Monthly Archives: June 2012

Best Pickup 2012

I saw a news article about Auto Express’ Best New Car Awards for 2012. It looks like the Amarok won for Best Pickup. I’m not sure of the quality of this magazine, but if I happen to see a copy … Continue reading

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No Amarok Close-ups

I am back in Canada now, yesterday morning when I arrived at the VW Commercial Vehicle dealership, it was just starting to rain. I thought to myself, great there will be an Amarok here and I will get soaked as … Continue reading

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Where to find an Amarok

I did a bit of searching on the internet a few minutes ago and I think I figured out why I haven’t seen any Amaroks at the VW dealerships here in Germany. The Amarok is sold be VW Commercial Vehicles … Continue reading

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Amarok Scarcity

Okay, I’ve been in Germany for two full days now and I’ve only seen one Amarok. Yesterday, a Sunday, everything was closed. I drove around and explored a bit, including getting flashed by one speed camera, but never saw any … Continue reading

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My First Amarok Siting

It was on the A8 headed south just outside of Stuttgart. It belonged to the company repaving the autobahn. My first impression was that it seemed right at place, it had what looked like steel rims, so I’m suspecting it … Continue reading

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Military Amarok

I’ve been around the occasional Canadian military, I wonder how a VW would handle the domestic needs of our military. Throw in a fuel fired coolant heater to ensure that it can start in extreme temperatures and I’m sure it … Continue reading

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Up close with an Amarok

Alright what is any self respecting blogger to do when they start blogging about something that they can read all about, but can’t actually touch? Go and find said item and get some first hand experience. I will be headed … Continue reading

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Another Blog

I’ve found another blog post, this one gives a few more details and has some very nice photos of the Amarok. The wording in this post seems to indicate that we wouldn’t get a watered down gasser, but an actual … Continue reading

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Contacting VW Canada and a Local Dealership

I recently contacted VW Canada and a local dealership by their respective websites to ask about the Amarok. VW Canada indicated that my interest had been shared with the product planning group, but that the Amarok is “not designed to … Continue reading

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Amarok Test Drive

I found a nice write up from late 2009 on a test drive of the Amarok in Argentina, interesting read and you get some first hand information on the feel of the truck. First Drive Review

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