2018 BMW X6 M Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One our favorite pastimes is taking road trips. When we needed to make a recent trip from our home, just east of Portland, Ore., to Boise, Idaho, and the 2018 BMW X6 M happen to be available, it was like a match made in South Carolina. (We say that, because…

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Lonepine, Mont. ?? When the invitation to Bill?s nephew?s wedding in Lonepine, Montana arrived, we had no idea where Lonepine was, even though Bill was born and raised in Western Montana. A quick check of Google Maps showed a small dot, in the middle of nowhere ? about 20 miles…

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Road trip ? Typically we don?t think of an SUV as a good road trip vehicle, that would be the bastion for something like a luxury sedan or maybe a crossover. However, over the years the once hard edge of many SUVs has soften to a more passenger-friendly demeanor often…

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2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We try to make a trip to Montana at least twice a year to visit Bill?s mother and over the years we?ve discovered it?s nearly as fast and it?s a whole lot more fun to drive than fly. On previous trips we?d driven several different types of cars, but we…

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2015 Audi Allroad Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When we get an Audi test vehicle there seems to be a little voice that says to us ?road trip?, so when the 2015 Audi allroad (that?s how Audi spells it, with a lower case ?a?) was added to our test schedule we booked a few nights at our timeshare…

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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 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD Sport Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Since it debuted as a 2009 model, the Jaguar XF has grown from a couple of models to an extensive lineup offering five different engines and even one model with all-wheel drive. In Europe the selection is even larger with diesel variants and a very sexy new wagon, or as…

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