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Monday, July 16, 2018

The Olympia Auto Mall Credit Union Summer Sale

Four credit unions have teamed up with the Olympia Auto Mall for an inventory liquidation sale. Huge credit union rate reductions and no payment for up to 90 days.

Friday, July 20th –  Monday, July 23rd

Enter to win a summer getaway to Quinault Beach Resort & Casino.

Your new ride is at the Olympia Auto Mall !!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Kia Sorento

Somewhere between a small crossover and a mid-sized SUV lies the 2018 Kia Sorento. This right sized vehicle allows it to be city friendly while offering storage, features, and accommodations reserved for much larger SUVs.

The base model Sorento is equipped with a 185-hp 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine and front wheel drive. Available options for power are a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder, or a 3.3-liter V6. The 3.3-liter V6 is punchy and polished, delivering smooth, unobtrusive, and effortless power. The six-speed automatic is slick, providing timely and smooth shifting.

The Sorento provides responsive and secure handling, and the steering is well weighted with an appropriate effort and response. A decent turning circle aids parking lot maneuverability, and the available AWD system is unobtrusive. A comfortable ride, quiet cabin, and optional 3rd row seating makes this a smart choice for hauling the kids around or packing up for a camping trip.

Once inside you will notice many technology features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone pairing, and voice controls that command a myriad of functions. The UVO infotainment system teams with your phone to make hands-free calls and manage music. You can download apps for diagnostic capabilities, speed and curfew alerts, Yelp, Pandora, and iHeart Radio. 
The system also includes Siri Eyes Free and local search for finding addresses and various points of interest. With a two-tone design for the dashboard and doors, leather seats with decorative cross-stitching, and plenty of wood and chrome trim, the Sorento's cabin looks more stylish and upscale than many of its rivals.

Kia takes safety seriously with features like forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert help earn the Sorento the Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS.

Test driving a 2018 Sorento is a short drive away at the Olympia Auto Mall. Stop by Hanson Motors Kia let them show you all the great features this car has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Honda has made wholesale changes to the 2018 Accord. The Accord has been the flagship of Honda for many years and the re-design has made it one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated sedans.

The Accord strikes a happy compromise between sporty driving and family-friendly ride comfort. A hushed cabin hasn't historically been a Honda trademark, but the new car is nicely muted. Once behind the wheel you will feel an Accord that has a wider, lower, and more hunkered down stance. Comfortable seats that feature four-way lumbar supports and plenty of legroom.

Honda offers six versions of the Accord, from the LX to the Touring and even three Hybrid models.

Next generation features and options include comfort, technology, performance, and safety innovations such as:
  • Heads up display
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Multi-angle awareness sensing
  • Blind spot information
  • Premium audio system featuring 8” display and a 10-speaker system
  • Apple Play and Android Auto integration
  • Wireless charging
  • HondaLink with remote starting and door lock features

These are just a few of the available options for all the Accord models, and with all the choices 

Honda offers, you can build the Accord that fits your driving needs and lifestyle requirements.
Honda has never been a manufacturer to rest on it’s laurels, and the completely re-designed 2018 Accord is proof of that. They took an already successful car and made it even better. We invite you to test drive the all-new Accord at Capitol City Honda in the Olympia Auto Mall and see what the continuous innovation Honda has done for the Accord in 2018.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Ford Focus

Sporty handling, relatively low noise, and a well-done interior make the Focus feel more like a small sports sedan than a humdrum compact. With a four-cylinder, a three-cylinder, the sporty St, and an all-electric version, the 2018 Focus has something to offer to everyone.

The electric version Focus has all the underlying qualities of the regular versions: taut handling, good ride, and nicely finished interior. And it also provides the benefits of its electric powertrain -- silent running, cheap operation, and effortless-feeling acceleration. It is one of the most useful and efficient electric cars on the road. 80 miles per charge (5 miles more than the Nissan Leaf) and takes half the time to charge…about 4 hours on a dedicated 240v charger.

The Focus ST is the model to get if you love the sports car feel. Tons of power and sharp cornering abilities, and amazing braking power, make the ST a car that appeals to the serious drivers. Equipped with a manual transmission, Recaro seats, 350 hp, and available all-wheel drive, this is not a car to give to your newly licensed teen ager.

More in the mainstream are the S sedan, Titanium sedan, and the SEL hatchback. These models all feature a 2.0L Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4 engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with a 5-speed manual as an option.

