2008-11 Subaru Impreza

Turbocharged Impreza models offer quick acceleration and solid handling, abetted by their standard all-wheel drive. The WRX STi is faster still, but its raucous nature makes it appealing only to [...]

2005-10 Scion tC

In some ways, the tC seems a bit calculated for its intended audience, and there's a hint of cost-cutting here and there. But even over-40s can appreciate this Scion's blend of sporty [...]

2000-05 Saturn L-Series

Though not class leaders, L-Series models satisfy in most performance areas. Although cabins are roomy, they're furnished modestly. New-car prices undercut those of comparable Accord and Camry [...]

1990-93 Saab 900/Turbo

All-in-all, the 900 of the early '90s is a bit too trouble-prone and quirky for our tastes, but it makes an interesting choice for someone looking for a luxury car that defies the norm...

1999-02 Saab 9-3

All models have their charms, but are compromised by turbo-engine performance. Saab loyalists are likely to love the quirky 9-3, but a Volvo S70 sedan or V70 wagon might be a more prudent choice [...]

1999-09 Saab 9-5

Overall, the 9-5 is an impressive European car with a distinct personality that appeals to individualists and to anyone interested in efficient design. They're mighty satisfying and fairly [...]

1995-98 Porsche 911

For this level of performance blended with such a renowned heritage, Porsche is practically in a league of its own. Yes, they're expensive; and yes, they require a certain level of skill to drive [...]

1999-11 Porsche 911

A 911 is relatively practical for a high-performance sports car, though BMW's Z3-based M roadster and coupe, and the Porsche Boxster, deliver similar thrills for fewer dollars. Not for everyone, [...]

1992-99 Pontiac Bonneville

The Chrysler LH/LHS sedans are roomier and have more daring styling, but the Bonneville and its GM cousins are high-quality cars that can be tailored to suit a variety of tastes, from cushy [...]

2003-08 Pontiac Vibe

Any example of this Pontiac/Toyota crossover is a good alternative to a small wagon or compact SUV. High utility, good road manners, Toyota-reliable engineering, and available AWD are assets. On [...]

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