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


Review: 2012 Cadillac SRX

Review: 2012 Cadillac SRX renders the Lexus RX pointless

Let’s take a quick trip back in time to the 1960s and early 1970s. A time when a gallon of regular hovered just around the 30-40-cent mark and its primary additive was tetra-ethyl lead. It was a time where conservation and efficiency were afterthoughts and a man’s wealth was determined by the size of their […]

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2012 Audi A7 Review

Review: 2012 Audi A7 is Ingolstadt’s new masterpiece

Do you think it’s possible to have too many options? Well, Audi clearly doesn’t. In the United States alone, the German brand offers 14 different body styles (not counting S models as a separate body style) and 21 models in its lineup. Next year, that number will continue to grow by at least another handful. […]

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Review Lexus CT 200h

Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h offers pleasing fuel-economy with a little excitement

Growing up along with Lexus and being an enthusiast, my perception of the brand is that they make cars that are as smooth and luxurious to drive as they are boring. And with Lexus’s parental giant, Toyota, being the forefront of efficiency and hybrid powertrains, both Toyota and Lexus are looked down upon by the […]

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Review: 2012 BMW 5-Series

Review: 2011 BMW 5-Series has grown up, but maybe a little too much

Let’s say you’re a young middle-aged man who’s moving up in the world. You’re ready to graduate from the jalopy that got you through college and the first couple years of your career. You have a need for extra room to occasionally shuttle colleagues back and forth from business lunches to conference meetings, but you […]

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Review: 2012 Audi Q7 TDI

Review: 2012 Audi Q7 TDI is a worthy competitor in the diesel luxury full-size SUV segment

Audi has always been the underdog when it came to comparing their models to standard setters made by BMW and Mercedes-Benz. But over the last decade or so, the Ingolstadt brand has been making a huge statement for themselves. It’s one that tells the world that they’re not to be taken lightly and that other […]

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Review: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Review: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a quality compact segment competitor

Never have I ever said anything spectacular about a Chevrolet product during my time on Earth thus far, halo cars Camaro and Corvette aside. And I thought this while playing the juvenile game with a couple of friends and trying to mack it with the girl sitting next to me – I guess this reassures […]

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First Drive: 2012 Toyota Camry

First Drive: 2012 Toyota Camry will keep fans happy but faces tough competition

Having expectations for a Toyota Camry is like expecting a bowl of pudding to rock your world…it just really doesn’t happen. That’s because when car enthusiasts think of the Toyota Camry, they immediately default to “appliance, white good,” but most of all: boring. However, Toyota Camrys of the past have charmed in their own individual […]

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First Drive: 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

First Drive: 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe deserves ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ respect

Being an owner of the 2011 BMW 135i with a 7-SPEED Double Clutch Transmission and an M-Sport package, it was the closet I could get to BMW catering to my dreams of an M version of the 1-Series… until now. After pleading from tons of fans and making a business case to the higher-ups at its […]

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Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is mean grocery getter

I was never really a big fan of station wagons. I always thought that, while providing a very utilitarian purpose, they were very boring. Something that those pompous folks from Princeton, New Jersey would drive (seriously, it’s almost like Station Wagon World out there), or a family man’s alternative to the minivan. However, one day, […]

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Review: 2011 Audi A8

Review: 2011 Audi A8 is all about engineering progress through technology

When you translate Audi’s German slogan Vorsprung durch Technick , you’ll find out that means Progress Through Technology (the U.S. slogan is simply Truth in Engineering) and that is exactly what the new 2011 Audi A8 is all about. In fact, it may be too much engineering for many of us to comprehend, so I’m […]

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