2018 Lincoln Navigator Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Occasionally, one of the new test vehicles catch us totally off guard. The most recent surprise came from the Lincoln Navigator. We’d previously pretty much written it off as being too humongous and ungainly, especially when compared to most of the competitors….

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2018 Kia Stinger Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As avid Kia watchers since the brand’s U.S. debut in the Portland, Oregon area, we’ve watched the brand grow quickly, mature and build into an important presence in the North American automotive market. If you don’t think the Kia is a major player just look at the number of Kias…

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2018 BMW 430i Coupe Test Drive

“2018 BMW 430i Coupe” Latest 4 Series – Sexy is as Sexy does The BMW 4-Series Coupe lineup has a lot to offer. If you’d rather enjoy the fresh air through your hair, you can opt for a 4-Series Convertible. The 2018 BMW Coupe is available seven ways: the BMW 430i Coupe with either a…

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2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Infiniti’s best-selling model is the Q50 mid-size sedan. It makes up more than a quarter of Infiniti’s annual sales and 71 percent of the brand’s sedan sales. We’re still not completely tuned into the Infiniti brand nomenclature yet, but to put it in size perspective, the Q50 is just slightly…

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2018 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Sport Test Drive

“2018 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Sport” Styling Refreshed and Technologies Added The Infiniti Q50 for 2018 comes in several different ways. The Q50 designation is followed by the power source indication: 2.0t represents a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder.; 3.0t is for the 3.0-liter twin turbo, 300 horsepower V6; (there’s also a 3-liter twin-turbo V6 that puts…

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BMW X4 M40i Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Can’t decide whether to buy a sporty coupe or SUV? You might want to consider the BMW X4i M40 – it’s about as close to a perfect blend of the two as a car can get. Before spending any time in the X4 we wondered why BMW would create such…

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2018 Genesis G80 Sport

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It’s exciting to watch manufacturers grow and mature, and we’ve made no secret of our interest in Hyundai’s growth both in sales, but also in quality and range. Over the 27 years we’ve written about cars, it seemed that every time Hyundai brought out a new model, or revised one,…

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG Coupe Test Drive

“2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG Coupe” SUV marks 9th Model in AMG Performance Vehicles The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE43 SUV becomes the ninth model in its new line of AMG 43 performance vehicles. It replaces the GLE400 as a more performance-oriented vehicle. The 2017 GLE43 SUV is a companion model to the GLE43 Coupe. The GLE43…

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2017 Audi S6 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When someone we meet finds out we write about cars, inevitably the first question is, “What’s your favorite car; or what’s the best car?” We assume they think we might have a quick, easy answer. We don’t. 2017 Audi S6 We hem and haw before responding something like, “It depends…

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2017 Ferrari 488 Spider Test Drive

“2017 Ferrari 488 Spider” A Stunning drop top (retractable) version of the 488 GTB   Certainly not everyone is destined to own a vehicle displaying the highly recognizable and prized Ferrari “Prancing Horse” shield for many reasons – the two primary issues being that their production is quite limited, and they are also quite expensive,…

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