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NWAPA Run to the Sun: Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Wins Most Fun Sports Sedan

Honestly, I’m not one of those people who thinks a car needs crazy horsepower to be fun to drive. In fact, I’m a huge proponent of cars — think Mazda Miata, Subaru BRZ, FIAT 124 Spyder — which marry more modest output with great driving dynamics. To paraphrase Top Gun, you really don’t need to be going Mach 2 with your hair on fire to have a good time. But you know what’s also fun? Going Mach 2 with your hair on fire, in a car with crazy horsepower. And…

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Space and Power: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Test Drive Review

Testing vehicles in their natural habitat can be difficult. Hard-edged sports cars for instance, should be tested on a raceway, in the same manner that a purpose build 4×4 should be tested off-road. Sometimes however, circumstances dictate that we’re not able to test them in the exact way for which they were designed, which is why when it came to reviewing this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SEL, I was thrilled to run it through the paces as a family hauler, long-distance transport, and a mild off-road machine. Read on for the…

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Now is the Time to Buy a Volkswagen Golf R

If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the hottest version of VW’s hot hatch, it’s time to act. Because the Golf R has been dropped from the lineup. The news comes on the heels of the announcement that the Golf Sportwagen and Golf Alltrack will no longer be offered in the United States. Until the next generation of the venerable hot hatch — known as the Mk8 — is released, buyers will get to choose between a single trim for the standard Golf, and two trims for the…

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Roomy and Zoomy: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE Test Drive

The second and final morning of the Texas Motor Press Association’s first annual Texas Off-Road Invitational, Volkswagen had one of its 2019 Golf GTIs delivered to me. I had driven the manual and automatic versions of the flagship Golf R before, but never the GTI, so I was eager to get behind the wheel of it. I had another reason to jump into its driver’s seat and start the roughly 4-hour journey from General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville to Austin: A family emergency required me to get home as…

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Classic Touches: 2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit Edition Test Drive

For 2019 Volkswagen is banking on the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who are feeling nostalgic. Back in the 1980s, the Volkswagen Rabbit GTI was the baddest hot hatch you could buy. It came with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that made a whopping 90 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. It would hit 60 in just over 10 seconds, meaning that by today’s standards, it was considered ungodly slow. Yet this little car is responsible for the hot hatch movement here in the United States, which is…

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