Likes: Sporty design, punchy four-cylinder engine, roomy interior with great attention to details, trunk that looks larger than the class leaders.
Dislikes: Less 'zoom-zoom' more comfort, exterior mirrors don't fold in, alloy wheels should be standard.
Overall: Great sedan that's capable and fun to drive, but the larger more heavier feel ruins the sporty nature of the car.
2010 Toyota Corolla
Likes: Solid car for size, little wind noise at highway speed, very spacious and refined for this price segment.
Dislikes: No driving excitement behind the wheel, styling is rather bland than flashy, recall has damaged Toyota's Reputation.
Overall: It suceeds in refinement and comfort. But leaves the driver feeling disconnected from the driving experience.
2010 Jeep Cherokee
Likes: Floats over pot holes and bumpy surfaces, punchy six-cylinder engine, very roomy and well equipped.
Dislikes: Awkward rear door shape, two piece tailgate can get a little annoying at times, ignition switch requires you to turn the key awkwardly.
Overall: Great vehicle for those who love Jeep off-road hertiage. Other than that, you can buy lighter more fuel efficient alternates for the same price.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
Likes: Solid feel, refinement somewhat higher than competitors, punchy five-cylinder engine, tons of space for such a small car.
Dislikes: Five-cylinder droan when revved hard, feels heavier than it looks, fuel economy isn't its strongest point.
Overall: Although its been replaced by the slicker looking Golf. The Rabbit is still a great buy compared to the more boring Honda Civic.
2009 Saab 9-5 sedan
Likes: Punchy turbo engine, quirky interior design, hints of aircraft hertiage through out design, comfortable highway ride.
Dislikes: Front wheel drive limits performance, hints of torque steer, often overshadowed by German and Japanese rivals.
Overall: Wait for the next generation to arrive shortly. Saab is going back to its roots, which is a good thing.