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2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport TSI vs TDI review

2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport TSI vs TDI review Models Tested: 2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport TSI DSG - $37,290 (RRP) 2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport TDI DSG - $39,790 (RRP) Options: Metallic Paint (on grey TDI) $690; Leather seats (on red TSI) $2990 Two outstanding drivetrains, brilliant chassis, room, practicality, ride/handling balance TSI not quite as good with DSG, which one to pick? CarAdvice Rating: (Petrol & Diesel) - by Karl Peskett Photography by Anthony Crawford and Karl Peskett So this is where it gets really interesting...

2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Review

2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van First Steer & Review   - By David J Twomey With the Australian car market more crowded than almost anywhere in the world, the latest game for car makers seems to be re-inventing market segments, the latest to do so is Volkswagen with the Caddy Maxi, which apparently re-invents the small van segment...

2008 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI offroad review

2008 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI offroad review     Model tested: 2008 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI Recommended Retail Price: $121,990 Styling, power, ease of driving, suspension adjustability and brilliance, did I mention power? ESP still hides in background CarAdvice rating: - by Karl Peskett It's a bugbear of mine...

2008 Volkswagen Eos petrol and diesel review

2008 Volkswagen Eos petrol and diesel review and road test   Models tested: 2008 Volkswagen Eos TFSI and TDI Good looker roof up or down, rigid body, excellent performance, build quality, versatility Boot space cramped, which one to pick? CarAdvice rating: - by: Alborz Fallah & Karl Peskett When we road test a new car the manufacturer hands over the keys for a week and usually says have fun (or in the case of the Bugatti Veyron, they send a guy with the car)...

2008 Volkswagen Passat V6 4Motion review

2008 Volkswagen Passat V6 4Motion review & road test     Model tested: 2008 Volkswagen Passat V6 4Motion Recommended Retail Price: $56,990 Options Fitted: Metallic Paint $990, Electric Glass Sunroof $1,990, Dynaudio 600W Premium Audio System $1,990 Quick, smooth engine, easy to live with, practicality Interior a little substandard, DSG not perfect CarAdvice rating: - By: Karl Peskett Finally, there's some choice in the good old station wagon market...

2008 Volkswagen Passat review

2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI Sedan & Estate Review     Models tested: 2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI Sedan & Estate, 5-door, 6-speed DSG, 2.0-litre diesel, $44,990 - $46,990 Handling, Performance, Quality Fit & Feel, Quiet Reverse Gear, Basic Stereo, Torque Steer...

2008 Volkswagen Golf GT manual and automatic review

2008 Volkswagen Golf GT manual and automatic road test "Despite its 1.4-litre capacity, the new Volkswagen Golf GT punches well above its height, making it one of the best value-for-money buys this year." CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $34,990 - $37,290. Options Fitted: None fitted...

2008 Volkswagen Golf GT review

2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport Review   Warning: This is not an advertisement! "Volkswagen introduced the world’s fastest shifting transmission in 2003, which to date, has not been properly replicated by any other car maker or, F1 team. It's 2007 and Volkswagen introduced the word’s most powerful 1...

2008 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI Review

2008 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI Review       CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $121,990 (model tested) Options fitted: Automatic tailgate, $1390 - by Karl Peskett There’s only one figure in this review you need to know. 750 Newton metres. That’s it. You can skip to the end now...

2008 Volkswagen Multivan First Steer

2008 Volkswagen Multivan Sport 2.5 TDI Tiptronic – First Steer “The coolest Kombi Van on the planet – Volkswagen’s Multivan Sport TDI is also a super luxo ride for seven people” Test Model: 2008 Volkswagen Multivan Sport 2.5 TDI, Tiptronic. Options Fitted: None – although you can get a glass sunroof for $2000 – which for this kind of freight, should be standard kit along with roof racks, no ifs or buts...

2007 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Braving cold conditions, I jetted up to the NSW Southern Highlands to sample Volkswagen’s newest model addition – the new Volkswagen Touareg. According to Volkswagen, 2,300 new components have been developed for the new Touareg – ranging from front and rear end design, right through to electronic systems such as ABS Plus and active rollover protection...