The B5 generation Volkswagen Passat was built at a time when VW and Audi shared many components between their mid-sized sedan families. It was also built at a time when VW received abysmal quality scores from the lopsided yardsticks of survey companies like JD Power. Rumor has it that the Passat did not suffer from […]
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Beer cans, twizzler wrappers and tinsel litter the floor of the Daily Turismo headquarters and bath house. Yesterday was DT’s second birthday and what a party it was — 26 cars featured from A-to-Z, a veritable alphabet of awesome.
Baby Got Back. That’s all I can think of whenever I see the last big Buick wagon, the final version built from 1992 to 1996 (and its Chevy Caprice cousin). Is it a coincidence that Sir Mix-a-Lot released his immortal hit the same year the GM dropped this big-booty bomb on the world? It would […]
P is for poseurs, pansies and petrified pedants. P isn’t for powerful and it certainly isn’t for pants-dropping, unless you are referring to a prostate exam…because PT cruisers are predominantly driven by aging Costco Hawaiian shirt shoppers who picked it out of the lineup of econoboxes at their nearest mile-o-cars because it looked retro but […]
It may be a bit late for Syncro de Mayo, but it is never a bad time to post up a 4Motion equipped, 8-cylinder powered, low-mile Volkswagen Wagon. The B5 generation Passat was remodeled in late 2000 (known internally as the B5.5 generation) and recieved updated headlights, chrome trim and optional W8 engine. Find […]
The first generation Audi TT was a styling home run for Volkswagen/Audi and there was nothing on the road quite as striking when it was released in 1998. The TT was designed by J Mays and Freeman Thomas and features a modern take on the Bauhaus school of design. The fact that the smooth sheet […]
The B5.5 Passat was introduced mid-year in 2001 as a 2001.5 model year with a new look but most of the same chassis/engine/suspension it shares with the Audi A4/A6. In the lower spec’d 1.8T form the Passat looked like a bargain version of the A4 but by the time a buyer checked off a few […]