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 LX… » 11/22/06 2:05pm 11/22/06 2:05pm

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 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 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 with… » 4/08/06 5:54pm 4/08/06 5:54pm

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 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 and… » 9/10/05 4:57pm 9/10/05 4:57pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette C6, Part 3

Why you shouldn t buy this car: Chevy s new Vette is still plastic craptastic, and the Vette s image remains resolutely down-market. Amongst the sports car fraternity, the model still identifies its driver as a muscle head who doesn t know any better, or a middle-aged man who desperately wants to shag a woman younger… » 8/05/05 7:50am 8/05/05 7:50am