2012 Fiat 500 Sport car reviews

December 13, 2012 David Zatz 0

 Exciting, comfortable small car. Why we’d buy it: Excellent traction, feel of speed, gradability, gas mileage, good manual transmission, Why we wouldn’t: lousy stereo, back seat room, hard to grab seat belts. Mileage: 30 city, 38 highway.  The Fiat 500, perhaps the quintessential small car, has been praised by people who hate […]

The General Motors Ride-and-Drive, 2011

July 9, 2011 David Zatz 0

The General Motors Ride-and-Drive has been making its way throughout the nation, to address the gap between their cars and public perception. In short, Chevrolets, Buicks, and GMCs are far better than most people think they are, and GM is out to prove it by letting you drive their cars […]

Chevrolet Cruze car review

2011-13 Chevrolet Cruze car review

June 9, 2011 David Zatz 0

The Chevrolet Cruze is a fascinating car. Taking a niche in the midsize realm, but competing against Corolla and Civic rather than Camry and such, the Cruze is a relatively large car that has nimble handling, an upscale interior, a delayed-reaction powertrain. The Cruze interior is considerably larger than that […]

Looking back at the 2009 Scion xD

December 13, 2009 David Zatz 0

The largest Scion is a miniature wagon, with room for five people and a small amount of baggage in back. It hugs the ground, exchanging the popular “tall wagon” look for better cornering and gas mileage. Thanks partly to the low-slung body, the Scion provides that fun, go-kart feel which every […]

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 […]