Body Shop Surprises Gay Student With Upgraded Version Of Vandalized Car

Jordan Addison is a college student at Virginia's Radford University, and seems pretty much like any college student: he goes to class, probably drinks, probably has goofy in-jokes with friends, has sexual preferences, and all that good college-era crap. Unlike most college students, though, he has had his 2000 Passat… » 8/22/12 10:00am 8/22/12 10:00am

The Volkswagen Alltrack Concept Is Potentially Cool

While Volkswagen is content to show off the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack as a production car in Tokyo, the German carmaking giant deigns us fit to get the Alltrack as a concept. What, nobody here likes a good longroof? » 4/04/12 4:30pm 4/04/12 4:30pm

Volkswagen Alltrack Concept Is Another Way To Say 'Wagon'

Volkswagen will introduce this Alltrack Concept at the New York Auto Show next week, because apparently that's more fun than just coming out and saying "maybe we'll build a wagon version of the new Volkswagen Passat." Because that's what this is. A diesel-powered, Outback-flavored European Passat wagon. » 3/30/12 4:00pm 3/30/12 4:00pm

How Volkswagen spins

For years, automotive journalists have suspected the cars in automakers' test fleets are somehow better-finished than those customers get. (We've already told you how Ferrari games that system.) Now, Consumer Reports has some questions for Volkswagen about its 2012 Passat press cars. » 11/23/11 2:00pm 11/23/11 2:00pm

For $9,800, on Dasher! On... Um, Dasher!

Legend has it that years after the end of WWII, Japanese soldiers were still turning up on remote Pacific islands, unaware of hostility's end. Similarly, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe diesel Dasher is a refugee from another era, but does its price mean war? » 2/17/11 8:00am 2/17/11 8:00am

If You're Getting Divorced From The Big Car Class, It's Doubtful You'll…

Before we North Americans called it a Passat, even before we called it a Quantum, the Dasher was one of the first water-cooled Volkswagens ever seen on these shores. Let's watch another vintage Car & Track review! » 8/14/10 3:00pm 8/14/10 3:00pm