Reviews

Welcome to egmCarTech’s Reviews section. Here you will find the latest reviews by the egmCarTech editorial team.


Reviewed: 2014 Mazda CX-9 brings driving pleasure to the seven seat crossover genre

It’s March in Vermont, this is a time of maple sap running out of the trees, heavy snowfall, and life punctuated only by ski trips and trips to stoke the woodstove. Inoperable are the dirt roads, freezing and thawing with no interest in their summertime draining habits, rutted, sometimes frozen, sometimes wet, every car in […]

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1987 Suzuki Samurai

Flashback Review: 1987 Suzuki Samurai: A clock is an optional extra

I cohabited with one of these for quite some time, and learned how to drive stick on it too during my other life in Hawai‘i. The decomposing car pictured lived in the rain forest, which receives 10 feet per year of acid rain. Could the body rust have been repaired? Absolutely. Would it involve a […]

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Reviewed: Volvo C30 T-5 R-Design

I began drinking the Volvo Kool-Aid before I went to college;  three 850s later, I bought another car that is a bit overweight and soft: a 2009 Volvo C30 T-5 R-Design, which now has 110,000 miles on it. The car uses Volvo’s P1 platform, sharing much with the S40, V50 and C70 and by extension, […]

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2013 Hyundai Veloster RE-MIX Edition Front 3-4 Right

Review: The 2013 Hyundai Veloster RE:MIX Edition is stunning value, but still leaves something to be desired

When I saw the Hyundai Veloster for the first time during its inaugural year in 2011, I thought: this is it, Hyundai’s brand new chance to really prove their worth in the hatchback wars. And it’s rather hard to deny, considering the Veloster’s inspiringly bold yet attractive design that just convincingly says, “come drive me, […]

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2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Front 3-4 Left Angle

Review: The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a more sophisticated, front-wheel driven four-door Camaro

The Chevrolet Impala—the epitome of America’s idea of what a full-size sedan for the masses should be. When it first debuted in 1958, it was designed by Chevrolet’s at-the-time chief engineer, Ed Cole, who was also responsible for other models like the Corvette, the Corvair, the small-block 350, and virtually all of Chevrolet’s radical success […]

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First Review – 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

First Drive Review: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited proves that mainstream need not be boring

I’m not married. Nor do I have any kids, a 401K, a mortgage, and an underlying fear for discoloring hair and sagging body parts invoked by the stress of a nine-to-fiver and coming home some to juniors running around…yet (no offense). But all in all, I pretty much seem like the worst candidate to be […]

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2002 Jaguar XJ Sport X308

Flashback Review: 2002 Jaguar “X308″ XJ Sport, a bittersweet experience

As some of you readers have learned through egmCarTech’s first flashback review, my first car was a 1994 Mercedes-Benz W124 E320 Coupe and I absolutely loved it to death. But an unfortunate string of events happened and as a result, the Benz was sent off to the proverbial junkyard in the sky. So naturally, many […]

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Review: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L – Main

Review: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L becomes more masculine

When Volkswagen finally set out to redesign the Beetle for 2012, one of the key points the automaker set out to hit, in the interest of expanding the model’s market, was to grab the attention of more men. The German automaker packed in plenty of style, power and awesome options like a Fender sound system, […]

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Review: 2013 BMW 328i – Main

Review: The 2013 BMW 328i Series, not quite the sporty 3 Series we were expecting

I remember reading once, in another fairly recent review of a BMW, that the person critiquing the car was bold enough to say: “BMW is the new Mercedes-Benz.” Now, I’m not going to name who specifically, but being a German car enthusiast at heart and a lover of both brands, my denial set in: “WTF, […]

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Nissan Juke R Review Main One

First Drive: Nissan Juke-R is straight out of hell

Jan Gleitsmann is a german car blogger, who writes over at Auto geil. His original review in German can be found here. If I were to create a nickname for the Nissan Juke-R, I would have call it ‘Hellboy’, as a tribute to its hellish GT-R powertrain and its fresh, young presence as a compact SUV. […]

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