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April 15, 2006

Since the Volkswagen Passat bowed in 1997, it has had a dramatic influence on the landscape of the midsize sedan segment. The Passat elevated the family sedan art form and proved that “stod... Read More's view

May 11, 2001

Mercedes-Benz’s C36 is a carnival ride for adults. Stomp the gas pedal and it pins you back in the seat like a roller coaster heading downhill. Crank the fat leather steering wheel into a... Read More's view

May 9, 2001

All cars have an emotional component, but some are harder to define than others. Not so Ford’s SVT Contour. It may be American, but it drives like a European sports sedan. This mid-size f... Read More's view

May 9, 2001

I knew there was something different about Honda’s Prelude Type SH when I hustled it up my favorite piece of abandoned road faster than I have ever in another car. There are two models of... Read More
The Detroit News's view

January 8, 1998

The rear-view mirror test. That’s the quickest way to see how much the redesigned 1997 Chevrolet Corvette has improved over its predecessor. On the ’96 model, the mirror chattered and b... Read More's view

December 22, 1997

It seems as though everybody is getting into the “sport” vehicle business these days. Subaru, not to be left on the starting grid, joins the fray with a 1997 Impreza Outback Sport Wagon... Read More's view

December 15, 1997

It has been said that history repeats itself and, at Chevrolet Motor Division, it’s being repeated with the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan. The Malibu was one of Chevrolet’s most familiar ... Read More's view

December 5, 1997

Honda’s CR-V rides a fine line: It drives like a car, looks like a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and has an interior loaded with user-friendly gadgets such as a flip-up mini-table between the f... Read More
The Detroit News's view

October 21, 1997

The 1997 Volkswagen GTI-VR6 may seem like the high-performance bargain of the year – or the strangest little car you’ve ever been in. You’d never guess that the little hatchback ... Read More's view

September 26, 1997

If you’re shy, you don’t want a Prowler. Plymouth’s limited production, hot rod lookalike is unquestionably the most attention-getting vehicle I have ever driven. Last spring ... Read More