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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…

Driven: 2008 Touareg VR6

posted by on 16 October 2007 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Volkswagen was fashionably late to the SUV party with its Touareg SUV in 2004, but the truck more than made up for its tardiness with its combination of off-road capability, style, and European refinement – traditionally the hallmarks of Land Rovers – at prices competitive with domestic offerings. For Touareg’s fourth birthday, VW revisited its […] More…

First Drive: 2008 Touareg V8

posted by on 30 May 2007 in Reviews and Road Tests

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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: 2008 Audi TT 2.0T Coupe with DSG

posted by on 29 March 2007 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Nearly ten years ago the TT sent shockwaves through the automotive industry, instantly becoming an icon. The ground-breaking styling, geometric shape of the roof, front, and rear made the car instantly recognizable. The geometric theme followed through to the interior with circular styling of most interior components, and a multitude of aluminum trim pieces that […] More…

Driven: 2008 Audi R8

posted by on 7 February 2007 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Never mind the very act of building such a car, it was a bold move on Audi’s part just to name its production sports car, based very closely on the 2003 Le Mans concept, with the legendary alphanumeric title “R8”. That moniker was born and burned into the minds of motorsport aficionados by the company’s […] More…