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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Kia Soul

West: Everyone who stopped me made sure I knew that they knew I was driving the hamster called. The 2014 Kia Soul is a front-wheel drive hatchback offered in three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim.

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014


Mike West Road Test: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

West: And now we have two. Two hybrids that I’ve tested recently that aren’t a bore to drive. First, the Ford C-MAX. Compared to the Toyota Prius, it’s so much more engaging and fun. And now for the new Honda Accord Hybrid. Wow!

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

West: I was eager to drive the newly redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander. Would this be the breakthrough SUV from the Japanese manufacturer? Yes and no.

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

If your looking for a relatively inexpensive hatchback that gets great mileage and is a lot more fun to drive than the Versa sedan, you should give this Versa Note a look-see. It’s America’s best selling entry hatch. It says so right on the sticker…

CBS Seattle–01/28/2014

Mike West Road Test: 2014 Toyota Tundra 4X4 1794 CREWMAX 5.7L V8

I don’t often get trucks to review, but I was really looking forward to driving the refreshed 2014 Tundra. I immediately put it to some heavy duty truck dude service, by helping my neighbor Tom […]

CBS Seattle–01/24/2014

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE eco

The Corolla, next to the Land Cruiser is the oldest nameplate in the fleet. Toyota has sold over 40 million worldwide making it the most popular carline ever.


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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Buick Lacrosse

Buick has done a little tweaking for the new model year. The waterfall grill is new, as well as the entire front end. These are the optional new LED daytime running lights.


2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Mike West Road Test: 2013 Ford C-Max

Here’s an alternative to the hybrids offered by Toyota with there legendary Prius line of vehicles. This is the Ford Max. You can go for a hybrid, or this hybrid/electric version.



Mike West Road Test: 2014 Subaru Forester

West: If your looking for an SUV with all-wheel-drive that has decent ground clearance, and good fuel economy, then you might want to take this 2014 Subaru Forester for a spin.

CBS Seattle–11/19/2013


Mike West Road Test: 2014 Eos Sport From Volkswagen

Mike West: This hard top convertible is a nice alternative to a cloth roof for our dark wintery days, especially with the built in sunroof.

CBS Seattle–11/12/2013


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