2014 Kia Forte

When I was growing up, no self-respecting car guy would ever be caught dead driving a 4-door. That general attitude has changed now, and so has mine; Forte’s 4-door hatchback version would now be [...]

2013-14 Dodge Dart

Dart's uplevel Limited has some options that you don't often find in this class, such as rear cross-traffic alert and a heated steering wheel. Further, these extras don't add a tremendous amount [...]

1992-97 Toyota Paseo

Paseos aren't the best or the cheapest small sport coupes. Because convertibles were available for such a short time, they're sure to be rarities on the used-car market...

1995-98 Toyota Tercel

Far from exciting in concept or reality, Tercel's mission has been to be the least-expensive Toyota, and it shows against the plusher, more substantial Corolla and other subcompact leaders. On [...]

2000-05 Toyota Echo

Pleasant and efficient, the Echo blends tempting prices with Toyota's strong reputation for quality and reliability. Sales have been tepid for such an affordable car, suggesting that the targeted [...]

2000-05 Toyota MR2 Spyder

Nimble and eager, the MR2 delivers genuine sports-car thrills. Compared to the more practical Miata, however, it's more of a short-haul commuter or weekend toy. Workmanship on an early test MR2 [...]

2003-08 Toyota Matrix

Though slightly tamer than Pontiac's Vibe in character, the Matrix is an interesting alternative to conventional small wagons and compact SUVs. Utility, fine road manners, available AWD, and [...]

1993-01 Subaru Impreza

With the exception of available AWD, the Impreza fails to stand apart. Later models might be more tempting--especially the Outback Sport wagon or the 2.5 RS coupe...

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