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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI — Close to perfection

By Russ Heaps
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(August 4, 2017) Those of us who don't spend our day kicking around Volkswagen for its diesel fuel-economy-cheating scandal, put that time to good use celebrating its gasoline-fueled cars. High on the list of the cars worthy of praise is the Golf, and high on the list of Golf iterations is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Glamping with Subaru and Crosstrek in South Dakota

By Russ Heaps
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(July 19, 2017) I'm not the kind of guy who doesn't like to get back to nature. I'm willing to flirt with the great outdoors to a limited extent and under very specific conditions. After asking my first (and key) question, “What is the bear situation?” I am ready to embark into the wilderness, if satisfied with the answer.