Jason H. Harper

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

8.3 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:

95

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

78

2012 Ferrari FF

04/07/11
91
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Ferrari FF
Hatchback

Practicality aside, it’s still a Ferrari. The FF hits 62 mph in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of more than 200. There are no obvious drawbacks to the AWD. A short time ago I didn’t even know this car existed. Now it’s all I can think about.

2011 Lexus LFA

05/13/10
91
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Lexus LFA
Coupe

The LFA is beautifully weighted, a dancer on the balls of its feet, swiveling easily into tight corners. It took them a long time, but Lexus brings excitement — if only to a very few customers.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Black Series

01/12/12
91
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Black Series
Coupe

The AMG vehicles are getting better all the time. The C63 AMG Black Series is a great one. Its top speed is 186 mph and it reaches 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Walk around the C63 and its racy intentions are clear.

2011 Ford Mustang

07/08/10
91
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Ford Mustang
Coupe

I have a $150,000 sports car in my parking garage, and a U.S.-made 2011 Ford Mustang GT. After a day testing both, which to take out just for the thrill? “The ‘Stang, please.” You can find a little bit of greatness from every bit of this car.

2011 Jaguar XJ

03/18/10
91
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Jaguar XJ
Sedan

Although bigger in stature, the new Jaguar XJ feels sleeker and sexier than the XF sedan, and is nearly as hot as the XK sports car. Welcome to the cool crowd, Jag.

2011 Audi R8

01/06/11
90
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Audi R8
Convertible

With the top missing, the proportions of the Audi R8 5.2 Spyder are better — wider and more squished. More exotic. The combination of all-wheel-drive, mid-engine layout, manual transmission and big engine is the perfect algorithm for a convertible.

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom

10/04/12
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Sedan

Yes, the Phantom is handcrafted, and made in Britain even.
That’s not the reason you opt for a Rolls-Royce though. It’s the synthesis of German engineering and old-world craftsmanship. Everything you touch is actually real and feels good on the skin.

2013 Porsche Boxster

08/30/12
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Porsche Boxster
Convertible

The Boxster got a Vogue-worthy makeover, and now it looks like a miniature version of Porsche’s defunct supercar, the Carrera GT. The old-school manual made me happy, a perfect companion to the light, fast car.

2012 Bentley Mulsanne

07/05/12
90
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Bentley Mulsanne
Sedan

I found the Mulsanne to be a big car that proved surprisingly wieldy. The lap of luxury? Yeah, pretty much, but my experience with Bentley’s electronic gadgetry has been consistently poor.

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo

06/24/10
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo
Coupe

While you can still buy it in colors that don’t exist in nature (nuclear green for example), the Lamborghini Superleggera is a serious sports machine, in direct competition with the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, also a light-weight version of a popular road- going car.

2013 Scion FR-S

08/16/12
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Scion FR-S
Coupe

Other Scion models may be boxy oddities, but the FR-S is a hummingbird on wheels. This small coupe delivers a flutter of fast, dive-bombing activity and starts at only $25,600.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG

01/14/10
90
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG
Coupe

The SLS looks best when both doors are open and pointing toward the sky, almost a victory V. Too bad you can’t actually drive with it like that — it would play hell with aerodynamics at the 197 mph top speed.

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