2013 Acura RDX

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Barbara?s brother and sister-in-law came to visit earlier this year, we decided that the best way to introduce them to the Northwest we love so much was with a road trip. Bill planned a route that would take us from our home near Portland to Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia,…

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Test Drive: 2012 Infiniti G37 Convertible

?Infiniti?s G37 drop top: Still seductive? For those looking for year round driving comfort in a convertible with the security of a three piece folding hardtop and seductive coupe-like styling, the Infiniti G37 convertible that first bowed in 2009 should fill the bill in admirable fashion. It is essentially one car with two souls, with…

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Test Drive: 2013 Acura RDX Tech AWD

?Acura’s RDX: Takes a new positive direction? ?The entry level premium CUV segment is currently in a strong growth trend, so it?s only logical that Acura?s popular RDX CUV has taken on the position of going in a different direction in a an effort to capture an even bigger piece of the pie. Acura, Honda?s…

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Test Drive: 2012 Acura TSX Tech Sedan

?Acura?s TSX sedan: If it ain?t broke……? ? Acura added a 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 in 2010 to augment the already pleasing 2.4-liter DOHC, 16-valve i-VTEC inline four-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. The four-banger produces 201 horses at 7,000 rpm along with 172 pound feet of torque (170 lb.-ft. when mated to the five-speed automatic transmission) at…

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Test Drive: 2011 Acura RL/Tech

?Acura RL raises the bar even higher for 2011? Acura’s RL luxury sedan has long served as one of the marque?s most technologically advanced vehicles, and for the 2011 model year, the RL for steps up with significant upgrades and enhancements that once again raises the bar in the luxury sedan category. Further maximizing the…

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