James Flammang

Contributing Editor

A veteran auto journalist and editor of Tirekicking Today, Jim has contributed countless reviews and articles to such publications as autoMedia, New Car Test Drive, and Kelley Blue Book, as well as J.D. Power, cars.com, Consumer Guide, and the Chicago Tribune. He began by writing about antique/classic cars and how-to tasks, before turning to new and used vehicles. Most of his 30 published books have dealt with auto history, along with six children’s titles. His most recent book is the Tirekicking Used Car Buyer’s Guide.

Recent Contributions by James

  • 2018 Audi S5 YMM Overview

    April 11, 2017

    Like other German premium automakers, Audi boasts a group of stand-apart, high-performance variants of its standard models, identified by the “S” prefix. Based upon the…

  • 2018 BMW 750 YMM Overview

    April 11, 2017

    For many years, the 7-Series has served as the flagship sedan from BMW. Fully redesigned for the 2016 model year, the V8-powered 750i and its…

  • 2018 BMW 740e YMM Overview

    April 11, 2017

    Flagship luxury sedans, such as BMW’s long-lived 7-Series, provide a superior blend of style, interior space, and performance – plus a long list of posh…

  • 2018 BMW 530e YMM Overview

    April 11, 2017

    When BMW redesigned its entire 5-Series lineup for 2018, it added something new: the 530e plug-in hybrid. Joining BMW’s three other “e” models, it’s the…

  • 2017 Nissan Titan YMM Overview

    April 7, 2017

    One year after the debut of the heavy-duty, diesel-powered Titan XD, Nissan introduced a redesigned half-ton Titan full-size pickup truck as a 2017 model. After…

  • 2017 Jeep New Compass YMM Overview

    April 7, 2017

    Totally redesigned for the 2017 model year, what’s been called the New Compass was placed on sale right alongside the last of the prior Compass…

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C350e YMM Overview

    April 7, 2017

    Introduced as a new model for 2016, the C350e is a plug-in hybrid variant of the premium German automaker’s current C-Class sedan. In its latest…

  • 2018 Audi S4 YMM Overview

    April 3, 2017

    Ever since the start of the 21st century, Audi has offered high-performance “S” offshoots of some of its “A” models, including the compact A4 sedan.…

  • 2018 BMW 640 YMM Overview

    March 28, 2017

    In the 6-Series coupe and convertible, silken performance and superior comfort combine with the inevitable prestige that’s part of the BMW experience. The expressively styled…

  • Our Take: 2017 Ram 2500

    March 27, 2017

    A perennial rival to Ford’s F-250 and Chevrolet's Silverado 2500, the three-quarter-ton Ram 2500 still looks and feels like a work truck. An updated Power…

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