2017 Volvo XC60 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Jose ? When we reviewed the 2015.5 Volvo XC60 two years ago we talked about how the company had ?gone through a series of difficulties and ownership changes in recent years, but indications are it?s headed in the right direction thanks to support from the new owner (2010) Chinese…

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2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription Test Drive

strong>?2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription AWD? The Swedish Safety Gurus Introduce an all-new Luxury Flagship Sedan The 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription is an all-new 4-door luxury sedan that seats 5 adults comfortably. It is a stellar example of Scandinavian design that draws several cues and inspiration from Volvo?s award-winning XC90 SUV. The interior…

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2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Test Drive

?2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid Inscription? A High Performance Luxury Twin-Engine Plug-In Hybrid Volvo, the Swedish automaker was founded in 1927 and was sold to Geeley, a Chinese company in 2010. Volvo however, operates autonomously and continues to be just as focused on superior safety technologies as it ever was, but safety features and equipment…

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive

?2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription?Hybrid ? A High Performance Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Volvo, the Swedish automaker was founded in 1927 and was sold to Geeley, a Chinese company in 2010. Volvo however, operates autonomously and continues to be just as focused on superior safety technologies as it ever was, but safety features and equipment are…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 2

  By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? In NWAPA Mudfest 2016 — Part 1 we reviewed the Outdoor Activity Vehicles from the Compact Utility, Premium Compact Utility and Family categories. In Part 2 we feature the Premium, Extreme Capability and Pickup categories. This year?s program was held at the Ridge Motorsports Park in…

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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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