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Lexus, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers »

17 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 33 views
2016 Lexus NX:  Lexus hits the compact crossover sweet spot

By Don Hammonds

With all of the compact luxury crossovers on the roads these days, you might find it hard to tell them all apart.
Except for one.
The 2016 Lexus NX 200t.
This CUV is strictly its own crossover.

You will probably notice a similarity between the NX lineup and the others out there in a blink of the eye.
Probably you’ll notice that it resembles the RX 350, Lexus’s bread and butter luxury crossover that has been totally redone this year.
The resemblance is totally …

Lexus, Uncategorized »

17 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 43 views
2016 Lexus RX 350: Style leader and then some

By Don Hammonds

Few auto companies can claim a dramatic, across the board styling transformation as Lexus can these days.

No matter where you look, Lexus products are generally at the head of the pack when it comes to contemporary styling with a flair in the luxury business right now.  And that’s a far cry from the days of modestly styled, “good” cars that were pretty much  subdued.

No more. With the striking spindle style grille, the use of what I would call …

Chrysler, Minivans/Station Wagons, Uncategorized »

17 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 36 views
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited:One of the best new cars on the market

By Don Hammonds

We will get right to the point and declare that there is now a new gold standard for minivans: Chrysler’s all-new Pacifica.

Thanks to some creative thinking, a styling design that is second to none, a walth of impeccable workmanship- and controls that are all intuitive, the Pacifica amply shows what happens with teamwork, a blank piece of paper, and a super keen awareness of how the minivan market has changed in the almost three decades since Chrysler founded the …

Dodge, Sports Cars »

29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 118 views
2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack: It Doesn’t Buzz—it Roars!

By Don Hammonds

Guess hell’s a-poppin’ at Dodge  these days.

That’s the only thing I can make out of the huge performance explosion at FCA’s big time fun division.

After all, the company is making cars that are giving nothing but sheer hell to the competition–the Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat. And now if that’s not enough, Dodge has another permutation of its Challenger, the R/T Scat Pack, which is sure to bring the sulphur of Hades to all but the most powerful of sporting cars made in …

Acura, Aston Martin, audi, buyer's guide, Uncategorized »

29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 100 views
2016 Ford Mustang: Bold, wicked fast and gorgeous to boot

By Don Hammonds


My first Mustang was a little one—as in 1:25th scale, purchased over 50 years ago.

At the very bottom corner of the first ad for Mustang back in 1964, kids were invited to send in money for their own miniature Mustang. or 2016, Ford adds some more flavor, color and interest to Mustang.

Me and my next door neighbor both bought them –his was baby blue and mine was beige. And mine has a place in honor inside one of …

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