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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…

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

'17 Mirage lead

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage costs no more than the 2014 Mirage – despite a horsepower infusion (not that it’s a lot, but still) excellent fuel economy (preliminary estimates are 44 maybe even 45 MPG on the highway) and a major wheels-up re-bop of the body/cosmetics/features (the latter of which now includes an available 300 watt audio…

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…