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2018 Subaru BRZ
Autos

2018 Subaru BRZ — An Outlier for Sports Car Lovers

Model Tested: Subaru BRZ Limited HZE Engine: 2-liter, horizontally opposed DOHC 4-cylinder; 205 horsepower; 156 pound-feet of torque Transmission: 6-speed manual EPA Ratings: 21/city, 29/highway, 24/combined Base Price: $27,645 As Tested: $28,465 Overview: The Subaru BRZ is a no-frills sports car delivering a … read more

2018 Toyota Corolla
Autos

2018 Toyota Corolla — Nearly Half a Century of Legendary Reliability

Model Tested: Toyota Corolla XSE Engine: 1.8-liter, DOHC 4-cylinder; 140 horsepower; 126 pound-feet of torque Transmission: Continuously variable automatic EPA Ratings: 28/city, 35/highway, 31/combined Base Price: $22,680 As Tested: $23,545 Overview: Everyone knows when it comes to reliability, Toyotas are bulletproof. While the … read more

2018 Genesis G80
Autos

2018 Genesis G80 — Quiet, Affordable Luxury

Model Tested: 2018 Genesis G80, AWD 3.3T Sport Engine: 3.3-liter V6 twin turbo; 365 horsepower; 376 pound-feet of torque Transmission: 8-speed Shiftronic automatic EPA Ratings: 17/city, 24/highway, 20/combined Base Price: $57,750 As Tested: $58,725 Overview: Genesis is to Hyundai what Lexus is to … read more

1940 Cadillac
Classics Series

Q&A with Jim Sullivan — What You Need to Know about Buying and Selling a Classic Car

Jim Sullivan, of Jim’s Classic Garage in Gig Harbor, is literally a walking encyclopedia of automotive knowledge. So we thought picking his brain about what to look for when buying a classic vehicle would be a “public service” to those considering getting into … read more

1966 Chevy Corvette
Classics Series

Just Another Day in the Garage…

One of the fun things about writing this column is that from issue to issue, I never know exactly what I will encounter on a visit to Jim’s Classic Garage in Gig Harbor. This month is a great example. In the shop was … read more

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Autos

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata — A Personal Favorite Gets Better

Model Tested: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF Engine: Skyactiv-G 2-liter, DOHC 4-cylinder — 155 HP; 148 lb.-ft. of torque Transmission: Skyactiv 6-speed manual EPA Ratings: 26/city, 33/highway, 29/combined Base Price: $32,620 As Tested: $33,885 Overview: The Mazda MX-5 Miata was completely … read more

2017 Lexus NX
Autos

2017 Lexus NX — Unconventional Luxury Small Crossover SUV

Model Tested: 2017 Lexus NX 200t F-Sport Engine: 2-liter turbo, 16-valve, DOHC, dual VVT-IW — 235 HP; 258 lb.-ft. of torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic, w/dynamic torque control AWD EPA Ratings: 22/city, 27/highway, 24/combined Base Price: $38,585 As Tested: $46,439 Overview: The 2017 Lexus … read more

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