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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI tears up the American Autobahn [video review]

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I drove a base Volkswagen Golf, with a five-speed manual transmission, all across Indiana and Illinois to visit family and friends. It rode comfortably, handled well, and generally enjoyed the left lane at whatever speed…

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2018 Volkswagen Golf makes smiles on long rides [video review]

So, here was the mission over Memorial Day Weekend: Drive to see my grandma and uncle, have lunch, zip across the state to visit my parents at a state park, spend the night in their rolling condo so I can…

That’s so gay: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is compact fun, sun, and vroom

I love driving the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI! This a spirited car that goes all over the country with a muscular 2.0-liter engine cranking out 220 horses. Few small cars can pull that off, much less do it well.  The…

First drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has a new appeal which is just as charming as its old appeal

The Volkswagen Jetta has never been one of those ‘wow’ cars, and that’s been by design.  It was always meant to be an average car for the average family who needed something average but with a kick to it–sorta like…

First look: All-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is still affordable with a bit more oomph!

At some point in our fabulous lives, we as LTGQBs often have to turn it down a bit and be more practical about how we move and what we drive. Loud and splashy can’t go on forever, and especially if…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a big boy compact SUV

Volkswagen has come out swinging in the SUV market, landing two powerful punches in the compact and full-size division with its Tiguan and Atlas. The 2018 Tiguan offers bigger proportions, roomier innards, classier looks—definitely more pleasing to the eye. This…

Last call: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Sport is fun, fast and fabulous

The Volkswagen Golf in its many incarnations is a favorite here at Gaywheels. The Golf is one of the most versatile and exciting small cars on the market right now. All models now have four doors, which technically makes it…

Volkswagen adds a dose of big to the 2018 Atlas

Bigger vehicles are better when you have a brood, do weekend antiquing, make garden center trips, or haul flea market finds. Full-size crossover SUV manufacturers tend to court families for their bruisers, but many singletons have a need for big…

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI: The hot hatch

No doubt about it: Volkswagen needs to repair its reputation with consumers in the wake of Dieselgate. One good way to do that might be to loan everybody a new Golf GTI. Once naysayers got behind the wheel and put…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan finally finds its place in the sun

Praise for the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is universal–in America at least.  Previous iterations weren’t so lucky: the Tiguan was a lost, smallish-biggish SUV that couldn’t find its footing. Not enough pep, not enough room, hard to figure out: few…