Jim Hamel

I am now the editor for one of High Gear Media's newest and most exciting sites called "InsiderCarReviews.com." I road test brand new vehicles each week so these are truly in depth, experiential reviews for you the consumer. I can also really tell you about all the dirty details you pick up when you really "live" with a new car for a week. Check it out!


Week-Long Test Drive: 2010 Acura RL Brings Divine Comfort To Affordable Super-Luxury

Week-Long Test Drive: 2010 Acura RL Brings Divine Comfort To Affordable Super-Luxury

Sometimes after a long, hard and invariably stressful day at the office you just want to get into a car that will cosset and calm you on your drive home. Divinely smooth ride comfort is the order of the day and the engine, while powerful, never emits any unseemly sports car like shrieking. All...

February 17, 2010
2010 Acura TSX 4-door Sedan V6 Auto Tech Pkg Temperature Controls

End of Week Report: 2010 Acura TSX V-6

Like the saddest line in a sappy love song and the sorrowful eyes of a baby English Bulldog puppy, today has been a serious downer. Today was the day I had to return my... read more December 14, 2009

2010 acura tsx v6 009

Driving Impressions: Acura TSX V-6 (Day Two Completed)

Through all the hardships and frustration of daily life sometimes things come along in our lives that make everything feel okay. Sometimes it is a close friend, sometimes it... read more December 8, 2009

2010 Lexus HS 250h

Los Angeles Auto Show: Would Americans Buy the Baby Lexus LF-Ch Hybrid Electric?

First off, all of the madness concerning using letters and numbers to name cars has just gone too far. It worked for a few car companies like BMW (who has always done it) but... read more December 7, 2009

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Los Angeles Auto Show: Mitzy and Muffy’s Personal Guided Tour of the Grand Event

"Oh Muffy, I just must get Charles to buy me that new Rolls Royce Ghost sedan. It would look so lovely parked next to our Phantom. Oh, look at me. I am creating a ghost theme... read more December 5, 2009

2011 Audi R8 Spyder

Los Angeles Auto Show: The 2010 Audi R8 Will Only Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

In most of the teaser footage for the new convertible Audi R8, the Audi PR department has been showing off photos of its ragtop supercar in a rather peculiar shade of 1970's... read more December 5, 2009

2010 Lexus GX 460

Los Angeles Auto Show: The 2010 Lexus GX460 is an all New Type of Hybrid

The mad scientists at Toyota are at it again. It appears that not only did they cross the DNA streams of three of their different SUVs they also managed to create a great... read more December 5, 2009


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