Thane Peterson

Owners of the new
cars reviewed by this
critic give him/her
an overall credibility
rating of:

7.2 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

85

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

93

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

76

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG

11/30/10
93
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG
Coupe

The 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing is an extraordinary sports car that combines distinctive looks with supercar speed and handling. If you can afford to pay 200 grand for a two-seater, the SLS AMG should definitely be on your shopping list.

2011 Jaguar XK

05/17/11
91
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Jaguar XK
Coupe

The 2011 Jaguar XKR Coupe is insanely fast, elegant-looking, and starts at less than 100 grand. It also creates a stir wherever you take it.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette

05/31/11
90
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible

What’s the hottest Corvette convertible ever made in the ’Vette’s storied 58-year history? If we’re talking production models, then it would be the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible.

2011 Porsche Boxster

07/08/10
90
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Porsche Boxster
Convertible

The Boxster Spyder is a blast to drive but the Boxster S is so good that only obsessive driving enthusiasts are likely to be able to discern the difference. My heart says to go with the Spyder with a stick shift, my head says go with the Boxster S with a PDK.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V

12/21/10
89
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe

The bottom line is that nothing on the road in the same price range can match the CTS-V Coupe’s raw speed and radical looks. If those are your priorities, this car is definitely worth inspecting.

2010 Acura ZDX

09/29/09
89
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Acura ZDX
SUV/Truck

The 2010 Acura ZDX crossover may be pricey but it offers style, practicality, finesse, power, and rakish good looks.

2011 Porsche Panamera

01/25/11
89
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Porsche Panamera
Sedan

The V-6 Panamera is essentially the same car as the S and it, too, is a joy to drive. You give up some raw speed but not much else. A truly great luxury car at a bargain (for Porsche) price

2012 Maserati Granturismo

08/05/11
88
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 Maserati Granturismo
Convertible

If elegance, exclusiveness, and a touch of sportiness are your priorities, the Maserati Gran Turismo convertible is an excellent choice.

2011 Audi Q5

02/08/11
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Audi Q5
SUV/Truck

There’s a reason shoppers are flocking to the new Audi Q5: It’s a quick, sweet-handling, tightly built compact luxury SUV with an attractive, thoughtfully designed interior.

2012 BMW 6 Series

08/19/11
88
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 6 Series
Convertible

The newly redesigned BMW 650i offers a near-perfect balance of luxury, performance, and safety. It’s blander-looking than the previous-generation 650i, but for many people that will be a plus.

2012 Audi A7

07/26/11
88
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 Audi A7
Sedan

The A7 has more standard features than the A6 (18-in. wheels, a hard-drive), but what you’re mainly paying an extra ten grand for is good looks. I’d still be sorely tempted. The A7 is a knockout.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

09/06/11
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Sedan

Mercedes’s new CL550 is a bold, beautiful machine for drivers who are looking to combine power and luxury in a pricey package.

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