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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 140 TDI review

With a little one on the way, we were looking for a replacement for our 2011 Audi A4. My job is corporate but I like to renovate in my spare time, so needed something attractive but capable, for lugging timber, concrete et cetera. One of the main gripes I had with the A4 was the increasing lack of visibility on the road, due to the ever growing number of SUVs...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review

We own a white manual 2018 VW Polo 85TSI Comfortline, which includes the Driver Assistance Package. SAFETY I couldn’t find a car in its class that was safer than the Polo 85TSI with the Driver Assist’ Pack...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R review

I think it is sluggish, especially when taking off. The rest I recommend. It handles very well, with plenty of space inside the cabin. This is my second VW, and the first one was a 2.0-litre turbo diesel I loved. But the dream was always the R, so my wife bought me one. But coming from other sports cars, my personal opinion is it should have more power...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line review

As any car guy probably knows, each year seems to see a thinning of our numbers. How often do you hear car talk around the water cooler at work? I certainly don't, but have always been keen to encourage it, yet these days it falls on deaf ears. I am lucky to have a few friends who don't see their family conveyance as an appliance on wheels...

2011 Volkswagen Golf 118TSI Comfortline review

I won't bore you too much with my rationale for purchasing this car, but I was on the hunt for a hatchback to comfortably ferry a disabled parent, drive to work and attend sporting fixtures, all predominantly in the inner city. If I'd frequented any VW forums, I probably would've ruled out the twincharged engine...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI wagon review

Bought new in 2016, the Passat wagon replaced a string of Subarus: Foresters and WRXs. A demonstration drive immediately impressed with the Passat's very quiet and smooth ride, surprisingly lively performance, effective handling, spacious cabin and capacious boot. At the time, the discounted drive away price included 3 years' free service, making the car a very attractive proposition...

2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline review

We’ve had the car well over a year now and we have travelled nearly 30,000km including a road trip from Brisbane to Sydney and back with our family of five. We are so glad to have optioned the driver assistance package which has not only made the car safe for our family, but also a pleasure to drive and should help resale value as this is now standard on the new Golf Highline...

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 130TDI (4x4) review

Well it’s the first anniversary of me and the Tiguan forming a relationship, after I swiped right on a well-known automotive website. Firstly, I know the car looks like the previous model, but it is only a year old. Built 2015, but complied in 2017...

2011 Volkswagen Golf 77TSI review

I’ve always thought of the Volkswagen Golf as the McDonald’s Cheeseburger of the hatchback world. It’s not the tastiest, the fanciest or the most embellished option on the market, but it’s time-tested, solid and you know exactly what you’re getting when you buy one...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline review

I understand the lack of insight two months of ownership provides, but I thought potential buyers may benefit from my experience with the recently released AW Polo in all its base-model 70TSI DSG glory. I’ll comment specifically about the drivetrain of the Polo, because it’s often an issue of contention in the comment section...

2011 Volkswagen Golf GTD review

Coming from a car that required premium petrol (having a couple of prior issues, I was sticking to 98 to keep the engine happy) and the prices going up and up, only to get average range from a tank, I wanted something zippy and different that was cheap and efficient to run. Considering a range of cars, ultimately a low kilometre, well-looked-after GTD Golf caught my eye...