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10 May 2017 | No Comment | 154 views

By Don Hammonds

We have said it before and we will say it again—know who you are.

Mazda still knows who it is, and the result is automobiles that have special flair, styling all their own, and stunning performance for the driving masses.

This year, they have taken it to the next level: Combining sporty performance, arresting styling and amazing, top drawer interior design —-all in one product: the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

The CX-9 breaks all the rules for crossovers, and does it with …

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29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 462 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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14 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 513 views
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: Lush life, Ford style

By Don Hammonds

I knew I was in for a treat when I took a look at the iconic Ford emblem on the steering wheel of the ritzy 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum.

My clue was when I saw that the emblem was not done up in the usual midnight blue associate with the oval nameplate.  No, this looked like sterling silver—yeah, baby!

[caption id="attachment_8138" align="alignnone" width="643"] 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Series with EcoBoost[/caption]

Now when was the last time YOU saw a Ford emblem …

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13 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 498 views
2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe: The Magnificent Beast

By John Heilig

MODEL: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

ENGINE: 3.0-liter supercharged V6

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 360 hp @ 6,500 rpm/339 lb.-ft. @ 3,500-5,000 rpm

WHEELBASE: 103.3 in.

LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 176.0 x 74.2 x 51.6 in.

TIRES: P255/35R20 (F)/P295/30R20 (R)

CARGO: 11.0 cu. ft.

ECONOMY: 15 mpg city/24 mpg highway/18.3 mpg test

FUEL TANK: 18.5 gal.

CURB WEIGHT: 3,456

COMPETITIVE CLASS: Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz 600SL

STICKER: $99,305 (includes $995 delivery, $14,910 options)

BOTTOM LINE: Not only is the Jaguar F-Type Coupe one of the most beautiful cars on the …

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13 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 466 views
2016 Mazda CX-3: Pint-sized thrill ride

By John Heilig

AUTO PAGE SPECS
MODEL: 2016 Mazda CX-3
ENGINE: 2.0-liter I-4
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic
HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 146 hp @ 6,000 rpm/146 lb.-ft. @ 2,800 rpm
WHEELBASE: 101.2 in.
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 168.3 x 68.1 x 69.6 in.
TIRES: P215/60R16
CARGO: 10.1/42.3 cu. ft. (rear seats up/down)
ECONOMY: 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway/28.7 mpg test
FUEL TANK: 11.9 gal.
CURB WEIGHT: 2,950 lbs.
COMPETITIVE CLASS: Hyundai Tucson, Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Rogue
STICKER: $26,150 (includes $850 delivery, $2,090 options)
BOTTOM LINE: The Mazda CX-3 is small. There’s essentially no difference between it and the …

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13 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 492 views
2016 BMW 340i xDrive: A rolling feast for the eyes and senses

By Don Hammonds

One of life’s great mysteries–at least to anyone who doesn’t own a BMW–is why these cars are so treasured by auto enthusiasts and anyone else who ever touches one.

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After years of driving them, I must say I’m at a loss to explain the whole mystique thing that these cars have going for them. I’ve decided that BMW products are far more than just sterling road …

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3 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 569 views
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT:  A ball to drive

 
By Don Hammonds
Looking for a modestly priced set of wheels that is a blast to drive?
Look no further than Hyundai’s sleek Elantra GT hatchback, a blast to drive at a very reasonable price:$26,675

Lively and fun to drive with a  2.0 liter, 175 horsepower four cylinder, engine backed up by a six speed automatic transmission, the Elantra GT is rated at 24 city and 33 highway. annual fuel costs are $1650; you save $750 over five years in gasoline  costs compared to other vehicles.

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9 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 507 views
2016 Kia Sorento: One word: Wow!

By Don Hammonds

Driving the 2016 Kia Sorento was a real shocker.

The good kind of shocker.

It is such a good product that we rank it among the best SUVs–of any size– on the market. No kidding.  The ride is solid and controlled in most settings.  You would have to hit quite the pothole or rocky road before things get unsettled a bit. The interior is sumptuous, tailored looking, with an excellent presentation that thankfully, at least in the SX-L model we …

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18 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 976 views
Aston Martin unveils new Cygnet Concept Car

We bet you’ll never guess what brand of car this concept is.

It’s an Aston Martin. Yes, an Aston Martin, purveyor of some of the most luxurious, and fast cars in the world.
The car in question here is the Cygnet, a new luxury commuter concept car that Aston Martin unveiled today. It should really come as no surprise to anyone familiar with what is happening in the drive for fuel efficiency and “green living” around the world, that luxury …

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