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Photo Credit: HONDA AMERICA MOTOR CO., INC. - The 2015 Honda CR-V AWD Touring includes special alloy wheels and other special trim pieces.
November 28, 2014

2015 Honda CR-V: Best seller for a reason

by Jim Redden
Anyone who reads car reviews on a regular basis knows there's a big difference between automotive writers and the average consumer. Most writers are enthusiasts who embrace the newest, fastest…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a performance monster. Dodge claims that it is the most powerful muscle car ever to be sold in America.
November 27, 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger set to dominate

by John M. Vincent
Dodge calls it the Hellcat. I call it more fun than mere mortals should be allowed to have. With 707 horsepower, Dodge says the Hellcat is the most powerful production muscle car ever put on the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY FORD MOTOR COMPANY - The redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang is expected to be a big seller.
November 27, 2014

Auto sales booming

by Jim Redden
After years of declining or sluggish motor vehicles sales, customers are crowding into new car and truck dealers again, driving a buying boom that's expected to continue through next year.…
November 27, 2014

Upcoming auto events

by Jim Redden
16th Annual Roadmasters Kruze for Kids Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m., Benny's Pizza, 4219 N.E. St. Johns Rd., Vancouver. Proceeds benefit the Open House Ministries. 24th Annual Santa Cruise…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The former Hollywood Video warehouse has become Findlay Automotive Group's new Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in Wilsonville. The Las Vegas-based dealership group has 28 locations in 5 western states.
November 26, 2014

Findlay expands into Wilsonville

by John M. Vincent
The region’s newest Chrysler family dealership has opened in Wilsonville. Located in the former Hollywood Video headquarters at 26500 S.W. Parkway Center Drive, Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram…
November 26, 2014

2015 Auto Show books alternative fuel vehicles

by Jim Redden
Alternative fuel vehicles are again expected to be a big part of the Portland International Auto Show. Already scheduled to appear at the show's Clean Tech Center are all-electric versions of…
Photo Credit: JOHN M. VINCENT - The new Volvo V60 station wagon may be the sexist looking family hauler on the market.
November 21, 2014

2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design: Not your father's Volvo wagon

by Jim Redden
The 2015.5 Volvo V60 marks a welcome return to the field the Swedish-based car company once dominated, station wagons. Volvo's wagons were phase out after it was acquired a few years ago by a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JOHN M. VINCENT - The Cadillac ATS-V will include an onboard performance recorder that captures high-definition video and driving data to evaluate your driving prowess and share on social media.
November 20, 2014

Cadillac announces ATS-V coupe and sedan

by John M. Vincent
Cadillac chose the Los Angeles International Auto Show as the venue to introduce their latest rocket ships for the street. The ATS-V coupe and sedan tout 455-horsepower from a twin-turbocharged…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is expected in dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2015.
November 20, 2014

Small SUVs carving out big niche in LA

by John M. Vincent
LOS ANGELES, CA - The first major show on the annual auto show circuit in held each November in Los Angeles. Many of the cars first shown to the international motoring press here will make their…
Photo Credit: SUBARU OF NORTH AMERICA, INC. - The 2015 Subaru BRZ continues to emphasize the joys back-to-basic sports cars.
November 14, 2014

2015 Subaru BRZ: Cheap thrills

by Jim Redden
How much fun can you have with just 200 horsepower these days? The answer is a lot, if it's produced by the Boxer 4-cylinder engine in the Subaru BRZ. The BRZ bucks the automobile industry's…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY WENTWORTH SUBARU - Wentworth Subaru donated $22,500 to Doernbecher Children's Hospital last year.
Nov 13, 2014

Subaru launches "Love" fundraiser

by Jim Redden
Subaru will be launching its seventh annual "Share the Love" charitable fundraising drive beginning next week. From Nov. 20, until Jan. 2, for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during that…
Photo Credit: COURTESY CHEVROLET - The Chevy Spark looks like a 2-door, but the handles for the back door are cleverly hidden in the car's rear pillar. A 5-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty is included.
Nov 13, 2014

Chevy Spark: Small car, big tech

by John M. Vincent
Chevy’s Spark is their smallest U.S. vehicle, but it’s loaded with cost-saving technology not found on the competition, or even on larger models. Plus, it’s available with either gasoline or…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KUNI  - Joseph C. Herman
Nov 13, 2014

Kuni COO passes away

by Jim Redden
Joseph C. Herman, chief operating officer of Kuni Automotive Group, passed away on Oct. 29, following a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on June 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Shane enjoyed his ride in Eric Peterson's Ferrari 599 GTB.
Nov 12, 2014

Exotic cars lifts spirits of ailing kids

by Jim Redden
Although Eric Peterson is enjoying the benefits of being a successful high-tech consultant — including a growing exotic car collection — he is also giving back to the community by giving sick…
Photo Credit: DOUG BERGER/NWAPA - The 2014 Cadillac ATS in Central Oregon during the Run to the Sun event organized by the Northwest Automotive Press Association.
Nov 07, 2014

2015 Cadillac ATS: Big surprise in a small package

by Jim Redden
When Cadillac first revealed that it intended to challenge the best European road cars, a lot of automotive enthusiasts rolled their eyes. After all, like Lincoln, Cadillac made its reputation…
Photo Credit: TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. - The 2014 Toyota Tundra looks especailly rugged with the optional TRD Off-Road package.
Oct 31, 2014

2014 Toyota Tundra: Challenging Detroit head on

by Jim Redden
Driving the large, powerful and supremely comfortable 2014 Toyota Tundra down the road, it's hard to remember that the company first broke into the American maker with a mini truck. It's a sign…
Photo Credit: JOHN M. VINCENT - With an aggressive look and stance, the 2015 Lexus NX 200t F-Sport takes on an appearance more like the IS sports sedan than any Lexus SUV.
Oct 30, 2014

Lexus to enter compact SUV market

by John M. Vincent
Lexus was a pioneer in the luxury crossover market with the still-popular RX model. Over time the RX has gotten bigger, moving from a relatively compact footprint well into the midsize SUV…
Photo Credit: COURTESY AARP - AARP is offering both classroom and online courses to refresh and improve your driving skills.
Oct 30, 2014

AARP offers driving refresher course

by Jim Redden
Anyone looking to refresh their driving skills can now take an updated safety course offered by AARP — regardless of their age. The course is taught either in local classrooms or online. Those…
Photo Credit: COURTESY WORLD OF SPEED - Workers have completed the Daytona 500-themed Nascar display at the World of Speed in Wilsonville.
Oct 30, 2014

World of Speed and other auto news

by Jim Redden
World of Speed adds NASCAR display Work is continuing on the World of Speed, the motorsport museum and education center scheduled to open at 27490 S.W. 95th Ave. in Wilsonville on April 24,…
Oct 30, 2014

Upcoming car events

by Jim Redden
Cascade Cars and Coffee Saturday, Nov. 1, Cascade Station near Portland International Airport. Casual gathering for car enthusiasts, all makes and models welcome. Continues first Saturday of…