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 Dodge Caliber R/T, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Some people still care about buying American, and maybe you're one of those people. Even if you're not, the Caliber is a solid all-around people- and cargo-hauler for a pretty affordable price. Plus, it will keep your fitness water cold for when you get back from that killer mountain bike… » 9/11/06 5:46pm 9/11/06 5:46pm

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: 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 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 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 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 Volvo S40 T5 AWD, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You're committed to buying a great-handling $30,000+ sports sedan, but the BMW 3-Series is too much money and the Subaru WRX STi is too much car. Being behind doors as thick as a bank vault's keeps your panic attacks at bay. » 10/31/05 1:24pm 10/31/05 1:24pm

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

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 A4 Avant 2.0T Quattro, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Audi makes the world s best car interiors. The A4 Avant is an Audi. Ingolstadt s mini-hauler offers fit and finish fetishists an unparalleled opportunity to satisfy the strange demands of their incurable affliction. Even drivers who couldn t care less that all the car s switches respond… » 9/23/05 10:00am 9/23/05 10:00am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible GT, Part 3

Why you shouldn t buy this car: With the top down, the PT Convertible looks a bit like a bathtub with a handle. The PT chop top is also so not a driver s car. Although plenty quick and flat through the turns, the front-driver has more body flex than Mr. Universe. The cruising range is limited by the small gas tank… » 9/10/05 4:57pm 9/10/05 4:57pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 BMW 325i, Part 3

Why you shouldn t buy this car: The 325i is not exactly handsome or particularly well-built, and there are plenty of meticulously-crafted, spicy hot Japanese sports sedans swirling around that give you more of everything for a lot less money. » 8/26/05 9:00am 8/26/05 9:00am