2019 Toyota Camry XSE V-6 Test Drive

“2019 Toyota Camry XSE V6” Emotionally Charged Design A Big Plus The Toyota Camry sedan was all-new for the 2018 model year, finally raising the bar from “Ho-Hum” to “Wow” with its emotionally charged design and improved driving dynamics. The Camry has been the best selling car in America for the past 16 years. The…

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2018 Toyota 86 GT Test Drive

“2018 Toyota 86 GT 2-door Coupe” Scion FRS 86’d by Toyota The Scion brand name has disappeared, now bears the Toyota moniker. The model designation also disappeared, and what was the FR-S is now labeled the 86. We’ll deal here with the 2018 Toyota 86, which was originally the fifth model to join the old…

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Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we were to refer to the Toyota Highlander as the Camry of crossover SUV’s that would probably make sense to most people. The Camry has a reputation of being one of America’s best, most dependable family sedans, it’s a good value and the design is quite conservative – at…

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2018 Toyota Tacoma Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Pickup trucks have never been more popular, and the Toyota Tacoma is one we think is a nice right-size alternative to the full-size variety. Of course, if your truck is used for pulling or hauling, you’ll need the big one. For all others with new truck aspirations, the 2018 Toyota…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 2

AFFORDABLE HYBRIDS By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in Vancouver,…

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Test Drive

“2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum AWDi” Three-row Hybrid Serves as Ideal Family Transport Toyota’s Highlander was a pioneer in the midsize crossover SUV category 17 years ago becoming the class benchmark. The third-generation model entered its fourth last year, seating up to eight, with a choice of three powertrains and four model grades, all…

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Test Drive

“2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE” The Hatch has returned with gusto Back in 2016, when the Scion brand was dealt a death blow, the Scion IM hatchback was rebadged as a Toyota Corolla. Now, for the 2019 model year, a totally new Toyota Corolla Hatchback, like the Phoenix, has risen from the ashes with vast…

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer A few weeks ago, we reviewed the latest generation Toyota Camry. It has been one of the best rated and bestselling midsize sedans for years, but the latest iteration has taken it in a new direction. For the first time, at least in our minds, the Camry has dropped its…

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Toyota Camry has been one of the best rated and bestselling midsize sedans for years, but it’s never had much appeal to us. It was nice, but it lacked excitement or bling…until this year. As a company Toyota has been a relatively conservative car company, never straying from the…

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD Test Drive

“2018 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Hybrid” RAV4 Adds grades for More Action The compact crossover movement was pioneered by the Toyota RAV4 more than two decades ago, providing owners with the means for off-the-beaten-path adventuring. Toyota now expands the scope of the RAV4 to new heights for the 2018 model year with a new Adventure…

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