Audi S4 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Peripheral to the throng of high-horsepower vehicles now on the market producing 400, 500, 600 and 700 horsepower, there is a group of performance models with a more moderate range of horsepower that we think are the sweet spot in the performance car lineup. These cars, mostly by luxury brands,…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? – Part 1

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon ? If you?ve ever had a dream about getting to drive a whole bunch of really cool cars, one after another, you should have been with me a couple of weeks ago. Each year, one of the automotive writer?s groups I belong to, the Northwest Automotive…

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First Drive: 2013 Audi allroad

By Bill Schaffer Denver, Colo. ? When you start driving at the ?mile-high city? and drive east en route to Beaver Creek, Colo., the roads go over some big mountains.? In fact some of the mountain passes could be called ?two-mile high mountains? and have hundreds of feet left over.? I couldn?t feel the effect…

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Test Drive: Audi S4

Everyone seems to have a vehicle type that they are most interested in whether it is a sports car, a big SUV or a hybrid.? For our lifestyle, the midlevel sport sedans or wagons appeal to us most.? These are cars like Cadillac CTS, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A5 and a…

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