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2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline review

I bought my Golf after my 2002 Corolla was giving up and I needed a new car. I originally looked at a Corolla, however I wasn't very impressed and I'd heard VW had some good deals going. When I first test-drove the Golf, I was amazed at how it felt so solid, quick and fun, yet was reasonably priced. I adore the looks on the outside and it always puts a smile on my face...

2014 Volkswagen Golf 90TSI review

My previous ownership list includes a HiLux, Subaru, three BMWs (two 3 Series, one M5 sedan), and I have enjoyed two base-model Golfs dressed as GTIs to protect my resale, which was over 80 per cent of my original value upon a private sale for number one. The 2001 and 2014 models feature classic styling that makes them head-turners...

2014 Volkswagen Passat 118 TSI review

Note from the Editor: Generic CarAdvice image has been supplied for this review. Since 2006, VW has built a trendy Passat, at least in my opinion. The reviews in the UK were amazing and the Passat seemed to keep in front, when lined up next to its rivals. So, I had to have one! My first Passat was the 2006 TDI. It was a beauty...

2016 Volkswagen Golf 92TSI review

As an upgrade, I was looking for a vehicle that looks nice, is well connected (technology-wise), and fuel efficient. I compared the Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf in their base models. The things that I enjoy most about the Volkswagen Golf: - Performance: The car is fun to drive (for myself at least) and the steering is very direct and responsive...

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance review

As a bald-headed bloke soon to turn 50, and recently been bitten by the high repair costs of an E90 330i BMW, the Golf GTI appealed as both a car for my wife to use during the week, and for us to both enjoy during weekends. It’s March 2018, and we’ve now travelled 52,000km without any issues, zero warranty claims or any really annoyances...

2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 (4x4) review

The 2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 (4x4) drives like a small car around town yet hauls like a big rig. It has a spacious and easy to clean interior. With its superior stock off-road capabilities and its easy to use four-wheel drive and low-range selector with automatic-locking hubs, you can go between modes easily while off-roading...

2015 Volkswagen Golf R review

I purchased this car in 2015. I love fast cars, but didn't want anything too big in size as I'm only a small female. I drove the GTI, GTI Performance and the Scirocco R, which were all great, but nothing compared to the power and comfort of the Golf R. I loved the look of the car both inside and out...

2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R review

I bought this car because I was looking for something reasonably luxurious yet sporty, and could satisfy my need to drive something with a bit of performance but also be daily driven around town. I was initially after a MK7 Golf R, but my budget was around the $42–$45K mark, which at the time put the Golf R slightly out of reach...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110 TDI Adventure (Special Ed) review

When the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan first broke cover in April 2016 at the Berlin International Media Event, it was love at first sight for me. I remember watching first-drive impression videos over and over again on YouTube from channels all around the world, some even in foreign languages with no subtitles. Did I care? No...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110 TSI Comfortline review

I am a longtime supporter of Volkswagen and Subaru, having owned several of each. Recently, I had to choose between the Forester and the Tiguan for my work drive car. I spent a lot of time comparing four cars to come up with the answer. In my review were the Hyundai Tuscon, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and the newly arrived VW Tiguan...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

Motoring journalists just don’t get it. Whenever I read an article about the Golf R, it always seems to involve a racetrack and a comparison with a Focus RS, Honda Type R or some other hardcore device. The reality is track performance has no relevance to the 99 per cent of car enthusiasts. I feel the reviewers are missing something obvious...