Honda Accord Most Stolen Car in Washington State

Washington state is continues a hotbed for auto theft despite a 15.8-percent dip in theft rate last year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual Hot Spots Report. Yakima ranked sixth-highest in the nation for auto theft rates, down from third … read more

Definitely NOT Your Old Man’s Buick

By Lary Coppola I’ve had three different opportunities to put the 2010 Buick LaCrosse through its paces since it debuted last year, and every time I drive it, I like it more.  The LaCrosse not only marked the beginning of a more luxurious and … read more

2010 Infiniti FX Adds Style and Solid Performance

By Lary Coppola The 2010 Infiniti FX is the second generation of this stylish performance crossover SUV from Nissan’s luxury division. The FX was redesigned for 2009 with a new engine and transmission, as well as even smoother styling. Based on the same … read more

Sportiest Volvo Ever To Arrive Late This Year

Volvo announces that starting price will be $37,000 Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) has announced pricing for the all-new 2011 Volvo S60 sport sedan of $37,700. The all-new S60 packs more style, performance and technology than many of its competitors, but … read more

Tipping Point For Electric Vehicles

By Andy Palmer Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Why has the Nissan Renault Alliance committed itself to leadership in electric vehicles ahead of hybrids or other alternative forms of future propulsion?   Well simply, because EV’s are the most mature form of … read more

Cantwell Urges New Standards to Improve Auto Safety

Along with other Senators, she introduces legislation responding to Congressional hearings on Toyota U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has joined Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller and others in introducing legislation to establish industry-wide safety standards designed to prevent unintended acceleration in new passenger … read more

2010 Honda Element: Funky, plenty of utility and surprisingly fun to drive

By Lary Coppola  When I first saw the advance photos of the Honda Element back in about 2001 or so, I thought to myself, “They must be joking. That thing is butt ugly.” Built in Ohio, and Honda’s least expensive sport utility vehicle (SUV), … read more

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