2014 Tesla Model S P85+ Test Drive

?2014 Tesla Model S P85+? An electrifying example of gas-free luxury travel It goes almost without saying that a large percentage of our nation?s automotive community holds the electrification of the automobile as somewhat of a pipedream. They obviously have never experienced the driving experience, and they would be wrong….

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2014 Ford Fiesta ST Test Drive

?2014 Ford Fiesta: Kinetic design hits North America? Small has recently been getting bigger in popularity, but not necessarily in terms of size. The popularity and influx of ever-smaller cars into the North American marketplace is the big issue and not the size of the vehicles themselves. Several factors are contributing to this increasing trend:…

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan Test Drive

?2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan? 2-Motor Hybrid System yields 50 mpg plus San Antonio, TX – The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the newest model in the redesigned ninth-generation Accord stable, following last year?s fall launch of the Accord Sedan and Coupe with both 4-cylinder and V-6 powertrains. The Accord Plug-in bowed in January of…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon?- This year the group of cars was the best ever with cars like the BMW i8, Rolls Royce Wraith, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-Benz S550. The first day of the drive started in Portland and went through the…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? – Part 1

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon ? If you?ve ever had a dream about getting to drive a whole bunch of really cool cars, one after another, you should have been with me a couple of weeks ago. Each year, one of the automotive writer?s groups I belong to, the Northwest Automotive…

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2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited Test Drive

?2104 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited? Enhanced with refreshed interior and increased electric-only efficiency The Sonata Hybrid from Hyundai bowed first, claiming the best mid-size sedan highway fuel economy. Hyundai?s Korean sibling Kia followed suit with their first ever Hybrid for the U.S. market ? the Optima in 2012, boasting the same EPA mileage ratings from…

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×4 Test Drive

?2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×4? Give me Liberty or give me??.Cherokee Some folks in the traditionalist Jeep camp aren?t happy campers at all when it comes to the design language of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. For starters, some Jeepsters were fans of the Jeep Liberty, which the Cherokee replaces. Next, the boxy format of…

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It takes a special kind of person to own an electric vehicle ? some are committed to saving the environment others don?t drive great distances and are brave enough to handle the dreaded range anxiety. An electric car owner also ?had? to be affluent because the price of an electric…

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Test Drive

?Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG? A gorgeous, luxurious, high performance sedan The Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to represent the company?s flagship sedan lineup, which many aficionados consider being some of the finest luxury sedans in the world. The current-generation S-Class lineup first bowed as 2007 models, featuring the S550, powered by a 5.5-liter V8 engine that delivered 382…

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Honda CRF 250L Test Ride

?Honda CRF 250L? A winner in the dirt ? or not Should the mood strike you to go trail riding off the beaten path where there are no roads, or tool around surface streets of the urban jungle, the venerable Honda CRF 250L is not a bad way to go. In fact, the CRF 250L…

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