Wednesday, January 18, 2017
New Car Reviews

New Car Reviews


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

2017 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is like the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. It may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. With the V6, the “Kessel Run” (0-60)...

2017 VW Golf Sportwagen

Maybe you were a Boy Scout as a kid. If you were, you may remember the infamous Snipe hunt. The Scoutmaster would gather everyone around the campfire and tell the boys...

2017 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is ridiculous - but then, so is my orange Trans Am. Both are (or were, in the case of my ancient Pontiac) designed to meet emotional rather than...

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...

2017 Chevy Camaro (Pirate Review)

GM didn’t want me to test drive the new Camaro - I've been excommunicated as a politically incorrect heretic - so they’ll probably be surprised by this review. I like what they’ve done...

2017 Lexus NX300h

Hybrids have become a harder sell - because gas has become an easier buy. At $4 a gallon (and sweating the possibility of $5 or $6 a gallon) spending an extra $5,000 on...

2017 VW Passat

Last year, VW nixed the so-so-fuel-efficient (but simple and inexpensive) 2.5 liter in-line five that used to be the Passat's standard engine in favor of a slightly more fuel-efficient (but more...

2017 Lexus GS450h

How much is a (roughly) 10 MPG improvement worth to you? How about $12,940? That's the price spread between the hybrid GS450h and the non-hybrid (but otherwise pretty much the same) GS350. $63,635 vs....

More Electric Car Kool Aid

I had planned to review the new Chevy Bolt electric car based on a test drive - but GM has rescinded my privileges for reasons knownst only to them but strongly...

2017 Subaru Outback

All-wheel-drive is very popular. But all-wheel-drive-equipped wagons are fairly hard to find. They are harder to find for about $25k to start. Impossible to find with AWD standard for about $25k to start...
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