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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Washington State Fair

Once again the Washington State Fair kicks up in Puyallup. This year’s event runs from September 1st through the 24th. With plenty of rides, attractions, live music and exhibits, the state fair attracts visitors of all ages from all over the state. Make sure to check out the giant insect exhibit where the bugs tower over humans! Another favorite is the state rodeo which is happening from September 7th through the 10th. This year marks the 84th anniversary of the Washington State Fair Rodeo.  Tons of competitions will be held as well, including a high school art show, agricultural and don’t forget all the great animal judging events.  Perhaps the most fun can be had by trying some of the crazy “fair food”. Burgers, bbq, cotton candy, and be sure and try the chicken and waffles covered in gravy and syrup.
The music lineup is stellar. Nickelback, Daughtry, Lady Antebellum, Steven Tyler, The Beach Boys, Hank Williams Jr. and Melissa Etheridge are just a few of the big time performers scheduled for this year’s fair.
The Olympia Auto Mall is proud to have served the Puyallup area for over 30 years. While in Puyallup, stop by and check out the vast selection of new and used cars, trucks and RVs. With 10 dealers representing 9 brands, your next vehicle is waiting for you at the Olympia Auto Mall. Come in, take a test drive and please don’t forget to bring us some popcorn from the fair.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Waterfront RV Parks in Washington

There is nothing more awesome and compelling than being near the ocean or a beautiful body of water. A great way to experience these can be by RV and having the ability to spend an extended amount of time in a waterfront RV park. With over 3,000 miles of shoreline, Washington offers some of the best waterfront RV parks in the nation. There are enough parks that you could camp at a new one every week for over a year. With such a wide variety of amenities the various parks offer, finding one that fits the requirements of any type of RV and the people camping in them is easy…and fun! The ability to enjoy hiking, boating, swimming and simply being outdoors is right outside your RVs door. This is a great way to experience all the great beauty Washington State has to offer, plus the journey itself is amazing in an RV.
Located in the conveniently located Olympia Auto Mall is Awesome RV. With the most extensive selection of RVs in Washington, their friendly and knowledgeable staff  can assist you in finding the right new or used RV to get you on your way to discovering those 3,000+ miles of shoreline.



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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Your Child’s First Car


You waited for those first words, the first tooth, that first step, but are you ready for your child’s first car? It's hard to believe, but your son or daughter has already learned to drive and now it’s time to consider that first car.

Yes, in some ways it’s a relief not to be his or her taxi driver, but now the concern is safety and price, and to some extent, your child’s happiness over their first vehicle. While your teen will certainly think sporty and sleek, you want protection and safety. Set your child’s expectations and steer toward a midsize vehicle. Midsize sedans and small SUVs tend to be the safest vehicles, offering more protection in the event of a crash. Choosing a 4-cylinder over a 6 will offer economy and perhaps safer driving speeds.

Once you have set expectations that safety is the priority, work with your teen find the right vehicle.
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Six air bags
  • Stability control
  • Four stars on crash tests / top safety picks

Finally, include your child in the test drive process. Not every vehicle is suited to every person. Your child should feel comfortable and have a good view over the dash, in the mirrors, and out the rear.

Making your teen part of the process of choosing a safe vehicle will make the entire process an enjoyable journey. For expert advice and the best used cars in the Olympia, Washington area, visit the Olympia Auto Mall.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Washington Road Trips

Road trips are a great way to see our beautiful state of Washington. Not only do they offer you the ability to be totally flexible in terms of schedule and pace, but they allow you the spontaneity to explore something of real interest and move on when it’s not quite your thing.
Road trips eliminate the whole frustrating airport scene and allow you to travel at your leisure and in the comfort of your own vehicle. Find the road less traveled, explore a great hike along the way, stop for some yummy food, a cold, handcrafted local beer, or a nice glass of wine. The agenda is all yours.
Here are some great Pacific Northwest Road Trips from the Travel Channel http://bit.ly/1zujfmi. They vary in length from a few hours to a few days. Ideas to get you out on the road and enjoying life. But remember, you are in the driver’s seat. Take the liberty to explore, take detour, follow your desires and instinct.
Nature is a gift. Take it slow, enjoy the simple things life has to offer…fresh air, good food, and a beautiful view.
From the people who love cars in Washington…the Olympia Auto Mall. Check out a new car for your next road trip!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Four Days Only!!!

