The Volkswagen Golf has emerged from the long ago days of the Rabbit to become not just a boring tiny hatchback model that lacked performance into a smart and versatile vehicle that offers both two-door and four-door configurations as well as the hatchback and even has a nice amount of performance from the highly engineered power plants found in Volkswagen vehicles. Even with all of these great offerings the Golf maintains its fun to drive personality and attributes that many loyal fans have enjoyed for a very long time.
The Golf is certainly a bit against the grain overall by being a German offering in a class that is dominated by Asian and domestic vehicles for both new and used cars. It also is a hatchback when configurations from other automakers move up to the sedan versions. As a new generation of Golf begins the 2015 model is fully redesigned to be 2.5 inches longer than before and a half-inch wider. Offering the creature comfort and cargo space of larger mid-sized sedans, the Golf comes in weighing eighty pounds less than before and featuring the new turbocharged engine lineups.
Did you know that the people who love BMW also love art? It’s true. They even have a collection of “art” cars to prove it. They asked various famous artists to design the cars. Artists like Andy Warhol painted these gems and now these vehicles are on display in the BMW Museum. They even get to travel around the world in various shows. This program has been in place since 1975 when BMW commissioned 17 artists to paint and design some of their racing cars.
Competing in a segment full of namesakes that have for a long time been leaders in the class, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in ready to take the lead with great styling and a very upbeat all-wheel drive that adds control to allow the vehicle to be taken off road when desired for a little time away from the paved world. The Outlander has to be a great compact SUV to stand up to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4 that have led the way for so long in this segment.
The only real knock on this great compact SUV is the lack of power in the engine compartment, but with a starting price under $25,000 the Outlander is a fantastic compact SUV to get started with. Offering owners the ability to transport more than five passengers and head off road with ease the Outlander is a great vehicle to own. For 2015, the Outlander adds several new upgrades including a FUSE hands-free audio system with USB and iPod interfaces that is available on all trim levels, Bluetooth connectivity and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift know. The SE trim adds new leatherette and cloth upholstery and the GT adds new aluminum-alloy wheels, LED taillights and silver roof rack rails.