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

2010 Lexus RX Hybrid

03/30/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Lexus RX Hybrid
SUV/Truck

Most people can buy a hybrid RX450h instead of a conventional gasoline-powered RX 350 without giving up anything—whether it be money, convenience, or performance.

2010 Lincoln MKT

02/02/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Lincoln MKT
SUV/Truck

Just about the only thing I don’t like about the new Lincoln MKT is the way it looks. In Tuxedo Black, the MKT looks like it should be leading a procession of mourners to the nearest cemetery.

2011 Lincoln MKX SUV

02/24/11
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Lincoln MKX SUV
SUV/Truck

If you’re in the market for a midsize crossover vehicle, the Lincoln MKX merits a test-drive, especially if you’re considering the Cadillac SRX. It’s better than its flagging sales would indicate.

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.

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

07/14/11
85
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 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible
Convertible

There’s nothing with the Miata’s 24-grand base price that can compete with its sportiness. It zips around like a hyperactive water bug. This is a great little second or third car for shoppers on a tight budget.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan

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
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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

10/19/10
86
100

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

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

2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid

07/20/10
86
100

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

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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 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG

11/30/10
93
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 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 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon

06/14/11
76
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 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon
Wagon

Heavy, sluggish, and surprisingly poky, the Mini Cooper Countryman is a small SUV with little to offer.

2011 Toyota Sienna

03/08/11
85
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 Toyota Sienna
Minivan

Which is the best family vehicle on the market today, keeping in mind that “best” doesn’t necessarily mean sexiest? My vote goes to Toyota’s new Sienna minivan.

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