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Top Picks from Run to the Sun

Automotive journalists from around the Northwest gather to test out performance or sunny-day vehicles at the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s Run to the Sun gathering. This year, 24 vehicles were assembled and tested in a day and a half of driving around Mt. Hood. There was a wide array of vehicles including: an Acura NSX, a BMW M4 with the Competition Package, a Buick Cascada, Kia Cadenza, a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and a Viper GTC, the Fiat 124 / Mazda MX-5 and the Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 twin…

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Essential Auto 101: What Is a Halo Car

Sure, vehicle commercials might do the trick to keep a brand on the mind of shopper, but they aren’t nearly as effective as crafting a vehicle that stands on its own as the epitome of your brand’s voice and style. When a car like that comes into existence, it’s geared for creating hype, and create hype it does. A “halo car” is a car that goes out of its way to push the technology, styling, and performance a brand can offer.   Branding A brand’s “halo car” is often the…

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2017 Nissan GT-R Automotive News 

2016 NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R Gets New Look and More Power

At a glance: The 2017 Nissan GT-R gets an upgraded design highlighted by the new ‘V-Motion’ grille. Power from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 has been upgraded by 20 horsepower and 4 lb-ft of torque. The interior has been upgraded with options like nappa leather and NissanConnect infotainment with Navigation. Sales start this summer.   Godzilla made a huge bang at the 2016 New York Auto Show with a new 2017 model year version that has been slightly upgraded in many ways. Nissan said that the 2017 Nissan GT-R features the…

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Happy Halloween: The cars with the meanest front end

There are some vehicles out there that come with the scariest and meanest front ends – perfect for a drive during Halloween. While the driver’s of these scary cars may not be asking you to get out of the way, the mean faces on some vehicles are enough to get you to move over and switch lanes. A couple of years ago, I came across a study which found that people in general are more attracted to ‘angry’ looking cars. The study, conducted by EFS Consulting Vienna, asked 40 people…

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AutoNation Find of the Week: 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo

Sure the current Nissan GT-R seems like it has been around forever and in a sense, it has. Introduced as a 2009 model year, the Nissan GT-R has steadily increased in horsepower and capabilities on the way to the peak of Nissan performance, the GT-R Nismo Edition. The newly introduced and extremely high demand 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo has surfaced for sale on the AutoNation vehicle search tool and we wanted to take a closer look. Try as we might, we couldn’t locate another GT-R Nismo in inventory and after a brief search,…

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