX may not be the most obvious of rivals, but they offer similar fun at a similar price point and as such, are cross-shopped quite often. Even still, they are quite similar fundamentally. Both have turbocharged four-cylinder power. Both are synonyms for inexpensive fun. And both […] More…