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Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Ford Mustang

As good as previous models have been, the 2018 Ford Mustang is even better. With revisions in styling, performance, and technology, this year’s version is quite impressive.

The V6 is no longer an option, replaced by a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The 5.0-liter V8 is still available, with both engine packages having the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission, or a six-speed manual. The V8 has been re-designed to produce more power and better fuel economy.

Two body styles are available, the coupe, and the very popular convertible.  When a conversation comes up about muscle cars, the Mustang is always one of the first thoughts. The 2018 offering from Dearborn is no exception. The GT V8 boasts 0-60 mph time at 4.9 seconds, just a half-second more than a Corvette and Porsche 911. It attains this by having received an improved HP rating from 435 to 460 for 2018. The GT also offers a sports performance handling package that features options like:
  • Brembo brakes
  • Stiffer suspension
  • Pirelli P Zero tires
  • Torsen limited-slip axle
  • Traction control

If you don’t need to get to the store that quickly, the V-6 model still offers plenty of performance, with 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds while still maintaining 25 MPGs.

Once inside, you will find a nicely finished and attractive interior. Smartly trimmed leather seats, a padded yet firm dashboard, and cool toggle switches on the center console make for a very retro look and feel. Other interior features include:
  •  Push button starting
  • 8” touch screen control panel
  • Navigation with voice command
  • Wi-Fi and USB ports

Safety features like blind-spot warning, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and pedestrian detection, make the 2018 Ford Mustang safe, as well as fun to drive.

The best way to feel, hear, and experience all these great options is take a test drive. Make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and see the nice folks at Mullinax Ford. They love seeing people from local communities like Tacoma and Puyallup stop in and see all the latest 2018 models available.
Happy Springtime everyone, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is the best-selling car in its segment. That did not stop Honda from making changes to the 2018 model. Better fuel economy, better handling, and even nicer interior finishes, make this their model best yet.

Even with an increase of 2” in the wheelbase, the CR-V is still nimble enough to navigate through small spaces and parking lots. The car is quieter than last years model despite having lost more than 75lbs.

With four models to choose from, you can find one that fits your needs and lifestyle. This car is loaded with cool features and options like:
  •         All-wheel drive
  •        Hands free tailgate
  •         Rain sensing wipers
  •         Multi-angle rearview camera
  •         LED headlamps and fog lights

Several engine packages are available from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder to a more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 190hp. Power is delivered to the wheels via a very smooth Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

There are more upscale touches in the interior as well. First is an attractive matte wood trim in EX and up models. More versions get comfortable front seats with a four-way lumbar adjustment -- a handy feature that even Honda's upscale Acura models lack. Also in those trims, the 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system offers Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility. 

Lots of storage, good performance, safety, and great technology features, make the 2018 Honda CR-V a great choice in the sport compact SUV segment. Come see us at the Olympia Auto Mall and be sure and stop by Capitol City Honda. Their qualified staff can show you all the great things this car has to offer, answer any questions you have, and arrange a test drive. You will be happy you did. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Planning Your Summer RV Trip

Spring and summer are a very exciting time of the year. Nicer weather, longer days, and more outdoor activities are just a few of the joys of these seasons. Many people are also planning one or more trips in their RV. Whether they are headed to a beach campground, or a longer road trip, planning can make the experience much more fun and worry free. There is nothing worse than driving 500 miles and then realizing you forgot your favorite coffee.

Here are just a few helpful tips to make your next RV trip more fun and enjoyable:

  •      Plan your route. Although winging it can be fun…tolls, winding roads, and tight spots are not so fun.
  •      Make a checklist. See the coffee note above
  •      Check road and weather conditions. Road closures can really make for a long day.
  •      Book your spot early. Spots fill up quickly, and you don’t want to miss your favorite location.
  •      Look for clubs and discounts. Many RV clubs offer discounts and special offers on sites and amenities.

Remember, planning can be very helpful in making your next RV trip a success, but the main goal is to have fun, so don’t let the planning stage be a burden. Keep it simple, and make sure you have considered all the factors that are important to you, and your travel family mates.

