Passat

VW pays cabbie after dieselgate leaves him out of pocket

The true ramifications of Dieselgate have been far reaching and varied for VW, not to mention expensive. But it has also taken a sizable toll on the company’s customer base, one of which is Tyneside taxidriver, John Denholm. John’s VW Passat broke down days after it had been ‘fixed’ by the automaker, the loss of(…)

VW recalls 281,000 vehicles in the US

Volkswagen has been forced to recall 281,000 cars in the US after it was found their pumps were liable to fail, causing them to suddenly stall. All of the affected cars were in the US, the models affected were the CC (2009 – 2016) and the Passat sedan and wagon (2006 – 2010). All cars(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Polo Mk1 (1975 – 1981)

Much like the Passat, the Polo was another example of a Volkswagen that started life as an Audi. Disregarding the 1990’s A3 or A2, the first proper small Audi was actually the 50, which was then subsequently rebranded as the Polo in 1976. The car was styled by Bertone and featured all-new EA111 overhead camshaft(…)

A look back at the original VW Passat (1973 – 1980)

The VW Passat B1 marked the proper front wheel revolution for its manufacturer. After the false start that was the NSU K70, the Audi 80 was moved across to the VW stable, and it turned out to be just the right car, at just the right time. The new dawn of the company Volkswagen was(…)