2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Test Drive

The 2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD is an ideally sized and rugged SUV. 2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD OVERVIEW Kia has added yet another dimension to their already diverse SUV lineup. It’s the all-new 2121 Kia Seltos It’s not the smallest SUV in the lineup, nor is it the largest the large. It falls…

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2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Test Drive

“2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD” The Patriarch of Mazda’s SUVs continues to evolve OVERVIEW The Mazda CX-9 made its world debut back in 2006, and Mazda, categorizes it as a midsize 7-passenger, 3-row crossover SUV. It is the top model of Mazda’s versatile SUV lineup, and regardless of what category one chooses to place it…

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T S Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Automotive demand seems to require that all car manufacturers produce SUVs or crossovers and lately that demand has grown to include a three-row SUV. Volkswagen had two very good two-row SUVs: a compact Tiguan and the luxurious Touareg. Unfortunately, the Touareg wasn’t ringing the VW cash register enough and they…

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2019 BMW M850i Convertible

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – A recent BMW online newsletter we received suggested a road trip in a BMW, and by coincidence we were testing BMW’s first-ever M850i convertible. It was a perfect time for a short road trip. We would have preferred to try the newsletter’s suggested European delivery program, but…

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2019 GMC Terrain Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – When we heard that Barbara’s son-in-law, Todd, would be racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race in Roseburg, Oregon, we figured it was a good time to go watch him race. We happen to have the 2019 GMC Terrain SLT and decided it would be…

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – The clerk in the convenience store looked out the front window admiring the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35 we were driving and asked us what a GLI was. We responded, ‘it’s the upper-level Jetta with more performance features and the 35 means it a special model for…

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the automotive market featuring more three-row crossovers and SUVs than we can recite from memory, it’s difficult to sort through the list simply to identify the ones you want to check out before you buy….

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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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