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3 May 2015 | No Comment | 20 views
2015 Chrysler 300 Limited: Luxury the classic way

By Don Hammonds

Luxury cars these days seem all of a kind to some of our observant eyes. Semi fastback roofline. elongated, horizontal taillights. And increasingly, lots of bling. But there’s t least one classic among us that resolutely gives us another way: The Chrysler 300. Everything about the 300 says classic American luxury.  The sumptuousness of the seats.  The layout of the dashboard. The chromed dual exhaust in the back. The square shouldered, handsomeness of the design itself–you won’t …

Ford, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 17 views
2015 Mustang

By John Heilig

AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL:

2015 Ford Mustang/Mustang GT ENGINE: 2.3-liter Ecoboost I-4 (Mustang):5.0-liter V8 (GT) TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic/6-speed manual HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 310 hp @ 5,500 rpm/320 lb.-ft. @ 2,500-4,500 rpm (Mustang): 435 hp @ 6,500 rpm/400 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm (GT) WHEELBASE: 107.1 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 188.3 x 75.4 x 54.4 in. TIRES: P235/55R17 (Mustang): P255/40R19 Front, P275/40R19 rear (GT) CARGO: 13.5 Mustang/11.4 GT ECONOMY: 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/18.5 mpg test (Mustang): 15 mpg city/25 mpg …

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29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 21 views
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SE: Fun and gas miserly

By Don Hammonds

If I was to take  road trip back to my hometown under the Gateway Arch–St. Louis–I’d want the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SE as my four wheeled companion.

Why?  Phenomenal gas mileage. We’d hit the St. Louis riverfront with tons of gas to spare–from Pittsburgh, almost 600 miles behind us.  It’s an incredibly comfortable car with lots of room, so we would arrive there with the family intact with no battle scars from being too close together.

The Jetta TDI …

Honda, Uncategorized »

26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 23 views
Honda at the New York Auto Show: Home run!

By Don Hammonds

Few people would question that Honda builds some of the most solid lineup of auto products in the industry, wdith sporty driving  and handling, rock solid reliability and resale value and popularity most companies would kill for. But one of  its biggest challenges is styling and design.

The cars are attractive enough, but they have often needed that extra dash of design panache, that extra individuality and “gotta have it” appeal to keep up with the pack.

A case in …

Cadillac, Chevrolet, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Luxury Cars, Uncategorized »

26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 193 views
2015 New York Auto Show: Best show in town wasn’t on Broadway

By Don Hammonds

When auto shows begin their annual displays of razzle dazzle  in this country, most auto writers think they know what to expect.

Detroit will be a busy, hectic, but important show where we will see what’s on tap from the U.S. in coming years. Chicago will host a far more expansive and comfortable car show, earning its stripes as the circuits most enjoyable venue. but its unveilings may not be quite ground breaking as the Detroit show.

And New York …

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