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 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 Jaguar XJ Super V8, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: All that watching "Top Gear" has you believing British cars truly are the best in the world. You want a classy, fast, comfortable full-size luxury car that doesn't have an aftertaste of bratwurst. » 8/28/06 3:00pm 8/28/06 3:00pm

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: 2006 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: It's one of the most stylish, fast, and comfortable cars available on the market. And it's got more technology in it than the Space Shuttle. » 7/06/06 1:09pm 7/06/06 1:09pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mercury Milan, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The Mercury Milan is a decent value and a stylish alternative to blandmobiles like the Camry and Impala. Plus, it's almost fun to drive. And you can feel all warm and fuzzy about buying American, even if it's made in Mexico. » 6/07/06 2:00pm 6/07/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Nissan Altima SE, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Although the '06 Altima is not quite "the cure for the common car" (I'm going with the Pagani Zonda), it's about as peppy a family four-door as money can buy — especially now that the '07 refresh is on its way and big discounts on '06's are on offer. » 5/19/06 2:00pm 5/19/06 2:00pm

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 Mercedes E350 4Matic, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You love Mercedes! The big EZ makes you feel safe, secure, satisfied, loved, respected and admired. The sedan s four-wheel-drive let s you believe you don t have to pay for/install snow tires every year. » 2/03/06 2:00pm 2/03/06 2:00pm

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

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The Five Hundred is exactly what middle America needs: an old school Yank tank with reasonable gas mileage and laudable safety. If you re in the cop or carriage trade, or have a wife whose idea of packing light squares with Joan Collins , the Five Hundred s cavernous trunk will whale your… » 12/30/05 10:51am 12/30/05 10:51am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Fusion, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: For a commodious family four-door, the Fusion s priced right, undercutting its rivals by some margin. (Depreciation is another matter.) The Fusion s also a bit of a handler, both nimble and tenacious through the twisties. » 12/09/05 11:00am 12/09/05 11:00am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Dodge Magnum R/T, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: V-8 boeuf, solid handling, decent hauling capacity. If you're a family of four or less with at least one enthusiast driver in the mix, the Magnum should definitely be on your list of potential buys. » 11/18/05 10:13pm 11/18/05 10:13pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Lexus GS 300, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Because you like the way it looks, love the way the leather feels and revel in the fact that your local Lexus dealer will kiss your ass with brand-appropriate comprehensiveness. » 11/05/05 10:59am 11/05/05 10:59am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Hyundai Sonata, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Because it s so damn sensible it hurts.
Why you shouldn t buy this car: Because it s so damn sensible it hurts.
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Jalopnik Reviews: 2005 Nissan Maxima SL, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You're a multiple-personality type seeking a luxury fix, but would rather not have to pop a dramamine every time you buckle up. Or you'd rather be in a sports car, but have kids (or more than one friend) or suffer from that fear of being flattened by a wayward SUV. If you're a retiree who… » 10/19/05 10:52am 10/19/05 10:52am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mazda MX-5, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The MX-5 is the bonsai tree of sports cars: a perfectly formed thrashmobile writ small. All the roadster s major controls work with infinite precision and perfect linearity. There s so much intimate feedback through the wheel, pedals and seat that the Moroni Monroney [window sticker]… » 10/14/05 4:40pm 10/14/05 4:40pm