2004 Porsche 911 GT2

Reviewed by John Draneas

Tremendous acceleration over most of the rev range from 483 bhp; no turbo lag; slick transmission; good ride; responsive handling with some of the traditional 911 rear-biased characteristics; feels ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Reviewed by Bengt Halvorson

Neck-snapping acceleration; razor-sharp reflexes, no slack in steering, suspension or tires; easy to drive in traffic, with a precise gearbox and light clutch; firm, supportive “driving” seats; ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

Reviewed by SCM Staff

Slick-shifting five-speed tranny; 2-liter, four-cylinder turbo puts out 276 horsepower and pushes your eyeballs into the back of your head when the boost comes on; molded seat fit perfectly; four-d ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Reviewed by Bengt Halvorson

Ford’s ubiquitous 4.6-liter V8 is a heavy breather here, with 305 hp and gobs of torque just off idle; great muscle-car sound; slick-shifting short-throw gearbox and smooth clutch—for a muscle ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating

2003 Porsche Boxster S

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Superb engine and gearbox; easy-to-use power top; attractive styling; surprisingly good sound system. ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2003 BMW X5 4.41

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Responsive engine, great seating position, classy looks in and out, doesn’t feel top heavy. ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2003 Mercedes-Benz G 500

Reviewed by Dave Brownell

Fortress-like solidity; great visibility forward; easy-to-read instrument cluster; firm, posh leather seats; 5-liter V8 provides lots of grunt; swift, sure braking; ignores the weather; 7,000-lb to ...

Overall Experience:
1.0 rating

2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Reviewed by

Gorgeous lines from the side and rear three-quarters; brilliant interior, with regal privacy for rear passengers; terrific driving position, easy to maneuver, doesn’t feel as large as it is; 6.75 ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2003 Infiniti FX45

Reviewed by

Bold and elegant styling is trend-setting; muscle-car thrust from the 315-hp, 4.5-liter V8; five-speed automatic’s manual control actually holds selected gears; best body control (and perhaps bes ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2003 BMW Z4 2.5i

Reviewed by Bengt Halvorson

Curvaceous body sets the proportions right, with design cues borrowed from the top-model Z8 roadster; silky straight-six engine; plenty of power, even with the base 2.5-liter and Steptronic five-sp ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

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