2008 Ram 1500 Hemi

Tested: 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi

December 13, 2008 David Zatz 0

When it first appeared, the Dodge Ram 1500 was far and away the biggest, baddest pickup in America. Its big-rig appearance was backed up by class-leading engines, all based on the old LA V8: the 318 and 360, and a V6 and V10 in the same family, not to mention […]

Reviewed: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Convertible GTC

July 13, 2007 David Zatz 0

A fun and highly rated ragtop from the start, the Chrysler Sebring became progressively refined in each new generation until the fun was gone. For the 2007 sebring convertible, engine and road noise were minimal even with the top down; and the optional hardtop, coming in at under $2,000, impressed […]

Saturn Sky: driving a very fun car

October 9, 2006 David Zatz 0

The Saturn Sky was one of the most exciting new vehicles of its time, not because of its blazing speed (it’s not all that fast), its excellent cornering and road feel, or its technology; but because it provides some of the looks of the first-generation Dodge Viper in a cute, […]

Chevrolet SSR car review / test drive

October 9, 2005 David Zatz 0

Review Notes: 2005 Chevrolet SSR Automatic Unusual features Well-designed convertible hardtop; unusually well-done retro styling Above Average: Fun factor, instant acceleration from any speed Needs Work In: Daft cruise control, minor squeaks and rattles EPA gas mileage 17 city, 23 highway (automatic; manual is 16/26) but expect less   One of […]

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 road test

September 9, 2002 David Zatz 0

The Corvette’s latest incarnation, the Z06, is an exciting, brutally fast, and even fairly docile vehicle, thanks to a combination of old-fashioned cubes and new-fangled technology. With second-generation active handling and traction control, getting the Z06 up to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds is a snap. With […]

2001 Audi TT vs the 1991 Dodge Spirit R/T

February 9, 2001 David Zatz 0

2001 Audi TT and…the 1991 Dodge Spirit R/T?! The Audi TT is an interesting car for a former Spirit R/T owner to drive. Its 1.8 liter engine makes 225 horsepower, thanks partly to dual intercoolers and a five valve per cylinder design. The Spirit R/T, as you may recall, made […]