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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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The Olympia Auto Mall

360-705-1636


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.


It’s Simple! More Cars, Less Money
The Olympia Auto Mall

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!

It’s Simple! More Cars, Less Money
The Olympia Auto Mall