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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 Overland

Mike West: Sorry 2013 owners, but the New Year means a much improved and refined vehicle.

11/12/2013

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

What’s new? It’s VW’s new turbocharged 1.8-liter four cylinder that makes 170 horsepower.

CBS Seattle–10/29/2013

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Mike West Road Test: 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Meet the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Limited. Sure it’s a bit slower than the standard fossil fuel burning 268 horsepower V6 version, but most people know that they sacrifice peppiness for “sippiness” — which isn’t a word.

CBS Seattle–10/21/2013

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Mike West Road Test: 2013 Lexus GS 400h

Hybrid Luxury From Lexus Is A Home Run I drove the 2013 Lexus GS 450h from Seattle to Portland and it was one of the nicest trips to the Rose City and back ever. The […]

CBS Seattle–05/31/2013

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Mike West Road Test: VW Beetle 50′s Edition

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 50’s Edition: Modern Fun In A Retro Package The 2013 black on black Beetle 50’s edition convertible was delivered to me at a perfect time. I had just taken delivery of […]

CBS Seattle–05/31/2013

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Mike West Road Test: Does the Scion/Subaru live up to all the hype?

This is a well-balanced featherweight of a car with a great personality, that gets decent mileage.

CBS Seattle–11/09/2012

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VIDEO: The Fiat 500C Is Fantastico!

The Fiat 500C If you don’t find this car fun to look at and a kick to drive, you need an extra dose of Prozac. The Fiat 500C is a modern take on a car […]

10/05/2012

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VIDEO: The 2013 Mazda CX5, Like Driving A Miata With Cargo Space!

Mazda CX-5 2013 First, Sky Activ Technology is Mazda’s new mission to build automobiles that are more efficient, lighter and still fun to drive. You can go to Mazda.com to learn what it takes to […]

CBS Seattle–09/27/2012

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VIDEO: The 2012 KIA Optima Hybrid -Almost Perfect. Almost

  Here’s Kia’s Sole hybrid offering. The Korean automaker is aiming for the Hybrid Camry from Toyota and the upcoming redesigned Ford Fusion hybrid. The Kia beats Camry in looks department. But the Camry trumps […]

09/06/2012

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VIDEO: 2013 Honda Civic CNG, Clean But Gut-less

2013 Honda Civic CNG It looks like a Honda Civic. It drives like a Honda Civic. It is all things Civic, except for what’s under the hood and inside the trunk. This is the Civic […]

CBS Seattle–08/16/2012