Tests and Features

First Drives2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 63: Back to the future
A few years ago, after the new version of the Mercedes-Benz SL AMG 6.3 came out, we sat down for lunch with one of the directors of the Mercedes-Benz High Performance Division. He said he was satisfied with the new 6.8-litre V8 engines that AMG had just developed as well …
Test DrivesJekyll and Hyde Go German: The 2010 BMW M3 Coupe4.5/5
Historically, I’ve never been a fan of German vehicles. Call it a bias, call it favoritism, call it whatever you will, but the fact remains: I grew up in a household that held names like Jaguar, MG, and Land Rover sacred. And that meant I couldn’t like German cars. Because …
Test DrivesKia Magentis: Subdued but well equipped4.0/5
This year, with its pleasant shape and welcoming passenger compartment, the Soul is without a doubt the darling of the Kia line-up, and the Forte has been successful too. Don’t forget however, that the Magentis has undergone substantial changes in the past months and it offers excellent value standard equipment …
Test Drives2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, an inspired beauty!4.0/5
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most spectacular cars for sale this year. In fact, GM has just revamped this legendary model, adapting it to modern preferences. And contrary to what some people say, this vehicle was not brought back to save what used to be the world’s number-one …
Test DrivesHigh Class Hybrid: 2010 Lexus HS250h3.0/5
When the Toyota Prius first debuted, its popularity with society’s rich and famous surprised many. Sparsely appointed, unassuming, and quite simply far too humble, it became the steed of choice for innumerable movie stars wishing to capture the moral high ground. But let’s face it, when a lifetime of struggling …
First Drives2010 Suzuki Kizashi: The best Suzuki yet, but…
Suzuki has always been something of an enigma to me. It’s one of the best and largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world, and they produce excellent outboard motors and ATV. In most of these categories, this Japanese giant is among the best, if not the best. However, its history in …
Test DrivesCubism: The 2009 Nissan Cube3.5/5
We writers are a finicky bunch. Given the right conditions, we can churn out text on command. Hell, sometimes it’s even half decent. But most have what some people would call an... erm... “issue.” Call it OCD. Call it picky. Call it ridiculous. Call it the boon of editors worldwide.
BlogVolkswagen’s Autostadt
The real Motor City? Dr Ferdinand Piech has a highly controversial reputation. Some call him a genius; others vehemently maintain that he’s completely out of his tree. They say there’s a fine line between madness and genius, and this may very well be true in the case of this engineer, …
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