Jonny Lieberman

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

6.2 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

85

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

95

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

74

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

10/22/10
91
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Coupe
if you just want to get to 60 mph fast, there are garages full of cars that will do that more quickly for much less cheese. But there’s something to be said for a heavy, well-sorted chassis like the Mercedes CL. It’s reassuring, confidence inspiring and dare I say it, fun.

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG

02/02/12
87
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG
Wagon

If the throttle and transmission were as good as the rest of the car, the E63 AMG wouldn’t just be the rarest car Mercedes-Benz makes—it would be the greatest.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class AMG

12/05/11
91
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class AMG
Convertible

The SLK 55 AMG is just solidly fun to drive. A key attribute for people in the market for a tiny, fast, and eco-friendly roadster with almost no luggage space that will probably set them back at least $75,000 — however many of them there are.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class AMG

06/19/12
89
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class AMG
Convertible

AMG recently told me that its cars are intended to perform well, but not to be the sharpest knife in the block. Speed and comfort are their dominant brand values. And while it may not julienne up a road, the SLK55 expertly dices. I’d love to own one. If only it didn’t cost so damn much.

2010 Nissan Maxima

12/14/09
78
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2010 Nissan Maxima
Sedan

The Maxima SV Sport is a roomy, nearly-luxurious, semi-athletic steed. If we woke up tomorrow and discovered we owned a copy, we’d be happy. But would we pay $38,000 for one? Short answer: No. There’s nothing really wrong with the car, save for its sticker.

2012 Porsche Cayman

03/10/11
90
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman
Coupe

Porsche has built a better Cayman. Louder, lighter, faster, brasher, and featuring what might just be the world’s finest steering mechanism, the Cayman R is a diminutive dream machine.

2013 Porsche Panamera

01/31/12
89
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2013 Porsche Panamera
Sedan

The GTS essentially contains all of the most sportive Panamera options in a single vehicle with a more powerful engine. If you really do need to take a sedan onto a racetrack, the Panamera GTS is the one to get the job done.

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom

05/16/12
93
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Sedan

If I were in the market for a half-million-dollar car, I’d have the Phantom Coupe. The Phantom Coupe, for lack of a better term, is majestic. Gloriously so.

2011 Scion tC

08/06/10
84
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2011 Scion tC
Coupe

Whereas the old tC was simply a smartly styled, semi-sporty value proposition, the new car is actually quite an eye opener — as in, we weren’t expecting to like the 2011 Scion tC as much as we did. Luckily we like surprises.

2012 Toyota Prius V

05/23/11
85
100

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

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V
Wagon

The Prius V is a fine, well-thought-out vehicle. It’s much better to drive than any other Prius, and it can haul as much as a small CUV and get a combined 42 mpg while doing so.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

07/15/11
84
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Hatchback

The 2012 Beetle is one of those cars that was not simply built to move people, but rather because some people love cars. It will never command its own chapter in the big book of automotive history. But it’s not a bad footnote.

2010 Volkswagen GTI

10/08/09
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI
Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI MkVI has a lot going for it. As far as hot hatches are concerned, none of the competition offers the same mix of refinement, sophistication and driving good times that the GTI does.

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