2018 Range Rover HSE Diesel Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We were disappointed to see so many automakers dropping diesel engine cars and light trucks over the last few years. We?ve advocated diesel engines because of their better fuel economy numbers and good performance. Plus, scientific studies have shown that properly configured diesel engines are cleaner than gasoline engines….

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Land Rover Ranger Rover Sport Td6

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As long-time automotive journalists, we?ve developed a fondness for diesel-powered vehicles. It?s the abundant torque and better fuel economy that gives them an advantage over gasoline engines in our minds. In addition, modern diesel engines are usually very quiet, smokeless and there is no odor. However, it was unfortunate that…

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Land Rover Range Rover Td6

By Barbara and Bill Schaffer When you?ve been around the automotive business as long as we have (25+ years) you develop some distinct likes and dislikes. For example, one of our favorite luxury SUVs has been the Range Rover. What?s not to like — it?s plush, comfortable, fast and it goes over rugged off road…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 2

  By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? In NWAPA Mudfest 2016 — Part 1 we reviewed the Outdoor Activity Vehicles from the Compact Utility, Premium Compact Utility and Family categories. In Part 2 we feature the Premium, Extreme Capability and Pickup categories. This year?s program was held at the Ridge Motorsports Park in…

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