Monthly Archives: January 2012

What I think: 2012 Toyota Camry

What’s in a name? An awful lot if yours is Camry.

This mid-sized Toyota has practically defined the term “family car” since it was introduced in the early 1980s, its name becoming closely-associated with things like reliable, practical and generally awesome.

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What I think: 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

In August, I extolled the virtues of the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, and mused about how far Porsche has come as an automaker with addition of that gas-electric powertrain. The Panamera S Hybrid arguably moves the company a step further, combining that fuel-efficient drivetrain with sport-sedan handling.

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What I think: 2012 Subaru Impreza

A redesigned car product is expected to be better than the one it replaces, and it usually works out that way with new cars. It’s a different story for the 2012 Subaru Impreza, a car that, at best, is as good as its predecessor, but is a move backwards in many respects. Click here to read my review at


What I think: Analog speedometers are a waste of space

I was looking at photos of the Subaru Impreza I test-drove recently, and I paused at this shot I took of the speedometer.


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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Design, The Big Idea, What I Think


What I think: Driving a sports car in the snow

It was a snowy, slippery January day, and I had to make a trip to the grocery store. Here’s a photo of the two test cars I have right now; guess which one I took.

Here’s a hint: it wasn’t the red one.

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