Life’s a beach from July 21st through July 24th – 4 days only, six credit unions have teamed up with the Olympia Auto Mall for an inventory liquidation event. Huge credit union rate reductions and no payments for up to 90 days. Don’t miss this spectacular sales opportunity - Your new ride is waiting!!!! Click to see more...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hot Weather Driving Tips

The heat of the summer months can put an extra stress on your vehicle. Here are some important tips to keep your car running smoothly and your passengers safe and comfortable.
1.     Make sure the fluids are all topped off, especially the coolant. Don’t make your engine strain any more than necessary. Be sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface and the engine is cool before you begin.
2.     Change the oil on schedule. Dirty engine oil can also contribute to engine stress and overheating.
3.     Check the cooling fan to be sure it is operating properly. If it is belt driven, a simple inspection of the belt can save you a lot of grief on a long trip.
4.     Check your battery for corrosion and top off fluids if it is not a maintenance free battery.
5.     Make sure your tires are properly inflated and inspect your spare tire for good measure.
If any of your visual inspections leave you concerned or you would prefer a professional vehicle inspection before you next road trip, schedule a service at the Olympia Auto Mall. With 10 dealers, 9 brands, and 1 convenient location they offer everything you need for a successful road trip and a great car experience.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Huge Credit Union Car Sale!


July 21st through July 24th – 4 days only, six credit unions have teamed up with the Olympia Auto Mall for an inventory liquidation. Huge credit union rate reductions and no payments for up to 90 days. Don’t miss this spectacular sales event - Your new ride is waiting!!!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Thurston County Fair – Aug 2 thru 6

The Thurston County Fair in Olympia, Washington is a family-oriented, old fashioned, five-day fair. The fair runs Wednesday through Sunday, always on the first full weekend in August. The attendance in 2016 was over 30,000 and is expected to be even higher this year. Come and enjoy the rides, pet the animals and don’t forget all the great fair food available. Local vendors will be sharing all their latest products and services as well. The fair is the perfect family outing and the kids will love all the activities before heading back to school.
After enjoying the fair, make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and check out all they have to offer with a vast selection on new and used cars with 10 dealers representing 9 brands all in one location. This is the perfect time to see all the remaining 2017 new cars before the 2018 models arrive or test drive some of our amazing selections of used cars.
The 2017 Fair Week runs from August 2 through August 6.  Admission hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Have an awesome day at the fair and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hatchbacks at the Olympia Auto Mall

Today’s lifestyles require a different vehicle than in the past. Whether you are single commuter or are hauling around kids to school and activities, a hatchback can serve up the convenience, economy and capacity needed. Larger than a compact and typically smaller than an SUV, the hatchback offers ample storage and room for passengers while maintaining higher fuel economy than larger vehicles. Easy access storage for groceries, sports gear and everything in between is achieved by the hatchbacks full rear door. Many models also feature fold down rear seats which allows for even more storage and longer items like skis or snowboards.
Many hatchbacks are loaded with plenty of new high-tech gadgets like GPS navigation and awesome sound systems. The size of hatchbacks also makes them sportier to drive than their larger SUV cousins. You can find several models that have Hybrid power as well as gas and diesel versions, and some full electric.

The hatchback strikes a great balance between fun and function and the Olympia Auto Mall has many to choose from with 9 brands from 10 dealers, making finding the right one a fun and easy experience. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Olympia Auto Mall…We Have RVs

When you think of an Auto Mall, an RV would be the last thing you think you would find. Not the case at the Olympia Auto Mall. Awesome RV features all the styles of new and used RVs from Class A to Toy Haulers. The Class A RV, also commonly referred to as the conventional motorhome or mobile home, is the largest, most luxurious of the motorized RVs. This motorhome is a virtual "home away from home" on wheels that is fully loaded and equipped for short trips, lengthy vacations or even full-timing. A Class C motorhome is built upon a minimal truck platform with a forward engine and transmission connected by driveshaft to a rear axle that propels dual-mounted rear wheels. Class C motorhomes can be powered by gas, diesel or natural gas engines with transmissions are almost always automatic. The original chassis is equipped from the truck factory to the coach builder with an attached forward cab section that is van or conventional truck based.
Travel trailers come in a variety of configurations including standard and fifth wheel models and can range from 12’ to over 40’ that can easily sleep six or more comfortably. The big advantage of a trailer is you can set it up and use the tow vehicle to explore the surrounding area.
The TOY Hauler is a fast growing segment of RV that can accommodate your motorcycles, 4 wheelers and even jet skis while still having a nice living area for the family to take showers, cook and hang out after a long day of fun.

