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VW Atlas
Apr 07, 2017

Atlas: Will It Hold Up Volkswagen's World?

Jim Motavalli

Under fire, the German automaker has a lot riding on its new made-in-America midsized SUV. Fortunately, this crossover is aimed squarely at the U.S. heartland.


Review: Mazda Miata MX-5 hardtop convertible
Mar 06, 2017

Mazda 2017: The Miata's New Retractable Hardtop, and the Quieter CX-5 Goes Upscale

Jim Motavalli

Mazda has only two-percent global market share, but with the new Miata RF and CX-5, it's trying harder.

reviews convertibles Mazda Miata MX-5

Toyota Prius Prime
Jan 20, 2017

Whatta Deal! Toyota's Prius Prime Is a Green Bargain

Jim Motavalli

Toyota's new plug-in hybrid comes loaded and with rebates it's actually cheaper than less capable, more bare-bones Priuses. Is that the right plural for Prius? Priuses?

reviews Land Rover Range Rover Toyota Prius 2017

Ford F150 review
Oct 19, 2016

A Pointy Headed New Yorker Reviews the Ford F-150

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The Ford F-150 Limited Edition: Not ideal for commuting. But people like these things for a reason.

reviews Ford F-150 2016

Volvo S90
Aug 24, 2016

Montauk by Seaplane: The Volvo S90 in the Hamptons

Jim Motavalli

The new flagship Volvo S90 bristles with technology, as does the Cadillac CT6. Both are taking on the German competition.

reviews Cadillac CT6 Volvo S90

Electric scooter review
Jun 23, 2016

uScooter Review: The Perfect Apocalypse Vehicle?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The ideal vehicles to own for the next apocalyptic event, which will surely involve a traffic jam of biblical proportions, are small-bore motorcycles, rubber dinghies, ideally with motors, and foldable bicycles. The electric scooter is ready for instant elevation to that group.

alternative vehicles reviews

Apr 21, 2016

Fast Times in Cuba: Racing Culture Returns

Jim Motavalli

Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt's new documentary, Havana Motor Club, counts down to Cuba's first sanctioned road racing in 50 years. Will it actually happen or not?


Apr 07, 2016

At One with the Rain in a Polaris Slingshot

Jim Motavalli

This three-wheeled motorcycle/sports car thingy is serious fun--until the skies open up.

motorcycles reviews

Hyundai Elantra brake problems
Apr 21, 2016

This Week's Turd of the Week

Car Talk Car Complaints

Brake problems, suspension issues, and electrical woes won this week's top dishonor for this surprise contender. Find out which car is Car Talk's Turd of the Week, right here.

reviews brakes Hyundai Elantra 2013

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman is a small wagon
Mar 31, 2016

The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

reviews wagons MINI Cooper Clubman 2017