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Driven: 2009 Audi RS 6 Avant

posted by on 17 August 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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With every European car manufacturer it seems, there will always be a selection of models not available on the left side of the Atlantic – the greener grass on the other side of a row of pickets. For Audi, there is no more in-your-face example of this European forbidden fruit than the latest and greatest […] More…

Specifications Sidebar Test – Do Not Delete

posted by on 26 May 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

Fresh from directing Volkswagen’s series of Safe Happens commercials, the king of one-take stunts Dan Bradley is spending his St. Patrick’s Day under the Brooklyn Bridge, setting up the climax of the upcoming The Bourne Ultimatum‘s final car chase. Three new, second-generation Touaregs were supplied by Volkswagen for this scene, and two were destroyed filming […] More…

Driven: VW Polo BlueMotion

posted by on 27 April 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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We at VWvortex have long been enamored of the Polo, so when we heard one of the superefficient BlueMotion variety would be making a special visit to the US, we knew we had to get acquainted with the best of both worlds — the forbidden hot hatch and its game-changing, Stateside-bound engineering. The term “BlueMotion” […] More…

First Drive: 2009 Passat CC

posted by on 22 April 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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We’re not sure if Volkswagen caught too much flack for some of its more recent bizarre model names like Tiguan, Routan or Touareg or just decided to keep it simple this time. Either way, Passat CC causes a bit of confusion as it seems to outwardly be a better looking replacement for the existing Passat […] More…

2009 Jetta SportWagen 2.5 – First Drive

posted by on 5 April 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Volkswagen has been selling wagons in the U.S. for over fifty straight years. Go back far enough to ads for the first Transporter, and before everyone started calling it the Microbus, VW called it “The Volkswagen Station Wagon.” That line kept going until the first Type IIIs hit the market, which gave way to the […] More…

Driven: 2009 Audi A5 2.0T FrontTrak Ethanol Test Mule with Next-Gen 2.0T

posted by on 2 January 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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In just a few months, Audi’s A5 coupe will hit the market in the United States, with its more powerful S5 sibling already here. The first new Audi to be produced on the company’s B8 chassis, the coupe will be followed next fall by the next-generation A4 sedan. Those watching the latest Audi offerings with […] More…