2006 car reviews articles and galleries
  • Blurring the Lines

    For once, I am flummoxed. I cannot fathom whether my experience of Mercedes-Benz's new CLS55 AMG has been an automotive one or an aesthetic one. Is it a car, or is it art? For more than a century, artists and critics, snobs and dilettantes ......

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  • 2006 Bentley Continental GT

    The Bentley Continental GT is a monumental departure for this conservative British builder of ultra-rare and luxurious cars: It brings an entirely new look with hints of old Bentleys, uses completely different technology than traditional mo......

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  • XLR-ate

    A high-performance version of Cadillac's sexy XLR roadster, called the XLR-V, debuts for 2006, with a 469-hp supercharged V8. Changes to the regular XLR are minimal.The new limited production XLR-V has a base price that pushes $100,000 and ......

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  • 2006 Jaguar XKR Test Drives

    What's NewNew in this final-year model is an optional Victory Edition interior and, introduced last year, a standard Automatic Speed Limiter. The ASL allows the driver to manually select a speed at which point the throttle becomes ineffecti......

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  • My, What a Maybach

    Maybach is Mercedes-Benz's ultra-luxury brand intended to compete with Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The Maybach 62 (pronounced "MY-bock") is the top model -- an extended version of the 57 sedan -- and is among the most opulent and expensive ca......

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  • GTI Reborn

    If you know the difference between a GTI and a regular Golf and care enough to read this review, then you probably don't need me to regurgitate the history of the GTI one more time for you. Everyone has their favorite GTI and mine is the Mk......

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  • Hot Pepper

    It was not by accident that Porsche chose to introduce the 2006 Cayenne Turbo S on its own world-class (assembly-line adjacent) racetrack in Leipzig, Germany, as well as in the silty, orange sand dunes outside Dubai in the United Arab Emira......

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  • Along Came a Spyder

    I've always had a different view of Lamborghinis than most people I know. While others saw them as some ultimate slice of Italian automotive exotica, I thought they were, in the main, dressed-up junk. The first Countach I drove still stands......

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  • 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    There are two overriding reasons to buy a gas-electric hybrid vehicle like the Toyota Highlander Hybrid: increased fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions. Unfortunately, both notions generally have held little appeal in the U.S., whe......

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  • 2006 Infiniti FX45

    The already impressive handling offered by Infiniti's FX45 gets even better with the 2006 models.This midsize SUV -- which debuted in 2003 along with its less-powerful FX35 sibling -- improves more than just its eye-catching looks in a make......

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  • Most Luxurious of 06

    Even the most modest car riding the American road today offers luxuries unimaginable on the most expensive automobiles 50 years ago. Power windows, air bags, CD players, front- and rear-climate controls, even power moonroofs, can all be fou......

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  • Road Test Review: 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged

    Sport might be something an Australian calls his buddy at the bar. As in: "G'day, sport, can I get you a beer?" But as used in the acronym SUV, the term doesn't usually apply that well. Most SUVs are just not that sporty, are they? However,......

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  • Fastest Cars of 2006

    Get behind the wheel of a supercar and you’ll have to redefine your idea of a fast car. You’ll also want to trade in your golf-club membership and early tee times for a driving club with a Formula One-style racing circuit. However......

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  • Four Door F1 Car

    Business 2.0 Magazine -- Lawlessness, or at least the ability to transform a shapeless innocent into a scofflaw, is a seldom-discussed feature of luxury automobiles. So let's discuss it for a moment, shall we?Most high-end automakers employ......

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  • 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

    If you're the type of person who looks at the day's news and forecasts nothing but doom, gloom and societal collapse for the future, the Dodge Charger SRT8 simply isn't the car for you. Not because you won't appreciate its surplus of power ......

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  • 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

    Never mind its distinguished military service or distant relatives that set the stage for today’s throng of SUVs; this is a Jeep like none you’ve ever known. With 420 hp under the hood, 20-inch-diameter hooves and every muscle d......

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  • 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

    If there's one thing the TrailBlazer wasn't crying out for it was more power. A new interior, maybe... but not more power!To my mind, the 300-hp, 5300 Vortec V-8 offers about as much performance as the TrailBlazer really needs for the daily......

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  • Best American Cars 2006

    Are American cars and carmakers getting a fair shake? Amidst all the bad news and management missteps, despite the overreliance on gas-guzzling cars and crippling labor costs, the tumbling stock prices and the depressing debt ratings, the n......

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  • Best Summer Cars 2006

    Drop-top season is here again. And once again, auto dealers are stocking their lots with attractive open-air roadsters and dreamy convertibles, preparing for the season's peak over the next three months. Despite the yearly dealer ritual, co......

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  • Cool Police Cruiser

    I've got some good news and some bad news, depending on your propensity to break the law.The good people of America will be glad to know that the ancient Ford Police Interceptor is no longer the only "proper" police car on the market. Prett......

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