Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford Shelby GT500, Part 3

Why You Should Buy This Car: Drop-kicking the accelerator is like hitting a crack pipe; the rush is outright mad, instantly exhilarating and altogether unhealthy. A lack of German engineering in a car this powerful is refreshing. The GT500 is as American as Marlboro Reds, 72oz steaks and adult-onset diabetes;… » 11/29/06 1:00pm 11/29/06 1:00pm

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 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: 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 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The new Ford Explorer is a highly evolved SUV; a convincing blend of truck and luxury car for owners who drive both ways. The Explorer can still tow a boat, plug mud and dance through the drifts, but it s ratcheted-up the suburb-friendly people mover shtick considerably (all hail the… » 10/05/05 12:21pm 10/05/05 12:21pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte, Part 3

Why you shouldn't buy this car: What the hell does a corporate lion like you need with a car that has to be driven? Mercedes-Benz's new 7G-TRONIC promises to shift circles around the Quattroporte's DuoSelect robotic manual — making the new S-Class much more palatable for sitting in Los Angeles traffic and yelling,… » 7/20/05 12:33pm 7/20/05 12:33pm