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25 Jul 2018 | No Comment | 45 views

By Don Hammonds

Looking for a top notch luxury family car for a modest amount of money?

That has all the bells and whistles?

That has a sturdy warranty to calm your nerves about unexpected problems arising?

That pretty much sums up the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited.  You seriously cannot go wrong buying one.  They are solid, dependable and unusually quick on the road, too, at least for a family sedan.

Speaking of the warranty, the Sonata comes with  five year, 60,000 mile new vehicle …

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25 Jul 2018 | No Comment | 48 views

 
Sergio Marchionne, the executive hailed as the man who heroically prevented the death of two ailing companies and transformed them into Fiat Chrysler, an automotive behemoth selling automobiles that have distinct, individual identities apart from their competitors who pulled two ailing carmakers from the brink of collapse and led the improbable transformation of Fiat Chrysler into an automotive,  giant, died on Wednesday in Zurich. He was 66.
Mr. Marchionne was the chairman of CNH Industrial, the chief executive officer of Fiat …

Compact Cars, Kia, Uncategorized »

20 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 204 views

By Don Hammonds

We all know the story.

Subcompact cars are ugly. They are no fun to drive. They’re slow. The interior is a prison sentence.

Well, Kia’s all-new 2018 Rio EX Five Door just took that story and tore it to shreds–and it’s one of this year’s biggest automotive surprises.

The Rio is an absolute blast to drive, and corners quite aggressively too.  Who knew? Way more fun to drive than just about any of its competitors in this market segment. It is …

Ford, Trucks, Uncategorized »

20 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 215 views

By Don Hammonds

There’s a reason for everything, they say.

That sure applies to the popularity of Ford’s storied and favored Ford F-150.It is well-built. Rugged as hell. In some models, it’s so plush it would make a limousine embarrassed. It’s reasonably economical, considering the steadily building rep for Ford’s EcoBoost engines.  And given the turbocharging you get with that engine, the F-150 is responsive and ready to roar when it needs to. And thanks to improvements, it rides better than ever. …

Hybrids, Toyota, Uncategorized »

17 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 233 views

 

By Don Hammonds

Want a glance into the automotive future?

We got your back.

The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime is your ticket.

The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid, which means that you can recharge at home or at a public charging station, which are becoming a lot more common nowadays. While it is indeed the top of the heap Prius, it doesn’t look like the other Prius models that are not plug-0in hybrids.  It has its own look–and given the potential of this …

Dodge, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

22 Feb 2018 | No Comment | 270 views

By Don Hammonds

Something unforgettable comes this way.

You can hear it. You can see it.  You can feel it.

It’s Dodge’s 2018 Durango SRT 392, a muscled full throated performance SUV that will make your socks roll up and down, raise hairs on the back of your neck and echo thunderously in your ears.

Of course, Durango’s been around a  minute—a bunch of minutes– since 2011, I think. While it hasn’t changed much over the years, sales figures and positive media reviews suggerst …

Kia, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

31 Jan 2018 | No Comment | 299 views

By Don Hammonds

Prepare to be surprised by the 2018 Kia Niro.

First this small front wheel drive crossover is pretty roomy when you see how small it is on the outside.  It can hold an incredible number of boxes with the back seat folded down–ten of the standard boxes used by grocery stores for stocking. It’s economical beyond belief.  And the styling is just about the coolest you will find with a hybrid product.  And did we mention price?  The value …

Infiniti, Uncategorized »

31 Jan 2018 | No Comment | 203 views

By Don Hammonds

That sleek looking blur that just roared past  you just might be a 2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400.

Infiniti is not playing with this car–they are deadly serious about making a name and building a rep for this particular model.

Of course, the big elephant in the room in the superfast midsized luxury sedan market are from BMW in the form of its M sedans. But never mind.  The Infiniti has a couple of cards to play that I think one-up …

Honda, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 316 views

 

 

 

By Don Hammonds

Talk about your big time changes!

Just look at the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring!

It’s got all new, tough looking styling that really catapults it to the top in terms of head turning design and a look that truly can’t be mmistaken for anything else.

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And there’s a host of new features and innovations, including an all new engine, marking the first time that there will be a choice of two for …

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6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 298 views

By Don Hammonds

Looking for a really cool compact to midsized crossover with [pizzazz for a relatively low price?

Let’s introduce you to the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate.

It’s a really sharp, contemporary, well-made and quite sexy looking crossover which costs $39,875–not bad for a top of the line model with quite a bit of desirable, up to the minute equipment and technology.

The Santa Fe Sport  is powered by a 2.0T 2.0 liter turbocharged, direct injection four cylinder putting out 240 …

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