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2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Trendline (4x4) review

This Amarok was purchased new 190,000km ago, and it has been the best twin-cab ute that I have owned in terms of performance, ride and comfort. It's a great bus. The motor pulls strong when accelerating and it handles light towing with ease. The ZF8 gearbox is amazing and makes the Amarok ideal for touring...

2012 Volkswagen Golf R review

Having owned my Volkswagen Golf R for eight months now and recently completing my first service, now feels to be the right time to write a review on it. I have been into performance cars for as long as I can remember and once I obtained my full licence earlier this year I wanted something a bit more fun than the highly reliable and practical Toyota Camry I was driving on my P’s...

2003 Volkswagen Golf GTi review

Several months ago I decided I needed a small run around for doing the mundane things in life. This meant I could leave the cars I actually enjoyed driving in my garage, safe from the rigors of day to day traffic and car park life. I wondered what to get. So my list of items included; small, cheap, fuel efficient in manual, zippy and maybe even fun? Importantly it had to be mechanically simple, reliable and cheap to work on...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Trendline review

It baffles me that you don’t see more Golf wagons on the road. It has the space of an SUV with the handling of a hatchback. The fuel economy of a sedan with the off-road nous of a full size 4WD. Okay, the 4WD ability wasn’t quite there, but I gave it a good crack on a few occasions...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162 TSI Highline review

In late 2016, I put in an order for one of the first 162TSI MY17 Tiguans to be shipped to Australia. I had done a tonne of research; the remit was to purchase an SUV partly for the practically of having a larger vehicle and partly because my wife and I were planning to conceive our first child (who, by the way, is finally on their way!)...

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Well this review for the Polo GTI may be a little different to most as it's all from my perspective. Firstly to get the performance stats out of the way, it has a maximum speed of 237km/h (250 with a little help from the gradient and if the launch control is used), 0-100km/h in 6.15 seconds, 400 metres in 14.5 seconds, and if the hammer is kept down it will change into 6th gear at 200km/h...

2020 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

"You bought a Volkswagen??", "Why would you buy from the company that had that dieselgate controversy?", "Their DSG gearboxes are so unreliable so you will regret it!" Oh yes, you will hear it all and we did, particularly when going from a Mazda SP25, which is seen as more reliable...

2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI review

SUVs. I have a genuine belief that their success can be attributed to the blinkered reliance on American ideals, particularly when it comes to motoring trends. The consensus that indicates that these large, roley-poley, high-riding, dreary, middle-class shopping trolleys provide something that a station wagon cannot, is laughable...

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 132 TSI Comfortline review

I've had just a week to enjoy my new Tiguan - so this is more a first impressions review, but I have to say so far I'm hugely impressed... mostly. Alright, let's talk about the elephant in the room. Despite loading up with every option available my car has a glaring and unexpected omission. With the sound system off, there's no clock in the cabin...

2004 Volkswagen Bora 2.3l V5 review

A few years ago, we had owned a 2004 Volkswagen Bora V5. It has been 3 years since we let this car go, and I still miss it. It was by far one of the best vehicles I have owned. With plenty of standard equipment, there wasn’t much to fault with the car. This car definitely looked good, especially with the rims that were fitted to mine, which were the same year Audi S4 rims...

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 132 TSI Premium review

Golf Alltrack. I was on the fence since it was launched years ago. The look and the practicality ticked all the boxes for me, but the haunting DSG saga stopped my desire dead on track. Since then, I have had an XV and the latest Impreza, but the "just enough" power in the Subaru was annoying at best and made my soul screaming for more...