Monday, January 16, 2017
New Car Reviews

New Car Reviews


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

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 Nissan Titan (not XD)

Maybe you know the story of the WWII-era Japanese battleships Yamato and Musashi. They were the largest, most powerful battleships ever built - 72,000 tons, 18 inch guns (vs. 45,000 tons...

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 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 RC Coupe

For Lexus, the RC is a "radical coupe." Radical looking, certainly. And it offers a V8. Circa now, that's pretty rad. You may have noticed these are disappearing elsewhere. Including under the hoods of rival...

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 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....

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Well, you haven’t got much choice. But - sometimes - that’s not a bad thing. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, for instance. It is one of just a few (one of just two, really) “mid...

2017 Mercedes S550e

A $100,000 hybrid makes me think of Gloria Steinem's quip about a woman needing a man like a fish needs a bicycle. But I'd still much rather have the Mercedes 550e than...
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