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Classic Car Corner: AUCTION TIME

  • Written by Tom Berg, Windermere

The first weekend of June brought about the second annual Mecum Classic Car Auction in Seattle at the CenturyLink Expo Center.

One of the local car clubs was asked to provide drivers to drive the cars through the auction block and they couldn’t come up with enough drivers themselves so they asked me to help out for both days.

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’33 Hot Rod

  • Written by Tom Berg, Windermere Real Estate

One of my car buddies here in Woodinville (let’s call him Greg) is a very meticulous guy whom I admire because I am unfortunately less meticulous. His garage is very tidy while mine is not. He takes care of all the minor details on his cars that mine always seem to be lacking. He learns everything he can about a car he would like and searches the states till he finds just the right one, but if I just accidentally find something I like in decent condition I just buy it. Well, Greg decided he would like an original Hot Rod from the 50’s back when Hot Rodding began. Most of the Hot Rods we see today are fairly recent in their construction (if not totally new) so an original Hot Rod in good condition is very tough to find.  

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2015 Acura TLX 2.4L w/Tech

  • Written by Julie Boselly, Publisher

MPG: 24 City/35 Hwy
MSRP: $31,445 to $44,800 depending on TLX model. As tested: $35,920

Comfort and luxury can be found under $40,000.

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2015 KIA Soul EV+

  • Written by Julie Boselly, Publisher

MSRP starting at $26,200 As tested: $36,625
    105 MPGe (equivalent)
    Estimated fuel savings over 5 years: $8,000

I was very excited to test out an all-electric vehicle. Hybrids are fairly easy — they use a combination of electric and gas and never need to be plugged in. All-electric vehicles require some serious planning.

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2015 HONDA CIVIC 4DR X-L NAV

  • Written by Julie Boselly, Publisher

At $24,340, the loaded four-door sedan is a great choice for an affordable car. Our week of driving consisted of a trip to Port Gamble for a mountain bike race. The Civic easily hauled two mountain bikes and trekked through muddy fields. Take that, SUVs and trucks!

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