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:

96

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

78

2010 Acura ZDX

10/01/09
78
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2010 Acura ZDX
SUV/Truck

The Acura ZDX is an SUV with a coupe-like silhouette and sporting aspirations. It’s not the energy-efficient people mover of the future, but it is a step out of the primordial SUV ooze.

2010 Aston Martin DBS

09/03/09
96
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 Aston Martin DBS
Coupe

Between the Aston Martin DBS Volante’s voluptuous Sophia Loren lines and the sound of the wicked V-12 engine, it’s almost unfair. Are we not mortal; do we not bleed? Give me the key!

2012 Aston Martin Vantage

05/17/12
90
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 Aston Martin Vantage
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?

2011 Audi A8

11/11/10
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 2011 Audi A8
Sedan

While the XJ and the 7 Series have superb cockpits, the 2011 Audi A8’s mix of shiny tech and man-cave comforts is hard to beat. It’s odd that Audi thought of everything except perfecting the most elemental bit — driving.

2011 Audi R8

01/06/11
90
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 Audi R8
Convertible

With the top missing, the proportions of the Audi R8 5.2 Spyder are better — wider and more squished. More exotic. The combination of all-wheel-drive, mid-engine layout, manual transmission and big engine is the perfect algorithm for a convertible.

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports

11/19/09
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 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports
Coupe

While my bank account tells me that there are 273,000 reasons I couldn’t own the Bentley Continental Supersports, the most important one is the fact I’d be on first-name terms with every police officer north of the Mason-Dixon line.

2012 Bentley Mulsanne

07/05/12
90
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 Bentley Mulsanne
Sedan

I found the Mulsanne to be a big car that proved surprisingly wieldy. The lap of luxury? Yeah, pretty much, but my experience with Bentley’s electronic gadgetry has been consistently poor.

2011 Bentley Mulsanne

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

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.

2011 BMW 5 Series

05/20/10
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 BMW 5 Series
Sedan

Taking out the new BMW 5 between the 3 and 7 Series sedans was especially instructive. The 535i is heavier in the corners than the 335i, certainly, but shows a surprising willingness to turn on a dime. And it eats up straightaways with the gusto of a 750i.

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.

2011 BMW X3

01/27/11
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 2011 BMW X3
SUV/Truck

A vehicle like this will always have a few compromises, and the BMW X3’s are suddenly scant. Those who would naturally gravitate to a 3 Series might now consider its bulkier brother.

2012 BMW Z4

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

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

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