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Flat Out: Autobahn Driving in a VW Passat and VW Multivan

The red-ringed circular “120” icon disappeared from the 2019 VW Passat’s navigation screen. Glancing to the side of the Autobahn, I saw a circular sign with slashes through it. Moving to the leftmost lane, I downshifted from sixth gear to fourth and pinned the Passat’s throttle wide open. My friend Mark grabbed his iPhone for …

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2013 Scion FR-S Street Drive: Miata Isn’t Always The Answer

For years, the Mazda Miata has been known as the perfect beginner car for high performance driving. It is front-engine, rear wheel drive, with three pedals and great chassis dynamics to boot. But what happens when you want all of those driving dynamics in an actual “usable” car? Enter the Scion FR-S.  At this point …

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