Cars and Me

Honda’s silly car for women, and a look inside the Enclave

During the past weekend, I saw two interesting news stories related to women and cars. One was ridiculous, the other sublime. The first one, the… Continue reading

Toyota rolls out changes, prices for 2013 Avalon

Live on Oct. 30 from the Toyota Avalon Northwest Region Product Press Preview in Santa Barbara, Calif.: For 2013, Toyota’s five-passenger flagship sedan is all-new,… Continue reading

Porsche Carrera — now that’s a car for women

So, we’ve had a look at the Fit She’s, Honda’s new pink subcompact designed for women. And now, here’s my idea of a car for… Continue reading

A sneak peek Sunday at the Mazda CX-9

Mazda is doing a local media presentation for the newest version of its award-winning CX-9 three-row, seven-passenger crossover, on Sunday at Touchdown City before the… Continue reading

A first look at Mazda’s updated CX-9

On Sunday in the Touchdown City area at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Mazda brought in a 2013 CX-9 fresh off the transcontinental delivery boat for… Continue reading

Seahawks Sherman will sign autographs at car show

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will be signing autographs at the Mazda display at the auto show. The press release: Seattle Seahawks second-year cornerback Richard Sherman… Continue reading

Updates from the Seattle Auto Show

I’m posting live today during the media preview at the Seattle Auto Show, with vehicle photos and highlights. A car lover’s Northwest dream venue! The… Continue reading

2012 Jeep Compass full of charisma, utility

If you’ve spent any time in Alaska in winter, you’ve seen the local drivers tooling around effortlessly on compact snow and ice, many of them… Continue reading

Buick rolls out its new Encore

For a while it looked like Buick might join Oldsmobile and Pontiac on the highway to oblivion, but Buick could be turning into the brand… Continue reading

Lamborghini, Prius. Close enough for 3-year-old

My favorite car guy is Ben Lowry. He’s my 3-year-old grandson. Over the years, Ben has accumulated an impressive car collection, including three Lamborghini Gallardos… Continue reading

2013 Ford Flex is an ideal highway cruiser

This isn’t going to sound very nice, especially during the Christmas season, but we need to start incarcerating people for driving in the left lane… Continue reading

Early highlights from the Chicago Auto Show

After a two-hour delay at Sea-Tac airport on Wednesday, I was finally en route to the media preview for the Chicago Auto Show, the biggest… Continue reading

Volvo transforms with 2015 S60 sedan

With a 90-percent new leadership team and an $11 billion investment in new engines, infrastructure and production facilities upgrades, Volvo is shooting for a more… Continue reading

Honda Odyssey was made for a long family trip

Minivans are largely the laughingstock of the automotive world, ridiculed for not being sporty or cool, put down for being mommymobiles. And I know moms… Continue reading

2014 Jaguar XJL a luxury inside and out

The last time I had an enormous extravagant Jaguar for test car o’ the week, I drove it to an appointment in Seattle – in… Continue reading

More from the Chicago Auto Show

Here’s a look at a few more highlights from the media preview at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, the biggest auto show in the nation.… Continue reading

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander makes some key updates

Mitsubishi’s Outlander crossover utility vehicle is refashioned for 2014, sporting a simpler and more aerodynamic exterior that enhances fuel economy, and an updated interior constructed… Continue reading

Hyundai’s 2014 Equus a premium car without the snob value

No matter what, the name Hyundai might never be associated in some people’s minds with luxury cars. But those minds could be considered narrow. Hyundai… Continue reading

Ford Fiesta ST is a red-hot hatchback

The 2014 Ford Fiesta, available as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback in S, SE and Titanium trim levels, is a jaunty, enjoyable subcompact. The… Continue reading

Kia branches out to luxury with K900

My plan was to post a preview on March 23 of the 2015 K900, a brand new car from Kia. But on the morning of… Continue reading