Once inside, you will find seating for 5, and an amazing number of comfort, convenience, safety, and technology features Ford is known for, like:
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (DEATC)
  • PowerCode™ Remote Start System
  •  Heated Steering Wheel
  •  Driver Configurable 4.2" Color LCD Display Cluster
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-traffic Alert
  • SYNC® 3 – Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 8" LCD Capacitive Touchscreen in Center
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket with 8-way power driver (up/down, fore/aft, tilt/recline and power lumbar)
  • Safety Canopy® System (First- and Second-Row Side-Curtain Airbags)
  • LATCH, Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Child – Two

When you combine all the performance, comfort, technology, and safety options the 2018 Ford Focus has to offer, you will be able to find a model that fits your driving needs and lifestyle. Make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and visit the good folks at Mullinax Ford to take a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Choosing the Right Class of RV

The first step in considering an RV is to think about what you plan to do with your RV and your vacation time.

1    Will you be staying mostly in RV parks, or in remote locations?
2.     How many travelers will you be bringing?
3.     Who is going to drive the vehicle?
4.     Will your vacations tend to be longer trips (3+ weeks) or shorter trips?
5.     Will you be traveling year-round? in the cold weather?
6.     Will you be taking the RV into nearby city for sightseeing? Is parking and maneuverability important?
7.     Do you have any special storage needs? Bikes, kayaks, dogs/kennels, trade-show supplies, etc?

The first thing to decide is whether you want a motorized RV or a towable one. If the journey itself is the draw, then perhaps a motorized RV is for you. Most people start with a towable, specifically a pop-up.

Towable RVs

Pop-up or tent trailers come in 8’, 10’, and 12’ sizes and have most of the same amenities as a travel trailer. Travel trailers also come in different sizes (ranging from a small 9’ up to around 40’). It is important to consider sleeping arrangements and living space for your family as you evaluate each. The final towable is the 5th wheel. These require a pickup truck to tow, and the size of the 5th wheel will dictate the towing capacity of the truck. The nice part about a towable is that once you arrive at your destination, you set up your Tent Trailer, travel trailer, or 5th wheel and you have your car, truck, or SUV for local sightseeing.

Motorized RVs

There are 3 classes of motorized RVs – Class A, Class B, and Class C. The Class B is built on a van chassis with a raised roof. They are very easy to drive and have many of the same amenities as the Class A & C, just more compact. The Class A motorhomes are big on size and luxury; sizes ranging from 22’ to 45’. They are offered with both gas and diesel engines and can come with almost any amenity you can dream of. The more amenities, the bigger the price tag. The Class C motorhome can be almost as luxurious as the Class A but are generally smaller and more affordable. While the motorized RVs are cumbersome to park in an urban area, you can tow your car behind for use once you have set up camp.
There quite a range to choose from so consider all of the above. Another great recommendation is to talk to an RV specialist who can really help you find the right options at the right price.
Washington State has many beautiful parks for day use and overnight camping. In addition, Olympia Washington has an Auto Mall that caters to RV sales. With knowledgeable staff and a convenient location just off Highway 101, we are here to properly outfit you for your camping vacation.
Enjoy the great outdoors in just the right RV; we look forward to helping you!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Off-Roading Possibilities

Off-Roading, the sport of driving your vehicle on unsurfaced terrain, takes many forms. Recreational off-roading can include dune bashing, desert racing, cross-country, mudding, rock crawling, and raids. Some of these off-road challenges require customized vehicles and accessories like winches and specialized shocks.
However, today’s trucks and SUVs are amazing machines. While they are built to comfortably transport you and your gear on paved roads and highways, they are equipped to take you off the pavement and onto the dirt as well.
Going off road sounds fun and adventurous, but it is not always as simple as it sounds. If you are headed into the wilderness in your 4x4, here is some good advice to help you prepare:

Know Your Vehicle

There are several features in your truck or SUV that will help during your off-road adventure. The first is traction control, offered on most vehicles today. Some traction control systems are more involved than others but basically use either the brakes or the 4x4 mechanics to limit wheel slip. Some offer settings to accommodate the anticipated need. Be sure to read your owner’s manual to understand your specific traction control system and what to expect.

Locking differentials effectively locks the turning of the left and right wheel together to reduce slipping. Normally, the inside wheel turns more slowly as you corner your vehicle, allowing the onboard computer to adjust and shift power where its most needed. Locking the differential on a trail eliminates inconsistent speed between the left and right sides which can affect traction. The locked differential forces both wheels to spin at the same rate, making sure the power remains with wheel with the most traction.

