2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun – Part 1

Part 1 – Acura NSX to Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood — Driving 24 different cars and SUVs over a two-day period on some of the most challenging and scenic roads in the northwest, is certainly an eye-opening experience. Oh, did I mention that the 24 cars had an average price…

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Honda Civic Si Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer  When Honda launched the all-new Civic for the 2016 model year they were adding a new chapter to what has been one of the most important cars in automotive history. At that point, Honda had sold more than 10 million Civics in the United States since its 1973 introduction.  Worldwide,…

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2017 Honda CR-V Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It’s difficult to make changes when your current product is the best-selling model of the hottest automotive product category, but Honda engineers and planners went ‘damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead’ producing a fully redesigned and reengineered compact sport utility. They did not go off on any wild tangents en-route,…

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2018 Honda Odyssey Elite Test Drive

“2018 Honda Odyssey Elite” Fifth Generation Odyssey Raises the Bar Kona, Hawaii – There are several players in the minivan game. The pioneer was the Chrysler/Plymouth minivan. The next biggest contender in the field is the Honda Odyssey. FCA (for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) launched the Chrysler Pacifica an all-new minivan for 2017, which seemed likely…

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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Test Drive

“2017 Honda Civic Hatchback” Civic Lineup Adds Sporty Hatchback  There’s a new kid on the block, in the form of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback. The Sporty hatchback joins this year’s tenth generation Civic Sedan and Coupe body styles as the third member of the family….

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As we see our local fuel prices bounce all over the place we have become more appreciative of cars that get good fuel economy. With EPA Fuel Economy Estimates of 49 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 48 mpg combined, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid certainly qualifies as having one…

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan Test Drive

“2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan” Honda advances the gentrification of electrification Honda, having realized that hydrogen represents a potential solution to solving some of society’s negative environmental issues, has created the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell project, focusing on hydrogen technologies to produce, use and connect hydrogen, along with the development of hydrogen refueling stations…

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2017 Honda Pilot Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Honda has been going through a styling renaissance with all its vehicles the last few years, and the Pilot SUV took off with a new sleek design starting in 2016 model year All new from the ground up, the second-generation Pilot has been replaced with a sophisticated body style, sleek…

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2017 Honda CR-V Touring Test Drive

“2017 Honda CR-V Touring” Fully Redesigned and Reengineered The 2017 Honda CR-V marks the launch of the popular five-passenger compact SUV’s fifth generation. The all-new CR-V is likely to continue its legacy as the best-selling SUV in America for the past 20 years, with sales in the U.S. of nearly 4 million units since its…

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2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With exception of people who buy pickups for work and business, we categorize full-size pickup buyers into four basic groups or some combination there of: 1. Those who have something they regularly haul, pull (like a boat or travel trailer) or they go off road. 2. Those who want to…

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