2018 Volkswagen Golf Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Volkswagen Golf is one of those cars that seems perpetually young or youth oriented even though it?s now in the seventh generation and 41 years old. Perhaps we think that?s because we see so many people, younger than us, driving them. Although we can?t claim to have driven samples…

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2017 Nissan Rogue Test Drives

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In recent years, Nissan has done a lot of things right and the Nissan brand has grown chipping away at market share of the other manufacturers. During that time, one of the best things the Tennessee-based manufacturer has built is the Rogue. The Roque brand debuted in 2007 with the…

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2014 Acura ILX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Acura rolled out the new ILX about a year and one-half ago it was met with mixed emotions and sales were slow to start. Since then the compact luxury sedan has found traction and it has advanced to become the top selling model in the Acura lineup during recent…

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2014 Kia Forte First Drive

By Barbara Schaffer Kia has done it again ? they are still on a roll. I?ve been test-driving Kias since the beginning, which was just 20 years ago, shortly after the first four auto dealers in the Portland, Oregon area signed on to become the first U.S. Kia dealerships in the U.S.?In fact, the oldest…

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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When you have been refining, tweaking and improving the same car for nearly 50 years and seven generations, that car becomes very, very good. The seventh generation Porsche 911 Carrera is very, very good, and although it?s an entirely different vehicle than the original, the mission, spirit and basic look…

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