Awesome RV at the Olympia Auto Mall has a great selection or new and used RVs ready for you to test drive and start having fun.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Sculptures in Puyallup

Four new sculptures have been added at Pioneer Park in Puyallup.  Puyallup’s Arts Downtown, an all-volunteer organization that supports local art, installed four new sculptures in Pioneer Park on Sunday as part of its 2017-2019 Rotating Art Collection. Currently, Arts Downtown has 53 pieces of art on display around Puyallup, most of them residing in Pioneer Park. Four of those pieces will rotate after two years, while the remaining 49 are permanent pieces that occasionally change location.

When you are searching for a new or used car in the Puyallup area, make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall. There you will find the right car, truck, SUV or RV with 9 brands from 10 different dealers. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sedans at the Olympia Auto Mall

If you are in the market for a new or used sedan, the Olympia Auto mall offers the largest selection in the state with 8 brands, all featuring the latest in styling and technology. Whether you are interested in a sporty sedan or a high performance all-wheel drive model, you can find it here.
Cars from Ford, Toyota, Mazda, Lincoln, Honda, Kia, Subaru and Volkswagen are in stock and available for you to test drive. Gasoline, diesel and hybrid models are all here. We also have a giant selection of pre-owned, high quality sedans.
Today’s lifestyles are vastly different than they were 10 years ago and so is the sedan of today. If you’re looking for a sedan to fit your personality and lifestyle, make the short trip to the Olympia Auto Mall and check out the vast array of sedans from the smaller economical versions to the ultra-luxurious models and everything in between.
Remember, today’s sedans are not your grandparent’s car anymore. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Trucks at the Olympia Auto Mall


When it comes to trucks, you will not find a better selection than at the Olympia Auto Mall. Whether you are looking for a new or used truck, one stop is all you need to make to find the one that fits your needs and lifestyle. The selection of makes and models is vast, from small economical trucks to larger raised 4 wheel drive vehicles. Many of them offer 4 doors and comfortable seating for 5.
Trucks are not what they used to be in terms of technology advances in performance as well as in creature comforts. Awesome sound systems, navigation and Bluetooth capability are just some of the available features that rival the best luxury vehicles. Great advances in engine design have improved the fuel economy of the modern truck as well as boosting performance. A variety of fuel choices are available, from gasoline to diesel and flex fuel.  In addition to standard fuels, trucks are entering the hybrid arena to become even more efficient and earth friendly.
We have a selection large enough to save you from driving around town all day, so view our online inventory or make a trip to the conveniently located Olympia Auto Mall and find your next new or used truck. You will be happy you did.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Olympia Auto Mall and SUVs: The Perfect Pair

The SUV market has grown wildly in the past decade with most manufacturers having at least one SUV in their line-up. The attraction of this type of vehicle comes in many forms. The ability to provide comfortable seating for the entire family as well as all their gear is a huge up side to an SUV. Many models offer convertible seating arrangements that allow for seats to be folded down to increase storage capacity.
Engine and drive train options are quite extensive, including 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with power provided by means of gasoline and diesel engines, as well as hybrid models. The term SUV (sport utility vehicle) describes this genre perfectly. The ability to switch from hauling “stuff” around to taking the family on a hiking trip is what makes the SUV one of the most popular vehicle types on the market.
The best way to experience all that an SUV has to offer, is to view our online inventory, then make a trip to the Olympia Auto Mall and test drive a few of the many we have to offer so you can make an informed decision on which is the one for you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Olympia Auto Mall – Proudly Serving Tacoma and Puyallup

With all the brands available at the Olympia Auto Mall, finding the right car, truck, SUV or RV in the Tacoma and Puyallup areas could not be easier. Conveniently located right off of Hwy 101 we offer 9 brands from 10 dealers that will make your car shopping experience hassle free and fun.
Whether you are in search of a new sports car or a used RV or anything in between, the Olympia Auto Mall is the smart choice for those of you in the Tacoma and Puyallup communities. We invite you to take a short drive to Washington’s largest auto mall and test drive the vehicle that fits your needs and lifestyle. Enjoy your drive and see you soon.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Today’s Sedan – Boring? Hardly!!!

