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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2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When it comes to hard core off-road vehicles two or three names stand out, but one of the most popular worldwide is the Toyota Land Cruiser. The Land Cruiser has been around the U.S. market since 1957 and has gone through a multitude of iterations before ending up as the…

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2017 Kia Cadenza Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Kia has run some very good television commercials portraying the high level of luxury, spaciousness, and elegance of the 2017 Cadenza. While we don’t always agree with the visions portrayed by some of the new vehicle advertising, we think those for the Kia Cadenza are right on target. Kia debuted…

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2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription Test Drive

strong>“2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription AWD” The Swedish Safety Gurus Introduce an all-new Luxury Flagship Sedan The 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription is an all-new 4-door luxury sedan that seats 5 adults comfortably. It is a stellar example of Scandinavian design that draws several cues and inspiration from Volvo’s award-winning XC90 SUV. The interior…

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2017 Jaguar XE Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We can’t think of an automotive category more difficult to successfully dominate than the group of smaller luxury performance sedans made up of cars like the: BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Cars in this group are some of the most benchmarked cars in the industry — the…

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2017 Audi A4 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we had to pick the best compact to midsize luxury sedan sold in the United States, at, or near the top of the list would be the 2017 Audi A4. Consumers seem to concur making the Audi A4 the top selling Audi lineup for the last 20 years when…

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