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New Car Reviews Archive 2006-2013

2013 Ford Flex 2013 Ford Fusion 2013 Scion FR-S (the other twin) 2013 Lexus ES300 Hybrid 2013 Toyota Avalon 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport 2013 Dodge Dart 2013 Jeep Compass 2013 Nissan Sentra 2013 Buick Verano 2013 Cadillac ATS 2013 “Sciobaru” BRZ/FR-S 2013 Nissan Murano 2013 Dodge Challenger 2013 Lincoln MKS 2013 Volvo S60…

2013 Toyota Prius V

Prius V side view

Most reviews of hybrid vehicles talk up their gas mileage – an important consideration, no doubt. But there are other considerations. Overall everyday usefulness, for instance. The Prius V – which is Toyota-speak for a Prius wagon – is such a for-instance. It’s the only mid-sized hybrid wagon out there – at least, the only…

Does it Ever Make Sense to Buy a New Car?

I’ll probably get in trouble. After all, I write new car reviews. Advising people not to buy new cars is not what you’d probably expect. But, here’s the fulsome scurvy truth: I – and every car journalist I know – drive used. Because we know. And now, I’m gonna spill the beans, give you the…

2013 Jeep Compass

Playing catch-up sucks – because you almost never do. The Jeep Compass, for instance. Launched in 2007, it was originally intended to be nothing more than a Jeep alternative to metrosexual FWD/AWD compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. This, it was hoped, would draw in buyers who liked the aura of the…

2014 BMW 3 Series GT

'14 GT lead hatch

Why did Porsche bring forth the Cayenne SUV and the Panamera sedan? For the same reason BMW is trying to sell hatchback versions – oops – don’t say that out loud! -  of the 3 and 5 Series sedans: To draw in potential buyers who love the brand – and love the image – but…

2014 Kia Forte

2014 Forte side view

Kia’s forte is designing snappy looking, fun-to-drive and affordable cars that make the competition’s cars seem boring and over-priced. Under-engined (and under-warranted) too. The new Forte, for instance. No denying its snazzy looks. But take a look at some of its goods: Standard 148 hp engine and six-speed manual transmission (with a six-speed automatic optional).…

Sail Fawn Big Brother

smart phone

I probably won’t be able to write new car reviews come next year – or the year after. Because I probably won’t be able to drive the damn things anymore. Maybe you won’t be able to, either. The jihad against sail fawn gabbling – and worst of all, texting – is about to bear fruit…

Christopher Dorner’s Manifesto

boywithgrenade.org Dorner vs. LAPD (If you have trouble accessing site, the document is viewable at the end of  the manifesto) From: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648 To: America Subj: Last resort Regarding CF# 07-004281 I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing…