Tests and Features

First DrivesThe 2011 Volkswagen Jetta: It’s not a Golf anymore!
The new 2011 Jetta was unveiled in New York City’s Times Square in front of an interested crowd and plenty of automobile journalists from all over the world. It was a coming out party of sorts for this model. Until now, the Jetta was derived from the Golf, but after …
Comparative TestsHyundai Tucson vs Volkswagen Tiguan: Two real compacts
While compact SUVs are extremely popular in Europe, our southern neighbours seem to be buying them with less enthusiasm. In our neck of the woods, these vehicles are increasingly in demand. Over the years, most compact SUVs have increased in size, but five of them have stayed true to their …
Test DrivesThe 2010 Volkswagen Passat CC: Unexpectedly Exquisite4.0/5
It has been said that every man is an island. Nowhere is that more true than at the gym. As any gymgoer can tell you, there are few situations more awkward than that of being forced to exchange grunted syllables between panting breaths with a complete stranger. That said, go …
First DrivesVolkswagen Golf VI: A deserving winner4.5/5
Wolfsburg, Germany – Launched almost 30 years ago to replace a Beetle that was fading fast, back then the Golf was a simple car powered by a none-too-powerful engine and equipment that was on par with that of economy cars at the time. However, it revolutionized the design world with …
Test DrivesWhat the Dickens?! The Surpring 2010 Jetta TDIs4.0/5
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Thus begins one of English literature’s better known works; Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, and thus begins my experience in a pair of 2009 Jetta TDIs. For you see, although there may be little that technically separated …
Test Drives2009 Volkswagen Eos: Make the most of the summer!
The technology used to retract a hardtop into the trunk is far from new. In fact, in the 1930s, Peugeot introduced the Eclipse, a model that could do just that. Then, in the fifties, Ford brought this technology back, which Mercedes-Benz has done more recently. But these days, it takes …
Test DrivesThe 2010 Volkswagen GTI: Six generations of this pioneer
Look no further. The modern compact sports car was invented by Volkswagen more than thirty years ago by a handful of engineers who were determined to create a sports version of the first Golf. After several very impressive prototypes with wide tires and modified suspensions, it was decided that the …
Test DrivesVolkswagen Routan: A big helping hand from little old Chrysler
Volkswagen has been offering a minivan since last fall, which is a little surprising considering that this market is disappearing before our eyes. But when the decision was made in 2005, little did we know what problems were on the way in 2009... For its new minivan, Volkswagen just looked …
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