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14 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 451 views
2017 North American International Auto Show: Families–rich or otherwise—rule!

By Don Hammonds

Most of us car writers usually try to pick a main theme every year following the 2017 North American International Auto Show, now underway in Detroit.

Sometimes it’s sports cars. Sometimes it’s sport utility vehicles. Other times it’s hybrid or electric cars. Whatever.

Well,  this year, it’s clearly family cars. And that means a totally new affordable family sedan like the 2018 Toyota Camry. Or the livery for the well-heeled family–the also all new Lexus LS500. Or a dependable ride …

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13 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 505 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 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 740 views
2014 BMW X5

 
By John Heilig
 
Model: 2014 BMW X5 x Drive 35d
Engine: 3.0-liter diesel 6
Horsepower/Torque: 255 hp @ 4,000 rpm/413 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-3,000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 115.5 in
Length x Width x Height: 193.2 x 76.3 x 69.4 in.
Tires: P255/50R19
Cargo: 23/66 cu. ft. (rear seats up/down)
Economy: 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway/21.9 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 22.4 gal.
Curb Weight: 2,234 lbs.
Sticker: $72,475 (includes $925 destination, $14,950 options)
The Bottom Line: It’s an SUV. It’s a BMW. It’s a diesel. That says it all about the BMW X5 …

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7 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,149 views
2014 BMW 3 Series xDrive Gran Turismo: A star is born

 

By Don Hammonds

There are so many things to say about the 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

 

That’s because more than some of the BMWs we’ve tested, this one is an enigma to us that we find at once fascinating, and yet so hard to pin down.  That’s not because of anything negative, but  because it has so many wonderful qualities it’s hard to figure out how to categorize it.

     You could call it an incredible performance sedan because of its …

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28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 2,718 views
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    But the big problem is the start/stop system, Lotrisone recreational, which uses brake eneregy regeneration and shuts off the engine when you're at a stop light for instance, starting the car up again when you accelerate from the light.

The system on the 528i is jerky, abrupt, and sometimes abrasive, causing your head to, as one Motor Trend writer put it in the magazine's October issue, wobble.

As Kim Reynolds wrote,  "...we stop for the first red light, I wait...for two seconds.  Suddenly, the BMW's Start/Stop system halts the engine--usually with an abrupt, head-wobbling ka-lump--causing my passenger to shoot me a look,  "What just happened?"  Starting off again is just as unsettling, unrefined, and very  unllike what you'd expect from BMW.

      As it is, this kind of system has been around for years now, and many much cheaper cars have far smoother start/stop systems.  What the heck happened with BMW on this?

      Even as you're driving along in the city, shifts feel less smooth, and the sounds made by the engine are not what you'd expect from this company. And that's a problem because after all, BMWs rely heavily on the thrills, sounds and feelings you get when you're behind the wheel of one.

   Once you get over the start/stop however, BMW's got you covered.

     The interior is absolutely beautiful, comfortable to the max, and the seats are so supportive you'll wish you could take them into the living room as lounge chairs.     The dashboard is a work of art, with easy to read gauges, and all of the controls work quite well.

   Even the once infamous  console mounted knob system that controls audio, nav, and other functions works flawlessly and--finally--intuitively.  Kudos to BMW for one of the best interiors I've seen.



  We also heartily disagree with the complaints from some car writers  about less steering feel on the new 528i.  It was both athletic and reassuring to our point of view.  We never once thought there was need for correction or complaints about numbness.  We thought it was great.

     We absolutely loved the 528i x-Drive.  We just hope BMW can smooth out the start/stop system.


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30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,975 views
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    15 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,404 views
    2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d: Livin’ up to the legend

          By Don Hammonds

         If you have never driven a BMW, it’s very easy to scoff at the sterling claims made about the performance, quality and superb handling of this legendary brand’s products.

       How can any car be that good? skeptics might ask.  Two words: Drive it.  And you’ll be a scoffer no more.

         The latest example of our theory is the  BMW X5 xDrive35d, an all wheel drive,turbo diesel powered version of BMW’s largest SUV.

        There are plenty of …

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    3 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,574 views
    Beautiful Bimmer: 2012 BMW 650i Coupe

    By Don Hammonds

    Lives there a man or woman who hasn’t dreamed of driving a BMW?

    We at Automobile Journal have our favorites, too.  One of us owns 3 Series, another craves the big 7 Series. And me?  I have a 2005 Mini Cooper Convertible, which you will never, ever get me to give up, short of death.

    But it happens that I also love the 6 Series models too.  So you can imagine my–and our whole staff’s joy–at word that a new …

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    5 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,211 views
    It’s 2011–and time for AJ’s new Buyer’s Guide

    Don’t pay any attention to the calendar.

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    21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,521 views
    2011 BMW 3 Series

    Fresh on the heels of introducing a slew of new models including six cylinder Seven series sedans at the recent North American International Auto Show Press Days event, BMW now turns its attention to everybody’s favorite sports models, the BMW Three Series.

    The models involved include the 2011 3 Series Coupe and Convertible, style changes for the 328i and 335i models and a new engine for 335i models. The 2011 3 Series Coupe and Convertible models will go on sale in …

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