2018 Jaguar E-Pace SE Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Jaguar went into the SUV business three years ago, they did it with great flare producing one of the most stylish SUVs on the market. It also didn’t hurt that the F-Pace drive elements were a collaboration with sister company Land Rover. The partnership gave the Jaguar “Pace” SUVs…

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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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2018 Volkswagen Passat Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Competing in a class of overachievers, like the latest Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Mazda6, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is holding its own despite its age. For 2018, Volkswagen is upping the ante by adding a new sportier V6 GT version to their existing fleet of six midsize Passat sedans….

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20218 BMW M5 High Performance Sedan Test Drive

“BMW M5 High Performance Sedan” “M” is for Muscle – M5 quickest ever Not only is the 2018 BMW M5 High Performance Sedan the quickest M vehicle to date, it is also the most technologically advanced high performance sedan, making it perhaps the quintessential high performance sedan in today’s marketplace. Its 0-60 mph time is…

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate Test Drive

“2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate Black” Hyundai’s Hot Hatch a Hatch All-New for 2019 Hyundai introduced its unique Veloster Hatch back in 2012. The Hyundai Veloster was and still is a three-door asymmetrical coupe that features a rear hatch with a single door on the driver’s side and two conventionally opening doors on the passenger…

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2019 Subaru Ascent Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Subaru last offered a larger SUV, the Tribeca, it didn’t sell as well as expected and it was discontinued in 2014 after nine years of production. Now Subaru has introduced a new, larger, three-row SUV and we think the Ascent could be a home run. A few inches longer…

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2018 Mazda6 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One of the things we like about Mazda vehicles is their obsession improvement. That’s not to say other manufacturers aren’t improving their cars, it’s just that Mazda doesn’t to wait around for a new generation to make changes, they just do it. For example, for 2018 Mazda is giving their…

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2018 Honda Accord Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Last December, our granddaughter graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and was getting ready to move to Virginia for graduate school. She was planning to drive cross country in her one-year old Honda Accord with her cat. We didn’t like the idea of her making the trip…

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Buick Regal TourX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Buick has a long history of wagons. The Buick Estate wagon, which wore a long low look often dressed in wood (or some facsimile of wood), goes back to the 1940s and was built until the extinction of the Buick Roadmaster Estate in 1996. Buick also made mid-size sport wagons…

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