A sedan has often been thought of as the boring family car. That could not be further from reality, especially today. With technology, styling and ingenuity, the modern sedan is anything but boring. Amenities like navigation, awesome sound systems, and engines that produce more power while using less fuel than ever before make today’s sedan an attractive choice for a wide range of buyers. Many sedans offer all-wheel drive, making driving in slippery conditions safer and less stressful, and more fun.
Whether you are looking for a practical commuter or a luxurious night on the town sedan, the Olympia Auto Mall will have the vehicle that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. The range is vast, from the sporty and exciting performance sedans to the economical and earth friendly hybrids, the modern sedan proves to be anything but boring. 
Take a short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall, the largest Auto Mall in Washington State, conveniently located off of Hwy 101, proudly serving the Olympia, Tacoma, Puyallup and the surrounding areas.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

SUVs and Crossovers

You can read quite a bit about SUVs and Crossover vehicles and think, what is the difference?  Technically, a Crossover is built on a car chassis while an SUV is built on a truck chassis. Many Crossovers are touted as an SUV which actually by definition, Sport Utility Vehicle is accurate. Both types of vehicles offer different advantages. The SUV typically can carry more payload; passengers and cargo plus have the capability of towing larger trailers such as boats and RVs. Crossovers generally are more sporty, nimble, and quite often attain better mileage.
Both types of vehicles are available in a hybrid configuration.  The range of available Crossovers and SUVs is amazing, both in size and in luxury options. You will not find a greater selection than at the Olympia Auto Mall. Come in and take a test drive and you will be able to choose which style works best for your needs; whether you are a single commuter that needs some extra space for sports gear or have a large family that needs seating for seven and all the “stuff” that goes along with them.
Find your next SUV or Crossover at the Olympia Auto Mall. Just a short drive to the largest Auto Mall in Washington State, conveniently located off Hwy 101, proudly serving the Olympia, Tacoma, Puyallup and the surrounding areas.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Lifted Trucks and SUVs

What is a lifted truck or SUV?

A lifted truck or SUV is a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle whose suspension has been modified to raise it up. This is typically done to increase clearance and performance, especially for off-road use.

There are type types of lifts – Body Lifts and Suspension Lifts

Body Lifts

Body lifts are the more economical approach to modifying your truck or SUV. These lifts do not change the ride of the vehicle, they simply give the tires more clearance for off-roading. While the factory suspension and alignment remains intact. The biggest downside to the body lift is that the frame of the vehicle is more visible.

Suspension Lifts

Unlike a body lift which can only raise the body 1-3 inches, a suspension lift can go as high as the driver wants. This type of lift makes the suspension more articulate and allows the owner to purchase larger tires if desired. The downside of a suspension lift is the expense, both in the initial effort to lift the suspension as well as in the maintenance. In addition, while larger tires can be purchased and often are, the oversized tires and high profile lead to poor gas mileage.

Expert advice on Lifted Trucks

If you are considering purchasing a truck and/or lifting your existing truck or SUV, check with an expert on the best way to proceed for your particular use. Learn from South Sound Trucks all the pros and cons, and everything you should consider when making these modifications. You can find South Sound Trucks at the Olympia Auto Mall, a convenient location for new and used vehicles, maintenance, service, and truck lifts.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Minivan and Crossover News

The family car of the past was the station wagon. Some manufacturers still refer to their vehicles as wagons but the station wagon of the past with roof racks and wood paneling have evolved. Their modern-day cousins are the Minivan and the Crossover. Let’s take a deeper look into the Minivan and Crossover of today.

Volkswagen in the News – from Bus to Crossover

Volkswagen used 20,000 Lego blocks to showcase the connection between the Bus (an early and unique version of the minivan) and its new concept vehicle the Atlas Weekend Edition at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. This new crossover sports 3 rows of seats and an interesting assortment of accessories for the active weekender. Read the full article here.

In Paris, Volkswagen revealed is new electric microbus, the VW ID Buzz. Still a concept car, the ID boasts a 270-mile driving range, 369 horsepower, and an uptake on a classic body style. Read more.

The Ford Transit Minivan

With a focus on utility and economy, the Ford Transit is a 2017 pick for best van. The Transit is available in 2 wheelbases accommodating seating for up to 7 in three rows. With more than 100 cubic feet of cargo space, this vehicle has all the carrying capacity of an SUV with more fuel economy, with a turbo option as well.

