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Driving the Nation’s Lou Ann Hammond appears on the Washingtonpost.com Real Wheels carchat every Friday with Warren Brown. An Automotive Forum that Discusses any automotive topic with auto enthusiasts.

Chevy, VW, luxury cars Washington Post carchat

By | 2017-03-24T16:40:07+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, How is everyone today? I hope you're ready for Spring because it is going to go from 40-50s to mid-70s in a matter of days. Make sure your windshield wipers are still in good shape because you're still getting rain on the East Coast. We're still getting rain on the [...]

Ford F250 diesel Cadillac XT5 Toyota C-HR WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Cadillac, Ford, Toyota, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Finally, the rains have stopped, and the Sun has come out. There are so many sparkling clean cars in California; everywhere you look there is green, the flowers are blooming, it's going to be a beautiful Summer full of allergies people never knew they had. I drove a 2017 Ford [...]

Silly Valley wine country slip sliding away

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: #carchat, BMW, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, It's been one wet week in Northern California! Yes, we need it, but we're not used to it, and certainly not this much all at once. Stretch, and I drove to Palo Alto, CA for a BMW event (when you see me in my videos, Stretch is the videographer). We [...]

Donald Trump, Joe Biden, NACTOY, NAIAS2017

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Congratulations Chevy Bolt! NACTOY's Car of the Year to an electric car that gets 238 driving range. Another great week! The Detroit Auto show was packed with news. It was overshadowed by auto industry news (aka Trump and Volkswagen), but it's not the first autoshow that we've had to weed [...]

Fruitcake Challenger heated WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, The first snow storms of the year always feel like we’re in for a Maunder Minimum, a small ice age. The body is not ready for it, and you need to switch from Summer driving to Winter driving. I've written a Top Ten Winter driving tips for snow and ice. [...]

Chevy Bolt energy center eHorizon for motorcyclists

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I went to Detroit this week and visited General Motor's Energy center. I got to see the lab where they tested the batteries for the Chevy Volt and the Chevy Bolt. It's amazing how far batteries have come just in my time; from lead acid batteries to Nickel Metal Hydride [...]

From CA to CA over Thanksgiving carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, From CA to CA - from California to Canada. I am at the Westin Harbour in Toronto Canada covering the Natural Ultimate Fitness Event. I am trying to get healthy, and while I don't want to be as assiduous as the contestants, I like the idea of working out, no [...]

Plug-in hybrids Chrysler Ford Mitsubishi

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Chrysler, Ford, Mitsubishi, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and friends, This is not the first time I have felt this way, but this is the first time I need to tell you. I really enjoy this chat and look forward to it each week. Whatever I am doing during the week I think about whether I should mention it to [...]

Hyundai SEMA Kia motorcycles WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Hyundai, Kia, SEMA, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Stretch helped me out this week and went to Las Vegas to drive the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport with a starting price of $21,650 or the Elantra Sport automated shifting with a 7-speed DCT and paddle shifters for $22,750. Stretch got around 28 miles per gallon. How many of you are worried about car hacking/cybersecurity? [...]

Magna, Nissan, Mazda, Infiniti WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: #carchat, #Magna, Dodge, Mazda, Nissan, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Magna International opened their doors to show us some new products. Car companies sell today's products; when you visit an Auto Supplier, you get a real glimpse into the future of automobiles and the Auto Industry. Do you tow a trailer? The hardest part of towing is backing up. Magna [...]