Road Tests

2009 Mini Clubman S

2009 Mini Clubman S

The Good:
– Great handling
– Turns a few heads
– Unique interior design
The Bad:
– Too pricey for its size
– Limited rear legroom
– Harsh ride quality

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2009 Jaguar XF V8

2009 Jaguar XF V8

The Good:
– Sleek design
– Interesting interior
– Great “manual” mode
The Bad:
– Goofy headlights
– Some buggy gadgetry
– Awful “automatic” mode

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2009 Infiniti FX50

2009 Infiniti FX50

The Good:
– Aggressive styling
– Excellent cabin materials
– Decent ride-handling balance
The Bad:
– Limited rear legroom
– Limited cargo volume
– Limited off-road ability

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2009 Hummer H3T

2009 Hummer H3T

The Good:
– Tough-guy image
– Decent off-road ability
– Loads of cargo space
The Bad:
– Engine power
– Fuel economy
– Size in the city

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2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Honda Pilot

The Good:
– Very spacious interior
– Largely quiet ride
– Solid fuel economy
The Bad:
– Below-average power
– Hard plastics adorn cabin
– No low-range gearing

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2009 Honda City

2009 Honda City

The Good:
– Spacious interior
– Class-leading engine
– Excellent fuel economy
The Bad:
– Hard cabin plastics all over
– Not enough low-end kick
– A bit pricey for its class

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