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23 Nov 2016 | No Comment | 655 views
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 3.0t AWD: Long name, “hella” car

By Don Hammonds

 

Everybody knows red is the color for passion–and sex.

We have never thought that Infiniti products needed a name that exudes passion. The cars do that for themselves, thank you very much.

But this special iteration of the Q50–not a car noted for being cold-blooded OR slow—adds a lot of spice to a product already blessed with a reputation for being an enthusiast’s ride.

Frankly, we think Infiniti to stand to cut a few words out of the long name–every time …

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13 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 545 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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5 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,231 views
It’s 2011–and time for AJ’s new Buyer’s Guide

Don’t pay any attention to the calendar.

It’s 2011 already for car buyers, car nuts and everybody else who ever loved a set of new wheels.

And we at Automobile Journal have something new for you, starting with the new model year. It’s the Automobile Journal Buyer’s Guide, chock full of information, pictures, and lots of interesting news about all the new cars and trucks for this season.

 Over the next week or two, you will see batches of new stories about the …

Bentley, Films, Luxury Cars »

21 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,776 views
Bentley Mulsanne – Part Two – The Art of Colour

Last month, Bentley took us along to witness the very first steps in creating their breathtaking new Mulsanne sedan. They’ve followed that up now with a look at one of the mot important steps in giving birth to the all-new luxury sedan: Painting.

As you might imagine, since this is no ordinary car, the process isn’t pedestrian either. It starts with an astounding decision that awaits prospective customers who will have the delicious task of choosing from 115 so-called “standard” colors–or …

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23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,494 views
2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible

Just when you think Bentley’s done it all for the model year, what with the new Mulsanne, they pull a fast one — and we do mean a fast one.
Make that a stupefyingly fast one. Does 3.9 seconds to 60 intrigue you? Topspeed is 202 miles per hour.

We’re talking about the all-new Continental Supersports Convertible with a 621 horsepower W12 twin turbocharged engine. The line forms to the left. No pushing.

But one does have to be responsible, you know, and …

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9 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,095 views
Inside the Bentley Factory – Part One

Just about any real car enthusiast gets a kick out of seeing their favorite cars slowly taking shape in the factory. The sights, the smells, the sounds are all intoxicating for those of us who love cars.

But watching a rare, beautiful expensive automobile is an experience apart from anything else you can experience. And Bentley is taking us on a early preview of the process at its Crewe, England facility to show us a behind the scenes glimpse of its …

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12 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,783 views
2010 Detroit Auto Show in Review (cont’d)

The byword on the second day of press previews at the North American International Auto Show was luxury, as Lincoln and Cadillac unveiled new models to entice buyers to showrooms.

While Lincoln’s sexy new commercials provided a film noir background, Ford’s finest rolled out a substantially redone MKX crossover. The current model has been a big seller for the company, and it was clear that the redo was a carefully measured one so as not to upset the consumer applecart in …

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30 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 16,077 views
2009 Bentley Continental GT Speed

There are automobiles, and then there are motorcars.

An automobile is a piece of transportation that may, or may not inspire some emotions for its occupants. But a motorcar represents a different experience. Nobody needs a $227,205 Moroccan Blue 2009 Bentley Continental GT Speed, but a long weekend spent with this precision piece of artistic machinery can inspire one’s soul.

The Bentley encounter is a unique combination of elegance, luxury and barely-imaginable performance. When you are viewing a fine British motorcar, one …

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