Six-Month Road Test

Six-Month e-Golf Road Test: Why We're Doing It
Six-Month e-Golf Road Test: Why We're Doing It

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf is one of the best packaged compact hatchbacks on the market; and its combination of nimble, responsive driving performance and a very smooth, refined ride make a standout in its class. Surprisingly, we can say the same so far of the Volkswagen e-Golf, the...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: Ultimate Guide

At one month into our 2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, we're pleased to report we've settled into an easy rhythm with our Best Car To Buy 2014. It's one of the most versatile wagons we've ever driven--a gaping maw to stuff with household goods or charity donations one day, a perky...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: The Competition

We're a few weeks into our six-month road test with the 2014 Subaru Forester, and now that the snow above has cleared, we're going over the bona fides line by line, re-evaluating some of the vehicles you might also be shopping while contemplating one. We named the Forester our The Car Connection's...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test
2014 Subaru Forester XT: Six-Month Road Test

We may sound like a broken CD here, but the 2014 Subaru Forester is one of the most versatile, safest vehicles you can buy--which is why we named it The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014. It's a perfect example of the "utility" part of "sport-utility vehicle," even though, yes, we know it's...Read More»

Pandora audio streaming  -  in 2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming

Over the time we've had our High Gear Media long-term Hyundai Veloster test car, we've enjoyed a whole suite of entertainment services that aren't typically wrapped into a vehicle that has a bottom-line sticker of just $22,645. One of them is the capability to stream Pandora Internet Radio from an...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Video Road Test

We've waved goodbye to The Car Connection's first Six-Month Road Test vehicle. But before we let our 2012 VW Passat TDI rejoin its home fleet, one final road trip was in order--and so was a video road test. The Passat's been an excellent long-distance road trip companion, netting us almost 46 mpg...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What's Changed For 2013

While we're wrapping up our Six-Month Road Test of our 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, we've already revised and updated our review for the 2013 model year. Not much has changed for the Passat this model year, and with a slew of new family sedans hitting the market, there's some significance to the...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: A Bigger Back Seat Than A...

After spending the past half-year with our 2012 VW Passat during its Six-Month Road Test, we're pretty familiar with its vast talents. Chief among them: a huge back seat, one that's easily the biggest we've seen in a mid-size sedan, one that's made even more useful by tall, wide rear doors...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What Happens When Nothing Happens?

Our VW Passat TDI is entering the home stretch, after more than 7000 miles of trouble-free driving with just a lapsed satellite-radio service and an advanced odometer to show for its advancing age. Until today, when it greeted us with an overhead interior light and a radio blast, but a locked...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Dealership Service Experience

As much as we cover vehicle shopping, and aspects of the ownership experience, we don't get as much exposure to what's for many busy commuters a twice-a-year experience: taking your late-model car in to the dealership for maintenance. That's one of the reasons why we're keeping Six Month Road Test...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: 45.9 Miles Per Gallon, And Less

Our Six-Month Road Test of the 2012 VW Passat has passed the halfway mark, and with 6500 miles on its odometer, the turbodiesel sedan has been getting a workout on the interstates that run up the East Coast--mostly, I-85, with some I-65 and I-81 sprinkled in for good measure. One of the reasons we...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Great American Road Trip Video

Our extended stay with a 2012 Hyundai Veloster wouldn't be complete without a long-distance road trip--and now that we've finally settled back into the daily routine after about 5000 miles in the Veloster, we're ready to report good news on how it suited us on the journey. We've already shown you...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Yellowstone Photo Gallery

By now we are sure you've read all about our great American road trip. Our trip took us from Portland, Oregon to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with dozens of places in between. One of those places was Yellowstone National Park, and boy was it gorgeous. We took the opportunity to take some quick photos of...Read More»

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