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6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 69 views

 

 

 

By Don Hammonds

Talk about your big time changes!

Just look at the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring!

It’s got all new, tough looking styling that really catapults it to the top in terms of head turning design and a look that truly can’t be mmistaken for anything else.

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And there’s a host of new features and innovations, including an all new engine, marking the first time that there will be a choice of two for …

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6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 57 views

By Don Hammonds

Looking for a really cool compact to midsized crossover with [pizzazz for a relatively low price?

Let’s introduce you to the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate.

It’s a really sharp, contemporary, well-made and quite sexy looking crossover which costs $39,875–not bad for a top of the line model with quite a bit of desirable, up to the minute equipment and technology.

The Santa Fe Sport  is powered by a 2.0T 2.0 liter turbocharged, direct injection four cylinder putting out 240 …

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6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 71 views

By Don Hammonds

Tried, true, familiar–and fun.

Pretty much sums up the Toyota RAV4 compact utility vehicle, don’t you think?

 

We do.  We just finished a test drive of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited with all wheel drive, and we could not have been more pleased.

The RAV4, in our view, is one of the top contenders in the CUV end of the market, but it especially shines when it comes to sporty, lively driving–especially this Hybrid version.  It’s faster than the conventional …

Compact Cars, Toyota, Uncategorized »

8 Sep 2017 | No Comment | 275 views

By Don Hammonds

 

Looking for a bargain compact sedan with cool looks, unusually modern and enticing interior and a driving personality that invites you to be sporty?

Look no further than Toyota’s Yaris iA sedan.

This one, I will tell you, was a real surprise for me.  First, the styling.  Really well done with nice, flowing lines, appropriate character lines, and asignature front end look that stands apart from what everybody else is doing.  It looks quite a bit like the recently departed …

Fiat, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

8 Sep 2017 | No Comment | 243 views

By Don Hammonds

One of the great mysteries of the automotive industry that really stumps me is why Fiat doesn’t sell more cars.

Every time I pick up the paper or read industry news, it seems that Fiat sales are steadily dropping.

But one bright star for me–and I think it may well prove to be a godsend for the brand–is the little 500x crossover.

Its a really fun looking, sexy car that does what it is supposed to do quite well, and provides …

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