There’s a long history of bad luck between myself and vehicles.
The misfortune includes running out of gas in the middle of the Trans-Canadian Highway, getting two flat tires with only one spare, and a well-documented smashing of my truck’s window by a giant rock.
That all being said, when the opportunity arose to test-drive Volkswagen’s new Atlas Cross Sport in early March, the answer was an enthusiastic ‘yes.’ This was a chance to test the limits of a new car through the mountain passes of British Columbia, Canada without any personal repercussions.
Four friends joined me on the drive from Vancouver to Whistler: Kai Chan, Desire Thompson, and Jeremy Allen. We were all familiar with the classic Volkswagen ’80s Van and Beetle designs, but the Atlas Cross Sport is brand new. The model is…