Articles tagged with: 2018

Compact Cars, Kia, Uncategorized »

20 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 980 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 | 975 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 | 1,070 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 | 957 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 …

Uncategorized »

6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 715 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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