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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Review of the Hyundai Tiburon.