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 Dodge Charger SRT8

06/07/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
Sedan

The Charger has seen big changes in the last few years, with a tweaked exterior, far better interior and refined driving behavior. Those who love a great tide of torque will find the big Hemi engine worthwhile.

2011 Maserati Granturismo

08/19/10
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Maserati Granturismo
Convertible

If I had to choose a convertible to travel across the country, the Maserati GranTurismo would top my list. It’s best suited for a talented Mr. Ripley wearing a natty fedora while prowling the Amalfi coast.

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?

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

10/10/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Convertible

In the sports car world, the SL has always been a bit of an anomaly. You own an SL to project a sense of well-being and being well off. But as a true-blue sports car, it falls short. Don’t expect a supreme road carver — it would ruffle your coiffed hair.

2012 Nissan GT-R

02/09/12
89
100

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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.

2011 Lotus Evora

05/12/11
89
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Lotus Evora
Coupe

With its toylike body, the Lotus Evora is light and easy to maneuver. On the road it will spank an expensive, high-horsepower sports car.

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

02/24/11
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 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost
Sedan

I’ve experienced many cars that handle better, but few that lend such a sense of place and well-being as the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost. So this is what it feels to be like the idling rich.

2012 Porsche 911

11/17/11
89
100

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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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

08/18/11
88
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 SLK-Class
Convertible

While the Mercedes-Benz SLK350 convertible makes no promises of practicality, good times are almost guaranteed. It begs for you to call in sick for a final dash to the Hamptons or an impromptu charge up the Maine coast.

2012 BMW 6 Series

03/03/11
88
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 BMW 6 Series
Convertible

By nature convertibles are exercises in compromise. Either they’re small and fun but have no space, or are too big and lumbering. The 2012 BMW 650i is an exception. First, it’s sexy. Honed and a tad bit dangerous, its lines are long and flaunting, undeniably special.

2010 Tesla Roadster

12/03/09
88
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 2010 Tesla Roadster
Convertible

The Tesla is stupidly, mouthwateringly fast. If this is the future, it seems pretty good indeed. Tesla did it and did it first. Nobody can take that away from them. And that’s very much worth all the fuss.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V

05/19/11
88
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 Cadillac CTS-V
Wagon

Take the old-school family station wagon, evil it up with a man-eating grill and wicked knifelike taillights, and then stick a supercharged Corvette engine inside. The result is the CTS-V wagon, a family vehicle with a heavy-metal attitude.

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