2020 Lexus LS 500 RWD Test Drive

“2020 Lexus LS 500 Sedan RWD” Elite Flagship Sedan content enhanced Lexus is Toyota’s luxury division, and the Lexus LS series helped to define the flagship luxury sedan market segment over three decades. The top of the Lexus luxury line is represented by the 500 series. There are variations of the Lexus 500: the LC…

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2020 Lexus LY 650 Backgrounder

“2020 Lexus LY 650 Luxury Yacht” Unprecedented Lexus 65 Foot Luxury Flagship OVERVIEW It has long been a past common practice for automotive designers to draw styling inspiration from other sources such as luxury yachts, personal luxury light jet aircraft, custom luxury furniture and appliances as well as uniquely designed home interiors, but it’s not…

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2020 BMW 740i xDrive Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – It’s been our experience that every new BMW we drive automatically qualifies for Ultimate Driving Machine status. The ticket into this status for the 2020 BMW 740i xDrive is strong acceleration, precision cornering and excellent braking….

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2019 Kia K900 Luxury Sedan Test Drive

“2019 Kia K900 Luxury” Second Generation Flagship Completely Redesigned The 2015 Kia K900 answered the dealer’s call for an upscale luxury vehicle in the model lineup. Now the 2019 Kia K900 ups the ante marking the second generation as the pinnacle for an all-new four-door luxury sedan of flagship status with first class seating for…

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2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury Test Drive

“2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury” A Top Rated Full-size Capable Luxury SUV Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division was one of the earliest players in the luxury SUV game, kicking off with their RX Series. Several moons have passed since, and now the Lexus GX 460 Luxury ranks as one of the top vehicles on the full…

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Lexus LX 570 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If you are in the market for a high-end SUV the number of choices has grown significantly the last few years even with the addition of some big-name ultra-luxury off roaders entries like Bentley and Rolls Royce. One of the stalwarts at the lower level (under $100,000) of the expensive…

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2018 Lexus LS 500h

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Normally when we think of a hybrid vehicle, we think of something small and reasonably priced like the Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion or Honda Insight. However, as manufacturers work to achieve higher mandated fuel economy levels, the hybrid lineups are expanding to the larger and more luxurious models. As a…

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2018 Lexus RX 350 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Now into the third year of the fourth generation, the Lexus RX 350 continues to impress and set its own course in the everchanging SUV/Crossover segment. Currently it is the best-selling luxury model in the segment. The Lexus RX was a pioneer in the move toward more car-like SUVs and…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 4

LUXURY GREEN VEHICLES By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in…

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2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Test Drive

?2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury? Iconic Discovery models all-new for 2017 The latest iteration of the Land Rover Discovery (2017) represents the launch of the model?s fifth generation and displays a smoother, more futuristic design form. It moves away from the earlier boxy design forms of the old LR3 and LR4 images to a…

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