Northwest Automotive Press Association?s Mudfest 2014 ? Part 2

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Photos by NWAPA/Josh Mackey & Bill Schaffer To go back to part one click here:?northwest-automotive-press-associations-mudfest-2014-part-1 Snoqualmie, Wash. ??Officially titled ?NWAPA 2014 Mudfest — Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year?, the annual event was created in 1994 by the North West Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) to select a vehicle we…

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Heels & Wheels – Part 2

Three years ago a friend of mine, Christine Overstreet, decided to put together an automotive program just for women automotive writers, and that?s when Heels & Wheels (H&W) was born.?During the three-day program, we discussed what women shoppers are looking for and the reasons women purchase certain vehicles. Here are the rest of the vehicles…

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Test Drive

By Barbara Schaffer Powell Butte, Ore. ? I had not been back to the old neighborhood in years, so when Mitsubishi said they would be introducing the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander at the Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon I told my husband Bill, ?this introduction is mine.? We write about cars together and when we…

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Mudfest – Part 2

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer After two full days of driving briskly between hundreds of traffic cones, cruising along wooded back roads and wallowing through mud in 25 different SUVs, we marked our ballots for the Northwest Automotive Press Associations SUV of the Year Competition. Here?s a list of the Family SUVs with basic information…

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First Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Sonoma, Calif. ? I was spending a day recently at the Infineon Raceway at Sears Point learning the intricacies of the Mitsubishi all-wheel drive system, when I was offered a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport due in dealerships this October. The five-passenger Sport builds from the same platform…

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Test Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Palm Springs ? Crossovers make a lot of sense because they take the best parts of two or three kinds of vehicles, blend them together and then fold in with some innovations to make them better than the original products.? It?s like taking different ingredients and making some sort of dish that has a greater…

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