COVER STORY: A path less traveled - VW is motor-vating in a new direction. PLUS THESE FEATURE ARTICLES: WATER PUMP LEAVES READER COLD: Cliff Leppke provides a solution to pump failures in older Tiguan, GTI models; THE SKINNY ON NEW MOTOR OIL: The shift to lighter weights has a longer history than you’d think; REVIEWING THE REVIEWS: Cliff Leppke discusses the hits and misses of Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi models; IT’S NO DELOREAN BUT . . .: VWCA member Steve Midlock has fond memories of his introduction to the VW hobby. PLUS OUR REGULAR COLUMNS AND FEATURES: Small Talk - VW + Audi at a glance; Retro Autoist - From the VWCA archives; The Frontdriver – Richard Van Treuren; Casual Collector – Steve Mierz; Parting Shot - Photo feature; Local Volks Scene - A snapshot of local chapter activities; VW Toon-ups - Cartoon feature by Tom Janiszewski.