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21 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 39 views
2016 Lexus IS300 AWD sedan: The stealth bomber with the velvet touch

By Don Hammonds

Lexus’ IS300 AWD is just the ticket for those who want to avoid the obvious, and go for the road less traveled.

Just about everybody aspires to own a BMW Three Series or perhaps nowadays, an Audi A4. But those of us who loathe anything that “everybody” has, and wants to make a statement with their choice of a sports sedan can go with the 2016 Lexus IS300 sedan.

 

If you are wondering what people I’m talking about, consider yours truly.

Though …

Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Toyota, Uncategorized »

16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 53 views
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid:  A breath of fresh, uncomplicated, enjoyable driving

By Don Hammonds

We are “ravin’ about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 around here these days–especially the RAV4 hybrid with its combination of economy, looks, class,  and one of the best interiors in the small sport utility field.

But some of the reasons we like it a lot are strictly psychic.  We think it is such a relief to get into a car where we don’t have to guess where anything is located. That is so not happening these days with so many …

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16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 58 views
2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X: Welcome to the “Big Boys Club”

By Don Hammonds

Nissan’s Titan has been out there battling in the truck market for quite some time.

But this time around, Titan’s bringing game with them: A bigger, more imposing truck that looks t0 be no pushover. A new 310 horsepower 5.0 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that has a two-stage turbo system. A host of equipment, options and features that will make it eminently a much tougher  competitor than ever before.   And plenty of clout appearance wise among other trucks, …

Dodge, Family Sedans, Uncategorized »

16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 85 views
2016 Dodge Charger STX Plus AWD:  It’s about the flava, baby!

By Don Hammonds

Looking for some “Flava” in your next big American family sedan?

Let us suggest the 2016 Dodge Charger SXT Plus AWD–it’s a solid, well-built, impeccably made full sized sedan  that, despite playing little brother to the hellishly fast Dodge Charger Hellcat, can really step out briskly and do so while getting pretty decent mileage.

First, let me put something to rest about this car and FiatChrysler products in general.

You probably have heard that Chrysler Fiat is having quality control issues. That just has …

Nissan, Uncategorized »

2 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 77 views

By Don Hammonds

If James Bond was a family man, I strongly suspect that Nissan’s new Maxima would be on his list of possible rides for the kiddos.

Sleek, sexy, sly as a leopard, the 2016 Maxima is beyond a doubt, one of the coolest cats in the full-size sport sedan field.  It’s reliably fast without slamming you against the seats or upside a door panel. It corners and stops and steers like some of the better sports sedans I’ve driven.  And …

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