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; wrapping… » 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 to… » 10/20/06 1:20pm 10/20/06 1:20pm

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: 2006 BMW M Roadster, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Because it's a taut, brilliantly executed roadster in the tradition of great British roadsters — well, not exactly in their tradition. Think of the romanticized, open-top road car of your dreams, not the one whose parts fly off when it gets breezy. Also because you're also well-heeled… » 7/28/06 2:25pm 7/28/06 2:25pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You want a performance car that's friggin' sweet but need four doors or all-wheel-drive; you like humiliating Corvette owners.
Why you shouldn't buy this car: You're a little too mature to have a giant wing on your car, or you're not interested in insurance premiums as high as your car… » 6/14/06 6:30pm 6/14/06 6:30pm

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 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