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 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe

05/31/12
92
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe
Convertible

The Spyder Performante exists purely to thrill. It’s one of the most impractical cars in the universe. And that’s a compliment.

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe

05/17/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe
Coupe

The Aston Martin Vantage V-8 roadster is not the fastest car, but quick enough. And it’s nicely balanced, great to look at, and wonderful to sit inside. What more can you ask from an impractical, two-seat convertible, anyhow?

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe

03/01/12
93
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe
Convertible

The SLS makes the transition to a convertible surpassingly well. No surprise, it’s best when your foot pins the accelerator mercilessly to the floor. Which might remind you that, like the coupe, the convertible is rated to travel at up to 197 mph.

2012 Nissan GT-R Coupe

02/09/12
89
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Nissan GT-R Coupe
Coupe

The GT-R cares only for immoderate, shameless speed. While it doesn’t look like a high-dollar supercar, it’s actually one of the most shameless examples I’ve ever driven.

2012 Buick Regal Sedan

01/19/12
83
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 2012 Buick Regal Sedan
Sedan

The Buick Regal GS was fun to drive. The cars pulls rather than pushes you, and some maneuvers are awkward. But it keeps you mindful and engaged. The major failure was the center console and optional navigation system; such a mess of random buttons.

2012 Infiniti QX

01/05/12
84
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Infiniti QX
SUV/Truck

The QX takes up a hunk of roadside real estate. Yet it drives extremely well, is exceptionally quiet and is generally an agreeable place to while away time when you’re stuck in traffic

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

12/22/11
85
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback
Hatchback

Run the 2012 Sonic hard and it’s genuine fun. It has a nice nose, handsome wheels and bright accents, which is not to say it’s not a bit of an ugly duckling, but the real revelation is the interior.

2012 Jeep Wrangler SUV

12/01/11
84
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 2012 Jeep Wrangler SUV
SUV/Truck

No, the new Wrangler isn’t perfect. You may have to wait for the next generation for more power, more gears and better gas mileage. But the most glaring foibles have been worked out and its pure design remains undiluted.

2012 Porsche 911 Coupe

11/17/11
89
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 2012 Porsche 911 Coupe
Coupe

The Porsche 911 hasn’t lost its soul. I was among the first to actually drive the new generation Carrera S and — collective exhale — it is still a great car.

2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

11/10/11
83
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 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback
Hatchback

Your daughter or son may already have an eye on the Hyundai Veloster. It’s a mess, but a happy one, not unlike a college dorm room. It rides far better than the economy cars of yore, but nobody will mistake it for an Audi.

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia

10/20/11
93
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 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia
Coupe

The 458 Italia makes you feel alive, partly because you can easily imagine dying inside it. Those stars in your eyes are actually oncoming stoplights.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

10/13/11
85
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 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV
SUV/Truck

The new Range Rover Evoque is a dazzlingly designed Trojan horse, aimed squarely at owners of the X3, RX and Audi Q5, an anti-box that looks like a crossover, while retaining a dash of Land Rover’s legendary off- road capability.

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