Jalopnik Review: 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 2WD, Part 3

Why You Should Buy This Car: Looks matter to you most of all. It's impossible to lose in the mall parking lot. You and three of your adult friends go out to eat a lot, and want to do so in comfort. Armored car side metal makes you feel safe and/or secure. You just love sitting up high. That commercial gets you every… » 2/08/07 3:19pm 2/08/07 3:19pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford Fusion SE, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Handling, handling, handling, five-speed manual and handling. And while I find the appearance of the Fusion only half-baked, I know there are those out there who think it snazzy looking. The low price and relatively large size are a rarity in today's autodom. A similarly equipped Accord… » 11/22/06 2:05pm 11/22/06 2:05pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford Mustang GT California Special, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You like American cars — big, fast and sloppy at the limit. (If they weren't, what would Euro snobs have to brag about, soccer?) To your mind, dumping the clutch never died, it just faded away. You consider the Shaker 1000 stereo to be what the Infiniti G35's Studio on Wheels by Bose is… » 10/20/06 1:20pm 10/20/06 1:20pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Your Chrysler Sebring is getting a little old and you don't want to wait for a new one; you want a convertible but live in the 75% of the country that has some sort of winter. » 10/04/06 2:00pm 10/04/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Power Retractable Hardtop, Part…

Why You Should Buy This Car: You are passionate about driving. You like embarrassing Solstice drivers. Power slides are your thing. You drift in your sleep. You understand that for the money, this is the best car on the road. » 9/01/06 1:00pm 9/01/06 1:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Jeep Compass, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You're the type of person who thinks "Jeep" is a cartoon character named Eugene from the 1930's Popeye comic strip. You're someone who doesn't give a rat's ass what other people think about them and wants an inexpensive and useful vehicle to go from one place to the next — sometimes even… » 8/29/06 2:01pm 8/29/06 2:01pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Hummer H3, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You already have an H1 and an H2 and want to complete the set. You want a car that "feels safe." You're genuinely interested in off-roading. You want an SUV that actually looks like a truck instead of some warmed-over tall wagon. » 8/04/06 2:14pm 8/04/06 2:14pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 BMW M Roadster, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Because it's a taut, brilliantly executed roadster in the tradition of great British roadsters — well, not exactly in their tradition. Think of the romanticized, open-top road car of your dreams, not the one whose parts fly off when it gets breezy. Also because you're also well-heeled… » 7/28/06 2:25pm 7/28/06 2:25pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Saturn Sky, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: It's got those cool dent-resistant plastic hydroformed sheetmetal body panels. Really though, the Sky looks boss, especially for a car priced in the mid-20's. It gives us hope for the American auto industry that they can still make fun cars. » 7/26/06 2:00pm 7/26/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Mercury Mountaineer, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You're an SUV-driving parent who wants to buy American, but still wants to be different from the 10 other Ford drivers in your subdivision. Or, you're a man who drives a Jeep Liberty, but looking for something slightly less feminine. » 7/12/06 2:10pm 7/12/06 2:10pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Volkwagen Passat Wagon 2.0L, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: It's exactly what the car you need, even though you think you need a midsize SUV. That, and you've had an attachment to Volkswagens ever since that weird guy who hung around your high school parking lot offered you a ride home in his microbus. » 6/28/06 1:00pm 6/28/06 1:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You always wanted a German performance sedan but care too much about what others think about you to get a BMW; you really like Audi but the wife won't let you get "that station wagon," also known as the A3. » 6/23/06 1:00pm 6/23/06 1:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews, 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Vee Dub's $25k cruise missile is the financially challenged pistonhead's Porsche. We're talking maximum bang for the buck (discounting the cramped MINI Cooper S and pricier, harder-riding Subaru WRX STi and Mitsubishi Evo). The GTI is also an ideal chariot for less adrenal enthusiasts… » 4/08/06 5:54pm 4/08/06 5:54pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo SE, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: When you were a penniless pre-pubescent pistonhead, a poster of a white Lamborghini Countach poster held pride of place on your bedroom wall, right next to the soft core porn shot of Cheryl Ladd in a bikini. Even though you eventually learned to see the Italian be-winged behemoth as a… » 4/01/06 10:40am 4/01/06 10:40am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 BMW M5, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The new M5 is a supremely capable corner carver with epic thrust available at the top of the rev range. It s as close as you ll get to a four-door Ferrari — at least until the Aston Rapide and Porsche Panamera blow into town. » 1/28/06 9:23am 1/28/06 9:23am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 BMW 325ix Sport Wagon, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You live in a world of snow, sleet, rain and loose gravel; you love BMW s, you don t have kids, you don t drive fast and you re never, ever going to sell your car. » 1/23/06 11:00am 1/23/06 11:00am