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New Car Reviews


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

2011 Lexus RX350

There's an old slam that says Japanese car companies are better at imitating than innovating. Then how to explain the Lexus RX? When this model first appeared way back in late 1998, it...

2011 Kia Sportage

Karma can be a mean bitch. What the Japanese did to the Americans in the '70s and '80s - shivving them on price and snatching away their former customers - the Koreans...

2011 Mazda6

Size matters - to family car buyers. So it's not surprising that the Mazda6 - which used to be slightly smaller - and sportier - than other cars in the mid-sized sedan...

2011 Kia Optima

Back in the '70s and '80s, car journalists got sore arms throwing rhetorical cabbages at American car companies over the practice known as "bad engineering" - reselling the same car...

2011 Mini Cooper Countryman

Everyone (well, almost everyone) likes the Mini Cooper - the reincarnated, updated version of the micro-car Brit car of the 1960s. The problem has been that not everyone can use the...

2011 Nissan Cube

The Joker's famous line, "why so serious?" could be directed at new cars - or a lot of them, anyhow. $200 a piece tires on 18, 19 and even 20 inch...

2011 Honda Odyssey

Minivans started out as inexpensive family trucksters. A 1984 Plymouth Voyager - the grand-daddy of them all - had a sticker price of about $8,200. Even adjusted for inflation, that's still...

2011 Toyota Camry

People like McDonald's. What's that got to do with a car review? Well, it depends on the car. Understanding why the Quarter Pounder With Cheese is the country's favorite hamburger - and has...

2011 Ford F250 Super Duty Powerstroke

"Super Duty" sounds heroic, larger-than-life. And the Ford F250 Super Duty is all those things and more besides. A six-foot-three man needs a step ladder to get up to the bed (Ford thoughtfully...

2011 Lexus IS250/350 C

Lexus made its bones - and piles of money - by beating Mercedes-Benz and other Euro status brands at their own game. The top-of-the-line LS series sedan, for example, could be bought...
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