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 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

10/13/11
85
100

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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.

2012 BMW Z4 Convertible

09/29/11
86
100

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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 Lamborghini Aventador Coupe

09/08/11
95
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Coupe
Coupe

The Lamborghini Aventador is a supercar for sure. But it’s the forward-thinking design that propels me to christen it the best Lambo ever.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

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
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 Porsche Cayman Coupe

06/30/11
94
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 Cayman Coupe
Coupe

The conspiracy-minded among us believe there’s a good reason Porsche has never released a Cayman with an engine as powerful as the venerable 911 — it just might whip its more expensive uncle.

2012 Ferrari FF

04/07/11
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 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.

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible

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
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.

2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

02/10/11
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 Fiat 500 Hatchback
Hatchback

Fiat’s 500 will compete against cars like the Honda Fit, which it outclasses in style and ride, and the pricier Mini, arguably still slightly cooler and better handling. The 500 will stand out for its quirkiness and Euro flair, a mostly modern take on a classic.

2011 Lexus CT Hybrid

10/27/11
82
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 Lexus CT Hybrid
Hatchback

The Lexus CT 200h falls well short of prestige, yet drives way better than a Prius. Yet I’ve seen Lego sets with less plastic inside, and I was underwhelmed by the busy exterior.

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.

2011 Kia Optima Sedan

08/11/11
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 2011 Kia Optima Sedan
Sedan

The 2011 Optima’s redesign is so thorough and absolute that it would put a contestant in a makeover reality TV show to shame. It’s a sharp and stylish offering.

2011 Bentley Mulsanne Sedan

07/28/11
92
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 Bentley Mulsanne Sedan
Sedan

Unlike white-knuckle-driving supercars which cost more than a house in Florida, the Bentley Mulsanne induces a vastly different reaction. Breath out, relax. You’re rich, after all.

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