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

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Sedan

02/24/11
89
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Sedan
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 Coupe

11/17/11
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 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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

08/18/11
88
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 SLK-Class Convertible
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 Convertible

03/03/11
88
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 BMW 6 Series Convertible
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.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

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
Wagon/CUV

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.

2013 Lexus GS Sedan

04/19/12
88
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan
Sedan

This four-door’s main goal is to carry passengers in comfort, with a dose of hop-to-it-ivness when desired. Lexus engineers knew they had to inject some shock-and-awe into the fourth generation of the midsize GS sedan.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG Black Series

05/26/09
87
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 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG Black Series
Coupe

Rock stars, arms dealers and other unrepentant bad boys of the world take notice: The Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series is a machine for you.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

09/09/10
87
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 Coupe
Coupe

The CTS-V strikes a sweet spot between American muscle and European-bred handling. It looks classier than a ‘Stang or ‘Vette, yet you can smoke the back tires in first gear.

2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

01/28/10
86
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 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback
Hatchback

This is uncomplicated motoring fun. The fact is that you can’t use all the horsepower in a Corvette or Viper on tight roads anyhow. While I would have been cursing the GTI on the autobahn, on rising and winding lanes its 200 horsepower is plenty.

2011 Chrysler 300 Sedan

09/15/11
86
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 Chrysler 300 Sedan
Sedan

A little less gas hoovering, a lot of space and a love of the open road. The Chrysler 300 is a highway hauler for today.

2012 BMW Z4 Convertible

09/29/11
86
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 Z4 Convertible
Convertible

While the abstrusely named Z4 sDrive28i is less powerful than its six-cylinder predecessor, I’m not missing those two extra chambers one bit.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

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
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.

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