NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 2

  By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? In NWAPA Mudfest 2016 — Part 1 we reviewed the Outdoor Activity Vehicles from the Compact Utility, Premium Compact Utility and Family categories. In Part 2 we feature the Premium, Extreme Capability and Pickup categories. This year?s program was held at the Ridge Motorsports Park in…

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Test Drive

?2016 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size hauler? Colorado stable adds a 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel The 2015 model year marked GM?s return to the mid-size hauler segment following a lengthy hiatus and setting a game-changing new level. For the past ten years, the only light-duty, mid-size trucks in the marketplace have been the Nissan Frontier and Toyota…

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Cab Test Drive

?2015 Chevrolet Colorado hauler a mid-size winner? Mid-size Colorado may steal full-size truck thunder The latest mid-size truck models mark GM?s return to the segment following a lengthy hiatus and setting a game-changing new level for mid-size haulers. For the past nine years, the only light-duty, mid-size trucks in the marketplace have been the Nissan…

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2015 General Motors Mid-Size Trucks Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Del Mar, Calif. — Remember mid-size trucks? In recent years anything smaller than a massive full-size truck has been about as rare as a new Oldsmobile. If fact the only new mid-size trucks available were the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma, but they were both introduced nine years ago and were designed…

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Volvo XC Adventure – Part 3

Bill, the Volvo XC70 and Team Gunnar ??????????? Of the hundreds of cars I get to drive, I probably have more personal attachment to the Volvo XC70 than any other car.? A big part of this is because the XC70 and I have had some great adventures together, for example driving from Anchorage, Alaska to…

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A Colorado Land Rover Adventure

Telluride, Colo. — As the small twin-engine prop plane circled on final approach to the Telluride (Colorado) Region Airport, I began to get a sense what the next three days would be like.? Located at 9,070 feet above sea level, this is the highest commercial airport in North America, and about 50 yards to the…

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