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Driven: 2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Edition

posted by on 21 July 2010 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Race on Sunday, sell on Monday. It’s an old strategy in the car business, but one that seems to work. The one-model Jetta TDI Cup race series, designed to promote young, up-and-coming drivers in identically prepared race cars, has been Volkswagen’s entrée into the world of trackside marketing since the 2008 racing season. The unexpected […] More…

First Drive – 2010 Golf VI Lineup

posted by on 23 November 2009 in Reviews and Road Tests

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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…

California Dreaming

posted by on 24 April 2009 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Volkswagen vans are as much a part of the coastal California landscape as surfboards and seagulls. From San Francisco to San Diego, it’s almost impossible to drive a mile on the coast highway without passing a microbus, a Vanagon or a Eurovan. With a family trip to the central coast already planned, it seemed fitting […] More…

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI First Drive

posted by on 18 April 2009 in Reviews and Road Tests

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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…

Driven: 2010 Audi S4 S Tronic

posted by on 10 November 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Audi walked away from a certain customer in 2004. Well, that’s what any hardcore forced-induction protagonist will tell you of the late, great “B5” S4’s demise. That particular car was the first S-car to be based on the A4 sedan and powered by a 250-hp twin-turbocharged V6. Back then, the S4 was the step up […] More…

First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen CC

posted by on 14 September 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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On the list of jobs that we wouldn’t wish on anyone, being responsible for marketing the new Volkswagen CC is near the top. Where does it slot into the market? The easy answer is that it’s a personal luxury coupe. It’s even right there in the name—CC. “Comfort Coupe.” Yet it definitely has four doors […] More…