Before leaving, consider stopping by the Olympia Auto Mall and talk to the knowledgeable staff at Awesome RV. They have miles of experience, and can offer more advice, as well as showing you all the new models and innovations in the RV world. Safe and happy travels this spring and summer!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Used Cars at South Sound Trucks

If you are in the market for a used car, you might not think of a truck dealership as the best place to shop. South Sound Trucks in the Olympia Auto Mall has more than trucks on their lot.
They have an inventory of more than 300 used trucks and cars. Import brands like Acura, Audi, BMW, and American brands like Chevy, Ford, and Dodge are represented here.
If a quality used truck is what you are looking for, South Sound has you covered. Everything from low mileage mid-sized pick-ups to all out lifted rigs, and 4-wheel drive models.
Check out the inventory online or better yet, make the short trip to the Olympia Auto Mall, stop and let the knowledgeable staff at South Sound Trucks show you your next used truck…or car! You can get pre-qualified financing online, and they also have a great service center with easy online scheduling.
Spring is almost here, and there is no better time to take a test drive and go home with your next new or used car or truck. We look forward to seeing all our friends from the greater Olympia, Tacoma, and Puyallup areas soon.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

German design of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta appeals to the driver that is looking for plenty of space, solid feel, with the typical European driving experience.

This is a very competent, well rounded sedan with a solid feel, roomy interior, that has great performance combined with good fuel economy.

The 1.4-liter, 150-hp turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline variant, introduced for the 2016 model year, might be the most satisfying of all the small turbos on the market.

Driving any version of the Jetta is a joy, with agile handling that makes the car fun to drive. It also rides quite comfortably. The suspension delivers steady composure on the highway with some underlying firmness at low urban speeds. The cabin is relatively quiet by class standards.

If you are looking for more excitement, the GTI version might be for you. This is a credible sports sedan that delivers high performance, handling, and acceleration. Power is supplied by a 210-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine that still achieves 27 mpg. Shifting is supplied by a six-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Whichever model you choose, you will enjoy plenty of cabin space, trunk capacity, and lots of cool technology.  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and safety features like forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control are just a few features that sets this sports sedan apart from its competition.

Talk to the friendly staff at Volkswagen of Olympia, conveniently located in the Olympia Auto Mall, and they will be happy to put you behind the wheel of the 2018 Jetta and feel what German engineering can offer.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 Subaru WRX

All wheel drive, 270 hp, and a six-speed transmission in a four-door sports sedan. That is what you will get in the 2018 Subaru WRX (World Rally eXperimental).

While staying true to the established formula, the current WRX is a little larger than the last generation, affording a more spacious rear seat; the five-speed manual transmission became a six-speed; and higher trims now offer a CVT automatic. For 2018, the WRX has a freshened exterior, revised suspension, upgraded interior, and new EyeSight features. Despite evolving, the car feels surprisingly raw, remaining a track-ready racer aimed at the serious driving enthusiast. Acceleration is ferociously quick, and handling remains enormously capable.

Make no mistake, this is not a luxury sedan with a cushy ride. You must be truly young at heart to enjoy the real-world driving experience. All wheel drive makes this car handle fantastic in the dry and if you install a set of winter tires, this car is amazing in the wet as well. Cornering grip is astonishing. Its top speed through a double-lane-change avoidance maneuver was 59 mph -- better than the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and on the heels of the Porsche 911. It was also easy to control and instilled plenty of driver confidence.

With 268-hp on tap from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the WRX takes off very quickly, sprinting to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. The STi mod features leather seats, and comes with a 305-hp, 2.5-liter four cylinder. Interior features nice fit and finish throughout the cabin. Touch screen sound system and navigation are also available.

When you’re ready to sit behind the wheel of this legendary sports sedan, go see the nice folks at Hanson Motors Subaru in the Olympia Auto Mall and feel how impressive the 2018 WRX really is. You will be amazed. See you soon.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

2018 Mazda3 5-Door Hatchback

Performance, styling, and legendary quality are all defining aspects of the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door. This latest hatchback from Mazda offers up all the fun and performance you would expect from a smaller car while delivering the convenience of 5 doors with seating room for 5 adults.

Driving should be fun, and the Mazda3 5-door has been designed with that in mind. From the 184 hp engine to the nicely tuned 4-wheel independent suspension and the choice of a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission, this hatchback is fun to drive. Comfort is important as well, and the interior has not been overlooked, with amenities like:

  • 5-passenger seating
  • 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat
  • Air conditioning with pollen filter
  • Power windows with driver's one-touch down/up feature
  • Power door locks with 2-stage unlocking feature
  • Cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Push Button Start
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column

Once inside you will be surrounded by an awesome sound system which includes some amazing features:
  • 7" full-color touch screen display
  • AM/FM audio system with 6 speakers
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • USB Audio Input, 2 in front center console
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Reading about this great car is no way to judge, so make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and test drive one of the highest rated hatchback available; the Mazda3 5-door. Lincoln and Mazda of Olympia welcomes everyone from the local communities of Olympia, Tacoma, and Puyallup. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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