Tag: WestSound Home & Garden

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

2017 Chevy Silverado
Autos

2017 Chevy Silverado — Improved, Smooth, Comfortable and Quiet

Model Tested: 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 AWD LTZ Crew Cab Engine: 6.2-liter V-8 Ecotec3 Transmission: 8-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 15/city, 20/highway, 17/combined Base Price: $47,175 As Tested: $60,020 Overview: The full-size 2017 Chevy Silverado holds its own in a power and styling battle … read more

1954 Eisenach Motor Works (EMW)
Classics Series

1954 Eisenach Motor Works (EMW) — One of the Rarest of the Rare

Everyone has heard of BMW, which stands for Bavarian Motor Works. But how many of you have ever heard of an EMW, which is short for Eisenach Motor Works? Not many, we’d hazard to guess. But here’s the story on this rare brand. … read more

1922 Ford Model T Runabout
Classics Series

1922 Ford Model T Runabout — Restoring a True American Classic

“You can have it in any color you want — as long as it’s black.” Those were the immortal words of Henry Ford when asked by a reporter about color choices for the Model T at its introduction back in 1908. Ford was … read more

2017 VW Tiguan
Autos

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan — A Different Take

Model Tested: 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL w/4Motion Engine: 2-liter TSI direct-injection turbo 4-cylinder Horsepower: 200 Torque: 207 pound-feet Transmission: 4Motion all-wheel drive EPA Ratings: 20/city, 24/highway, 21/combined Base Price: $36,475 As Tested: $37,870 Overview: The Volkswagen Tiguan, which debuted in 2009, delivers … read more

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