2018 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription AWD Review

“Volvo V90 T6 Inscription AWD Wagon” A Wagon for non-wagon Lovers Wagons, or more specifically “Station Wagons” were once immensely popular as the preferred mode of transportation for the revered iconic “Family Vacation”. Then, they seemed to fall out of favor and drifted into near extinction, being compared to the Soccer Mom’s minivan. Well, they’ve…

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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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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S Test Drive

“2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S 4MOTION” VW’s Small Station Wagon Made for Adventure It seems that station wagons have always been popular in Europe, particularly less than full-size wagons. Not so much here in the U.S. for the past few years. In fact, there was a time of late when the station wagon was predicted…

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country AWD Test Drive

“2017 VOLVO V90 CROSS COUNTRY T6 AWD” Swedish Wagon Latest Cross Country Model Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go…in snow or ice or whatever. It’s what the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD wagon does best, providing comfortable, even luxurious sojourns on or off-pavement. The V90 is the…

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2017 Kia Soul Turbo Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Soul has been an overachiever in the Kia lineup since it first went on sale in 2009. Finally, after finishing as the second best-selling Kia the last few years it pushed the Optima out of the number one spot in 2016 to become America’s Favorite Kia. It’s easy to…

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2015 Ram Promaster City Wagon Test Drive Review

“2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon” A new small, versatile van lineup for Ram’s Commercial Stable Austin, TX – Ram’s latest addition to their commercial (or not) is the Ram ProMaster City, which will be available in four basic forms: two Cargo vans – the Tradesman and Tradesman SLT; and two passenger vans or Wagons –…

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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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2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Test Drive

”2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon” A fresh design with Plush accents for the Unminivan   Los Angeles, CA– The commercially popular, Turkish-built Ford Transit Connect is a thing of the past. Enter the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that is built in Valencia, Spain, which Ford has affectionately dubbed the “Unminivan”. The new Ford Transit…

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