John Lamm

Owners of the new
cars reviewed by this
critic give him/her
an overall credibility
rating of:

7.0 out of 10
Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

87

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

83

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

04/18/12
92
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible
Convertible

With the 2013 SL, we’re back to added muscles, broader shoulders and a more forceful face. Needless to say, the SL is comfortable with the top up, but the surprise is how cozy it is with the top down.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

12/01/13
92
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
Convertible

The hugely capable Stingray convertible is an excellent package at a bargain price. It’s fast and comfortable with state of the art transmission and finally, beautiful interior.

2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan

02/04/10
89
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan
Sedan

No, the Rapide is not Aston’s answer to Porsche’s Panamera. The German car is a true 4-seater. The English machine is more a generous 2+2 with extra doors. It’s a handsome and elegant transformation of the DB9 and Aston design heritage into a 4-door sports car.

2013 Lexus LS Sedan

08/10/12
89
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Lexus LS Sedan
Sedan

You won’t get the rush from the F Sport that you’d get with an AMG or M. Then again, you’ll have a perfectly good time in the LS 460 F Sport and, given the common sense needed to drive quickly on public roads, you’ll likely have just as much fun and might be as quick.

2013 Subaru BRZ Coupe

12/02/11
89
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Subaru BRZ Coupe
Coupe

The Subaru BRZ is aimed directly at those who want a sports car but don’t have Porsche money in the bank. Getting right to the driving—look out, Miata. Mazda finally has real competition.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

06/26/12
88
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Hatchback

With the added power of the Veloster Turbo and only a minimal penalty in fuel economy, an important barrier for some potential buyers vaporizes. For some that still won’t be enough thanks to one fact: the Veloster’s polarizing exterior design.

2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan

07/22/12
88
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan
Sedan

Is the new Cadillac ATS as good as a BMW 3 Series? Remember “the same, only different?” The pair does share quite a bit—in everything from overall size and drivetrains to intent. They are remarkably close.

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon

10/17/12
87
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon
Wagon/CUV

If you’re considering a more space efficient hybrid vehicle, you’d be cutting yourself short if you didn’t give the new Ford C-Max a chance. It’s not a sports car, but a C-Max can be fun to drive. Pricing is aggressive and aimed squarely at the Prius v.

2013 Ford Escape SUV

04/20/12
85
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Ford Escape SUV
SUV/Truck

The Escape is a visual great leap forward. Fundamentals of the interior are spot-on for what you’d like in a small SUV. No one could fault Ford for not providing plenty of upfront tech. Ford wasn’t afraid to put us on some demanding twisting roads and the Escape was right at home.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

02/19/10
85
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan
Sedan

Warning to Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chevrolet, Mazda and Nissan: Your corporate lives just became more difficult. The Camry, Accord, Fusion, Malibu, Mazda6 and Altima now have to contend with the new 2011 Sonata.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

12/14/11
85
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Sedan

The Malibu Eco acquits itself reasonably. This is a cruiser, with a nice ride and quiet environment. Anyone considering a comfortable competent sedan would be making a mistake if they didn’t give the new Malibu Eco a chance.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

07/20/10
83
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Sedan

VW has big plans for the future, with sales goals well above its current rate. To meet those goals, it is aiming right at the U.S. market and the new Jetta seems to be a commendable start.

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