Ford's new little brother SUV:
Paying Tribute to a sporty Escape with Maverick tendencies
THE CRITIC | BY MARTHA HINDES

The Escape is a critical vehicle for Ford. As part of its "No Boundaries" fleet of sporty trucks that includes the range of "E" vehicles - Explorer, Expedition, Excursion, and Ford still hasn't run out of "E" names - it fills the remaining gap in a product area that had gone to other auto makers for far too long. Full Article

2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt
NOV. 17 | MARTHA HINDES

Pardon us if we take a minute to brag. There was this smashing yellow Mustang gracing the glossy covers of our magazine with a knockout profile in the centerfold some months ago. We told about the heritage of this legendary Ford pony car, how it first went nose to nose with GM's snarly Camaro and - according to true blooded Mustang aficinados - came out the unsurpassed winner.
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The Critics Speak: The Lexus SC 430
THE CRITIC | BY ER STAFF

Is it the bravest look to ever show up in a Lexus showroom destined to take on the likes of BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes with considerable performance punch, or a designing mistake by the car company known for its conservative chic? eMOTION! REPORTS' resident critics check out the SC 430, the racy new convertible sports coupe at the head of the Japanese auto maker's Class of 2002.

Hunting the Perfect Sports Convertible :
The Lexus SC 430

THE CRITIC | BY THOM CANNELL

When was the last time you looked at a concept car and dreamed? I hope it was at the last auto show. And you looked - not at the joinery, surface attributes, chosen materials, but at the underlying process.
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The Bold and the Beautiful
THE CRITIC | BY MARTHA HINDES

The sporty new Lexus SC 430 for 2002, a prestige convertible with luxury overtones and uncharacteristically eye catching visual lines, brings Lexus back into the performance coupe arena with a bang. Full Article

2002 Ford Explorer : A Special Section
THE CRITIC | BY THOM CANNELL

It's been a wild ride for Ford's popular Explorer during the past year, as the sales leading sport utility vehicle came under extensive fire. Now the company's highly-rated next generation model is debuting to hopes of another record breaking year. Full Article

Ford Explorer: A Not So Rocky Road
THE CRITIC | BY MARTHA HINDES

There was just a small amount of trepidation as I took the key to Ford's redesigned Explorer sport utility vehicle for 2002, and got into the driver's seat. Full Article

Ford Explorer: Testing the Limits
THE CRITIC | BY MYRON STOKES

It was late as we headed to Sedona from Phoenix, Arizona for a mountain test drive in Ford's new 2002 Explorer, well before the vehicle's spring debut. Service Route 89, a state road that paralleled the freeway, was undeniably a scenic drive during the day. Full Article

Mercedes Magic:
Banishing the Limits of Boredom S-Class

THE CRITIC | MARTHA HINDES & MYRON STOKES

For anyone who can't program a VCR, forget the S-Class 500. It simply wouldn't be worth the effort. But for those who relish immersing themselves in the likes of the Internet, Palm Pilots, wireless global communications, satellite-fed television and other electronic marvels, be prepared for an experience that can only be classified as delicious. Full Article

X-File: A New Jaguar Signals Continued Emergence
As A Volume Player

THE CRITIC | BY MYRON STOKES

Possessed of clean, sculptured lines that readily identify it as a child of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons, e MOTION! REPORTS expects X-Type to be an overwhelming success. Full Article

Mercedes CL500: A Love-Hate Affair
THE CRITIC | THOM CANNELL

I
can't stand it. Part of me despises this car, and with good reason. With its Active Body Control (ABC) electronics and hydraulically assisted suspension, it obviates driving skills I've worked for 20 years to develop.

Lincoln LS : A Princely Powerhouse
THE CRITIC | MARTHA HINDES & MYRON STOKES

Are they loco? Here's an automobile that is svelte and sexy, has the grip of a mountain cat, the intelligence of a space module and styling that would shame European royalty. And they call it Lincoln, American luxury. Full Article

SAAB Viggen
THE CRITIC | THOM CANNELL

I believe Viggen must translate into "Sweden's first interplanetary rocket ship" or perhaps it means "too much fun while appearing respectable." That's the short description. Full Article

Subaru WRX : An Emperor of Rally Cars
THE CRITIC | THOM CANNELL

Whoever came up with the expression "high intensity," must have had Subaru's Impreza WRX in mind. It's totally frustrating to take this limber powerhouse onto a paved city street and know that underneath it's straining to show its true talent. Full Article

 



FORD

"... Explorer is now best in its class. By comparison Durango feels like a truck, and a Lexus RX300 comes across as more like a minivan." Full Article

Featured Reviews

2002 Ford Escape
THE CRITIC

2001 Ford Mustang Bullit
THE CRITIC | MARTHA HINDES

Hunting the Perfect Sports Convertible
THE CRITIC

2002 Ford Explorer:
Not So Rocky Road

MARTHA HINDES

2002 Ford Explorer
Testing the Limits

The Bold and the Beautiful
THE CRITIC | MARTHA HINDES


Mercedes Magic: S-Class
THE CRITIC | MARTHA HINDES


" The biggest problem testing the vehicle was the number of times people stopped to ask about it, or just to turn heads as it drove by. It's that stunning. " Full Article

Mercedes CL-500
A Love Hate Affair

THE CRITIC | BY THOM CANNELL

X-file: A new Jaguar signals emergance as volume player
THE CRITIC | MYRON STOKES

Lincoln LS : A Princely Powerhouse
THE CRITIC | STOKES & HINDES

SAAB Viggen : In the Shadow
of a High Flyer

THE CRITIC | THOM CANNELL

Subaru WRX
THE CRITIC | THOM CANNELL


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