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16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 89 views
2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X: Welcome to the “Big Boys Club”

By Don Hammonds

Nissan’s Titan has been out there battling in the truck market for quite some time.

But this time around, Titan’s bringing game with them: A bigger, more imposing truck that looks t0 be no pushover. A new 310 horsepower 5.0 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that has a two-stage turbo system. A host of equipment, options and features that will make it eminently a much tougher  competitor than ever before.   And plenty of clout appearance wise among other trucks, …

Dodge, Family Sedans, Uncategorized »

16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 133 views
2016 Dodge Charger STX Plus AWD:  It’s about the flava, baby!

By Don Hammonds

Looking for some “Flava” in your next big American family sedan?

Let us suggest the 2016 Dodge Charger SXT Plus AWD–it’s a solid, well-built, impeccably made full sized sedan  that, despite playing little brother to the hellishly fast Dodge Charger Hellcat, can really step out briskly and do so while getting pretty decent mileage.

First, let me put something to rest about this car and FiatChrysler products in general.

You probably have heard that Chrysler Fiat is having quality control issues. That just has …

Nissan, Uncategorized »

2 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 114 views

By Don Hammonds

If James Bond was a family man, I strongly suspect that Nissan’s new Maxima would be on his list of possible rides for the kiddos.

Sleek, sexy, sly as a leopard, the 2016 Maxima is beyond a doubt, one of the coolest cats in the full-size sport sedan field.  It’s reliably fast without slamming you against the seats or upside a door panel. It corners and stops and steers like some of the better sports sedans I’ve driven.  And …

Acura, Aston Martin, Uncategorized »

14 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 227 views
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: Lush life, Ford style

By Don Hammonds

I knew I was in for a treat when I took a look at the iconic Ford emblem on the steering wheel of the ritzy 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum.

My clue was when I saw that the emblem was not done up in the usual midnight blue associate with the oval nameplate.  No, this looked like sterling silver—yeah, baby!

[caption id="attachment_8138" align="alignnone" width="643"] 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Series with EcoBoost[/caption]

Now when was the last time YOU saw a Ford emblem …

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13 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 223 views
2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe: The Magnificent Beast

By John Heilig

MODEL: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

ENGINE: 3.0-liter supercharged V6

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 360 hp @ 6,500 rpm/339 lb.-ft. @ 3,500-5,000 rpm

WHEELBASE: 103.3 in.

LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 176.0 x 74.2 x 51.6 in.

TIRES: P255/35R20 (F)/P295/30R20 (R)

CARGO: 11.0 cu. ft.

ECONOMY: 15 mpg city/24 mpg highway/18.3 mpg test

FUEL TANK: 18.5 gal.

CURB WEIGHT: 3,456

COMPETITIVE CLASS: Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz 600SL

STICKER: $99,305 (includes $995 delivery, $14,910 options)

BOTTOM LINE: Not only is the Jaguar F-Type Coupe one of the most beautiful cars on the …

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