2009 Lincoln MKS

The design is unique to Lincoln and doesn’t really borrow from any other brands of the moment. One of the advantages of this grille design is the space between the two halves that allows the Lincoln logo to stand on it’s own without being lost in the chrome. Lincoln-exclusive fuel-efficient 3.7-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive […]

2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet

This fabulous 420-hp, 4.2-liter direct-injection V-8 car is smooth and has a broad torque curve. It weighs 4100 pounds (120 pounds more than the sedan) and should sprint to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0.2 second slower and it costs 85,000 dollars. The convertible has aggressive good looks as well as diagonally connected shock absorbers […]

Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2008 Review

Unveiled at October’s Tokyo motor show, the STI has morphed from a bellicose little four-door into a five-door hatchback. A new variable-valve-timing system and new IHI turbos give the output of the STI’s turbocharged and intercooled flat-four engines. Subaru sources declined to reveal just how big the bump will be but were willing to admit […]

Cadillac CTS 2008 Review

The 304-hp direct-injection V-6 gets all the attention for now. The 258-hp base engine is basically a carry-over from the previous-generation CTS, in which it was the optional V-6. A six of equal size to the direct-injection engine—3.6 liters with port fuel injection and variable valve timing Down 46 horses and 20 pound-feet on the […]

Ford Focus 2008 Review

The new design shares a family look with Ford’s other cars and comes in four-door sedan and two-door coupe body styles. The big news is a new Sync entertainment and communications system developed with Microsoft. It provides a hands-free link to cell phones and MP3 players through voice commands. With 140 horsepower, the Focus has […]