Auto Reviews

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 Review: The Little Engine That Could Use Some Spices2013 Mazda CX-5 Review: The Little Engine That Could Use Some Spices

    September 12 2012 6:13 AM

    The 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover is an example of utilitarian design and great gas mileage, but it will leave car enthusiasts a bit wanting in the speed and handling departments.

  • Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible Review: Tiger In the Dining Room

    August 10 2012 8:58 AM

    The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible embodies contradictions: British class and refinement contain the aggression and power of a tiger about to pounce. The Supersports Convertible strives to be perfect, and in most regards it is. Any review of a car of the Supersports Convertible's caliber has to focus on the details or limit itself to five short words: this is a great car.

  • 2013 Porsche Boxster S Review: A Top Down Driver Fable for the Everyman

    August 02 2012 12:28 PM

    The 2013 Porsche Boxster S offers the most fun and best performance of any roadster for under $100,000.

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Review: A Road-Going Fighter Jet in a TuxAston Martin V8 Vantage Review: A Road-Going Fighter Jet in a Tux

    July 27 2012 2:11 PM

    The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is the coolest car on the road, a fighter-jet dressed up in a tuxedo.

  • Chicago Gangster Al Capone's Armored V8 Cadillac At Auction

    July 11 2012 12:17 PM

    Al Capone's iconic bulletproof V8 Cadillac will be put on the auction block by RM Auctions in Plymouth, Mich. On July 28, in advance of the Concours d'Elegance of America, the famous gangster's green Caddy is expected to fetch upwards of $500,000, if recent history is taken as a guide.

  • Tiger Traps And Weird Signs: The Pain Of Parking In New YorkTiger Traps And Weird Signs: The Pain Of Parking In New York

    July 10 2012 4:33 PM

    It's common knowledge that parking in New York is a miserable experience. Finding spots can be frustrating, parking is expensive, street-side parking notices are inscrutable and you have to move your car often.

  • Tiger Traps And Weird Signs: The Pain Of Parking In New YorkTiger Traps And Weird Signs: The Pain Of Parking In New York

    July 10 2012 4:33 PM

    It's common knowledge that parking in New York is a miserable experience. Finding spots can be frustrating, parking is expensive, street-side parking notices are inscrutable and you have to move your car often.

  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne S Review: A Suburbanite?s Dream From Germany?s Best, But Dissatisfaction Persists2012 Porsche Cayenne S Review: A Suburbanite?s Dream From Germany?s Best, But Dissatisfaction Persists

    July 06 2012 9:05 AM

    The 2012 Porsche Cayenne S may be the perfect small SUV for America's stereotypical suburbanite. This is not meant as a slur - in many regards the Porsche Cayenne S stands out. It can be fun to drive, is exceedingly comfortable, looks great and offers a ruggedness and utilitarianism not necessarily available from most German sports cars. However, the Cayenne's attempts to check every box also lead to its downfall in some key areas; the Porsche Cayenne S is the perfect car for a very specif...

  • Stunning New Aston Martin 310 Vanquish Fills Super Grand Tourer Niche [PHOTOS]

    June 20 2012 6:13 PM

    After much anticipation, storied British carmaker Aston Martin finally released its new flagship the AM 310 Vanquish, reviving the Vanquish name after an absence of years and securing a niche for the super grand tourer.

  • From Mustangs To Trans Ams To GTs, Carroll Shelby's Iconic Designs And Hitler's Parade Car: An Investor's Guide To Classic Autos

    June 16 2012 6:35 PM

    In the weeks leading to the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.'s collector car auction in Orange County, Calif., a new group of people appears to be joining aging-vehicle aficionados in paying attention to this annual event, as an increasing number of investors are turning to older vehicles as the latest safe havens for their money.

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Review: 100% Porsche But With Room For Four2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Review: 100% Porsche But With Room For Four

    June 14 2012 8:56 AM

    Rarely do the words sports car and luggage go together in a sentence without the connecting phrase does not have enough room for. Well no more, because the 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is a genuine sports car, and it can in fact easily deal with some bags at the airport. Moreover, it succeeds in actually combining a sports car with hybrid technology without totally neutering the driving experience. Read our review to learn more.

