John Pearley Huffman, Editor


2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

Every Mitsubishi dealer has a schizophrenic showroom. On one side of the room are the American-built Mitsus – the Galant sedan, Eclipse coupe, and Endeavor crossover. All three are based on the “ProjectAmerica” platform and all three are relatively large machines. Meanwhile on the other side...Read More»

2008 Toyota Tundra
2007 Toyota Tundra

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the new made-in-Texas 2007 Toyota Tundra is significantly larger than the one it replaces. That’s not much of an achievement; after all, Toyota only had to have the CAD systems juice every dimension up about 5 percent to get that job done. What is surprising is...Read More»

2007 Mazda MAZDA3 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring Engine
2007 Mazdaspeed3

click pictures to enlarge MORE PHOTOS: GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE If Chevrolet’s small-block V-8 had been introduced one year earlier than it actually was, it would have been stuck in the staid, bulbous and wallowing 1954 Chevrolet. Sure that would have meant that the ’54 Chevy...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE SEE MORE PICTURES: At some point in time the fundamental ordinariness of Hyundai products will become unremarkable. That point is coming, but it isn’t here yet. Because the most the most fascinating thing about the new second-generation Hyundai Santa Fe...Read More»

2006 Kia Optima, Detroit Auto Show
2006.5 Kia Optima

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE The most impressive thing about Kia’s new Sedona minivan is that it competes so effectively against contemporary competition like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. What’s disappointing about Kia’s new Optima four-door sedan is that, while it’s...Read More»

2005 Mercury Montego
2006 Mercury Montego

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE The Mercury Montego is an easy car to hate. It’s blandly styled, plumply proportioned, and mundane in its details. It’s a pretty big car with a pretty small powerplant, the suspension is tuned as if it signed a non-aggression pact with America ’s...Read More»

2006 Honda Civic Si Manual w/Navi Angular Front Exterior View
2006 Honda Civic Si

Sorry, but this is going to be one of those stories that take a while to start because I’m going to indulge myself. But the 2006 Honda Civic Si is a car that has been too long in coming and it deserves some perspective. My relationship with the Honda Civic Si is a long and personal one. Back in...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3dr Coupe Sportronic Auto GT Steering Wheel
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT

GET J.D. Power Circle ratings for new cars and trucks MORE PHOTOS: Last May I wrote about the new 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and now the 2007 Eclipse Spyder GT has come along and it’s… MUST… FIGHT… TEMPTATION… the same… DON’T… SUCCUMB… STAY… STRONG… the same car with a top...Read More»

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio

GET J.D. Power Circle ratings for new cars and trucks The worst thing about the Porsche 911 Carrera is its iconic status. There’s just too much about this car that its buyers won’t let Porsche change. Some of it is minor stuff like the ignition switch on the left side of the steering wheel. And...Read More»

2006 Dodge Charger SRT8
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

GET J.D. Power Circle ratings for new cars and trucks If you’re the type of person who looks at the day’s news and forecasts nothing but doom, gloom and societal collapse for the future, the Dodge Charger SRT8 simply isn’t the car for you. Not because you won’t appreciate its surplus of...Read More»

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