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AUDI PRESS AG - The redesigned 2015 Audi A3 looks like a scale model of the company's larger cars, not a typical compact.
April 24, 2015

2015 Audi A3: Big features in small package

by Jim Redden
The newest car niche might've seemed like a Saturday Night Live skit a few years ago — compact premium cars. Yes, small cars made by luxury manufactures to attract consumers unable (or…
CHRYSLER LLC - The new, larger grill is the most obvious change to the exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger.
April 17, 2015

2015 Dodge Charger: All American size and power

by Jim Redden
Detroit automakers have six retro cars on the market, but only three are usually described like that — the Chevy Camaro, the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang. They are the current versions…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE JOHN M. VINCENT - The underpinnings of the 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen is shared with several Audi products. The Modular Transverse Matrix platform is exceptionally rigid in construction, but flexible in design.
April 16, 2015

2015 VW Sportwagen: Efficient SUV alternative

by John M. Vincent
AUSTIN, TX — People love their SUVs and CUVs and their spacious and flexible cargo capacity. That usually comes at the price of efficiency, and most agree that fuel prices aren’t about to stay…
TRIBUNE PHOTO DOUG BURKHARDT - Cruise-ins will happen almost every weekend until the rainy season starts in the Portland area.
April 16, 2015

Spring marks the start of the Cruise-in season

by Jim Redden
The beginning of spring also marks the start of the cruise-in season, which runs through the summer and ends as the rains return in the fall. Cruise-ins are shows feature displays of vehicles…
April 16, 2015

Upcoming car events

by Jim Redden
Late Nights Drags Friday, April 17, 5:30-11 p.m., Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd. Drag racing open to all cars meeting noise restrictions. For more information, visit:…
COURTESY WORLD OF SPEED - Races and high performance cars will be on permanent and rotating display when the World of Speed opens on April 24.
April 15, 2015

Racing history hits Wilsonville

by Jim Redden
Oregon's first motorsport museum will open at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24, with a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring historic regional racing personalities. The World of Speed is located at 27490…
PHOTO BY BRIAN KINSLY - Randall Children's Hospital Foundation receives Mazda Drive for Good donation. Pictured here, from left to right, is Marc Faulker, Royal Moore Mazda; Victor Amendola, Mazda Western Region; Adam Johnson, Ron Tonkin Mazda; Chad Eddelmon, Ron Tonkin Mazda; Lynn Hallbacka, Randall Children's Hospital; Tom Herzog, Herzog Meier Mazda, Beaverton; Chris Meier, Herzog Meier Mazda; Zac Caverhill, Mazda of Gladstone; David Elder, Mazda of Gladstone; and Drew Koenke, Power Mazda
April 16, 2015

Mazda donates to Randall Children's Hospital

by Jim Redden
As part of their nationwide Drive for Good campaign, Mazda recently donated $23,700 to the Randall Children's Hospital Foundation. Mazda donated $150 for every vehicle sold from Nov. 21, 2014…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The extral length makes the 2015 Infiniti X70L look even more regal
April 10, 2015

Infiniti Q70L: More room where it counts

by Jim Redden
Infiniti revamped its entire lineup this year. Not the vehicles, their names. Gone are the G, JX, M, FX, EX, QX designations that confused everyone. They have been replaced with the simpler Q…
TATA MOTORS - The 2015 Range Rover Supercharged LWB makes a statement - I've got mine.
April 03, 2015

2015 Range Rover: Fit for a king

by Jim Redden
After a hard day at the office, there's nothing like pulling a cold one out of the cooler, settling into a leather massage seat, cranking up a 380-watt stereo…and driving away. By that I mean,…
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks fast standing still.
March 27, 2015

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Stylish practicality

by Jim Redden
The affordable crossover market is on fire these days. And why not? Depending on the size, for a little more than the price of a compact or midsize car, you can get a vehicle that has more…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2015 Chevrolet Trax features an upright stance with matte black accents on the lower edge and around the windows. It's the smallest of Chevy's crossovers.
Mar 26, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Versatility in a small package

by John M. Vincent
The small crossover utility market is set to explode in the next couple of years as automakers plan to add a plethora of models to the segment. It’s a segment designed for buyers who want…
COURTESY AUTOTRADER.COM - Adaptive cruise control keeps keeps safe driving distances in heavy traffic.
Mar 26, 2015

Top six tech picks

by AutoTrader.com
New cars have more advanced technology than ever before, which may lead to some consumers being confused about what some of this technology does for them. Here are the top six tech picks from…
Mar 26, 2015

Upcoming car events

by Jim Redden
Late Nights Drags Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, and Friday, April 3, 5:30-11 p.m., Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd. Drag racing open to all cars meeting noise…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - Both the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickups include an available app-based information and entertainment interface. An onboard cellular connect provides 4G LTE mobile connectivity.
Mar 25, 2015

Cars go wireless

by John M. Vincent
As shared cellular phone data plans are becoming more popular, families are adding more and more devices to their accounts. They’re adding the kids’ smartphones, mom and dad’s tablets, and even…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CARR SUBARU - Former Portland Trail Blazers announcer Bill Schonley (far left) accepting the check from Carr Subary with representatives of Carr Subaru and the Providence Health Child Center. To his right is  Carr Auto Group President Brad Preble, Keeley Weber-Jones, Chris Bradshaw, Mary Hanken, Fernando Delcampo and Larry Sperling.
Mar 25, 2015

Cars support charities at Subaru dealers, Dougy Center

by Jim Redden
Subaru shares the love Subaru raised $15 million for charities during its seventh annual "Share the Love" event. That brings the total to $50 million contributed to both national and local…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata doesn't go on sale until later this year, but you can drive it now on the Forza Horizon 2 game on the Xbox gaming platform. If you're good enough, you might even win the real thing.
Mar 25, 2015

Mazda plays games with new MX-5

by Redden, Jim
Can’t wait to drive the newest Mazda MX-5 Miata? You don’t have to because Mazda and Microsoft have teamed up to bring the new roadster to the Forza Horizon 2 driving game on the Xbox One gaming…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - Test drive a new Ford F-150 or any other new Ford and $20 will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, March 20.
Mar 18, 2015

Ford test drives raise money for charity on March 21

by Jim Redden
You can test drive any new Ford and raise money for a good cause on Saturday, March 21, at Landmark Ford Lincoln, just off Interstate 5 at the Haines Street exit. For every test drive of a new…
Photo Credit: KIA MOTORS AMERICA - The 2015 Kia Sedona is the most aggresive looking minivan on the market.
Mar 13, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona: Not your mother's minivan

by Jim Redden
Despite their practicality, many people would be caught dead driving a minivan. When they need something big, most of them buy Crossover Utility Vehicles, even though they don't have as much…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2015 Dodge Charger can be the family sedan on the weekdays and a track-day warrior on the weekend. It's tough to find a sedan that achieves anywhere near the performance for the price of the new Charger.
Mar 12, 2015

Versatile Charger refreshed for 2015

by John M. Vincent
With nine models offered, including an all-wheel drive version and the 707-horsepower Hellcat, the Dodge Charger is one of the most versatile cars on the market. With a base price under $28,000,…
COURTESY CAR CARE COUNCIL - Maintaining your car can be a family affair.
Mar 12, 2015

Regular car maintenance means better mileage

by Car Care Council
Even though gas prices are relatively low, most drivers still want the best mileage they can get. Here are tips from the Car Care Council for making your vehicles the "greenest" it can be. Keep…