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New Car Reviews


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

2017 Subaru Outback

All-wheel-drive is very popular. But all-wheel-drive-equipped wagons are fairly hard to find. They are harder to find for about $25k to start. Impossible to find with AWD standard for about $25k to start...

2012 Kia Optima: Try to Find Something Bad to Say About it….

Here's the thing: Everyone makes good cars now, so "reliability" and "safety" aren't the selling points they used to be. They're givens. That puts the name-brand Japanese brands - Honda and Toyota - in...

2014 Hyundai Azera

Growing up in the '70s and '80s, my family had one not-quite-Cadillac after the next. A succession of Oldsmobiles that had many of the same features, but cost my folks less...

2016 Dodge Ram ProMaster City

Minivans started off as inexpensive, economical, versatile alternatives to both cars and things a lot bigger (SUVs). But today's minivans are not-so-mini ... and are rarely economical. Either to buy or to drive....

2017 Toyota Tacoma

If you miss reasonable-sized trucks - what 1500 series trucks used to be before Codpiece Fever overtook the country - you might want to have a look at a “mid-sized” truck...

2013 Ford Fusion

"Fusion" - the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. It's a fair description - of the car. Technically, the Ford Fusion is mid-sized, but...

2017 VW Jetta

Channeling Mr. T, I pity VW. The company has been Hiroshima'd by the fallout from the diesel "cheating" scandal. But the nuking was its own doing. Not the "cheating" part. The bending over part. VW should have...

2017 Toyota Highlander

First of all, there are no turbos. That fact alone sets the current Toyota Highlander apart from almost all other mid-sized crossover SUVs - most of which either come standard with or...

2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota has built a better Prius - a hybrid that is economical to buy as well as operate.  It's called the Prius C - and it's 542 pounds lighter than the...

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

When everyone makes a crossover SUV, how do you make your crossover SUV stand out? First, you split the difference between compact-sized crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and mid-sized crossovers like the...
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