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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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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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? One of our favorite events each year is the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association?s (NWAPA) Mudfest. We were involved in the creation of the annual SUV evaluation and have participated in a majority of the programs during the event?s 22-year history. Mudfest has evolved through the years…

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2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited Test Drive

?2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0I Limited? Popular CUV Expands Safety Features Should you or someone you know happen to be in the market for an affordable, highly capable all-wheel drive vehicle that?s responsive and fun-to-drive with loads of versatility and that delivers the greatest fuel efficiency in its category (up to 33 mpg), with 8.7-inch ground…

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Washougal, Wash. — In the Northwest the Subaru is the brand we see most on our streets and highways. There are old Outbacks, stylish new Legacys, racy WRXs, dirty Foresters, and even an occasional SVX coupe or Baja truck. The common factor and a prime reason for buying a Subaru…

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Test Drive

?2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid? Subaru?s First Ever Gasoline/Battery Model Subaru of America, Inc has introduced their first-ever production hybrid vehicle in the form of the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, which is based on the successful crossover XV Crosstrek, and which retains its all-terrain prowess while also managing to improve fuel economy as well…

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Subaru might be a niche car company with only eight active lifestyle products, but it?s the most successful company in the auto business. In the last 18 months, Subaru, which is owned by Fuji Heavy Industries, is the MVP of automakers sporting stock gains of more than 500 percent. The…

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Test Drive: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

?Subaru adds the new Subaru XV Crosstrek to CUV lineup? Oahu, HI – Looking for an affordable, highly capable all-wheel drive vehicle that is fun-to-drive with loads of versatility and that delivers the greatest fuel efficiency in its category (up to 33 mpg), with 8.7-inch ground clearance?…

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Test Drive: 2013 Audi allroad

?Audi allroad to replace A4 Avant? Audi?s allroad returns after 8-year hiatus Beaver Creek, CO – Audi marks the return of an icon, with its 2013 allroad, which returns to the U.S. marketplace for the first time since 2005. The allroad is all new, appearing on a modified A4 architecture and replaces the A4 Avant….

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