2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD Test Drive

“2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD” Easy on the Eyes 3-Row, 7-Passenger Compact SUV Mazda’s CX-9 has been recognized as one of the best SUV / Crossover / Minivan / Station Wagons in its class since it made its world debut back in 2006, and it reigns today as the senior member of Mazda’s versatile…

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20128 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Test Drive

“2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD” A Stylish 3-Row, 7-Passenger Crossover SUV The Mazda CX-9 has been recognized as one of the best SUV / Crossover / Minivan / Station Wagons in its class since it made its world debut back in 2006. And regardless of what category one places it in; it was first…

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Driving more than 100 different new cars each year we are continually encouraged by the how good most new vehicles are — across the board. We very rarely get a new vehicle to test drive that doesn’t have some good aspects and desirable features. Of course, the overall levels of…

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Test Drive

    By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After driving a Volvo to the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year we did a test car swap for a Hyundai for the 150-mile trip back to our home northeast of Portland, Ore. Because we drive about 150 different new cars a year,…

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Test Drive

“2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan” Sixth Generation Elantra All New Hyundai enters its sixth generation of Elantra production this year in a big way, with two new engines, a new platform, new suspension and new styling, with a bold and dynamic design, as well as advanced safety and technology features. The Hyundai Elantra for 2017 displays…

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2016 Scion iA Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Toyota introduced the Scion brand nationally in 2004, but out of the six models it’s produced since then, there has never been a sedan, until now Meet the first Scion sedan, the 2016 Scion iA. It actually shares its platform, mechanicals and a bunch more with the Mazda 2. The…

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2016 Audi TT Coupe & Roadster Test Drive

“2016 Audi TT” Three all-new models to choose from Newberg, Oregon – The highly popular and stunningly beautiful Audi TT is all-new for the 2016 model year, and it will come in three versions – the Audi TT Coupe, an Audi TT Roadster and the flagship Audi TTS which is available only in Coupe form,…

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2015 Nissan Altima SV Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Jose, Calif. – It had been more than two years since we had driven the Nissan Altima so when we scheduled a trip to California to see our grandson play in a couple of high school baseball games, we asked Nissan if we could borrow the latest model for…

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2015 Ford Mustang Coupe Test Drive

“2015 Ford Mustang” A Tale of Two Ponies It’s no big secret that the Ford Mustang has been hugely popular since that first pony car made its debut back in the mid-60s. (I’ve always thought of the first model as being a ’65, but others insist that the first ‘Stang was really a ’64 and…

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Jaguar Announces an Expanded Engine Lineup

Jaguar plans to add new smaller engines to its global offerings including a new supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said, “Jaguar currently has its strongest range of products for several decades. Our continued growth is dependent on two things; activating the awareness of the brand,…

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