2016 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion review by car finder Nick Johnson: “Lean, keen and green”

Ask people for ideas on what car to buy and they will often reply: “just buy a Golf”. They do this not because it is the only car they think of when put on the spot, but because it does everything you ask of it so well.  However, after the recent industry-wide diesel scandal, perhaps it is time to take another look at petrol, which leads me on to this latest Golf that is powered by a tiny 1.0 litre Read The Rest...

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan by car finder Nick Johnson: “Keep calm and get connected”

MyCarCoach review of Volkswagen Tiguan

You cannot keep a good man (or women) down so the saying goes and Volkswagen has certainly been knocked hard after its emission scandal.  To borrow famously from Her Majesty the Queen, it has undoubtedly been Volkswagen’s annus horribilis.  Nevertheless Volkswagen being the second biggest car company in the world after all, have decided to fight back with a raft of new products. This second generation Tiguan (pronounced Tig-wan) forms part of this new product offensive and follows the original Tiguan Read The Rest...

2013 Volkswagen Beetle: “This time it’s serious” road test review by Nick Johnson

MyCarCoach review of Volkswagen Beetle

When the Concept 1 Beetle study was shown to the world in 1994, even those most cynical pundits known as car journalists scrambled to put their orders down. But what arrived in 1997 as the 'New Beetle' looked nothing like this and was if the truth be known, a bloated, top heavy design that insulted that classic Beetle shape. Now there is a New, New Beetle that promises to be a much more serious offering.     2013 Volkswagen Beetle Price: £15,515 - £22,240 Available: Read The Rest...

2012 Volkswagen Golf – “The school prefect” test review by Nick Johnson

MyCarCoach review of Volkswagen Golf by Nick Johnson

Like the turning of the tide, the Volkswagen Golf has always been one of those cars to rely upon and has always had a whiff of the ‘school prefect’ about it; annoyingly good at everything. Now in its seventh iteration and with the title of World Car of the Year under its belt, can this new version maintain its position as class leader?   2012 Volkswagen Golf Price: £16,495 (£22,225 as tested) Available: Now The European car market is currently in a bit of a mess Read The Rest...

2012 Volkswagen Up! “Master of all small trades” road test review by Nick Johnson

New 2012 Volkswagen Up! road test review by Nick Johnson - photo - front

The Volkswagen Up! is Volkswagen’s new city car and the first rung on the Volkswagen ladder. Volkswagen have been here before with the previous Fox model, a Brazilian built car that did the brand few favours because it wasn’t very good but this, they promise, is much better. Price: £7,995 - £11,305 Availability: Now The Up! (the exclamation mark is part of the branding) is competitively priced and it promises all the benefits of a city car - small size, nippy Read The Rest...