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 AMG GT Coupe

11/30/10
93
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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe
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 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

05/31/11
90
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
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 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

12/21/10
89
100

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

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

08/05/11
88
100

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

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

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible

08/19/11
88
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible
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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan

09/06/11
88
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan
Sedan

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

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe

08/24/10
87
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe
Coupe

You get macho good looks and plenty of power for thousands less in a Camaro, Challenger, or Mustang GT. But if you want the best car in the class, you have to pay up for the Shelby GT500, at least until the Camaro Z28 finally makes its appearance.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

10/19/10
86
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan
Convertible

I have very fond memories of driving the E350 Cabriolet. Money being no object, I’d love to own one. Mercedes really got this car right, but at a price.

2011 BMW X3 SUV

04/12/11
86
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV
SUV/Truck

The new X3 is quicker, handles better, and rides more smoothly than the outgoing model. It’s also bigger, better looking, and more fuel-efficient. Add it all up and the X3 is now as good as — and, arguably, better than — any of its main rivals.

2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid

07/20/10
86
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid
Sedan

The new S400 Hybrid is not only Mercedes’ least expensive S-Class sedan, it is also its most fuel-efficient. The S400 is well worth considering, even if you aren’t necessarily shopping for a hybrid.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

03/29/11
85
100

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

It’s a beauty, with a sturdy, well-tailored top and surprisingly good handling for a convertible. If you’re looking for a fun car to wheel out on sunny weekends and warm summer evenings, the new Chevrolet Camaro may be the model for you.

2011 Infiniti M

11/16/10
85
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Infiniti M
Sedan

Infiniti’s new M56 offers luxury with a healthy dose of horsepower. It’s a nice car, but not quite the BMW-killer Infiniti hoped for.

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