Road Tests

2008 Mini Cooper S

2008 Mini Cooper S

The Good:
– Great around the curves
– Turns a lot of heads
– Cool unique interior design
The Bad:
– Pretty pricey for its size
– Possible electronic gremlins
– Rear seat fits only small animals

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2008 Lincoln MKZ

2008 Lincoln MKZ

The Good:
– Good ride and handling
– Competitive engine
– As rare as a Ferrari
The Bad:
– Not enough gadgetry
– No rear a/c vents
– Rare due to dull design

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2008 Lexus LX 570

2008 Lexus LX 570

The Good:
– Solid off-road ability
– Spacious luxury cabin
– Ride quality and comfort
The Bad:
– Average handling
– Heavy fuel consumption
– Cramped third-row seats

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2008 Land Rover LR2

2008 Land Rover LR2

The Good:
– Pretty decent looks
– Pretty decent on the road
– Pretty decent off the road
The Bad:
– Needs better engine
– Average rear legroom
– No low-range gearing

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2008 Jaguar XKR

2008 Jaguar XKR

The Good:
– Enchanting design
– Tight handling
– Cool luxury gadgetry
The Bad:
– Docile new face
– Not as fast as its looks
– Seating position too low

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2008 Infiniti EX35

2008 Infiniti EX35

The Good:
– Sleek swoopy styling
– Excellent cabin materials
– Good all-round performance
The Bad:
– Cramped rear legroom
– Car posing as a 4WD
– Compact cargo area

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2008 Hummer H2

2008 Hummer H2

The Good:
– Stand-out presence
– Good off-road ability
– Good rear legroom
The Bad:
– Too big for the streets
– Full-size fuel economy
– Poor cargo-area management

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2008 Honda Legend

2008 Honda Legend

The Good:
– Super handling
– Classy cabin design
– Quiet comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Engine lacks low-end grunt
– Pedestrian exterior styling
– Complicated computer issues

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