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New Car Buying Guide reviews luxury, standard and economy autos, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUV), crossovers (CUV), minivans, wagons, vans and sports cars.

2008 Honda Civic Si Sports Sedan

Its six-speed manual transmission is a thing of beauty. Honda Civic SI(2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Honda Civic Si Sedan with Navigation, XM Satellite Radio and high performance tires ($23,260). Price as tested: $23,260 Pros: It feels like a sports car but doesn’t come with the drawbacks. Plus, with the Honda name and a rabid following, it should ... Read More »

2008 Saturn Vue XR AWD Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle

It’s a vast improvement over the previous Vue and shows how Saturn is committed to selling better vehicles than in the past. What was tested? 2008 Saturn Vue XR AWD ($26,270). Options: Premium trim package ($1,075), convenience package ($505), navigation system ($2,145), trailering package ($350), advanced audio system ($325). Price as tested (including $625 destination charge): $31,295. Saturn – the ... Read More »

2008 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring Compact Roadster Sports Car

It drives like a go-kart, has the reliability of a Japanese car and simple, timeless styling. Mazda MX5 (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring ($26,520). Options: Premium package ($1,250), suspension package ($500), satellite radio ($430). Price as tested: $28,700 As a guy who worships two-seat sports cars and has owned a few Miatas, you’d probably ... Read More »

2008 Cadillac CTS V6 DI Performance Mid-Size Sedan

What was tested? 2008 Cadillac CTS V6 DI Performance Sedan ($34,545). Options: Performance collection ($3,300), summer tire performance package ($1,240), stereo upgrade ($1,000), compact spare tire ($250). Price as tested (including $745 destination charge): $41,080. When the Cadillac CTS was introduced, it had one glaring weakness. It wasn’t how it looked – with an angular, creased body that still seems ... Read More »

2008 Audi Q7 Full-Size Luxury SUV

Driving a luxury tank is all about power, comfort and image, and the Q7 provides all those in abundance. Audi Q7 (2008) – enlarge What was tested? Audi Q7 4.2 Premium ($58,600). Options: Upgraded paint ($750), air suspension ($2,600), technology package ($850), panoramic sunroof ($1,850), 20-inch wheels ($800), towing package ($550). Price as tested (including $775 destination charge): $66,775. Germany ... Read More »

2008 Toyota Land Cruiser Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle

It’s the spiritual antithesis of the Prius, getting only 13 miles per gallon in town. Toyota Land Cruiser (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser ($63,200). Options: Upgrade package ($7,245), factory wheel locks ($89), cargo net ($79), carpet mats ($249). Price as tested (including $735 destination charge): $71,597 HOOVER, Alabama — Outside this car, it’s pandemonium. Vehicles ... Read More »

2008 BMW 535i Luxury Sedan

What was tested? 2008 BMW 535i ($49,400). Options: Sport package ($2,800), premium package ($2,100), smart key ($1,000), park distance control ($700), Logic 7 audio ($1,200), HD radio ($500), cold weather package ($750). Price as tested (including $775 destination charge): $59,225 Congress wants to lift America out of its economic funk by sending every taxpayer a big, fat check. Might I ... Read More »

2007 GMC Acadia AWD SLT-2 Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle

While the GMC Acadia looks like a traditional SUV, it's actually a car-based crossover vehicle. The solid unibody construction is rare on such a big vehicle. Three rows of roomy seats make the Acadia almost as spacious as a full-size SUV, but - thankfully - it comes without the sloppy road manners that typically mar vehicles this size. Read More »