Test Drive: 2011 Jaguar XK Coupe

There?s really nothing like a Jaguar for a road trip, and that?s what I did last week with the 2011 Jaguar XK Coupe. I had a wedding to attend about 250 miles away, and it was a good excuse for an overnight road trip. The Jaguar XK comes in a coupe or convertible form, and…

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Test Drive: 2011 Subaru Forester

Full Disclosure: I’m a Subaru fanboy and the Author of the High Performance Subaru Builder’s Guide. You know I’m going to like this car, because I like pretty much all Subarus. Although for the record, I’m still undecided on the Tribeca. The Forester has long been my favorite Subaru. If I could have any Subaru…

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Test Drive: 2011 Nissan Altima

When it first came out, the Nissan Altima was a compact economy car, with emphasis on the economy.? That?s a far cry from the 2011 Nissan Altima, which boasts a 270 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and all the interior comforts that used to define a luxury car. Give this Nissan a snazzy clock and it…

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Test Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

?This thing is like the love child of a tour bus and a Hummer!? declared my 17 year-old daughter. She considered the massive Sprinter in the driveway for a moment and then added, ?But it?s kinda nice.? In 6 years of reviewing all kinds of new cars, I have to admit I?ve never brought home…

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Test Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet

There are precious few automakers who can put together a luxury car like Mercedes-Benz, and the E-class represents the mid-size luxury line for Mercedes in America.? And among the E-class offerings, there?s nothing as luxurious as an E550 Cabriolet. For pure power and enjoyment, this is your car. Starting at $64,800, the E550 Cabriolet gives…

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Test Drive: 2011 Lincoln MKS

Lincoln has always been overshadowed by Cadillac. In the world of big luxury cars ? which became performance luxury cars about 10 years ago ? Lincoln has always been the alternative to Caddie?s dominance. Which is strange, because for most of the last 100 years, the U.S. President has ridden around in a Lincoln of…

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Test Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang V6

If you bought a current generation Mustang GT in 2009, you got a nifty 4.6-liter modular V8 engine that delivered 300 horsepower. That?s respectable for a pony car, and if you march backwards, the 1999 Mustang GT offered 260 horsepower, and the 1996 Mustang GT had just 215 ponies from the first of the 4.6…

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Test Drive: 2011 Ford Edge

A few years ago, the Ford Edge was little more than a Minivan with All Wheel Drive, but the team in Dearborn has really raised the game on Ford?s crossover SUV segment, and? the Edge is now a truly great CUV.? Base-priced at $30,220 for the SEL edition, the base MSRP is $27,640 with front…

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