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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...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline review

I was very keen to see the new-series Tiguan, and when my wife and I first saw the white Comfortline in the showroom, our first impression was 'Wow!'. Our red GTI was a great fun car, and as with all the VWs that we had owned, had been completely trouble free. Too many birthdays were starting to influence our car choices, and the Tiguan was the way we thought we should go...

2015 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI review

Well, after almost three years of trouble-free ownership, our Passat 132TSI is everything we expected and more. No issues with ride, handling or performance, but just a reliable, economical, all-round great drive – particularly on the country roads, trips away, and three or four interstate holidays to visit family...

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance review

For 40 years the VW Golf GTI has been the hot hatch to beat. It’s practical, good value and fast – in that order. This enticing combination of qualities makes it a great choice for car enthusiasts that also need to haul a family and want a comfortable ride, i.e. most of us. My choice, the Performance (P) variant of the GTI turns this package up to 11, delivering even more pep for your buck...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R review

I recently sold my Audi TTS and was looking to get back into something with similar speed but with four doors. With someone in my family just purchasing a brand-new Audi S3, and seeing the performance of the car as well as the everyday usability of it, it got me thinking...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Grid Edition review

The decision to finally buy a Golf R Grid was a long process. I consider myself a car nutcase that loves reading and researching any car that sparks interest. After annoying the car dealers with all the test drives, along with endless watching and reading of car reviews from all over the world, I came to the conclusion the Golf R Grid was for me...