2009 Volkswagen Routan Review – A Cross-Cultural Minivan

Expert Reviews Volkswagen

When a family has more than two kids in this country they tend to stray away from the VW mark. Even VW loyalists are lost to the clutches of Honda, Toyota and Chrysler minivans. The convenience of the power sliding doors is alluring and the potential of transporting part of the soccer team or the extended family is inviting.

VW felt they had to offer a minivan in their line-up so they partnered with Chrysler for the task. Designing and building their own van did not support the economics and timing, so Volkswagen worked with Chrysler to create their version of the Chrysler Town and Country or Dodge Caravan.

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2009 MINI Cooper S Review

Expert Reviews MINI

I recall on one of my first trips to Europe coming across a Mini Cooper parked in the street. I was awestruck that anyone would sell, let alone buy, such a small car. We took photos of it to prove to our friends how small European cars were. It really lived up to name. This was back in the 80′s, so it was one of the “original” Mini Cooper designs.

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2009 Nissan Cube Review: Autobots, the Allspark has been located!

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Calling all Autobots! Nissan has located the Cube, aka the Allspark, the source of energy and life for the Autobots, and it’s right here on Earth. And it definitely looks alien even here in the Bay Area. It has asymmetric styling! The left side looks different than the right! Although this is the first time Nissan is selling the Cube here in the States, it is actually the third generation Cube.

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2009 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI Review – $43K, 30 mpg and 406 lb. ft torque = A No-Brainer.

Expert Reviews Volkswagen

We Americans are stubborn folk. Once we make up our mind on a topic, there’s no going back no matter what. Want proof? Take for instance the antiquated opinion most Americans still have about diesel cars. Despite the horrible reputation of stench, pollution, gutlessness and

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2009 Acura RL Review – Acura achieves balance once again with the RL

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Acura RL Consumer Reviews Acura RL More Expert Reviews 2009 Acura RL Photo Gallery 2009 Acura RL Specs By Peter N. Pros Smooth, but powerful driving Excellent ergonomics and practicality Packed with advanced technology Cons Bland styling Introduction I have long been a fan of Honda‚Äôs premier brand of cars, which has delivered many cars […]

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan First Impressions Review – VW goes wild with their new compact SUV

Expert Reviews Volkswagen

Review and photos by Derek Mau Pros: Comfortable ride Quiet cabin Zippy 2.0L 200hp engine with a generous helping of torque View to the heavens with panoramic sunroof Turn-by-turn directions from nav-system is audible and displayed directly in front of the driver Cons: Too much body lean with aggressive turns Touch-screen for navigation and audio […]

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review: Jett-ing Around in the New Wagon

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VW Jetta SportWagen Consumer Reviews VW Jetta SportWagen Overview VW Jetta SportWagen Photo Gallery VW Jetta SportWagen Specs Review and photos by Gary Chan Pros Steering Indirect a/c cooling Lots of useful storage/loading features Cons Interior noise Horsepower and torque Chrome section on front bumper

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