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New Car Reviews


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

Old Still Sells

I've often wondered whether people would buy a new vehicle available without all the new stuff - especially the over-the-top electronic nannying stuff but also just over-the-top stuff generally, including such...

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...

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...

2013 Honda Accord coupe

The two-door layout might just do it. Buyers who in past years would probably have never considered a Kia or Hyundai - much less a Ford or Chevy - over a car...

2016 Subaru Forester XT

I don't look at the Subaru Forester XT as (god help us) another crossover SUV. I look at it as what it is... A stealth WRX. An M80 in a ladyfinger wrapper. Did you...

2018 Lexus NX300

No one knows who invented the shoe - but not surprisingly, it caught on. The crossover is another such idea - and we know whose that was. Back in '98, Lexus took a...

2015 Volvo V60

For the past several years, Volvo has been trying hard to sell American buyers other-than-wagons  . . . models like the snarky C30 hatchback, the C70 convertible and the S80 lux...

2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel 52 MPG . . . Read The Fine Print

We're told the 2018 Chevy Cruze diesel will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway. But read the fine print. And then the bold print. Yes, the car will be capable of...

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...

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...
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