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8 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 96 views
2015 Toyota Yaris: Small,sporty, and yeah–even a bit sexier

By Don Hammonds

Toyota’s tiny Yaris is looking pretty good these days.

Thanks to a sporty new appearance package and a makeover of the interior, which called for replacing the old controversial off center dashboard gauges, with a more conventional yet contemporary design, the Yaris is a lot more able to compete effectively in today’s growing city car market segment.

The exterior redesign is particularly noteworthy up front. The new design is one of the best ones in this market, and strongly …

Chevrolet, Convertibles, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 144 views
2016 Chevy Camaro goes topless

By Don Hammonds

You knew it had to happen. If there’s an all new Chevrolet Camaro Coupe now unveiled, a Camaro Convertible would not be far behind. And so, it is true. Chevy’s raised the top on its new Camaro–literally. It’s a convertible that has a top that can even be lowered at 30 miles per hour!

Camaro convertibles have a legacy and lore all their own,  you know. The convertible back in the day served as pace car in both …

Chevrolet, Compact Cars, Uncategorized »

24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 180 views
New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiled

By Don Hammonds

Few segments of the automotive market are as cut-throat competitive as the compact car segment.It will be offered in more than 40 global markets and goes on sale first in North America in early 2016. Each brand in the field has its own calling card: Hyundai’s Elantra combines strong, distinctive styling and a wealth of equipment, translating to value.

Toyota’s Corolla, one of the newest redo jobs, combines the brand’s reputation for quality and durability, with  a bit  of …

Ford, Trucks, Uncategorized »

8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 146 views
2015 Ford F-150

 

By John Heilig

AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL: 2015 Ford F-150 4X4 Supercrew Lariat ENGINE: 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with tow mode HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 325 hp @ 5,750 rpm/375 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm WHEELBASE: 145.0 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 231.9 x 79.9 x 77.2 in. TIRES: P265/60R18 CARGO: Maximum payload – 2,250 lbs./Maximum towing capacity – 8,500 lbs. ECONOMY: 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway/20.1 mpg test FUEL TANK: 23.0 gal. CURB WEIGHT: N/A BASE PRICE: $41,735 BOTTOM LINE: Despite …

Lincoln, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 140 views
2015 Lincoln Navigator

By John Heilig

 

AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL: 2015 Lincoln Navigator 4X4   ENGINE: 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 380 hp @ 5,250 rpm/460 lb.-ft. @ 2,750 rpm WHEELBASE: 119.0 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 207.9 x 78.8 x 78.1 in. TIRES: P285/45 R20 CARGO: 18.1/54.4/103.3 cu. ft. (behind 3rd row/3rd row seats folded/2nd row seats folded) ECONOMY: 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway/15.2 mg test FUEL TANK: 28.0 gal. CURB WEIGHT: 6,069 lbs. STICKER: $72,900 (includes $995 delivery, $6,850 …

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