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20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 2 views
Ram Promaster Citywagon: A pleasant shock and full of surprises

By Don Hammonds

If we were able to award a prize for the most surprising vehicle for the year so far, it would go to the 2015 Ram Promaster City Wagon. We know that it’s  designed primarily for a commercial crowd, but with its six seats, tons of room behind thhe back seat, huge window for visibility, and countless other things, we shocked ourselves into saying that this is one small van that would be heartily welcomed into our family as …

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7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 82 views
2015 Golf TDI SEL:Compact car gold standard

By Don Hammonds

If you haven’t heard by now, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf lineup has been selected as the 2015 Car of the Year by the widely respected Motor Trend Magazine. Of course, when anything or anyone is ranked at the top, detractors and competitors love to seize the chance to knock the winner off the pedestal. Well, if Volkswagen Golf’s competitors wish to mount an assault, they’d better prepare for a big fight. This newest Golf generation beats its competitors …

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2 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 73 views
Volvo V60 T6 R-Design: One word: YUM!



By Don Hammonds


Guess who’s got the sexiest wagon on the market these days? Volvo.  Yes Volvo. Maker of those sturdy square chariots of the upper class. They’ve long since gone sexy on us, but now they’ve outdone themselves with the way cool, all-new V60. Actually, we did better than that. Our tester was the rare and ultra fast, limited production V60 T6 R Design–lovingly massaged by Polestar, Volvo’s Swedish racing arm. There was no mistaking that our tester meant business, …

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12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 130 views
2015 Chevy Colorado: Best truck–of them all

By Donald Hammonds

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2015  Motor Trend Truck of the Year, is quite a revelation on the pickup state of the art these days.

Quiet, smooth as silk, passenger car-style maneuverability and almost the perfect blueprint for a smaller, easy to drive, yet eminently practical truck of the future.     And as far as we can tell without having test driven its newest competitor, the totally redone 2016 Toyota Tacoma (Ford is out of the …

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17 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 162 views

By Don Hammonds

The new year brings one thing we all love here at Automobile Journal—-glitzy auto shows that have long awaited unveilings for next year’s car and trucks.

So we are proud to present coverage of two of America’s best known Auto Shows–one in Detroit and the other in Chicago–and a sneak look at the third one–the New York International Auto Show, which begins in April.

This year, we are giving you more information–straight from the mouths of the car companies themselves, …

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17 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 143 views
New York Auto Show: Latest and greatest?

Big doings are aleady underway for the 2015 New York International Auto Show, and it promises to be one of the biggest and most important shows in the Big Apple for years.

The show gets underway at Jacob Javits Convention Center, 11th Street between 34th and 40th Streets from Friday April 3 to Sunday, April 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to10  p.m. Monday through  Saturday and 10 7  p .m. Sundays.

One of the most awaited world premieres in decades will …

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17 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 340 views
Chicago International Auto Show: Top Drawer

Looking for the coolest, most comfortable and largest auto show? Look no further than the Chicago International Auto show, now  underway through Feb. 22. Car writers,  car fans, and  just about anyone who’s into plenty of elbow room while enjoying all that shiny metal on wheels, will tell you Chicago is the place to be. And no wonder. Based at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, the show has more  than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit …

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16 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 675 views
Detroit:2015 North American International Auto Show

This year’s North American International Auto Show—also known as the Dtroit Auto Show-took a U turn away from hybrids and compact cars–and unveiled a slew of big cars, huge trucks and flashy sport car with blistering performance. Everyone from Ford and Buick——that’s Buick’s stunning concept car, the Avenir, just above– to Acura and Lexus unveiled products that represented a huge departure from the sorts of cars seen at the last few Detroit Auto Shows.

Just about the only brands introducing products that …

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29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 142 views

Automobile Journal has hit the YouTube!

For the first time, there will be road tests of new cars and trucks by Automobile Journal on the popular YouTube website.

There will be a road test of the popular 2015 Mercedes GL250 CUV beginning today. You can view it by going to the link

We will publish video road tests of significant new autos and trucks, and you will  still be able to read our popular road tests on our website as well.

During the …

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5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 208 views
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV: An automotive Jack of All Trades

By Don Hammonds

Let’s say you are looking for a family car.

You want something that’s nice looking, with all the features you need, and good gas mileage, too.  But you DONT want anything boring, slow, or dowdy looking.

We’ve got your car right here—-the 2015 Nissan Altima.


Even with a four cylinder economical engine, the Altima is anything but slow. It drives much lighter than it is in reality, with a smooth, quiet ride. And even the cheapest Altima in the lineup looks …

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