2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Cadillac engineers and planners have done a quick study on what makes a good compact luxury coupe and the results are stunning to look at and great to drive. Last fall we enjoyed a short drive in the Cadillac ATS Coupe during the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association’s “Run to…

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Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac Top 2014 Concept Vehicles

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG and the Cadillac Elmiraj took the top honors in the thirteenth annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards last week. The awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. More than two dozen jurors, all professional automotive journalists, participated in a selection process…

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Premium 4WD Test Drive

“Fourth Generation Cadillac Escalade the best ever” Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina – The Cadillac Escalade was first introduced in 1999, and quickly set a high standard among luxury SUVs with its blend of a bold expressive design, performance capability, functionality and luxurious attributes. The all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV launches the marque’s fourth…

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2014 Cadillac ELR Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Francisco – A few times a year, we’ll test a new car that reaches out and grabs one of us. It might be the styling, comfort, performance or some other feature, but the car makes an impression that makes us want one. Generally, this happens to just one of…

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2014 Cadillac ELR Test Drive

“Cadillac’s 2014 ELR: An Electrifying Luxury Sports Coupe” The 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury sports coupe is a blend of Cadillac’s “Art & Science” philosophy, which dictates a stunningly elegant, yet edgy design language, with industry-leading extended range technology in an electric-based vehicle. The ELR’s styling is based on the Cadillac Converi Concept show car, displaying…

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Run to the Sun 2013 – Part 1

By Bill SchafferPortland, Ore. – Every year an automotive writer’s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS) giving us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers’ latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was on my…

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2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Sedan Test Drive

“2014 Cadillac CTS moves ahead entering third generation” Cadillac bowed with the first CTS in 2008, with two available engines, two transmissions, and offering both Rear-Wheel drive and All-Wheel drive configurations. Both 3.6-liter engines were in a V6 configuration. Both were DOHC, 24-valve engines. One was a VVT motor that produced 263 horsepower and 253…

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2013 Cadillac XTS Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we were giving a prize for the automobile company making the most dramatic turnaround, Cadillac would probably be the big winner. Sure, the big Escalade SUV has certainly been a significant player in the full-size luxury SUV niche adding to the company’s success but its cars like the CTS…

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2013 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Test Drive

“Cadillac’s CTS-V Wagon: A luxurious performer with added versatility” The 2013 Cadillac CTS lineup offers very nice vehicles that provide an above average level of performance capability. And…if you are a fan of the base CTS models, you’re sure to enjoy the CTS-V  version models even more. The 2013 CTS-V  Wagon is a wicked- looking…

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2013 Cadillac ATS Sport Sedan

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Traditionally, the BMW 3 Series has been a point of reference or a standard that we would use to reset our seat of the pants. In other words, it is a car that we can use to recalibrate ourselves to what a great driving car should feel like. This doesn’t…

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