4WD High and 4WD Low are also important to understand and use properly when off-roading. The low and high refers to the gearing of your transfer case. 4WD Low provides more torque and is most suitable for low-end speeds. 4WD High is better for higher speeds and to maintain momentum.
Washington State has some excellent trails for off-roading:
  •  Mount Walker
  •  Overland Loop Trail
  • Walker Valley Trail
  • Capitol Peak Trail
  •  Deep Park Road
  • Naches Pass Trail
  • Evans Creek Trail

To name a few.

Washington State has some excellent vehicles for you to off-road in, especially at the Olympia Auto Mall. If you are exciting about off-roading but need an appropriate vehicle (truck or SUV) for the adventure, visit the Auto Mall’s convenient location just off Highway 101 in Olympia. 9 great dealers and 8 brands and lots of knowledgeable staff to properly outfit you.
Happy off-roading, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 VW Beetle

Has there ever been a more iconic car than the VW Beetle? Designed by Ferdinand Porsche (yes, that Porsche) in 1938, the Beetle has been a mainstay in the Volkswagen line-up and is the longest running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made.

The 2018 Beetle is quite different than the 1938 model. 18” alloy wheels, power sunroof, rear spoiler, and premium sound systems are just a few of the options that have come about over the 80-year history of the Beetle.

The basic exterior design has remained recognizable and consistent through the years, however, the fit, feel, and technology inside the car is vastly different. Creature comfort options include:
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto for music streaming
  • Ambient LED lighting
  • Navigation, weather, sports, and information on a 7” touch screen
  • 400-watt Fender premium audio system
  • Push button start


The icon got a bump in speed for 2018 with a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI engine and an available 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode for real driving fun. All that fun and 33 highway mpg.


“While the size of the Beetle has grown, and its technology and safety features are as modern as any other car, its essence remains.” This is what KBB.com says about the 2018 Beetle. With safety features like blind spot monitoring, intelligent crash response, high-strength steel safety cage, and automatic post collision braking system, it is no wonder this car retains a high safety rating.
Come visit Volkswagen of Olympia in the Olympia Auto Mall and experience what 80 years of German engineering can produce. Once behind the wheel, you will be able to feel it for yourself.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

2018 Subaru Outback

With six models to choose from, the 2018 Subaru Outback offers up a wide variety of options, inside and out. The Outback is way more than a wagon that is an attractive alternative to larger SUVs.
It has more cargo space than some of it’s larger competitors, yet still achieves a 24-mpg overall rating and a smaller price tag. From the base model 2.5i to the very well-equipped 3.6R Touring, there is an Outback that can suit just about anyone’s driving and lifestyle requirements.
Some nice additions to the 2018 version are Apple Car Play and Android Auto, both designed to interface with your favorite music provider. This is standard on all models. The technology does not end there. The 8” touch screen controls navigation, audio functions, and your favorite apps. Most models feature a 12 speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system with 576 watts.

Standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive

Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for exceptional stability, impressive efficiency, and a quick response to driving conditions.

Durable SUBARU BOXER engines combine with a Lineartronic® CVT transmission to deliver up to a fuel-efficient 32 MPG highway.


Once inside the cabin, you can enjoy all the cool options Subaru has to offer, such as:
·         60/40 split folding rear seatback
·         Power rear gate with adjustable stopping points
·         10-way power seats with 2 position memory
·         Heated front seats
·         Heated mirrors


The Outback earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award with good performance in crash testing and a superior rated front crash prevention system. The optional EyeSight system includes forward collision warning, autonomous braking and throttle control, and lane-sway and the lane-departure warning and assist. Models equipped with EyeSight also get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning, welcomed features that are now standard equipment on the Limited and Touring models.
We invite you to the Olympia Auto Mall and Hanson Motors Subaru and check out all the 2018 Subaru Outback models. You will not find a better vehicle that has 34 cubic feet of storage, all wheel drive, tons of safety and performance options, and a very high customer satisfaction rating. Come in and take a test drive soon. We look forward to seeing you.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Mazda CX-5

Mazda has completely redesigned the CX-5 for 2018 for a more mature and capable compact SUV. Improved ride comfort, and interior quality combined with typical high craftsmanship from Mazda, make this a very attractive choice in an extremely competitive market.

