17 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio Test Drive

“2017 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio” A Rapid transit Breath of Fresh Air in Lilliputian form We’ll review here one of the many available new Fiats – the 2017 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio. What’s an Abarth? In the case of Fiat, the Abarth models, with their iconic scorpion logo, are a highly recognizable symbol not only…

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2017 Honda Civic Si Test Drive

“2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan” A 2 or 4-door Sport Compact Bargain Honda Proving Center, Mojave Desert near Cantil, CA -Whether you happen to be a Coupe aficionado or you are a fan of sedans, the 2017 Honda Civic Si models are hot, affordable sport compacts that deliver a satisfying level of high…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Small vans have been around since the 1950s and 60s, but it was Chrysler that popularized the people movers in 1983 with introduction of the first minivans, the Dodge Caravans. Since that time nearly all manufacturers have contributed to the development of the concept with variations and improvements, and over…

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2017 Mazda6i Grand Touring Test Drive

2016 Mazda6I Grand Touring Sedan An Attractive, Practical and Efficient Mid-size Sporty Sedan The 2017 Mazda6i Grand Touring sedan represents the core of the sedan market due to its just right packaging and comfortable seating for five passengers – it’s not too small, nor is it too big– it is more practical than a sports…

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Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Test Drive

  By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We’ve been enamored with Volvo automobiles since we started writing reviews in 1991. At that time, Volvo was making the move away from the square body shapes that look as if they were a designed with a T-square into more stylish lines and on to recent more innovative designs….

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2016 Volkswagen Dune Test Drive

  By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Frank Herbert wrote a series of six science fiction books in a series called Dune, and they became some of the best-selling science fiction books of all time. The books were later made into a three-part miniseries in the early 2000s, and they became some of the highest rated…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Newport Beach, Calif. – With more than 14 million sold over the last 30-years, the minivan has been an integral part of the American car culture. Chrysler pioneered the segment with the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models and other automakers followed with their own interpretations. Over the…

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2016 Audi S7 4.0T quattro Test Drive

“2016 Audi S7 4.0T Quattro S tronic” A stealthy Sportback 4-door Sport sedan The A7 model was first introduced by Audi in 2012. It appeared as a sleek hatch or Sportback sedan that appeared in profile as a rakish coupe. It was powered by a highly efficient, 3.0-liter supercharged V6. The basic dimensions and elegant…

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2015 Chevrolet Trax Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Developed initially for foreign markets, the Chevrolet Trax debuted in Paris in 2012 and during 2013 and early 2014, was sold in various global locations under a number of different names. Two of those countries where the Trax was sold were Canada and Mexico, but didn’t make it to the…

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2015 Kia Soul EV Market Expanded

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Seattle – The last time we drove a Kia Soul EV you couldn’t even buy one where we live in Southern Washington, near Portland they were only sold in parts of California. But as supplies of vehicles is increased, fast chargers are installed and the dealership personnel are trained and…

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