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Volvo C70 convertible comes of age

  By Steven Cole Smith Special to Tribune Newspapers April 10, 2012 When Volvo introduced the C70 convertible in 1999 — the company’s first drop-top in decades — the car had the looks, but little else. Typical of a lot … Continue reading

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2013 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave has been on the market for about five years, and because it was the first vehicle to represent the new face of Buick, the 2012 model that’s in showrooms still looks relatively fresh and contemporary from the … Continue reading

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2012 Buick Verano: GM figures out how to make a small luxury car right

Buick is famous for producing land yachts big enough to qualify as congressional districts, so a small car from Buick is big news, indeed. The worrisome thing about the 2012 Buick Verano, however, had been its lineage. It’s a luxury … Continue reading

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A Kia that looks like a Jaguar – does it drive like one too?

The Optima is a thing of beauty, and you don’t get a chance to say that about a Kia very often. Sleek, smooth and classy, its looks in part a deliberate attempt to mimic the proportions of expensive rear-wheel drive … Continue reading

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Road test: 2012 Buick Regal GS

By Bob McHugh, The Province February 15, 2012 A higher turbo-boost pressure, and engine tuning, give the 2.0-litre engine in the GS more oomph than its counterpart in the Regal CLX. right front 3/4 view Photograph by: BOB McHUGH A … Continue reading

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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid: A sporty triple threat

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal presents the 2012 Optima The 2012 Kia Optima is an excellent car and an outstanding value that’s available in three four-cylinder iterations. The Optima is by design very versatile and the three distinct engines help broaden … Continue reading

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Lots for little in the 2012 Kia Rio

The story behind the new Kia Rio5 is to offer a lot for a little. But unlike past cases where Kia relied purely on price to attract customers, the 2012 Rio5 relies on value. Current Kias are as well or … Continue reading

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