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New Car Reviews


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

2012 Suzuki Kizashi: All it Needs is a ‘Busa Boost…

Suzuki has a handle on bikes. From the brutal 200 MPH 'Busa to the smooth-cruising Boulevard series, Suzuki is a dominant player on two wheels. But the company hasn't yet become a...

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Does the Camry hybrid - vs. the regular Camry - make economic sense? Or is it an emotional (and political) thing primarily - as in: Hey, look how much I care about...

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...

2014 Toyota RAV4

Toyota's got these TV commercials featuring the Muppets, who assert the vehicles aren't boring. But is boring bad? What if boring works? I've owned (and driven) a lot of vehicles that didn't work -...

2014 Nissan NV 200

Remember the Chris Farley skit about living in a van down by the river? In this economy, it's no joke - because it may just come to that for many people....

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

Saving money on gas is great - but how about saving money on the car? If it costs you less, then you have more in your pocket to spend on gas. And...

2019 VW Beetle Final

In 1979, VW stopped selling the Beetle - at least, in the United States. Uncle would not allow it. The car designed back in the 1930s could not meet the crashworthiness and emissions...

2017 Honda Ridgeline

Everything makes a comeback. The El Camino, for instance. Only today it’s called the Ridgeline - and Chevy doesn’t make it. Honda does. But it’s the same thing, basically: A car with a pick-up bed Better,...

2011 Ford Explorer

The circle is now complete. The very first "SUV" - the vehicle that almost singlehandedly turned the market for passenger cars into a market for trucks  - and truck-based vehicles called...

A Look-See: Automated Driving Tech

Here's a look at some of the almost-automated driving tech you'll find in many new cars, not just high-end cars like the 2019 Mercedes E-Class sedan which I'm using to show...
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