Jimmy Lykens

Automotive Editor

Jimmy Lykens is a native of the coalfields of southern West Virginia, but he and his wife currently live in Nashville, TN and are expecting their first child.  Jimmy has been a lifelong auto and motorcycle enthusiast and writes many independent articles on both. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Recent Contributions by Jimmy

  • GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

    September 20, 2013

    GMC has been criticized by some for producing upscale versions of less-expensive Chevrolet models, much like Lincoln does with Ford products. While there is some…

  • Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Review

    August 30, 2013

    The Chevrolet Suburban has been with us for a very long time. In fact, its 80 years of continuous production is the longest of any…

  • 2014 Buick Enclave Review

    June 26, 2013

    The Enclave is Buick's entry in the full-size CUV segment and shares its Lamda platform with other GM SUVs like the Chevrolet Traverse. Crossovers offer…

  • 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Review

    June 26, 2013

    When the Chevrolet Traverse was introduced as a replacement to the Trailblazer in 2008, it had some big shoes to fill. The Trailblazer was a…

  • 2013 RAV4 EV Review

    May 16, 2013

    In the not-too-distant past, electric vehicles weren't the sort of thing anyone took very seriously. It's true that some of early incarnations of the automobile…

  • 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

    March 29, 2013

    When Japanese automakers first started bringing hybrids to the American market in the late 1990s, few of us imagined how quickly gas-electric technology would find…

  • 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Review

    March 21, 2013

    The 2014 Jaguar F-Type delivers on something that enthusiasts have been begging Jaguar to do for years: build another true, two-seat, rear-wheel drive sports car.…

  • 2013 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD Review

    March 13, 2013

    For decades, the Ford E-series and Chevrolet Express have dominated the full-size van segment in the United States. Over the last few years, however, Mercedes-Benz…

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Review

    March 7, 2013

    In the competitive market of high-performance luxury sedans, the 2013 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG is among the most desirable—and expensive, with prices starting at $95,900…

  • 2014 Subaru Forester Review

    March 7, 2013

    When the Subaru Forester came to the US in 1998, it was one of the first small crossovers to hit dealer showrooms. Since then, however,…

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