We launched our new review system this year by claiming that car reviews generally suck and we'd do our best to fix them. Our solution? A new format that gives a tangible number enthusiast's could use to decide how worthy a vehicle was of ownership.
Our staff has managed to put approximately 40 new and classic cars through "The Jalopnik Review" system in the approximately six months we've been using it. We gave each car a score based on a 0-to-100 scale weighted to 50 that looked at factors enthusiast's cared about like gearbox, handling, and acceleration.
Here are the 15 highest scores from this year of testing.
Not every car on this list is a supercar and not every car costs over $100,000, although that certainly seems to help. Because we don't do a class-based system you have the $25,000 Subaru BRZ ahead of cars costing five times as much.
This list also doesn't include vehicles we reviewed before June, so admirable vehicles like the 2013 Boxster S didn't make the cut, even though it's fantastic. Look for it next year. It's also weighted towards what we drive and thus not a list of the best cars out there (thus no Mustang).
What do you think of the system? What could be better? Did we meet our goal of making reviews more interesting or did we make it worse? Which car was over-valued? Which was under-valued?
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