2018 Honda Fit Sport Test Drive

?2018 Honda Fit Sport 5-door? Third Generation Fit Bows with Fresh Styling, Added Tech The Honda Fit first entered the U.S. marketplace as a 2007 model, after being introduced in Japan six years earlier in 2001. The Fit also won instant popularity and acclaim in European markets. The spunky little car has made great strides…

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2018 Honda Clarity Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Ready or not, you are likely to be driving some variation of an electric vehicle soon. For example, Honda estimates that about two-thirds of their global sales will be electric vehicles by 2030. With that target in sight, Honda has introduced its latest foray into the kilowatt kingdom, the 2018…

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2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD Test Drive

?2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD? Redesigned and Refreshed with New Technology The first generation Honda Pilot bowed in 2002 as a 2003 model and ran through 2008, with the second generation taking over in 2009 continuing through the 2015 model year. The 2016 Honda Pilot launched the third generation, joining the Honda CR-V and the…

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Touring Test Drive

?2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Touring? Clarity unmatched in Alternative Fuel Choice Flexibility In terms of electrified powertrain technology, the Honda Clarity may well be the industry leader, with model options that include a pure electric, a plug-in hybrid and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as well. These options represent unmatched flexibility as far as…

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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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