Destination Drive: Put simply, this is something you can do in any car. Whether you're excited about your new car and are looking for inspiration, or whether you regularly hit the road and cruise around, this series is for the love of driving and to provide ideas for those times you want to enjoy your car. Let us know your favourite drive loops in the comments section below...
The Volkswagen Passat is an impressive car released at an inopportune time for the brand globally. The engine troubles afflicting the German brand shouldn't detract from the inherent quality of this sedan.
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Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...
Volkswagen has recalled around 700 of its Passat wagons built between 2015 and 2016 over concerns that the sunroof may close on obstructing objects when operated via the remote key.
The German carmaker reports that the specified limits of the sunroof’s roll-back function could be exceeded when closed remotely...
Now into its second generation, Volkswagen Australia has launched the 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack locally with one engine and one specification.
Priced from $49,290, the 2016 Passat Alltrack pricing represents an increase of $1000 over the old model, but comes with more kit to increase the value proposition.
The Passat Alltrack launches with one engine, a 2...
Medium/large cars coming in 2016
Mainstream medium/large cars
Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1
Skoda Superb – Q1
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1
Subaru Levorg – mid 2016
Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017
Luxury medium/large cars
Audi A4 sedan – February
Audi A4 Avant – March/April
Infiniti Q70 update – February
Jaguar XF – February
Lexus GS F – February
BMW 750i/750iL – March
Jaguar XJ – March
BMW 330e – May
BMW M4 GTS – June
Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2
Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half
Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3
Infiniti Q60 – Q4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4
Volvo S90 – Q4
BMW 3 Series GT update – second half
BMW 4 Series update – second half
Infiniti Q50 update – second half
Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...
Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2016.
Passat Alltrack — Q1
The rugged B8 Passat wagon-based Alltrack crossover will arrive in Australia by March, complementing the smaller Golf Alltrack and giving VW a rather unique crossover SUV offering...
I've owned my Passat for about 2 months now and overall I am very happy with it. Coming from a Commodore, The Passat feels like a step up, even though it's the entry level 118TSI Spec, It has an impressive standard equipment list, in fact the car feels anything but standard...
One morning, you wake up, and realise you are one suction cup short of a "Baby on Board" sign. It hits you. Perspectives must shift. Unfortunately, when my wife fell pregnant, there was no magic switch that flicked off my innate love of fast, great handling, sports cars. This lead a colossal conundrum; what car to buy now! Is it Tarago-time?
Enter Volkswagen's Passat R36 wagon...
I had this sedan for 3 years now. Build quality was very good with no sign of any rattles or squeaks initially, with time it started rattling and squeaking in the roof and dashboard areas. Dashboard insert was replaced during the short (3 Yr) Warranty period, but now I am stuck with more issues and being unable to pay for the fix...
I bought this demo car from one of the Vw dealers. Being demo, with very low mileage, this feels like an new car but ideal for long time. It looks sleek, super. It is my first diesel car. Powerful enough. The noise is bigger patrol one, but not as big as I anticipated.
With full tank, it well supports city and suburban driving, for 900 KM plus...