The Kia Sedona Minivan

With luxury seats in the cockpit and First-Class Lounge seating in the second row, this amazing minivan is very versatile.  The 2nd row seats feature a slide-n-stow function that allows them to fold upright while the 3rd row seats fold under the floor. Equipped with AC outlets, USB charging, and premium audio, this Kia accommodates all your high-tech needs.

The Honda Odyssey Minivan

The Honda Odyssey combines clever packaging with responsive handling and a super smooth ride. The Odyssey can seat eight in comfort, with varying configurations for cargo and passenger needs. Easy access combined with child-seat accommodations and plenty of cabin storage make this a great family vehicle.

The Toyota Sienna Minivan

The Toyota Sienna is designed for comfort and convenience. The wraparound dash puts all the controls right at your fingertips. The passenger seating (second and third row seats) can be folded for extra cargo space. This versatile minivan is available with dual power sliding doors and dual moonroof, so everyone can enjoy the fresh breeze or a clear view of the stars.

The Mazda CX-5 Crossover

Beautifully crafted with a welcoming cockpit, the Mazda CX-5 crossover was built with the driver in mind. Striking a nice balance between fuel efficiency and performance, this crossover offers a great driving experience and all the options for comfort, technology, and safety.
The Lincoln MKC Crossover

For a luxury experience, take a drive in the Lincoln MKC crossover. Push button start, ambient lighting, and hands-free liftgate are just a few of the features of this peaceful driving machine. Use the 6-speed SelectShift to engage the 2.0L or 2.3L turbocharged engine. In addition to all the technology amendments, this crossover is also available in All Wheel Drive.

The Subaru Crosstrek Crossover

Make the most of every journey with this impressive All Wheel Drive Subaru. It offers ample cargo capacity, impressive fuel economy, and a balanced design for stability and traction. This right-sized compact crossover offers an excellent 33 MPG highway and maneuverability without sacrificing space.

Minivans and Crossovers at the Olympia Auto Mall

Shop for your next minivan or crossover at a location that can offer you the best selection and the best prices. The Olympia Auto Mall proudly serves the greater Olympia area including Tacoma and Puyallup. With the largest selection of minivans and crossovers your trip to the Olympia Auto Mall will be well worth your time. In fact, make for visit even more successful by search our online inventory of vehicles. The Olympia Auto Mall offers special e-Pricing, making your online search even more valuable.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

What is the best used SUV?

If you are looking for the best SUV for your money, where do you start? Most of the major car manufacturers offer some type of SUV, Crossover, or Wagon. How do you decide what is best for you and what is the best value for your money?

Buying a used SUV

When buying a used SUV, you should ask yourself some important questions about size, usage, price range and fuel efficiency. SUVs come in small, medium, and large sizes and depending on the size of your family and how you plan to use your vehicle, the size of the SUV may give you a great start as to the type of SUV that would be most suitable.

For example, if you are a small family of four and your usage is mostly small, local trips, to and from school, sports practice, etc. then a small SUV may be just what you need. The small SUV will offer better gas mileage and will be easier to park for all those in-town trips.

If you have a larger family or perhaps you are a coach or soccer mom who is regularly transporting lots of children and gear, then a medium or full-size SUV may be required for both the seating and rear cargo capacity. The larger SUVs feature 3 rows of seats and the capacity to carry lots of luggage.

For those who take their SUVs off-road, 4-wheel drive and ground clearance are a must. Depending on the activities of the vehicle, other features may be desired, such as off-road bumpers, push bars, and grille protection. Learn more about these accessories before you buy as many aftermarket parts may void a manufacturer’s warranty.

For others, the desire for an SUV is simply the durable body style and elevated frame that offer an extra feeling of safety and security.

Where to buy used SUVs in the Tacoma and Puyallup areas

If you live in the greater Tacoma and Puyallup Washington area and are considering buying a used SUV, then shop the location that can offer you the best selection and the best prices. The Olympia Auto Mall proudly serves the greater Olympia area including Tacoma and Puyallup. With the largest selection of new and used SUVs, your trip to the Olympia Auto Mall will be well worth your time. In fact, make your visit even more successful by search our online inventory of new and used SUVs. The Olympia Auto Mall offers special e-Pricing, making your online search even more valuable.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

When is it time to buy a new car?

