Sam Mitani

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

7.4 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

89

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

93

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

87

2013 Nissan Altima

05/25/12
87
100

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Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2013 Nissan Altima
Sedan

The exterior styling of the new Altima is, in a word, elegant. Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a luxurious interior. And the handling has also been noticeably improved.

2011 Lotus Evora

05/08/09
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2011 Lotus Evora
Coupe

According to Lotus, the Evora will get to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and 100 mph in 12.3. It’ll top out at 162 mph. My only complaint? I wish the Toyota engine sounded better.

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

05/03/11
93
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2012 Lamborghini Aventador
Coupe

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 could well be the most impressive car yet to come from Sant’Agata, and it was downright devilish in performance. It features a number of ground-breaking technologies that combine to make it the best overall sports-car from the company…ever.

2011 Infiniti M

11/16/09
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2011 Infiniti M
Sedan

The Infiniti M feels so nimble that you forget it’s larger than the current M. Stylish and powerful, the new version has improved in every way.

2013 Cadillac XTS

05/25/12
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2013 Cadillac XTS
Sedan

The new XTS is an amalgamation of the full-size and midsize classes, possessing the best from each—a low price tag, heaps of interior space and good fuel economy.

2011 Bugatti Veyron

10/12/10
92
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2011 Bugatti Veyron
Coupe

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will go down in history as the most excessive yet exclusive car ever produced.

2011 Audi A8

02/03/10
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2011 Audi A8
Sedan

Audi’s new 2011 A8 is a better, more spirited car than the model it replaces, boasting lots of technology and excellent performance.

2011 Audi A8

03/14/10
92
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2011 Audi A8
Sedan

The 2011 A8 is plenty powerful for enthusiasts, and when it becomes available this fall at about $80,000, it’ll definitely get your attention.

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