Author Archive: Danny Chang

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2013 Ford Focus ST
21 Jun

Review: 2013 Ford Focus ST

Likes: Good low-end torque and high-end horsepower Responsive turning ratio Quality fit and finish, satisfying door-closing oomph Dislikes: Torque steer Interior space a bit tight Ford Sync touch screen not made for fat fingers With the launch of the third generation of Focus in 2011, Ford reunited the divergent North American and European/Rest-of-world model lines […]


2013 Volvo C30 R-Design Polestar Limited Edition
26 Mar

Review: 2013 Volvo C30 R-Design Polestar Limited Edition

Likes Distinct Volvo retro P-1800 styling Responsive low-end torque Fun-to-drive 6-speed manual Black alloy wheels provide a mean sporty look Dislikes High-end power a bit lacking MPG doesn’t meet expectations Limited cargo space Nowadays it seems like every major manufacturer has a compact hatchback offering on the market, what with oil prices still sky high […]


2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
12 Dec

Review: 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Ford Orchestrates an American V8 Symphony Likes: Exhaust note sounds like butter. The kind of butter that’s about to kick your a**. The power. Oh, the sweet power. All 444 HP of it. Super smooth-shifting 6-speed manual Dislikes: Less-than-ideal mpg Attracts cops like an umbrella girl attracts teenage boys at a Formula Drift race Interior […]


2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
11 Dec

Review: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Likes: Rugged styling with offroad capabilities to match Fun driving off pavement High driving position affording great visibility Dislikes: Lackluster boxer engine/CVT combo Touch screen entertainment unit is a throwback in time Limited cargo space The compact SUV / Crossover segment has grown very crowded over the past few years with so many manufacturers covering […]


2012 Chrysler 300C
13 Nov

Review: 2012 Chrysler 300C

The Baby Bentley Gets Redesigned for 2012 Likes: Refined 5.7L Hemi V8 power: 363 HP + 394 LB-FT of torque Distinct badass styling Understated luxury and performance Dislikes: The SRT8 Hemi is more powerful but gets the same MPG ratings High beltline restricts visibility Rear legroom is less than ideal With available options the 300C […]


2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
21 Sep

Review: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

The Mini Italian Stallion Likes: 170 lb-ft of torque from 2,500 to 4,000 rpm from the turbocharged 4-cylinder Unique styling of the Cinquecento now with badass quotient Low bellowing exhaust note Dislikes: Steering wheel lacks enough adjustability Missing a 6th gear The Fiat 500 Abarth starts at exactly $22,000. Sure, you can probably buy a […]


2013 Volkswagen CC
14 Sep

Review: 2013 Volkswagen CC

The Refreshed 2013 VW CC is Suitable for Business or Pleasure Likes: Sporty Coupé styling Torquey for a 2-liter engine Smooth 6-speed manual gearbox Dislikes: Long front overhang throws off the stance of the car Low sport car-like height makes it unfriendly to tall people 200 horsepower not exactly blowing it out of the water […]


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