  • Soul of Sports Car, Hybrid Technology, Room For Groceries - Three Reasons to Love the 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid: Review

    June 13 2012 8:23 PM

    Rarely do the words sports car and luggage go together in a sentence without the phrase does not have enough room for. No more. The 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid succeeds in actually combining a sports car with hybrid technology without totally neutering the driving experience.

  • Toyota RAV4 EV Impresses, But $50,000 Price Shocks

    May 07 2012 6:30 PM

    Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) debuted the new 2012 RAV4 EV on Monday in Los Angeles at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium. The new electric RAV4 will have a range of approximately 100 miles with a charging time of roughly 6 hours, but the high price of $49,800 MSRP could leave some would-by buyers shocked.

  • 10 Best Driving Songs For Your Bentley Mulsanne ? Hip-Hop to Opera

    May 04 2012 1:23 PM

    A recent test drive of the Bentley Mulsanne proved that the powerful, elegant beast?s ?Naim for Bentley? sound system can shake your to the core. The Bentley Mulsanne?s 20 speaker, 2200 Watt sound system with eight dedicated Digital Signal Processing units makes the car a ready replacement for concert attendance.

  • Bentley Mulsanne Review: A Bittersweet Test Drive of Elegant Perfection

    May 04 2012 12:16 PM

    The Bentley Mulsanne was parked across the street from our non-descript New York office tower. It gleamed in the sun, but nevertheless a Bentley employee was giving it one last spit and polish (although I'm sure that Bentley would never use spit to polish unless it came from a special Bentley tended pride of lions; it's just that lux).

  • Crazy Juke-R Race Car Destroys Dubai Supercars in Desert Nemesis Video - And You Can Buy It

    May 03 2012 3:59 PM

    The wicked little Juke-R ? the unholy offspring of a Nissan Juke mated to GT-R engine ? can tear up the track at speeds up to 160 mph and recently starred in its own noir themed movie ?Desert Nemesis? as it faced off under the able hand of driver Lucas Ordonez against Dubai racing master Salah Salahuddin?s stable of supercars. And now Nissan says the car will be available to buy ? as least if you?re super-rich.

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric Review: Silent, Quick and Efficient2012 Ford Focus Electric Review: Silent, Quick and Efficient

    April 17 2012 6:15 PM

    Ford Motor Co. trotted-out some brand, spanking new 2012 Ford Focus Electric cars in New York on Tuesday for a first round of test driving, and the new electric car certainly seems to meet Ford's twin goals of high fuel-economy with a positive driving experience.

  • Rolls-Royce Armored Car: They Don’t Make Tanks Like They Used To [PHOTOS]Rolls-Royce Armored Car: They Don’t Make Tanks Like They Used To [PHOTOS]

    April 17 2012 1:12 PM

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has had a long and venerable history since its foundation in 1904. When most people think of Rolls-Royce, they probably imagine driving through the teeming streets of some Western metropolis, perhaps gazing distantly at the proletarians as they busy themselves in their daily cares. Maybe our theoretical rider lights his cigar with a hundred dollar bill and says to his driver, Jennings, drive faster - we can't be seen arriving late at Belmont.

  • 2012 Focus Review: What Ford Got Right2012 Focus Review: What Ford Got Right

    April 13 2012 2:48 PM

    Ah! The Ford Focus, the mainstay of utilitarian, somewhat bland American sedans for over a decade, you might think, and in recent years, you would have been correct. As our review will show, though, the 2012 Ford Focus got upgraded in a big way, and the results are apparent in looks and performance.

  • BMW's Apps Make iPhone A Natural Extension of the Car: New York Auto Show 2012BMW's Apps Make iPhone A Natural Extension of the Car: New York Auto Show 2012

    April 10 2012 3:58 PM

    If you have the iPhone 4S, or are eagerly awaiting the iPhone 5 release, and also want to buy a car that can maximize your phone's capabilities, BMW AG is hoping that its time and energy will woo you. BMW has a dedicated, Silicon Valley-based division whose job is to create an interface between drivers' iPhones and cars.