Sally Hanson

Sally Hanson alongside the Lotus Evora S with the rest of the Run to the Sun fleet in the background.

Kirkland’s car girl Runs to the Sun | Along for the Drive

Finishing off the summer with a few days of sunshine and the opportunity to spend a couple of those sunny days driving 25 exciting new cars along scenic Northwest roads definitely makes the transition into the fall season easier for this car girl.

 

Kirkland’s Lee Johnson Chevrolet recently hosted an open house event

Kirkland hosts the Volt

Kirkland’s Lee Johnson Chevrolet was charged with excitement recently when the Chevy Volt came center stage at its open house event and offered customers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the manufacturer’s first extended range electric vehicle. The Volt’s initial appearance in six states and Washington D.C. has performed and sold out to audiences who are eager to own a vehicle that is very fuel efficient and good for the environment. Chevrolet dealerships in Washington State will have a limited number of Volts available as the manufacturer ramps up production for its 2012 model.

 

The 2011 Kia Optima.

Along for the drive | Kia Optima – The optimal mid-size sedan

Kia’s redesign of the Optima for 2011 has turned the rather boring mid-size sedan into a car that is a leader in its class.

 

The Infinity G37

Column | Topless in Kirkland

When we finally broke our winter weather spell a couple days after summer officially arrived, I surprisingly found myself outfitted in an Infiniti G37 convertible… Continue reading

The Infinity G37
The Mazda CX-9.
The Mazda CX-9.
The Ford Mustang GT for 2010.

Along for the drive | Mustany Sally hits the road

When the Ford Mustang debuted in 1964, a new market known as pony cars was created. While the oldies are goodies, the 2010 convertible Mustang GT is one of my favorites.

The Ford Mustang GT for 2010.
Dodge's new crossover.

On the Road in Kirkland | Take a journey in Dodge’s new crossover

Back in the middle of the last century, a station wagon was the vehicle of choice when space was needed for hauling kids and cargo.

Dodge's new crossover.
The 2010 Kia Soul in molten red.

Column | Along for the drive: Kia Soul for young at heart

I always feel a little odd driving a vehicle that is targeted at the youth market because I’ve added enough years to become a grandmother… Continue reading

The 2010 Kia Soul in molten red.
The 2010 Toyota Prius proves it's out with the old and in with the new at McAuliffe Park in Kirkland.

Toyota Prius: Superior fuel economy

It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since the Toyota Prius hit the roads in the United States with innovative hybrid design and technology.… Continue reading

The 2010 Toyota Prius proves it's out with the old and in with the new at McAuliffe Park in Kirkland.
Kirkland resident Sally Hanson recently drove a variety of convertibles during the 2009 Run to the Sun event.

The ultimate road trip

For sports car enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better than spending a couple days this summer driving 18 sports cars – many of which are convertibles – along scenic, winding roads in the Northwest with temperatures approaching the triple digit mark.

Kirkland resident Sally Hanson recently drove a variety of convertibles during the 2009 Run to the Sun event.

COLUMN| Hold on to some green with all-new Honda Insight

At the turn of the century when Honda introduced the first generation Insight, I found the hybrid to be an odd-shaped vehicle with seating for… Continue reading

Mazda3 zooms

After adding another candle to an already overloaded birthday cake early this week, I’m especially delighted to still be able to sit up, take nourishment,… Continue reading

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis took top honors as North American Car of the Year.

My Hyundai Genesis

When the 2009 Hyundai Genesis took top honors in the most exclusive automobile award in North America by being named 2009 North American Car of… Continue reading

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis took top honors as North American Car of the Year.

COLUMN| Along for the drive in Kirkland: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Achieving emissions certification in all 50 states without the use of special additives, the 2009 Jetta TDI breaks new ground in the field of clean… Continue reading