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New Car Reviews


Honest opinions - the good, bad and ugly. View the entire archive.

2019 VW Sportwagen

It’s no easy thing picking yourself up off the mat after getting sucker punched  . . . or getting almost diesel mileage out of a gas engine. But, VW’s trying. The just updated 2019...

2019 Volvo XC60

Volvo can’t sell safety anymore. Well, it can’t sell just safety - because everyone else sells safety, too. They have to. Back in the '60s and '70s - when Volvo made its name as...

2018 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius was not just the first hybrid, for a long time it was without question the best hybrid. Nothing else even approached its 50-plus average MPG capability (not just highway...

Electric Isn’t Exotic . . . Or Even Anything Special

Is it just speed - and exclusivity - which make a Maserati (or a Porsche) exotic? If that’s all it is, then electrified versions of these and other exotic cars ought...

2019 Nissan Sentra

One of the secrets about new cars that's hiding in plain sight is that "compact" sedans aren't really anymore. They keep growing . . . on the inside, at least. Models like the...

2019 Mercedes CLS 450

Okay, so the V8 is gone. Let's get that out of the way first. Government fuel economy mandates - now and threatened - have pinched it out existence. Not even Mercedes can...

2019 BMW X2

Paraphrasing evil King Edward I, Longshanks from the epic movie, Braveheart: The problem with crossovers is  . . .  there are too many crossovers. And they all look pretty much the same. Because...

2019 Chevy Camaro

The Chevy Camaro has always been a more practical Corvette. Similar performance when ordered with its available V8  - which is the same basic V8 you get in the Corvette, detuned slightly...

Camaro’s Crisis

It's 1975 all over again - for the Chevy Camaro. That year, there was no Z28 and the next year there was almost no Camaro. Chevy - GM management - came very...

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

What does it take to outdo the Prius at hybridness? Hyundai - and the Ioniq hybrid. By just about every metric other than who got there first, the Hyundai is the pick of...
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