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New Car Reviews

New Car Reviews


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

2011 Nissan Rogue

In the '90s, it was SUVs. As the wave crested, everyone - even Porsche - sold one. Sometimes several. Then SUVs began to sour as people got wise to the not-so-sporty driving...

2014 Hyundai Sante Fe

Having two versions of the same crossover is pretty smart. Not everyone needs three rows - and room for seven. Some, on the other hand, have got to have that third row. The Hyundai...

2011 Mazda Miata

The Mazda Miata and the Ford Model T may not seem to have much in common. But in one important way, they both achieved something that very few other cars ever...

2015 Nissan Pathfinder

One of the few holes left in the current car market is the one for a full-sized/three-row people-carrier that's available with all-wheel-drive but which is neither a minivan nor an SUV ... and which...

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The typical modern SUV is a sheet metal pretty boy; either it's too delicate to be taken off road -- or too expensive to risk scuffing the paint up. Toyota's new FJ...

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...

2018 BMW X3

Two things are getting hard to find in a compact crossover - in new cars, generally: six cylinder engines - and a rear-drive-based layout. The BMW X3 still has both. It hasn't gone...

2016 Lexus NX200t

The original Lexus RX was an automotive rogue wave when it appeared way back in ’98. At that time, there was nothing else like it: A luxury crossover SUV. Not a pick-up...

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I think I know how they felt. You know - guys like me, reviewing the final cadre of muscle cars some 40 years ago, back in the early 70s. They could...

2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

CAFE - the government's "fleet average" fuel efficiency requirements - have finally put the arm on BMW, too. Up to now, BMW just built the cars - and the engines - its...
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