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Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok 2014

Our long-term Amarok keeps on, despite a couple of short-term

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Having up more than 10,000km in months, our long-term Amarok ute to impress with class-leading and outstanding fuel consumption. In time it’s carted all of cargo, including firewood, gravel, garbage and various bikes – the latter for two more interstate race meetings – and two minor issues that are now memories.

Last month it was Kurri for the NSW dirt track and this month Team headed to Taree and Raymond for young Zak to contest his first meeting on an oil track (Old and the Australian junior long championships at Barleigh Ranch

With confidence at an all-time low his massive high-speed get-off at Kurri the previous month, Zak to make the podium at both ending a dream run in his first of state and national title on his 50cc Division 2 bike.

after two punishing months and near trouble-free kilometres, the real chinks have our long-term Amarok’s armour.

The first was a sticking right-rear which failed to open its fourth consecutive weekend of around in the crushed granite of a typical dirt track then mysteriously came at the conclusion of yet another full drive home.

The second was a bolt in the hinge mechanism of the left door, quickly by the same problem on the driver’s In the absence of a special tool to fit the torque fitting, a large screw driver did the trick and door hinges have fault-free ever since.

With more than under its belt in three then, the only blot on the Amarok’s copy book is a warped tray liner due to oil and leaks from poorly bikes.

Indeed, vault-like and build quality – evident in so solid you can hang off them any bending or even creaking – a hallmark of Volkswagen’s first dual-cab.

But it’s just one of facets of the multi-talented German which offers five-star class-leading refinement, better comfort than all competitors bar the Ranger and outstanding fuel

Yes, the latter has been by eight 700km-plus highway to title meetings and numerous runs to local dirt club meets in Brisbane and the Coast.

Despite being by daily school, work and runs and a couple of camping and trips (which we’ll in a future update), however, fuel consumption continues to around 10.0L/100km.

Volkswagen Amarok

We think outstanding for a tough dual-cab ute a lusty 420Nm twin-turbo turbo-diesel, smooth eight-speed and a hefty GVM of 3040kg on standard rear leaf springs, together allow it to effortlessly a family of five, a 960kg or a trailer weighing up to 3500kg.

2014 Volkswagen Amarok and specifications:

Price: $53,990 on-road costs)

Engine: four-cylinder twin-turbo-diesel


Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

8.3L/100km (combined)

CO2: (combined)

Safety Rating: ANCAP

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