By Ann M. Job For The Associated Press Station wagons are so...
Station wagons are so yesterday and minivans are fading. But families still need a vehicle that carries kids to school and to games, hauls groceries and lawn supplies, and functions impressively when they go ...Full Story
#1 Oct 31, 2008
Dear Ms. Job,
I enjoy your weekly Road Test articles in our Monterey County Herald.
On reading your article today re: the 2009 Chevy Cobalt, you state that, at 260-hp, the Cobalt is "the most powerful, four-cylinder car duo on the Market."
Have you considered the Subaru WRX, 4 and 5 door models, at 265-hp, or the STI version at 305-hp.
I'd encourage you to look at the entire Subaru line for your comparisons, as one of the most durable, reliable, economical, roomy, and nicely performing cars available. From basic to luxury versions, Subaru wrote the book on "Cross Over" vehicles before anyone had even coined the term ... and all models have the safety and performance of an excellent AWD power train.
Look into it.
#2 Jan 31, 2009
why do you have to test the most expensive of the cars that you do each week.try testing the less costing,seeing most people can't afford the more pricey cars. try it for us
#3 Feb 20, 2009
Ann Job is a clueless tool
#4 Jun 12, 2009
A couple of weeks ago you wrote about a new Ford that cost over 44,000. Besides being as ugly as sin, you said it had no pickup.
I have an 04 Olds Alaro that I bought used in 04 for 12,693. I have put 32,000 miles on it (it now has 49K) and have only had to put tires and a battery on it.
What is Ford thinking. People won't pay that kind of money for something that does't get as good mileage as a used car that only costs 29% as much.
#5 Sep 18, 2009
Walt wrote from Seaside, CA about your overlooking the entrire line of Subaru cars. I can only guess he works at the Seaside Subaru dealership! I have a sole question for him, regarding station wagons...why did they (Subaru) dump the Legacy GT wagon? That was the very same year as Mazda dumpings its 6 wagon. Okay, let me guess: no market. But why then does Subaru promote the heck out of its Outback? It's a station wagon. And the Legacy GT is AWD, just like the Outback. I believe the Legacy is $3000 less costly than the Outback, at least back in 2006 it was. Who needs a car in the burbs which sits high and has all the frills of the Outback/ Folks who like to go deeper in debt than need be, that's who. Bring back the "plain" ol' Legacy GT and I'll buy one!
Pacific Grove, CA
#6 Dec 10, 2011
I just read your review of the Boss 302 Mustang and I have to say that you really need to consider the car's intent into your reviews. You drive a car that can has removable baffles for the race track on weekends and you care what the view from the back seat is? You also complain that tires designed for maximum grip track on the freeway which is ridiculous. To put this in perspective, you test a street legal race car, use criteria designed for the family Volvo and then you complain about it. I suggest you leave reviews of these kinds of cars to people who really understand sports cars and can provide information that actually have value to people who would buy this kind of car and stick with mini-vans.
I didn't read the Camaro report but I have to guess that being a 5'4" woman, you probably didn't get that one correct either. The specialty sports cars from Ford and Chevy are built for people that appreciate performance and the tradeoffs that come with that decision.
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