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2014 Mazda CX-5: Impressions

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Ford honors National Bacon Day with Fiesta

If you’ve ever wondered when a car company might cater to bacon lovers, your time has come. With its 2014 Fiesta, customers can now order them with “bacon wraps”, “bacon racing stripes” and a “side of bacon”. “In the 40 years I’ve been in this business, I’ve never seen so much interest in bacon,” said […]

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2013 Mazda CX-9: Impressions

2013 Mazda CX-9: Impressions

 

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Impressions: 2014 KIA Sorento SX

By Duane Pemberton Manufacturers website: www.kia.com KIA’s popular Sorento is better than  ever for 2014 and I have the full video run-down for you to check it out. Additionally, here are some nice pictures as well.

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2013 Audi A8 L: Impressions

By Duane Pemberton Manufacturer website: www.audi.com

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Riedel readies its new “Malbec Stemware”

Riedel has partnered with Argentina Malbec producer, Graffigna, to release the first ever wine glass that’s dedicated to Malbec. Riedel claims that the glasses shape help capture all the available nuances of this popular varietal from South America. We recently acquired a set of these that were conveniently packaged with a bottle of Gaffigna Malbec so […]

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2013 Seattle Food And Wine Experience In a 2013 Honda Crosstour- Wrap-up

By Duane Pemberton I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll do so again – the Seattle Wine and Food Experience is one of my favorite single-day events of its kind in the greater Seattle area. Organizer, Jamie Peha (formerly with the Washington Wine Commission), is no stranger to event planning and this is one that shows […]

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Countdown To All-New Range Rover Sport Ground-Breaking Live Drive

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2012 KIA Soul – Impressions

By Duane Pemberton Company website: www.kia.com Base price: $17,603 Fuel Economy: (CTY/HWY) 23/28 mpg Transmission: Continuously Variable 6-speed Automatic Basic Warranty: 5 Yr./ 60000 Mi. Totaly Seating: 5 Cylinders: Inline 4 Fuel tank capacity: 12.7 gallons Fuel type: Regular unleaded Curb weight: 2778 lbs Horsepower: 164 @ 6400 rpm Torque: 148 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm […]

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2012 Nissan Juke SV AWD – Impressions

By Duane Pemberton Company website: http://www.nissanusa.com Base price: $22,110 Fuel Economy: (CTY/HWY) 25/30 mpg Transmission: Continuously Variable 6-speed Automatic Basic Warranty: 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi. Totaly Seating: 5 Cylinders: Inline 4 Fuel tank capacity: 11.8 gallons Fuel type: Premium recommended Curb weight: 3172 lbs Horsepower: 188 Torque: 177 lb-ft  

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Tulalip Resort Casino and Spa Deals Out New Dining Options

Tulalip, Washington  — Tulalip Resort Casino and Spa will soon be offering an array of new dining options as diverse as the property itself.  Over the next 18 months, the food and beverage  landscape will evolve with the arrival of an Asian concept, a sports bar, lobby bar, and a new steakhouse menu at Tulalip […]

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Volkswagen intros the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the XL1

Wolfsburg, Germany – The XL1 from Volkswagen is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, this two-seat vehicle can also cover up to 32 miles as a zero-emissions vehicle in all-electric mode. The XL1 is an automotive standout […]

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2012 BMW 328i – Impressions

By Duane Pemberton BMW Website: www.bmw.com Specs:  Gas Mileage: 22 mpg City/34 mpg Hwy Engine: Turbocharged Gas I4, 2.0L Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive Passenger Capacity: 5 Passenger Doors: 4 Body Style: 4dr Car Transmission: 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with adaptive transmission control (ATC) Price as tested: $51k

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2012 Volvo C70 T5: Impressions

By Duane Pemberton 2012 Volvo C70 T5: Impressions www.volvo.com  

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2013 GMC Terrain Denali – Impressions

 

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2012 KIA Sorento EX – Impressions

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Volkswagon debuts Crossblue Mid-Size SUV at Detroit Auto Show

-• Six-seater mid-size SUV concept designed specifically for North America • Innovative diesel-electric plug-in-hybrid powertrain offers manufacturer estimated fuel economy rating of 35 mpg combined, 89 mpge in electric mode • Concept is built off the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) components set • Range in all-electric mode is up to 14 miles • 305 horsepower; […]

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To the heart of Washington State – Wenatchee – in an Acura MDX

By Duane Pemberton It’s closer than most Seattleites might give it credit for – only about a 2.5 hour drive and you can find yourself in what’s consider the heart of Washington State and the Apple Capital of the World. Wenatchee has grown-up over the past few decades with a lot to offer both those looking […]

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Ford – leading the way into sustainable resources with Fusion

The wine industry isn’t the only one we cover that looks to sustainability to ensure longevity and profitability, so does the car industry. With its 2013 Fusion, Ford is leading the way into using renewable, sustainable materials that come from food-products which are not only more “environmentally friendly” but also help lower its use on […]

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Ford Fusion Named Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year

Ford motor company is making all kinds of headlines these days, including winning the “Green Car of the Year” award at this week’s Auto Show in LA. Here’s the full press release on it: The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show. The […]

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