Road trip — Day 5 Canada to Mexico

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer Day 5 ? Pismo Beach, Calif. to San Diego We probably go to Southern California four, six or eight times a year between occasional personal trips and to new car introductions, but we can never get used to the mass of traffic moving at high speeds over four to eight…

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Road Trip — Day 4 Canada to Mexico

Day 4 ? Windsor, Calif. to Pismo Beach, Calif. By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Leaving Windsor in the beautiful California wine country on Day 4 of our Road Trip, ?we encountered or first real traffic with the thousands of commuters, usually one to a car, headed south over the Golden Gate in to the City….

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Road Trip — Day 3 Canada to Mexico

Day 3 ? Gleneden Beach to Windsor By Bill & Barbara Schaffer This was our toughest day on our road trip from Canada to Mexico in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, but it was also the most scenic. The 540-mile drive started before 7 am in the fog-shrouded coast city of Gleneden Beach, Oregon and…

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Road Trip – Day 2 Canada to Mexico

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer Day 2 ? Discovery Bay, Wash. to Gleneden, Ore. Few places in the contiguous 48 states are as remote as the rain forests of Washington State?s Olympic Peninsula. Our drive on day 2 of our Road Trip started from Discovery Bay proceeding West on 101 through Port Angeles to Forks,…

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Road Trip – Canada to Mexico

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer Day 1- Washougal, Washington to Discovery Bay, Washington Washougal, Washington (between Portland. OR and the Columbia River Gorge on Highway 14, WA) — As automotive journalists, we get to travel a lot. Between the two of us we make 40 or 50 trips a year, mostly by airplane to various…

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Test Drive: Chevrolet Cruze

Atlanta ? After spending time in the Chevrolet Cruze locally, we thought it might be a good car for a road trip we planned from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach on the South Carolina coast.? Often small cars are not comfortable for extended trips, but the Cruze is a nice comfortable size, very economical and has…

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Are You Ready for a Diesel Cruze?

Already rated at 37 mpg for highway driving, the Chevrolet Cruze Eco is one of the more fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicles sold in the United States.?? If a recent report by the Associated Press is confirmed, that number could grow significantly with the addition of a diesel engine option, which could challenge hybrid numbers by achieving…

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Tim Allen to be the Voice of Chevrolet

Comedian Tim Allen, best known as Tim ?The Tool Man? Taylor on television?s ?Home Improvement? sitcom?in the 1990s and on the big screen in movies like ??The Santa Clause? and many other comedies, is the new voice of Chevrolet TV advertising.? Allen?s first spot, starting in September will be for the new Chevy Cruze….

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Chevy Dealers Buy Civics and Corollas

Chevy dealers may be helping Toyota and Honda sales if the Chevrolet officials get their way.? Chevrolet marketing officials are encouraging the 3,000 Chevy dealers to prepare for the late September launch of the Cruze compact by purchasing a Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic to have available for comparative test drives….

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Cruze: Chevrolet’s most efficient compact

Cruzing into dealerships this summer (2010) are Chevrolet?s most efficient cars ever. Available in four trim levels : RS, LT, LTZ and Eco, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is the first in a family of all-new small and compact cars designed to offer excellent fuel economy, high quality and top safety ratings. The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze…

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