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February 26, 2010 12:00 AM

Kelley Blue Book's favorite family cars; a Port Angeles VW dealer is honored

Chevy Suburban

(General Motors)

KBB names its 2010 favorite family cars
Kelley Blue Book has named its top 10 family cars for 2010. Judging was based on factors such as resale value, fuel efficiency, capability and kid-friendliness. For more details on each car, go to kbb.com/Top10FamilyCars. The top 10, listed in order of overall roominess:

Chevrolet Suburban (shown at right)
Honda Odyssey
Chevrolet Traverse
Ford Flex
Subaru Outback
Chevrolet Equinox
Honda Accord Crosstour
Ford Taurus
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra Touring

--Associated Press

Dan Wilder

Port Angeles dealer lands top award
Dan Wilder, owner of Wilder Auto Center in Port Angeles, was recently named a 2010 TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year Award Regional Finalist. The prestigious award honors new-car dealers across the country for exceptional performance and a commitment to community service. Wilder bought his first dealership at age 27, becoming the second youngest Volkswagen dealer in the U.S. He serves on various college boards, raises money for scholarships and pays for two years tuition at Peninsula College for his employees' children.

--NWautos staff