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2019 Volkswagen Alltrack vs 2019 Subaru Outback Quick Comparison

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs. 2019 Subaru Outback
I must admit that this comparison hits close to home  - I briefly went through the process before purchasing my latest car. While not exactly a VW Alltrack, my Golf Sportwagen is everything it is minus the plastic cladding and the increased ride height....

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
It's a Chinese site, Autohome, which has managed to get their hands on the photos and some specifications of the all-new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Last March, Volkswagen, during the New York International Auto Show, unveiled the Atlas Cross Sport Concept and announced at...

Volkswagen in Trouble for Selling Pre-Production Cars Instead of Destroying Them

Volkswagen pre-production scandal
Volkswagen has been accused of selling almost 7,000 pre-production cars to consumers instead of destroying like the law requires. German newspaper Handelsblatt first reported the news.  This is a big deal given that pre-prod cars aren't authorized for use by authorities on public roads. The...

Volkswagen: the next generation of combustion engines will be the last

The Volkswagen Group's electric strategy has been on everyone's mind for the past few months, yet the Wolfsburg giant is still a major manufacturer of vehicles with internal combustion engines ... for a few more years! Michael Jost, Strategy Director at Volkswagen, said earlier this...

VW boneyard winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest

Volkswagen boneyard Victorville airport California Jassen Todorov / 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest
The winners of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest were announced yesterday. Three categories were honored: wildlife, people and places. Among the winners from these categories a photo took home the grand prize of this famous magazine’s contest. With...

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review: Alternative Crossover

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I did it. I pulled the trigger. I bought a new car and despite still wondering why I did it, I couldn’t be happier. Happy mostly because the 2019 VW Golf Sportwagen as I spec’d it out is the last of its kind. And...

I Bought A New Car: Part 2

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Buying a new car was a new experience for me. Although I’ve owned many cars over the years, I’d never signed on the dotted line for a shiny new vehicle of my own. I’ve been to dealerships hundreds (thousands?) of times as either a service...

Volkswagen Continues On Its E-Offensive

2018 Volkswagen e-Golf
The giant German automaker has made it clear over the last little while that it plans on owning the electric car market before long. With constant news about battery production, its MEB electric vehicle platform and an incredible slew of concepts, from the I.D....

LA Auto Show 2018: Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept
Volkswagen took the opportunity of its Los Angeles Auto Show appearance to present the I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept, a commercial electric vehicle. Based on the MEB (Modular Electric Drive) platform it could hit the market by 2022 according to the German manufacturer. Depending on the...

I Bought A New Car: Part 1

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
If you’ve accidentally stumbled upon stuff I’ve written over the last 20 years, you’ll be aware that I drive over 100 new cars every year and own a small fleet of generally broken old stuff. For nearly as long as I’ve held a driver’s license,...