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New Car Reviews


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

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...

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Have you noticed? Mid-sized trucks are getting pretty scarce. Dodge dropped the Dakota. GM has put the kibosh - for the moment, at least - on the Chevy Colorado (and its GMC...

2014 Mercedes CLA 250

The new Mercedes CLA is one thing no previous Mercedes-Benz has ever been - front-wheel-drive (with AWD optional) and also another thing very few Mercedes Benzes have ever been - fairly...

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The obvious often isn't until someone makes it so. For instance, adding a real-sized rear door to a sporty coupe - as Hyundai has done with the Veloster. Much better than one (or...

2014 VW Touareg TDI

There are three mid-sized (and real-deal, with significant off-road capability) German-brand crossover SUVs that consume not much more fuel than many current economy cars. The fuel, of course, is diesel. And the three...

2017 Toyota Highlander

First of all, there are no turbos. That fact alone sets the current Toyota Highlander apart from almost all other mid-sized crossover SUVs - most of which either come standard with or...

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...

2019 VW eGolf: Electric Boogaloo II

I made it home - without a flatbed! And without having to plug the eGolf in - and wait - before I could get home. But the most interesting thing I discovered about...

The Me Too Corvette

Where should a Corvette’s engine be? Historically, it has always been up front and usually under a rear-opening hood - which made it easier to see the Corvette’s engine - a very...
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