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Lexus, Luxury Cars, Uncategorized »

28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 123 views
2014 Lexus IS350 AWD: Making its own way

By Don Hammonds

Lucky for buyers of entry level luxury sports sedans!

Each of the entries has its own niche, its own personality and market. To us at Automobile Journal, its not so much that one model is better than another, rather, its more important that you know which one of the models on the market suits your personality and needs best.

BMW Three Series is clearly the choice for those wanting a dyed in the wool,  high performance sedan with superb handling and a pedigree  …

Uncategorized, Volvo »

21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 74 views
2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E: A sporty mobile coccoon? Yep!

If ever there was a company all about the “wombing” of the automobile experience, it’s Volvo.

It’s hard to imagine a line of cars, more comfortable, reassuring, safe and indestructible than Volvo products, and that’s why they sell well, we think. It’s the company’s uncanny ability to play to that most basic of human desires: security.

 

This time around, the example of this phenomenon was the 2015 XC60 T6 Drive-E. 

Base price was $40,050, and withoptinos the price came to $58,725.

 

Standard features on …

Lincoln, Luxury Cars, Uncategorized »

11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 186 views
2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid:  Prototype of the luxury car of the future?

     By Don Hammonds

     If we had to describe the 2014 Lincoln MKZ it would the word “futuristic.”

     I can’t think of a single piece of usable new technology that this car  does not have, and if Lincoln officials are ;looking for a new way to sell it, that’s the angle to use as far as we aer concerned.

      When you enter this car, you notice the unusual contour of the seats, the sweeping dashboard and console that look as …

Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Toyota, Uncategorized »

5 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 133 views
2014 Toyota Highlander:  Putting on top hat and tails

By Don Hammonds

Wow, have things ever changed for the Toyota Highlander!

We just test drove the 2014 model, and it is vastly different from its predecessors. To be sure, its still quiet, utterly appropriate for family needs, and built to last. None of that has changed.

But what HAS changed is the demeanor and message that the Highlander puts out there.  It comes across as being a lot more expensive than it is, thanks to its elegant new design that has enough …

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5 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 118 views

By John Heilig
Model: 2014 BMW 435i xDrive Coupe
Engine: 3.0-liter Twin Turbo 6
Horsepower/Torque: 300 hp @ 5,800-6,000 rpm/300 lb.-ft. @ 1,200-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 110.6 in.
Length x Width x Height: 182.6 x 71.9 x 54.2 in.
Tires: P225/45R18 run flat
Cargo: 17.7 cu. ft.
Economy: 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway/28.9 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 15.8 gal.
Curb Weight: 3,735 lbs.
Sticker: $64,275 (includes $975 destination, $14,350 in options)
The Bottom Line: The BMW 435i is a beautiful car with performance to match. On Interstates, it’s a smooth cruiser; …

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