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New Car Reviews


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

2017 Kia Niro

The Prius has a rival that no one seems to know about - probably because Kia hasn’t done much to market its hybridness. It’s the Kia Niro - and you probably haven’t...

2015 Honda Fit

Last week, I test-drove the new three-cylinder (and turbocharged) Ford Fiesta. A neat little car - emphasis on little. This week, I have the new Honda Fit, which is also little - but...

2016 Mercedes Sprinter Van

Living in a van down by the river may not be such a bad thing. Especially if your van is a Mercedes Sprinter van. It's in the same class (and useful for the...

2013 Lexus ES300 Hybrid

Hybrids are becoming hot rods - well, some hybrids. Luxury hybrids. They kind of have to, when you stop to think about it. After all, what person with say $40k to spend on...

2012 Civic: Better Than Ever… But is it Good Enough?

Honda's Civic is the grandaddy of them all - the first Mass Success Japanese economy car that kicked in the door for the rest of them and, arguably, ushered in a...

2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Here's an example of the importance of cross-shopping: The 2012 Infiniti G37 coupe - rear-wheel-drive, standard 330 hp V-6, seven-speed transmission and 0-60 in 5.6 seconds - starts at $37,800. For about...

2018 Mazda CX-9

One of the oddities of our era is that cars are getting bigger - and heavier - but engines are getting smaller. It's because the government hasn't - yet - mandated the...

2012 GMC Acadia: The Crossover That Can

Until just a couple of years ago, GMC only sold trucks - and truck-based SUVs. They were slightly nicer, trim-wise, than a Chevy truck or SUV - but not as pricey as...

2011 Volkswagen Eos

VW's Eos retractable hardtop coupe was launched about five years ago - in 2007 - when VW was ramping up an attempt to redefine itself as an upscale brand in...

2015 Hyundai Sonata

Should Toyota be worried? I think so, yes. Because anyone who takes the time to cross-shop the new Hyundai Sonata will find it harder to justify buying a Camry - which though still...
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