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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 60 views
2016 Lincoln MKX: Class, class and more class!

By Don Hammonds

Movie buffs might recall the subtle, slinky sexiness of the late actress, Lauren Bacall.

She was never flashy–just confident, arresting, and altogether the center of attention in whatever movie she acted in. And her call line was something like “If you need me..just whistle… you do remember how to whistle, don’t you?”

Consider Lincoln to be the Lauren Bacall of cars. Never obvious.  Way too confident to call attention to itself. Never gaudy. Always subtle. And impossible to miss.

On a lighter …

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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 217 views
2016Volkswagen Golf R: Everything you’ve heard—believe it

By Don Hammonds

So-called pocket rockets are all the rage these days.

Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX STi, Volkswagen GTI and others mainly designed for overseas markets all have their own loyalists, enthusiasts and advocates.

But we at Automobile Journal had a chance to get behind the wheel of a car that you almost certainly don’t want to put in  your pocket, and as for rocket, well…we strongly suggest you hold on tight. And all those others better run for …

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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 186 views
2016 Infiniti QX60: Making waves–and space

By Don Hammonds

Sometimes small differences can make all the difference in the world.

That is certainly true of Nissan’s 2016 QX60 all wheel drive crossover.

[caption id="attachment_8357" align="alignnone" width="532"] Infiniti has comprehensively enhanced its versatile QX60 premium crossover for 2016, introducing a wide range of changes that improve the seven-seater’s exterior design and its driving dynamics, while showcasing new features and technologies that improve comfort, convenience and safety.[/caption]

Basically pretty similar in appearance and content to the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 still has …

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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 191 views
2016 Chrysler 200 Limited: Good car, but …farewell…

By Don Hammonds

One of the saddest bits of news over the last few months has been an announcement of the pending departure of the Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart, two really decent products that, at least here in Pittsburgh, have pretty big followings—and sales.

Our understanding from industry sources is that FCA wants to concentrate on minivans like its highly acclaimed Pacific–which we will soon drive–along with crossovers, trucks and SUVS, and thankfully, they are keeping on their terrific Dodge sports …

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11 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 190 views

By Don Hammonds

There is so much to like about the Jeep Renegade.

It’s hard working. It’s cute as hell. It’s well built, and fuel economy is great considering what it offers.

But I’m betting none of those things will be reasons why the Renegade is selling like hotcakes.

Renegade is selling well because it has so much personality.  It literally oozes charm and fun through every badge, and interior and exterior feature that it has.  And believe me, really creative nd imaginable design …

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