Subaru WRX STi RA Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As long-time automotive journalists, we have driven a broad range of cars including everything from inexpensive subcompacts to big trucks to ultra-luxury sedans and sports cars. We even once tested a massive Caterpillar excavator, but that’s another story. Our most recent notable car wasn’t something that would stand out to…

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2019 Subaru Ascent Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Subaru last offered a larger SUV, the Tribeca, it didn’t sell as well as expected and it was discontinued in 2014 after nine years of production. Now Subaru has introduced a new, larger, three-row SUV and we think the Ascent could be a home run. A few inches longer…

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2019 Subaru Ascent Touring Test Drive

“2019 Subaru Ascent Touring” Subaru bows with Family-sized 3- Row SUV Subaru of America, Inc. has just launched their all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent. A family-sized, three-row SUV, it is the largest Subaru ever with a choice of either a seven or eight passenger configuration, featuring a standard second row bench seat or available Captain’s chairs….

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer While pickup trucks continue to dominate best seller lists, crossovers have flooded the new car arena with the Crossovers and pickups taking 70 percent of the top 30 bestseller slots for 2017. We think it’s the additional practicality and versatility is driving the sales to active families. Since it’s introduction…

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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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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Deadwood, S.D. –  Where we live, near Portland, Oregon, Subaru brand seems have the most popular cars on the road and right after the introduction of the Crosstrek in 2013, we started to see them everywhere, too. The Crosstrek was an instant success and it continued with strong sales right up until…

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited Test Drive

“2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited” Completely Redesigned Crosstrek More Refined and Capable Deadwood, So. Dakota – The Subaru team, always up for adventures and challenges, chose a secluded private ranch a few miles outside of Deadwood to erect a base camp for the introduction of their 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, which has been improved in literally…

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2017 Subaru Impreza Test Drive

“2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan and 5-door” Latest Impreza debuts Subaru’s Global Platform Architecture Subaru’s Impreza lineup for the 2017 model year is all new, and has grown in stature, quality and efficiency. The 2017 Subaru Impreza will come in two body configurations: a four-door sedan and a 5-door hatch. Both body forms represent the debut…

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2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring Test Drive

“2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring” 5th Generation Outback continues to evolve Subaru, has not been one to make wholesale or revolutionary changes in their vehicles, but rather of accessing changing needs and varied technologies and applying them in the improvement and enhancement of their products to better serve their consumers. The fifth generation Subaru Outback,…

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2016 Subaru WRX STi Test Drive

“2016 Subaru WRX STI” A Rally-ready High Performance four-door sedan Lots of Subaru WRX fans were likely upset with the elimination of the 5-Door Hatch for the 2015 model year, as the 2015 Subaru WRX went back to offering only a five-passenger, four-door sedan. The same held true for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI hot…

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