Star's Cars - Sydney Swans' Jarrad McVeigh

VW MAN: Jarrad McVeigh of Sydney Swans and his Touareg R-Line SUV
VW MAN: Jarrad McVeigh of Sydney Swans and his Touareg R-Line SUV

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Who: Jarrad McVeigh.

Born: April 7, 1985, NSW.

Resume: An obvious Australian Rules talent from a young age, McVeigh was joint winner of the McLean Medal for best player at the National AFL U16 Championships is 2001, and was recruited by the Sydney Swans with fifth selection in the 2002 AFL Draft.

A one club man, McVeigh won the Bob Skilton Medal as the Swans' Best and Fairest in 2008, was appointed co-captain in 2011, and captained the Swans to the 2012 premiership. He became only the seventh person to reach 250 games for the Swans this year.     

SYDNEY Swans superstar Jarrad McVeigh has come a long way on the personal transport front since joining the NSW AFL club as a teenager.

Now, with over 250 games under his belt, he's a man with a family car high on space and luxury, and a good dose of performance too.

But Taylor Swift on the stereo system? All will be revealed as we test the AFL star with our searching motoring questions.

What was your first car?

A blue Mitsubishi Lancer. It was a manual, so as my first car, driving in Sydney was quite tough. I had a number of stalls on hills in peak hour traffic.

What are you driving now? I'm driving a Volkswagen Touareg R-Line and I absolutely love it. Easy to drive, I feel safe in the car and for a large 4WD it handles corners extremely well.

What cars did your family have while you were growing up? We had a Toyota LandCruiser, which was great for loading up for surfing trips or taking all of our friends to footy training.  We travelled an hour and-a-half to training, so we spent many hours on the highway in that car.  When my brother and I moved away from home, my parents downgraded to a smaller car. 

What is your greatest frustration on the road? People not allowing others to merge into lanes. It's like you're stealing their position on the road and they can't handle it. Overseas, it seems you just move with the traffic and it all seems to work. 

Do you have any preferred driving music? My driving music is pretty relaxed. Unless my daughter wants to dance, then I have to put Taylor Swift on. Not ideal, but funny to see her move.

What is your dream car and why? I've been a Volkswagen ambassador for a while now, and the vehicles are reliable and I've never had any issues on the road. With kids and all their gear, comfort and plenty of room are the key for me, so my Touareg is my dream car.  

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