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

2013 Tesla Model S Sedan

11/01/12
95
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Tesla Model S Sedan
Sedan

The Tesla Model S is an all-electric car with incredible range. That may be the least interesting thing about it. I stepped into it with low expectations. By the time I exited, I was pretty sure I’d just experienced the future of the automobile.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

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
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.

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan

10/04/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan
Sedan

Yes, the Phantom is handcrafted, and made in Britain even.
That’s not the reason you opt for a Rolls-Royce though. It’s the synthesis of German engineering and old-world craftsmanship. Everything you touch is actually real and feels good on the skin.

2013 Cadillac XTS Sedan

09/27/12
82
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Cadillac XTS Sedan
Sedan

The release of the XTS is flummoxing. Cadillac has spent years trying to escape its old-fogey-with-a-cigar image. Driving character is lackluster and it isn’t even interesting to look at.

2013 Bugatti Veyron Roadster

09/13/12
93
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Bugatti Veyron Roadster
Convertible

Odd thing about the Veyron: It is the least sexy exotic on the market. But you buy it for the direct link from the accelerator to your endorphin receptors. This is not a car. It’s the world’s most expensive rollercoaster ride.

2013 Porsche Boxster Convertible

08/30/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Porsche Boxster Convertible
Convertible

The Boxster got a Vogue-worthy makeover, and now it looks like a miniature version of Porsche’s defunct supercar, the Carrera GT. The old-school manual made me happy, a perfect companion to the light, fast car.

2013 Scion FR-S Coupe

08/16/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Scion FR-S Coupe
Coupe

Other Scion models may be boxy oddities, but the FR-S is a hummingbird on wheels. This small coupe delivers a flutter of fast, dive-bombing activity and starts at only $25,600.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

08/09/12
92
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Coupe

The Camaro ZL1 is good. Perhaps even too good. I’m not sure most Camaro buyers are even interested in this level of handling performance. Those few who do will find that Chevy has given us the perfect tools to tame the savage beast.

2013 Lexus GS Sedan

04/19/12
88
100

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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.

2012 Bentley Mulsanne Sedan

07/05/12
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Bentley Mulsanne Sedan
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.

2012 Fiat 500 Arbarth

06/28/12
93
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Arbarth
Hatchback

Just the right side of cute with a good dose of practicality, this two-door hatchback makes for a great city car. To get your adrenaline into the act, opt for the 500 Abarth model. The car was so simple, so cute and so much fun that I was utterly won over.

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.

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