NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? One of our favorite events each year is the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association?s (NWAPA) Mudfest. We were involved in the creation of the annual SUV evaluation and have participated in a majority of the programs during the event?s 22-year history. Mudfest has evolved through the years…

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2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When we started doing car reviews more than 25 years ago, we developed a fondness for the boxy Swedish cars, and at that time Volvo?s were about a boxy as you could get. Over the years we watched the designs improve dramatically, thanks to some brilliant designers like Peter Horbury,…

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2016 Volvo V60 Polestar Test Drive

?2016 Volvo V60 Polestar? A Special Order Limited Edition Wagon Volvo?s Polestar S60 and V60 models are not Polish actors, but are in fact exclusive Swedish hot rods from Volvo?s Polestar Performance Division. The S60 is a 4-door example, while the V60 answers the call for wagon fans….

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2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It?s been fifteen years since Ford agreed to buy the Volvo automotive company and subsequently it?s been resold to the Chinese automaker Geely. Volvo survived through the transitions with few changes to the product lineup especially in recent years, but during the last year we?ve been seeing signs of a…

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2015 Volvo V60 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Safety and wagons have been the backbone of Volvo tradition, for the last 60 years, however, sport wagons had been dropped from the U.S. lineup a few years ago leaving only the highly acclaimed rugged XC wagons. That changes for 2015 with the reintroduction of the Volvo V60 sport wagon…

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The 2015 Volvo 60 Cluster First Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Las Vegas ? Volvo may have introduced their new engine architecture and 2015 models of the S60, V60 and XC60 in Las Vegas, but that?s no reason for ?what happens in Vegas? to stay in Vegas. This is the kind of big news car shoppers should know about. Volvo has…

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