2019 Nissan Leaf SL Test Drive

?2019 Nissan Leaf SL? Better Range, More Power and Sportier Appearance. ? The Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. launched what they claimed to be the world?s first affordable, zero-emission car in the form of the 2011 Leaf – a 4-door, medium-size, lithium-ion battery powered, plug-in electric hatchback, capable of comfortably transporting five adults. The Nissan Leaf…

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2019 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve 4WD Test Drive

?2019 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve 4WD? Third Year Second Gen Armada Adds Tech Features Nissan?s full size adventure craft enters 2019 ready for family adventures both on and off road. The 2019 Nissan Armada beefs up its standard equipment inventory for the entire Armada stable with the addition of the following important safety features: Rear…

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2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport SV AWD Test Drive

?2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport SV AWD? Repackaged Versions of the Popular Nissan Rogue The Nissan Rogue Sport was added to Nissan?s crossover and SUV stable at the end of the 2017 model year. The Rogue remains Nissan?s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and the Rogue Sport version shares several of the design cues along with…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution

AFFORDABLE BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve…

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2018 Nissan Rogue Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With 10 years and two generations under its belt, the Nissan Rogue has become one of the best-selling Nissans of all time. Not only did the Rogue outsell the popular Altima sedan by more than 58% with sales of 403,465 in 2017, it was the second bestselling SUV/crossover in the…

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2018 Nissan Armada Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Imagine a television ad blaring ?the time has never been better to buy a new SUV.? And the announcer would be correct — there has never been a better time to shop for a new large SUV, but not necessarily because they are such a good deal, it?s more because…

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2018 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD Test Drive

?2018 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD? A Full size Adventure Machine Last year?s (2017) Nissan Armada slimmed down and beefed up at the same time when compared to its predecessors. Up to that point, the last Armada that I had reviewed was a 2010 model in Titanium trim. Its engine was a 5.8-liter V8 that produced…

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun Part 2

Lexus LC 500 to Volkswagen Jetta GLI By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood ? Here are the cars from the Lexus LC 500 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which made up the balance of the 24 cars in the 2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun. When the two-day drive was finished, the NWAPA members chose favorites….

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

?2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum? New Pathfinder bows with more power, better looks Nissan?s original Pathfinder first appeared on the scene in mid-1986 as a compact 1987 model SUV intended for serving the needs of adventuresome families. Over the years, the Nissan Pathfinder has continued to grow considerably not only in size, but also in comfort,…

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2017 Nissan Rogue Test Drives

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In recent years, Nissan has done a lot of things right and the Nissan brand has grown chipping away at market share of the other manufacturers. During that time, one of the best things the Tennessee-based manufacturer has built is the Rogue. The Roque brand debuted in 2007 with the…

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