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buyer's guide, Mercedes, Uncategorized »

29 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 75 views

 

By Don Hammonds

Mercedes-Benz, the legendary company that wears the three-pointed star, steeped with history and tradition, is preparing to make model year 2021 another chapter in its storied history, with updates and unveilings in the all-important SUV market, along with new models in its high performance AMG range.

Mercedes-Benz USA enters the 2021 model year with an array of exciting new vehicle debuts and performance and technology upgrades across the vehicle range.

 The SUV lineup:

In a news release, it said, “In the …

buyer's guide, Electric, Electric vehicles, Nissan, Uncategorized »

19 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 73 views

By Don Hammonds

Model year 2021 is shaping up to be a big one for Nissan, with a new version of its biggest seller, the 2021 Nissan Rogue, and the all-new Ariya, the brand’s first all electric SUV.

Later, you will see an all-new 2021 Nissan GT-R all new versions of the full sized Titan and Titan XD trucks.

2021 Nissan Rogue

Nissan officials say that the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is a true game changer – one of the most advanced Nissan SUVs …

buyer's guide, Compact Cars, Honda, Minivans/Station Wagons, Uncategorized »

19 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 162 views

  By Don Hammonds

     If you are a parent–or if you love going on long highway vacations with a carload of friends–rejoice.
   Honda’s big news for 2021 is the arrival of a refreshed and revamped Honda Odyssey.
Honda’s big minivan has been the best selling minivan for ten years running, and not only does it deliver on the practical, it also has been a pretty stylish ride too, considering its purpose.

[caption id="attachment_10937" align="alignnone" width="700"] 2021 Honda Odyssey[/caption]

     Now in …

buyer's guide, Ford, Uncategorized »

18 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 72 views

By Don Hammonds

The big news at Ford for 2021 is one word:  Bronco.

[caption id="attachment_10917" align="alignnone" width="637"] The four-door 2021 Bronco will have available removeable modular roof sections – left and right front panels, a full-width center panel and a rear section. Roof panels on both two- and four-door models can be easily removed by unlocking the latches from the interior to provide the largest overall open-top view in its class to take in the sunshine or to gaze at the …

buyer's guide, Chevrolet, Uncategorized »

18 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 56 views

 

By Don Hammonds

There is quite a bit of big news from Chevy for model year 2021, from the all-new Trailblazer CUV to the rugged, popular Colorado pickup.

And right in the middle of it all comes the return of a familiar nameplate–Trailblazer for the brand’s all-new entry into the competitive compact SUV market.

Let’s take a look at what is ahead:

Trailblazer:

Chevy’s cooler than cool subcompact SUV is, at this writing, the fastest selling car in America. That’s a huge accomplishment when you …

buyer's guide, Hyundai, Uncategorized »

16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | 635 views

By Don Hammonds

Hyundai, arguably one of the auto industry’s most fiercely competitive companies, is hitting the road this year with a slew of new models that, like others in the brand’s lineup, are likely to be among the top picks of each model segment.

In fact, if there’s a market segment in which Hyundai does not have a strong product to do battle with the competition, we can’t think of one.

Here’s what you can look for in 2019:

Santa Fe

All-new for this …

buyer's guide, Ford, Uncategorized »

16 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 982 views
2017 Automobile Journal Buyers Guide: Ford

 

Editor’s Note:

For the next few weeks, we will publish a 2017 Buyers Guide for as many brands as we can find information to publish.  We are starting with Ford, and tomorrow’s buyers guide will feature Nissan.

By Don Hammonds

For Ford, 2017 looks like a year of red hot performance cars and doing whatever it takes to keep their Number 1 in sales record intact.

Here’s a look at what is ahead for some of Ford’s most popular products:

Mustang:

Enthusiast customers will continue to …

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

29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 1,391 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 …

buyer's guide, Family Sedans, Nissan, Ride and Drive, Uncategorized »

30 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,630 views
Leafin’ through the Leaf: 2011 Nissan Leaf Ride and Drive

Think of  Nissan’s new 2011 Leaf, the country’s first all-electric mass produced vehicle, as a conventional car with a wonderful twist.

  No gas needed.  And along with that enviable wrinkle, it  has a lot of other cool ones too. No noise–and we mean no noise. Decent acceleration. Lots of room.  No exhaust pipes. Zero emissions.  Quality materials. And a car that’s awful easy to drive and get used to despite its rather ground-breaking characteristics.

It haas a range of about 100 miles.Nissan says …

buyer's guide, Honda, Ride and Drive, Uncategorized »

22 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,164 views
2011 Honda Odyssey: The Sportin’ Life

   

   By Don  Hammonds

Everybody’s got a “thing,” so to speak when it comes to car brands.

Honda’s thing,”  in our view, is bringing sporty driving experiences to everyone, no matter what type of car you’re talking about, and making even the trip around the block a cause for pure driving  joy.

  The all–new Odyssey is no different. Yes, it’s roomier. Roomier in fact than its competitors. Yes, it’s well-equipped. It comes with all the bells and whistles, and then some.  And …

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