2018 sees the CX-5s ride improved, making it more nimble, comfortable, and responsive. It now ranks among the top in its class in ride and comfort.

Powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, the CX-5 has plenty of responsive power while maintaining a 24 MPG combined rating.

Interior & Safety

The re-design efforts have also improved the overall quietness inside the cabin, with thicker glass, better carpeting, and upgraded sealing efforts, all making this the quietest SUV in the non-luxury market. While inside the quiet cabin, you will enjoy plenty of cool features and technology. Navigation with an SD map card for easy updating capabilities, a premium sound system, and an intuitive 7” touch screen with voice commands is just a few of the amenities you will find. With soft cushions, supple leatherette, and grippy suede, the CX-5's front seats are comfortable and have an upscale presence. The seats are roomy with just enough lateral support to hold you in place. The driver’s seat on our Touring model has six-way power adjustability.

Safety features are what you would expect from Mazda. Collision warning, lane departure avoidance, blind spot warning, and rear traffic warning just to name a few.

Make the short trip to the Olympia Auto Mall and visit the knowledgeable staff at Lincoln & Mazda Of Olympia and let them show you all the changes Mazda has made to the MX-5 for 2018. 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Lincoln MKX

Distinctive by design is the best description for the new 2018 Lincoln MKX. Consumer Reports says this crossover from Lincoln rivals the BMW X5 and the Lexus RX 350 in their overall road test scores. With luxury you came to expect from the Lincoln brand combined with good performance, comfort, and safety, you owe it to yourself to take a look at this vehicle.

The re-designed 2018 model comes with an option of 2 power plants. A 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin turbocharged V-6 that delivers 335 hp. The second is an even more powerful 3.7-liter V6. Behind both is a very smooth 6-speed automatic transmission.

You will appreciate the driving experience this car delivers with well weighted steering, and 3 adjustable driving settings: Normal, Comfort, and Sport which allows you to dial in the ride you are looking for. Whether you are picking up the kids or driving on a winding road, this car can adapt.

Once inside, the creature comforts are everywhere. Beautiful materials on the dashboard and door surfaces are what you would expect from Lincoln. Nice wood and chrome accents finish off the cabin and tailored seats are covered with soft, perforated leather. Seating for 5 adults is no problem with big doors to make entering easy.

Once you are on the road, enjoy the premium sound system, large touch screen display, and the Lincoln voice command navigation center.

Safety features include:

•    Forward collision warning
•    Pre-collision braking
•    Blind spot warning
•    Rear cross traffic alert
•    Lane keeping warning system

When you combine all the luxury, technology, performance, and safety features, you can see why the 2018 Lincoln MKX is turning heads of industry experts and more importantly…drivers.

You can experience all this SUV has to offer at the Olympia Auto Mall. The friendly folks at Lincoln & Mazda of Olympia would love to share all the features of the MKX with you and set up a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger

Kia has branched into sports-sedan territory with its new four-door 2018 Stinger. It was designed as a thoroughbred rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with an aggressive stance. Performance, styling, and practicality, all combine to make KIA’s first entry into the sports performance sedan category a worthy effort.

Two versions are available, the standard model features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp. This engine is very smooth and responsive and is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you are looking for a sportier and performance minded feel, then the Stinger GT is for you. The GT model is powered by a 3.3-liter turbo V6 that produces 365 hp. With an available all-wheel drive option, Kia now has a true sports sedan in its line-up.

The interior is very clean and stylish, featuring round dash vents, toggle switches, and nice satin-chromed buttons. The steering wheel is stitched leather and feels great in your hands. The driver’s seat has four-way adjustable settings including lumbar support. With traditional knobs and buttons, the Stinger has a classic, yet modern look and feel.

Technology has it’s place as well as all the performance features. It has options like an eight-inch display with navigation, Apple or Android Car Play, and USB ports. Dual heat zones, heated front seats, and even a heated steering wheel are just a few of the creature comfort ad-ons available.

Tons of safety features make the Stinger a very safe car to drive. Collision warning, blind spot detection, and pedestrian detection just to name a few.

Hanson Motors Kia would like to schedule a test drive for you. That is the best way to experience the first performance sedan form Kia. They are conveniently located in the Olympia Auto Mall, just a short drive from Tacoma, Puyallup, and surrounding areas. Be one of the first to sit behind the wheel of this really cool car.

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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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