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2017 Kia Niro Touring

  • Written by Julie Boselly
It’s always exciting to drive a new car you haven’t experienced before. At first glance, the Niro looks pretty similar to most other small SUVs. It’s not the most stunning interior, but it is comfortable, and quickly grew on me. 2017 is the Niro’s first year on the market.
 
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Flood-damaged cars could be for sale in Washington

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

OLYMPIA — While many areas of the country are still reeling from the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, scam artists are now trying to sell flood-damaged vehicles here in Washington state. The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance estimates as many as 1 million flood-damaged vehicles could be sold to unsuspecting buyers nationwide.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

  • Written by Julie Boselly

We always enjoy driving the CX-5 line. Mazda builds a solid vehicle and adds plenty of features so you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. With a base starting price of $24,045, there’s sure to be a model to fit most budgets.

There’s no feeling sluggish with the 187 horsepower 2.5L engine. It’s not a sportscar, but it is certainly powerful to pull out in traffic and feel like you’re quickly at speed.

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2018 Acura TLX A-SPEC

  • Written by By Julie Boselly with some assistance from Jack Unruh
Acura has always been known for well-crafted cars, and the 2018 TLX lives up to its reputation. With an interior that is in (almost) every way user-friendly, and an exterior that is incredibly pleasing to look at, this sedan does not disappoint. The lack of excitement and sportiness that the A-SPEC package promises make the price tag seem a little far-fetched though.
 
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Classic Car Corner - Studebaker

  • Written by Tom Berg, Windermere

Good news---bad news:  I finally got around to selling a car!  I’ve always said that I like to drive my cars and I finally had to concede that I was no longer able to drive each one of them enough to even keep them running.  I now know how many is too many so I parted with my 1962 T-bird.  It was a great car, good driver and very dependable but something had to go so I took it to the Lucky Collector Car Auction at Tacoma’s LeMay Marymount Event Center and got what I needed to out of it.  Someone got a pretty nice car.  So how long did I last until another car came along?  I must admit not very long at all.  About two weeks later I was surfing through Craigslist under Studebaker just to see what was listed and a car I was familiar with was now for sale.  Several years ago I stopped by the Saturday afternoon car gathering at back of McDonald’s in Clearview, Wash.  I happened to be driving my Studebaker Grand Tourisimo Hawk and I saw an empty parking space next to another Studebaker.  Studebakers are not all that common so I thought it would be cool to have two of them side by side so I pulled in next to it.  The other Studebaker was a great looking 1957 President Broadmoor 4 door wagon in Apache red and Arctic white.  I talked to the owner for awhile and learned the entire history of the car. I was really impressed and thought I would see if I could find one someday for myself.  I never found another one anywhere in the United States and darned if this one didn’t show up on Craigslist right after I sell a car.  I knew immediately it was the same car I had seen years before and I knew I was going to have to buy it so I did.

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