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20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 52 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 | 132 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 | 127 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 | 184 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 | 213 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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