What makes you start to consider buying or saving for a new car? Is it after your cars has over 100,000 miles on it? 150,000? When you start hearing noises you’ve never heard before? Or, is it just that your best friend just bought a new car and you’re jealous?

Buying a new car

For many people, buying new cars is done on a schedule. They prefer a car that is under warranty and won’t unexpectedly have mechanical trouble, so they trade in their car every 3-5 years, upgrade to the latest model, or even switch manufacturers just to experience a variety in driving experience.

For others, the latest TV commercial showing you that your current vehicle is no longer the latest and greatest get them motivated. Tons of money is spent every year by the automobile manufacturers to lure you into the seat of a new car. Buying a new car can be expensive due to the depreciation in the first 3-4 years. However, if you have the money to spend on a new car, the technology improves every year and you will enjoy keeping pace with the improvements.

Where to buy new cars in the Tacoma area

If you live in the greater Tacoma Washington area and are considering buying that new car, then shop the location that can offer you the best selection and the best prices. Your time is valuable, so shopping for your next new car in an Auto Mall that can allow you to test drive all the cars on your bucket list and in your price range in one convenient location is a great advantage. You can also visit us online and search our entire inventory of new and used vehicles.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Experience the impressively upgraded 2017 Volkswagen Passat

With last year’s model experiencing an impressive upgrade, one wouldn’t think to expect many changes to the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat. Yes, the changes are subtle, but they’re important enough to make the new Passat a very attractive option if you’re looking at new cars for sale.

Standard safety features

Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking will come as a standard across the board on all Passat models in 2017. This safety feature monitors the front of the vehicle, sounding a warning if a collision is imminent and automatically stopping the car if the driver doesn’t respond.

New trim lineup and features

Most of the changes to the 2017 Volkswagen Passat involve features available on the different trim levels: the SE trim will now include keyless access and push-button start, as well as the features offered with the previous model such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and heated leatherette seats.

The 2017 Passat’s R-line trim now includes the Composition Media touchscreen, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and heated leatherette seats. Some of these features were only available with the previous model when upgrading to the R-line Comfort Package.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat V6 SE with Technology is a new trim level, available as an ‘order only’ option, that allows drivers to add several features to the V6 engine models. These include LED headlights and taillights, remote start, Park Distance Control, and 18-inch-aluminum-alloy wheels.

Test drive the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat at a Volkswagen dealership in Olympia


To find out more about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat from a reputable car dealership in Olympia, visit Olympia Auto Mall today.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why the 2017 Subaru Forester is the torque of the town

Most changes in the 2017 Subaru Forester are subtle and what you would expect from a mid-cycle refresh: slightly revised exterior and interior styling and upgrades, a few new safety features… However, what makes the 2017 model stand out from other new cars for sale is the addition of brake-based torque vectoring as part of Subaru’s active safety suite.

Active Torque Vectoring

Active Torque Vectoring will now be available, but only on the top-trim version of the turbocharged, 250-hp Forester 2.0XT. This brake-based feature snubs the inside front wheel during cornering to reduce understeer and enable sharper handling and will be packaged as part of Subaru’s Eyesight active safety suite, which has also been upgraded.

Upgraded safety features

Eyesight has received a long overdue update for the 2017 Subaru Forester. New safety features include lane-keeping assist, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert, in addition to previous features such as adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and lane-departure warning. Eyesight will be available on all Forester models except the 2.5i base trim.

Interior and exterior

The exterior of the 2017 Forester features subtle changes, such as LED accent lights, a reshaped hexagonal grille, and revised wheel designs. Inside, there’s a new steering wheel design (with optional heating on certain models) as well as improved soundproofing and Saddle Brown leather seats as a trim upgrade on all Touring models.

Other features that will be more accessible as trim options for the 2017 Subaru Forester include keyless access, automatic climate control, a power liftgate, and Subaru’s X-Mode traction system and hill-descent control.

Test drive the new 2017 Subaru Forester at a Subaru dealership in Olympia


To find out more about the 2017 Subaru Forester from a reputable car dealership in Olympia, visit Olympia Auto Mall today.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The 2017 Mazda 6 - A family sedan with a sporty side

Between 2017’s new cars for sale, the Mazda 6 shines as a superb family vehicle that is a pleasure to drive. The 2017 Mazda 6 combines comfort and safety with a sleek design and enhanced luxury features for an overall better driving experience.

