...Features that most people are sure to want, like air conditioning, a stereo with a cassette player (and eight speakers) and antilock brakes, are all on the options list, along with luxuries like a six-CD changer and power moonroof. The special-interest models -- K2, Trek and Jazz -- come with all the GL's standard equipment, along with a number of extras. The K2 appeals to winter enthusiasts and offers the buyer the choice of skis or a snowboard; a roof rack to carry said gear; heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles and exterior mirrors; special cloth upholstery; silver-faced gauges...
...Golf pretty well had the road to itself--along with some four-wheel-drives traveling way too fast for conditions. The 2-liter, 115-h.p. engine delivers 24 miles per gallon city/31 m.p.g. highway with its smooth-shifting 5-speed manual (22/29 with 4-speed automatic), meaning this German taxi offers great lousy-weather control and great fuel economy year-round. You might have to duck low when the much more attractive premium luxury cars drive by, though they don't drive by all that often when eight inches of snow are on the pavement. One gripe, however. Maybe, in Germany the herrs and fraus...
...The front fog lights are designed to handle the limited driving conditions that sometimes occur in higher elevations, while the cold weather features will keep passengers comfortable. The K2 is powered by VW's newly refined 2.0- liter (121.1 cubic inches) four-cylinder engine. Power output is 115- horsepower, pretty good for a two-valves-per-cylinder single cam. Torque is 122 foot-pounds, with the power being spread across a wide rpm band. With a roof rack carrying skis or a snowboard, or both, a K2 is not exactly set up for high speed aerodynamic airflow. The power band still provides...
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