2019 Subaru Forester Touring Test Drive

“2019 Subaru Forester Touring” Fifth Generation Forester Adventure Ready First introduced more than 20 years ago, Subaru of America Inc. debuted their all-new for 2019 Forester SUV at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. This fifth generation Forester is without question the most capable and roomiest to date, and is based on Subaru’s Global…

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2018 Toyota 86 GT Test Drive

“2018 Toyota 86 GT 2-door Coupe” Scion FRS 86’d by Toyota The Scion brand name has disappeared, now bears the Toyota moniker. The model designation also disappeared, and what was the FR-S is now labeled the 86. We’ll deal here with the 2018 Toyota 86, which was originally the fifth model to join the old…

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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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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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2017 Mazda6i Grand Touring Test Drive

2016 Mazda6I Grand Touring Sedan An Attractive, Practical and Efficient Mid-size Sporty Sedan The 2017 Mazda6i Grand Touring sedan represents the core of the sedan market due to its just right packaging and comfortable seating for five passengers – it’s not too small, nor is it too big– it is more practical than a sports…

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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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2017 Subaru Legacy Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When an auto company puts out an excellent product at a reasonable price their vehicles will usually sell well. That’s certainly has been the case at Subaru. From our experiences all the Subaru’s we have driven have been well built, quality products and they keep selling better and better; so…

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2016 Subaru Outback

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As we shuffle through the new cars each year, getting a chance to drive the latest and greatest and update our opinion, there are certain cars we especially look forward to driving. Often because it’s a car that would be on our personal shopping list – if we were in…

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