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Compact Cars, Honda, Uncategorized »

20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 34 views
2015 Honda Fit: Or why other subcompact carmakers are “Fit” to be tied

By Don Hammonds

Successful  design  and value in an automobile will “out” every single time .

Lord knows Honda’s been making compact cars for years. But this year’s all new 2015 Fit takes the whole game to whole “nuther level”.

 

Beautifully redone inside and out, the new Fit is miles ahead of most of its other counterparts, in terms of fit and finish, quality of materials, space, fun-to-drive qualities and styling as well.  The car looks substantial and feels substantial, and that fact …

Ford, Sports Cars »

17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 29 views
All-new 2016 Shelby GT 350 Mustang:  WOW!

By Don Hammonds

There is one name that used to strike fear–or envy–in almost every car lovers hearts back in the day:  Shelby Mustang GT350.

Well, guess what: It’s b-a-c-k—-and badder than ever.

And the pony car wars currently underway just promises to get hotter–and we love it.

There’s so much to be said about this car, that we are simply going to sit back, take it all in, and just drool over the details from this Ford Motor Company news release. Enjoy!

“One of …

Kia, Luxury Cars, Uncategorized »

12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 81 views
2015 Kia K900: Swinging for the automotive luxury fence

By Don Hammonds

More’s the better for automakers when it comes to deciding whether to introduce their brand to a new market niche.

It seems these days whenever one brand goes after a new set of buyers,  here come all the others to hopefully get their share of the market pie, too.

     So it is that Kia.

 Better known as a maker of dependable, economical, sporty, good looking compacts and one  stunning family car, the Optima, it was only a matter of time …

Jaguar, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 140 views
2015 Jaguar F-Type convertible

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By John Heilig
Model: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Convertible S
Engine: 5.0-liter supercharged V8
Horsepower/Torque: 495 hp @ 6,500 rpm/ 460 lb.-ft. @ 2,500-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters
Wheelbase: 103.2 in.
Length x Width x Height: 176.0 x 75.7 x 51.5 in.
Tires: P255/35R20 (F)/P295/30R20 (R)
Cargo: 7.0 cu. ft.
Economy: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway/21.7 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 19.0 gal
Curb Weight: 3,671 lbs.
Sticker: $96,313 ($925 delivery, $3,388 options)
The Bottom Line: There’s no question that the Jaguar F-Type Convertible is impressive, in looks, in its …

Dodge, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

28 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 71 views
2015 Dodge Challenger

 
By John Heilig
Model: 2015 Dodge Challenger
Engine: 3.6-liter DOHC V6
Horsepower/Torque: 305 hp @ 6,350 rpm/268 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 116.2 in.
Length x Width x Height: 197.9 x 75.1 x 57.5 in.
Tires: P245/45R20
Cargo: 16.2 cu. ft.
Economy: 19 mpg city/30 mpg highway/25.1 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 18.5 gal.
Curb Weight: 3,834 lbs.
Sticker: $33,975 (includes $995 destination, $2,985 options)
The Bottom Line: The Dodge Challenger looks like a performance car, drives like a performance car and has all the goods and bads of a performance …

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