2008 Mini Cooper S

A lot of people took the time to check out the latest Mini Cooper S during my time with it. Most of them, after wandering around the car, said something along the lines of “boy, it sure doesn’t look much different.” Driving it, however, elicits a very different line. From the looks...

2008 Honda Accord

When Honda set out to redesign the Accord, which was one of the largest-selling cars in North America, it needed to not only build on its strengths and appeal to loyal customers, but also keep up with the technological progress made in the industry and try to entice new buyers into the...

2008 BMW M5

I have to say that it was with a mixture of fear and excitement that I picked up a 2008 BMW M5 for a week long test drive. Colleagues had warned me of the prospect of having a police officer yank my driving privileges at the side of the road. The fourth version of this revolutionary sedan...

2007 Acura MDX

For 2007, the Acura MDX SUV has been given a major rework. The most obvious change is its appearance. The exterior design is now much cleaner and continues the Acura knife-edged design elements found on the brand’s other models. The overall impression is one of a maturing identity. From...

2006 Pontiac Solstice

The Solstice is a very different beast – not only for Pontiac, but also for GM. To begin with it drives its rear wheels, which puts it in an elite class within the General’s oversized portfolio. It is also different because it is the first car to take a serious swipe at the Mazda...

2006 Chevrolet HHR

The 2006 Chevrolet HHR appears to have followed Bob Lutz, GM’s Vice Chairman, over from Chrysler, where it first saw life as the PT Cruiser. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The HHR, which I have been told stands for Heritage High Roof, comes to market after another retro inspired...

2006 Subaru Impreza Pre...

As a part of its mid-life rework, the 2006 Impreza becomes the second car in Subaru’s lineup to wear its controversial new “family” face. The good news is that it carries the oval grille and flanking air inlets with far more poise than the B9 Tribeca. Indeed, the new look transforms...

Volvo announces new 200...

Volvo has unveiled photos of its new S80 luxury sedan.  This is the second generation of the company’s ground-breaking flagship sedan with its dynamic design, firm focus on premium comfort, smooth driving properties and world-class safety. The new S80 will make its debut at the...