New driving features

The 2017 Mazda 6 is one of the vehicles in Mazda’s lineup that will be debuting G-Vectoring Control, which makes fine adjustments to engine torque that induce load transfer toward the front axle as the steering wheel is turned off-center, resulting in improved steering response. This adaption allows for smooth, quick cornering - lending a sporty feel to the Mazda’s driving capabilities.

Also, new to the 2017 Mazda 6 is an upgrade to the i-Activsense safety features, which can now detect pedestrians in addition to other obstacles. In addition, the upgraded i-Activsense package now includes traffic-sign recognition (including speed-limit, no-entry, and stop signs), and the emergency braking function operates up to 99 mph.

Luxury interior styling

While the exterior styling of the 2017 Mazda 6 has barely changed, when it comes to the interior you can expect a host of new luxury features, such as a new steering wheel design (with optional heating), a full-color TFT driver information display, and improved sound proofing.

A new Premium Package offered on the 2017 Mazda 6 Grand Touring is what truly takes this sedan to new heights of luxury. Included in the Premium Package are Nappa leather seats (in a choice of black or almond) with titanium gray piping and stitching, LED interior map lights, heated rear seats, darker metal trim, and the upper trim and headliner available in black. Displaying typical Mazda attention to detail, the Premium Package also features a steering wheel stitched using the specialized Japanese Chidori technique.

Test drive the new Mazda 6 at a Mazda dealership in Olympia

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Drive the open road dream in the 2017 Ford Mustang

Could there be a car more classically American than the Ford Mustang? With over 5 decades of heritage, the new 2017 Ford Mustang combines the bold styling and thrilling driving capabilities that fans have come to expect, with a couple of exciting new features. If you’re on the lookout for new cars for sale and are in the market for a sports car, this updated icon will surely get your engine revving.

What’s new for the 2017 Ford Mustang?

Exterior and interior styling of the 2017 Ford Mustang haven’t changed much. After all, why fix what’s not broken? Ford introduces 3 hot new colors for the 2017 model - Ruby Red Metallic, Lightning Blue, and Grabber Blue - to replace the Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange.

The most significant change, however, is the accessibility of the previous Ford Mustang GT’s Track Package option. What was formerly an optional upgrade will now be standard on all 2017 Ford Mustang GT models. These features include an aluminum tower-to-tower brace, a high-downforce, deck-lid spoiler, engine oil, transmission and differential coolers, and Ford’s MagneRide damping system.

Available upgrades on the Ford Mustang have also evolved slightly - offering greater flexibility when customizing extras. Two new packages are available: an Electronics Package and a Convenience Package (previously the Tech Package which could not be combined with the Track Package).

The Electronics Package includes SYNC 3, voice-activated navigation and nine-speaker audio system. The Convenience Package includes all features of the Electronics Package, in addition to replacing the Ford Mustang’s manual Recaro seats with leather-trimmed power-sports seats.

If it’s ultimate performance that you are after, then take a look at the awesome Shelby GT models available.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A buyer's guide to the 2017 Lincoln MKZ

As Ford’s premium brand, the Lincoln has - for some - been a disappointment in previous years. This is no longer the case with the 2017 Lincoln MKZ which has received a complete upgrade - including an incredible new 400 horsepower  engine - thoroughly elevating it to a new status amongst other new cars for sale in the luxury market.

Styling

Exterior styling changes to the 2017 Lincoln MKZ are subtle. Most notable are the new signature front grille (this will be the first Lincoln to feature this styling change), adaptive LED headlights, and a Lincoln logo ‘welcome mat’ projecting from the side mirrors when the car is unlocked at night.

Interior

Inside, the MKZ has been vastly remodeled, with buttons and knobs replacing the previous sliding controls. The interior styling is elegant and luxurious, with the top of the line trim featuring a center console trimmed in real aluminum. For added convenience, four high-speed USB charging ports (two of which can be accessed by passengers in the rear) are included, as well as 2 choices of Revel-branded Harman/Kardon audio systems (14- or 20-speaker set-up).

Technology

New to the 2017 Lincoln MKZ is autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, all-speed adaptive cruise control, and the latest version of Ford’s park assist system. In addition, the MKZ will debut the MyLincoln Mobile app to enable remote locking, unlocking, and starting via smartphone.

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