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by: TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY, USA - Subtle touches like the unique fender flares on hint at the performance potential of the 2014 Lexus IS F.
April 18, 2014

2014 Lexus IS F: Last call for a true sleeper

by Jim Redden
Through a quirk the production schedule at Lexus, you have a last chance to buy one of the true sleeper performance cars on the market today — the 2014 Lexus IS F. Lexus completely redesigned…
by: MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA - Mitsubishi returns to its roots with the 2014 Mirage, the company's first new subcomapct is years.
April 11, 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES: Back to basics

by Jim Redden
Although I'm very much in favor of small cars that get high mileage, Mitsubishi made it hard for me to like the 2014 Mirage, it's first new subcompact in years. For starters, unlike most test…
April 06, 2014

April is Car Care Month in Oregon

by Jim Redden
Urging state residents to male sure their vehicles are operating in a safe, efficient and clean manner, Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared April as Car Care Month in Oregon. The declaration was…
by: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - The redesigned 2014 Kia Forte is a looer - and that's just the start.
April 04, 2014

2014 Kia Forte EX: A bold redesign

by Jim Redden
When Datsun first entered the American market, it was accused of copying other cars. Some thought the 510 sedan was deliberately modeled after the BMW 1600, while the Fairlady sport car looked…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - From left to right: Dick Hannah President of Dick Hannah Dealerships, representing the American Red Cross – Oregon & SW Washington: Steven Eberlein Chief Development Officer, Dennis Rugg Chairman of the Board, Tod Thayer Executive Director, and Jason Hirata District Sales Manager for Subaru of America.
March 30, 2014

Dick Hannah Subaru donates to the American Red Cross

by Jim Redden
Dick Hannah Subaru has donated $8,841.57 to the American Red Cross - Oregon and SW Washington. Dick Hannah, President of Dick Hannah Dealerships, presented a check to representatives of the…
by: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS - The stylish 2014 Mazda CX-9 is unchanged from last year, which is a good thing.
March 28, 2014

2014 Mazda CX-9 Touring: The large SUV that's fun to drive

by Jim Redden
Mazda made few changes its the 2014 CX-9 crossover since last year's minor redesign. That's a good thing, since the redesigned fixed its biggest problem by replacing the large, goofy looking…
by: JOHN M. VINCENT - The front of the 2015 Chrysler 200 is the new face of Chrysler. Fluid lines grace the coupe-like profile.
March 26, 2014

Chrysler rolls out contender with 2015 200

by John M. Vincent
When Chrysler first showed the 2015 200 at the North American International Auto Show in January it set the industry abuzz with its handsome aerodynamic looks and impressive specifications.…
by: JOHN M. VINCENT - Styled for the U.S. market, the Audi A3 is more conservatively clothed than many in the class.
March 26, 2014

Audi reaches for younger buyers with 2015 A3 Sedan

by John M. Vincent
The compact luxury segment of the car industry barely existed a few years ago. Now it’s one of the fastest growing, with entries that include the Acura ILX, Mercedes CLA and the BMW 2 Series.…
by: HONDA AMERICA MOTOR CORP. - This the last year for the current Honda Ridgeline, so check it out while you can.
March 21, 2014

2014 Honda Ridgeline SE: A truck you can live with every day

by Jim Redden
Honda made no changes to its 2014 Ridgeline midsize pickup, except for adding a new top-of-the-line SE trim level that includes all options and unique 18-inch wheels. That's the only change…
by: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY, INC. - The 2014 Honda Odyssey features a unique built-in vacuum cleaner.
March 14, 2014

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite: Even more family-friendly…

by Jim Redden
When I reviewed the 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan, I said it was a real "mom magnet." Women with children kept checking it out. One reason was undoubtedly the jazzy angular side windows, which make…

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by: JOHN M. VINCENT - Chevy's Suburban is the longest continuously serving nameplate in the American auto industry, with the first model hitting the roads in 1935. For 2015, the biggest Chevy is new inside and out, featuring GM's new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine.
Mar 12, 2014

GM's full-size SUVs boast improvements

by John M. Vincent
In 1935, Chevrolet introduced its first Suburban. For 2015, the longest continuously serving model in the industry is all-new. It shares its platform with redesigned versions of Chevy’s Tahoe,…
by: AUDI PRESS AG - Understated elegance and balanced road manners characterize the 2014 Audi A6.
Mar 07, 2014

2014 Audi A6 quattro Premium Plus: Near perfect midsize sport…

by Jim Redden
I was a little surprised when I picked up the 2014 Audi A6 for a driving test. Manufacturers usually provide their top-of-the-line models to automative reviewers, and the most expensive A6 now…
by: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY, INC. - Acura is so confident about the appeal of the RDX, it hasn't made any changes since last year.
Feb 28, 2014

2014 Acura RDX AWD Tech: Luxury compact crossover maintains high…

by Jim Redden
The 2014 Acura RDX is facing the kind of competition it used to give German-made compact luxury crossovers. The RDX made a name for itself as a less expensive but still well made and fun to…
by: JOHN M. VINCENT - The design of the Volvo S60 (left) was refreshed for 2014. It's joined by the V60 wagon (right) for 2015.
Feb 26, 2014

Volvo embarks on new course with advanced engines

by John M. Vincent
While most think of Volvo as a Swedish automaker, from 1999 to 2010 its car division was owned by Ford. In 2010, Ford sold the company to China’s Geely automotive group. Now Volvo is charting a…
by: CHRYSLER LLC - The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT - yes, it's got a HEMI, and a lot more, too.
Feb 28, 2014

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: Factory hot rod SUV

by Jim Redden
At first glance, the idea of a large high-performance SUV seems ridiculous. And at second glance, third glance and fourth glance, too. I mean, who really needs a two ton-plus vehicle that is as…