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 Expedition EL, Part 3

Why You Should Buy This Car: You're Mormon, have a Napoleon complex or travel with a posse. You subscribe to the belief that it's both about the size of the boat and the motion of the ocean. You crave the most comfortable way to get from A to B, not the quickest; your seven friends and their dogs feel the same way.… » 12/13/06 1:17pm 12/13/06 1:17pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD, Part 3

Why You Should Buy This Car: You like sitting up high, but need a semblance of sport from your car. You think "drug-addled catfish" is the new design chic. You're five-and-a-half feet tall and prefer just to step sideways to get in and out. You need to lug a few cases of wine home after the Thursday-night tasting. » 10/11/06 3:23pm 10/11/06 3:23pm

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, 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 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 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