New Car Reviews

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2015 Dodge Ram ProMaster “City”

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

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...

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...

2018 Volvo V60 Polestar

Volvo’s got something pretty much no one else has - a high-performance compact wagon. It’s the Polestar version of the V60 wagon, 367 horsepower and all. You may not have heard of Polestar. It is...

2019 Toyota 86

Many people buy Toyotas because they are Toyotas - which have a reputation for being durable, reliable cars that are known to depreciate less fast than other cars. But how about a...

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...

2016 Mustang Ecoboost vs. Turbo 2016 Camaro

V8 muscle cars are all kinds of fun - but it's not necessary to have a V8 to have a muscle car. Or at least, it's not necessary to have a V8...

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...

2014 Scion tC

By the early '70s, it was getting tough for anyone under 30 to partake of known muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO and Chevy Chevelle SS . . . not so much because they were...
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