Car reviews, motoring articles, tips and more!

Car Reviews

Honda Pilot 2005: The Weekly Driver Review
by James Raia

Like its popular brethren, the CR-V, Odyssey and new Element, the Pilot completes Honda's best-buy SUV and van line. And like any of those offerings or anything else in Honda's arsenal, it's hard to find serious fault with the Pilot.

Introduced in late 2003, the Pilot replaced the Passport and it shares the same basic chassis and powertrain as the MDX, the complementary choice from Honda's upscale Acura division.

2005 Honda Accord Coupe: The Weekly Driver Review
by James Raia

Just inside the guard gate, the world renowned 17-Mile Drive in Carmel, Calif., begins with a primarily downhill and often winding two-lane road to Pebble Beach Golf Links. The tree-lined route features lavish, oceanfront homes and a predominately forest-like setting along California's central coast.

It's a perfect several-mile locale for drivers who like to shift through gears. And it's not-so-surprisingly pleasant while doing so in the 2005 Honda Accord.

Honda Accord 2005: The Weekly Driver Review
by James Raia

The Honda Accord is arguably the most reliable, well-respected vehicle on the road today. It's not the most luxurious or the fastest car. It doesn't have luxury car status or solicit overt double-takes from passersby.

But what it does is have is plenty of high marks in nearly every ranked category – comfort to acceleration, instrument control efficiency to ride quality. And what it will likely earn via the public is its overwhelming best-buy status in many consumer guides.

New 2005 Lexus RX 330 Unveiled for 2005
by Jenny McLane

This Hot Selling Vehicle from Lexus is given a Special Edition to entice more buyers.

Early January this year Lexus sprung a pleasant surprise on its followers by announcing and unveiling a Special Edition of the 2005 Lexus RX 330. They did this last January 9, 2005 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Lexus is calling this special edition of the Lexus RX 330 the “Thundercloud” Edition.

Here only in its second season, it reinstates its foothold as the best selling luxury SUV from last year. The Lexus RX 330 was redesigned and introduced as an all-new model for 2004. Sleeker, more stylish and more powerful than the best-selling model it replaced, the RX 330 glides into its second season with added luxury.

Mitsubishi Outlander 2005: The Weekly Driver Review
by James Raia

The 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is the least expensive of the Japanese manufacturer's three sports utility vehicles. It's compact, nicely designed and offers more standard features than many SUVs nearly twice the price.

But the Outlander faces a tough challenge. In a popular category that includes best-buy choices like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester, the Outlander doesn't offer any outstanding qualities that could sway potential buyers.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2005: The Weekly Driver Review
by James Raia

With the addition of the 5.3-liter, 325-horsepower V8 extended cab (EXT), eight Chevrolet Trailblazer models are on the road in 2005. And as the largest and most powerful Blazer available, the new EXT has plenty to offer.

It's comfortable and provides a confident drive. It offers vast cargo space, has an attractive two-tone interior, a well-designed console and boasts of plenty of impressive option packages.
Welcome to Diamond Motoring!

What's hot in today's

Car Reviews
Motoring Articles