Matt Davis

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Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

87

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

83

2011 Audi R8 Convertible

03/11/10
92
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Audi R8 Convertible
Convertible

The 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder’s competition is pretty fierce. It includes The Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder, the Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari California, the latest Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. But the Audi takes the measure of them all.

2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan

02/16/10
92
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan
Sedan

Most reporting has dwelt on the Rapide vs. Panamera Turbo cage match. Frankly the Rapide is several seconds prettier to look at than any version of the Panamera.

2012 Ferrari FF

04/12/11
91
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Ferrari FF
Hatchback

Those out there who are so caught out by the non-traditional nature of the FF are only going to cheat themselves. It takes all of the racing lore Ferrari puts into each car it builds and adds every single bit of correct versatility that we’d add were we in charge.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan AMG

01/19/11
89
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan AMG
Sedan

The new 2012 Mercedes CLS63 AMG leaves the old version fittingly in the mirrors. Dynamics are hugely improved, fuel mileage is way up, and the passenger cabin remains a comfortable place for four adults.

2012 Porsche 911 Coupe

11/28/11
89
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Porsche 911 Coupe
Coupe

The new 911 Carrera S, when driven as we like it driven, is all 911 all the time. It’s just the new upgraded interior, mention of electro- anything in the steering, and visibly longer wheelbase that can create fear in us or in you prior to doing the drive.

2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

03/03/11
89
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe
Coupe

The Cayman is brilliant — arguably a better performance car than the 911. Yet in 2010, Porsche sold only 675 Caymans and 647 Cayman S models. Is the Cayman doomed to be the hairdresser’s car with a roof? We hope not, because the Cayman R is stunning to drive.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

06/01/11
88
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
Coupe

While the C Coupe’s typical premium/sport/cush Mercedes cabin treatment might not be your personal cup o’ tea, the execution here is supreme, nay, divine. And it drives more finely than any other V6-equipped model offered by Stuttgart.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe

07/01/11
88
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe
Coupe

The 2012 BMW 6 Series is perhaps the best overall package in the small segment of near-millionaire large convertibles and coupes (i.e. sub Bentley/Aston Martin).

2012 Audi A6 Sedan

02/01/11
87
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Audi A6 Sedan
Sedan

Audi has been listening to those who have requested a lighter car, a better-looking car, and a car with superior dynamics in the class. From our drives of various trims and engines recently in Sicily, the new A6 is, in fact, now the best in its very challenging class.

2012 Volkswagen R32

02/01/10
86
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen R32
Hatchback

The VW Golf R smothers the overrated old 247-hp VW R32 V6 in all ways but exhaust sound satisfaction, and we think it feels more a premium effort than the 263-hp Mazdaspeed.

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

03/12/10
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
SUV/Truck

All the powertrain engineering packed into the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid largely goes unnoticed, even though there is always a lot going on.

2012 BMW X3 SUV

06/04/10
84
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 BMW X3 SUV
SUV/Truck

In rough terms, the 2012 BMW X3 looks exactly like the new X5, and is only a tad smaller than the original X5. Inside, the room for more American-size bodies should immediately put this X3 on more shopping lists than the outgoing model managed.

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