Auto News & Reviews

  • 21 May 2018 10:41 PM | Greg Morrison

    Atlanta, GA- A pickup truck has rolled away with the top honors at the 2018 GAAMA Family Car Challenge.

    The 2019 Ram 1500 was selected as the Best Overall winner after a day of driving and comparison by automotive journalists.  They chose from a range of vehicles including sedans, crossovers, wagons, minivans, and full-size SUVs and trucks.

               “Our winners this year provide an example of how consumers are moving from sedans to crossovers, minivans, wagons and even into full-size trucks – all viable choices considering how well vehicles are equipped these days for families,” said Daryl Killian, GAAMA president and host of The AutoNsider on News & Talk 1380 WAOK, an Entercom Radio Station.

    The 2018 award categories and winning vehicles were:

    Overall Winner, Best Family Car: 2019 Ram 1500

    Best Family Pickup Truck: 2019 Ram 1500

    Best Technology Family Car: 2018 Honda Odyssey

    Best Green Family Car: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    Best Three-Row Car: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

    Best Value Family Car:  2018 Mazda CX-5

    Best Luxury Family Car: 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon


    “It is really difficult in this day and age with so many manufacturers making so many quality products to select a clear and concise winner in the GAAMA Family Car challenge,” said Killian. “I think all of our competitors were in great company and our winners should be proud of their victories.”

    GAAMA, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association, is a professional organization of automotive journalists, OEM representatives, and Fleet managers. Our goal is to improve communications with the automotive industry and to encourage accuracy in the coverage of mobility and personal transportation.


  • 16 Mar 2018 8:58 AM | Brian Medford (Administrator)

    The Ford F-150 is one of the best selling vehicles of all time. With millions of units on the road, there is no doubt that over time some problems will happen more often than others. While not intended to be an all-inclusive list, we put together this 2009-2014 Ford F-150 common problems guide to help pinpoint a few of the nagging issues we think owners and potential buyers should keep in mind...

  • 07 Aug 2017 7:03 PM | Greg Morrison

    Acura has put some edge into the 2018 version of the TLX. Bumper2Bumpertv checks out what some of those changes in the Sport Sedan are.

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  • 21 Jun 2017 12:41 AM | Greg Morrison

     The 2018 Toyota Camry breaks with the tradition of a staid family sedan. Bumper2Bumpertv has a first look at the lines and the drive train and what has changed.

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  • 16 Jun 2017 3:08 PM | Greg Morrison

     In the half ton truck segment the F-150 Raptor fills two roles for the Ford brand. One is as a capable off road vehicle and the second as a performance offering. Bumper2Bumpertv checks out the platform.

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  • 03 Jun 2017 10:19 PM | Greg Morrison

     The Lincoln Continental is back and it is a serious competitor to imports in the large luxury car segment. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks the designers may have nailed it with this vehicle.

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  • 23 May 2017 6:16 PM | Greg Morrison

    What is the best car for a family? Is it something with high tech features, space or fuel economy. Bumper2Bumpertv joined other journalists to figure out what should be the big considerations in making that choice.

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  • 23 May 2017 9:56 AM | Mary Welch


    The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) selected the best of show at the 35th annual Atlanta International Auto Show, produced by the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association (MAADA), and took place at the Georgia World Congress Center through Sunday, March 26.

    “The Atlanta Auto Show is the biggest and best one yet,” said Christopher Lawrence, president of GAMMA and president of, an automotive consultancy that aims to assist consumers in making intelligent, unbiased, and logical automotive choices. “The judges cover the auto industry for a variety of outlets including newspapers,

    magazines and websites and looked at the cars for performance, value, new technology and overall experience. With increasing competition each year, it’s a challenge to identify the best cars at the show.”

    The Kia Stinger won the Judges’ Choice Award because of its progressive design, luxurious amenities, and performance-based componentry. The fastback sports sedan that will be available in rear- or all-wheel drive, and is due to hit showrooms as a 2018 model later this year.

    In addition to the Judges’ Choice, the following vehicles were also cited by the judges as being best in their category:

    • Best Bang: 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

    • Green: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt

    • Luxury: 2018 Lexus LS 500

    • Performance: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

    • SUV/Crossover: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

    • Truck: 2017 Ford Raptor

    Corey Proffitt, East Coast Communications Manager - Toyota and Lexus, accepted his award from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association, the Best LuxuryVehicle at the 35th Annual Atlanta International Auto Show,

  • 12 May 2017 10:25 AM | Mary Welch

    Buying a car is similar to dating. There’s always the flashy guy who has lots of toys and lives a fast life; but you always think in the back of your mind that he will cost you money in the end. So, you go looking for someone with no flash — just a bare-boned nice guy. It’s like buying a car that is four wheels, two doors and can get you from place to place. And again, in the back of your mind you think you deserve more.

    So then, try the Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line. For the starting price of $23,975 you get a lot for your money, without it costing you a lot of money. There’s lots of room in both rows and a really impressive amount of space in the trunk. In fact the 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space is among the largest in its class, and with the 60/40 split in the back, even more space is added. Both rows feature plenty of legroom and enough padding in the seats to make a road trip enjoyable. The Passat also comes with heated leatherette seats, which is a nice upgrade from a basic vehicle’s cloth seats.

  • 09 May 2017 11:50 AM | Greg Morrison

    Ford has made some technology and creature comfort changes to the Fusion Spoprt. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what is new.

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