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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Available to Order

Limited to 1,948 units worldwide, the 911 Speedster...

Last year, Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary of building sports cars by showing two 911 Speedster Concept vehicles to the public. Now, the production version — the last of the 991.2 series 911 GT cars to be produced by Porsche — is available … read more

Mudfest 2019 (Photo courtesy Ryan Douthit, MediaSpigot LLC)

NWAPA Announces 2019 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

The Northwest Automotive Press Association named the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 4×4 as the top vehicle at its annual Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year competition. The all-new 2020 Gladiator came out on top with its excellent on-road drivability, off-road prowess, and … read more

2018 Lexus LC500

2018 Lexus LC 500 — A Concept Comes to Life in Two Versions

Models Tested: 2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h Engine: Gas — 5-liter DOHC, V8 Horsepower: 467 • Torque: 389 lb. ft. Engine: Hybrid — 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and 220kW permanent magnet synchronous motors Horsepower: 354 — combined gas and electric Transmission: 10-speed … read more

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2015 Subaru WRX

 Model Tested: 2015 Subaru WRX  Engine: 2.0-liter flat-4 Boxer, 268 horsepower 258 lb-ft torque  Transmission: 6-speed manual, all-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 17/City—23/Highway  Base Price: $29,695  As Tested: $30,490  Performance: Exhilarating power Very responsive turbocharger Even more exhilarating handling Excellent all-wheel-drive all-weather traction Nimble Great … read more

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2015 Acura TLX

Models Tested: 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD and 2.4L Tech  Engines: 3.5-liter V-6, 290-hp/267 lb-ft torque and 2.4-liter I-4, 206-hp/182 lb-ft  Transmissions: 9-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive and 8-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 21/City—31/Highway—25/Combined (V-6) and 24/35/28 (I-4)  Base Prices: $44,700 (V-6)/$35,025 (I-4)  As Tested: … read more

2014 BMW 4 Series Coup

2014 BMW 4 Series Replaces 3 Series Coupes

Without going into detail, I’ll openly confess to not being a big BMW fan after being treated very shabbily by BMW Northwest when my wife’s 5-Series needed repairs. Because of that, I rarely write about BMW’s because I’m not always as objective I … read more

2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax

2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax: Trucking Limo Style

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax pickup is big — American big. I grew up with the concept that Japanese pickups were small, Spartan, mini-trucks that were best for commuting and occasional light-duty hauling. That’s no longer the case as both Toyota and Nissan … read more

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