2001BMW 323 Ci

Take a car that's every inch a 3 Series BMW, add open air and sunshine, and you can't miss.


2001 Volvo V70

If any company deserves to be called Wagonmaster, it would have to be Volvo. Worldwide, wagons make up almost a third of the company's sales.


2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

As the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora goes on sale right now, it marks the complete overhaul of General Motors' full-size cars. As such, it embodies everything that the world's No. 1 carmaker is doi

2001 Chevrolet Venture

For any parent of a child under 10, this is a warning: If you are shopping for a new vehicle, do not let your kid see this one, or you will end up driving it home.

2001 BMW X5

Rarely do tarted-up trucks meet my own active lifestyle fantasies, because said fantasies invariably include driving on twisty, challenging roads and taking long trips.

2000 Porsche Boxster

Despite Porsche having told me they'd be running press cars through the winter for the first time this year, I'd avoided calling Porsche over the winter, not wishing to risk an expensive car


2000 Mazda Tribute

On a 38 per cent grade, at 1,860 metres above sea level, the four-wheel drive system locked up, the 200 hp V6 sport-ute was slowing to a crawl. Had someone miscalculated?

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

A cross between a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle, the Sport Trac's target audience is primarily surfers, parasailers, mountain bikers, snowboarders and other such adventurous twenty-som


2001 Audi TT Roadster

The whitehaired gentleman in the courtyard of the Royal Palms Hotel was mightily impressed when he saw the Audi TT Roadster.


2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI

One of the year's finest days is when I go outside without my winter coat on for the first time. It's so liberating. This year, the feeling came a few weeks early when I slid behind the whee

2000 Dodge Durango

Masquerading as a sport utility truck, the Dodge Durango is a do-it-all vehicle with full-size capabilities.

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

If there were such a thing as a Coolest Car of the Year award, they could FedEx it to Chrysler right now.

2000 Volkswagen Passat 4Motion

Instead of driving around in trucks, Europeans prefer smooth, comfortable, fast, efficient, nimble all-wheel drive passenger cars, wagons if they need the space.

2000 Kia Sportage

Call it perverse, but I enjoy cars that challenge me, that don't behave exactly as I would expect them to. My red and silver Kia Sportage, with gray leather interior, is a pointed case.

Second-hand: Hyundai Accent

Who else produced a car that provided 80 per cent of the refinement and reliability of a Honda Civic at about 50 per cent of the (used) cost?

2000 Porsche 911 Turbo

The thing is, a car company doesn't get very far if it kills off its best customers. Which is why the new Porsche 911 Turbo is so benign.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

The 2000 Chevrolet Silverado extendedcab and its GMC Sierra twin are the last of the fullsize pickups to offer four doors -- as in two regular doors and two reverse-hinged doors -- but they