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14 Jan 2019 | No Comment | 86 views

Welcome to the second round of articles for Automobile Journal’s 2019 Buyer’s Guide.  Today we are featuring the Honda and Kia lineups for 2019.  Thursday, look for articles on Hyundai, Cadillac,  and Audi.

Hope you enjoy our Buyers Guide articles. Happy browsing!

Don Hammonds, executive editor and publisher of Automobile Journal

By Don Hammonds

Looking for style, durability, performance, and an invaluable sense of security about your next vehicle?

Look no further than Honda.

Honda has undeniably had a successful year in 2018.  Just look at …

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14 Jan 2019 | No Comment | 88 views

By Don Hammonds

Kia is one busy carmaker these days.

First, it’s introducing new —and quite well-done–products virtually every model year.

Secondly, Kia continues to garner acclaim for the styling, performance and quality of its products, and given that American car makers are leaving the sedan market, Kia, which produces some of the best sedans in the business from the bottom to the top of the market, will likely see its sales explode over the next year or two to come.

Contrary to what …

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11 Jan 2019 | No Comment | 110 views


It’s that time of the year again:  New model introductions.

And we are unveiling our 2019 Buyers Guide starting today!

We will be publishing articles on the most interesting lineups, giving you photos, basic information and a few highlights that should please you whether you are buying a vehicle this year, or just an auto and truck enthusiast.

The 2019 product lineup is looking pretty exciting, and we thought we would start with Ford Motor Company.


Don Hammonds, executive editor and publisher, Automobile …

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25 Jul 2018 | No Comment | 314 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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20 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 503 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 …

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