Subaru WRX STi RA Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As long-time automotive journalists, we have driven a broad range of cars including everything from inexpensive subcompacts to big trucks to ultra-luxury sedans and sports cars. We even once tested a massive Caterpillar excavator, but that?s another story. Our most recent notable car wasn?t something that would stand out to…

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun Part 2

Lexus LC 500 to Volkswagen Jetta GLI By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood ? Here are the cars from the Lexus LC 500 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which made up the balance of the 24 cars in the 2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun. When the two-day drive was finished, the NWAPA members chose favorites….

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2016 Subaru WRX STi Test Drive

?2016 Subaru WRX STI? A Rally-ready High Performance four-door sedan Lots of Subaru WRX fans were likely upset with the elimination of the 5-Door Hatch for the 2015 model year, as the 2015 Subaru WRX went back to offering only a five-passenger, four-door sedan. The same held true for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI hot…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon?- This year the group of cars was the best ever with cars like the BMW i8, Rolls Royce Wraith, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-Benz S550. The first day of the drive started in Portland and went through the…

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2015 Subaru WRX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In younger, more carefree days, when we were much more adventurous, we were fascinated with a new model introduced by Subaru. In the 23 years we?ve been writing about cars we wanted to own many of the cars we had driven, but one of the only cars we very nearly…

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2015 Subaru WRX STI Test Drive

?2015 Subaru WRX STI: The ultimate performance Subaru” Lots of Subaru WRX fans were likely upset with the passing of the 5-Door Hatch for the 2015 model year, as the 2015 Subaru WRX is back to offering only a five-passenger, four-door sedan. The same holds true for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI hot rod version….

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2015 Subaru WRX Premium Test Drive

?Subaru WRX for 2015 ? No more 5-Door Hatch? Some Subaru WRX aficionados may be upset with the passing of the 5-Door Hatch for the 2015 model year. The 2015 WRX is back to only offering a five-passenger, four-door sedan that displays some very significant changes. The Subaru WRX is all new despite the fact…

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Test Drive: Subaru WRX STI

Doing the Numbers in the Subaru WRX STI Always tweaking and improving their cars, Subaru made changes to the WRX lineup that will add a wider variety to their 2011 lineup ? literally wider.? Subaru builds two versions of the WRX rally-style car, the slightly milder WRX and the almost race ready WRX STI.? Previously,…

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Run to the Sun — Subaru WRX STI

Imagine driving a very cool new car for a distance between 9 to 25 miles, getting out and then into another very cool car for another 9 to 25 mile leg and then repeating the same routine through 23 cars in a two day period. Welcome to the 2010 NWAPA (Northwest Automotive Press Association) Run…

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