Road Tests

2008 Nissan Xterra

2008 Nissan Xterra

The Good:
– Affordable base price
– Excellent off-road capability
– Good power and ride quality
The Bad:
– Hard dull interior
– Limited road grip
– Unrefined engine character

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2008 Nissan Murano

2008 Nissan Murano

The Good:
– Excellent ride comfort
– Spacious for passengers
– Good cabin materials
The Bad:
– No low range gearing
– Not so spacious for luggage
– Weird dashboard design

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2008 Nissan Altima V6 Coupe

2008 Nissan Altima V6 Coupe

The Good:
– Fairly good handling
– Great cabin ambience
– Solid engine performance
The Bad:
– Lacks ultimate sporting edge
– Limited rear-seat space
– Overly light steering

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2008 Nissan Altima V6

2008 Nissan Altima V6

The Good:
– Fairly good handling
– Great cabin with ample legroom
– Solid engine performance
The Bad:
– Bit firm ride quality
– Slightly limited rear headroom
– Overly soft steering

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The Good:
– Head-turning looks
– Excellent off-roader
– Good torquey engine
The Bad:
– Hard interior plastics
– Fuel economy not impressive
– Jiggly on some road surfaces

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2008 Toyota Corolla 1.6

2008 Toyota Corolla 1.6

The Good:
– Looks like a Camry
– Rides almost like a Camry
– Runs cheaper than a Camry
The Bad:
– Looks like a Camry?
– Handles almost like a Camry
– Runs slower than a Camry

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2008 Toyota Aurion

2008 Toyota Aurion

The Good:
– Handsome profile
– Refined engine
– Cabin space
The Bad:
– Softer handling than rivals
– Lifeless steering feel
– Undefeatable traction control

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