2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel Pickup Test Drive

?2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro4X? An Innovative Hauler with V8 Turbo Diesel Power Scottsdale, AZ ? What?s in a name? The name Titan translates as a person or thing of very great strength, intellect or importance. Nissan?s latest entry challenges the full-size pickup segment with bold new styling while combining the capability of a heavy-duty…

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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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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It wasn?t too many years ago that the Dodge Ram truck wasn?t on Top 10 Best Selling Vehicles in the U.S. list, but that has changed dramatically the last few years with the Ram truck ensconced as the third best-selling vehicle behind the Ford F-Series and the Chevrolet Silverado. Who…

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2015 NWAPA Drive Revolution Winners Announced ? Part 2

By Bill Schaffer Photos by?Doug Berger / NWAPA Portland, Ore. ? In July members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) held their third annual ?Drive Revolution? program and sampled 16 of these revolutionary vehicles on the streets of Portland, Oregon. After driving each of the vehicles, the panel of 19 Northwest U.S. and Canadian…

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2015 Ford F-350 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We have a large garage, so when a test vehicle doesn?t fit, we know it?s a big one. In the case of our recent Ford truck test vehicle, even the name was big — 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch Crew Cab 4×4 with Power Stroke V-8 Diesel. By…

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2015 Audi A3 TDI Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Washington to California ? Surveying the press cars to see what might be available for a December road trip; we discovered a new diesel version of one of our recent favorites, the 2015 Audi A3 TDI. Our planned trip from the Portland, Oregon area to the Monterey Bay area, about…

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Road Trip ? Combined, we fly to 30 to 60 new car introductions each year and frankly, airline travel is starting to get old. So, when the opportunity arises we love to take a road trip. We?ve also found that driving is quite an efficient way to travel under 700…

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