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

05/31/12
92
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo
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 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

04/12/12
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 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
SUV/Truck

By any rational measure, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is about as necessary as a single-pronged fork. But it’s also a 5,150-pound hunk of hurtling, bombastic fun.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG

03/01/12
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 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG
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

02/09/12
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 Nissan GT-R
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

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

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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Black Series

01/12/12
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 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.

2012 Infiniti QX

01/05/12
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 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

12/22/11
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 Chevrolet Sonic
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

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/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

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

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

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

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.

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