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 Ford Shelby GT500

08/24/10
87
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Ford Shelby GT500
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 Honda Odyssey

09/21/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Honda Odyssey
Minivan

If you don’t mind their nerdy image, minivans offer more space, utility, and high-end features for the money than do luxury SUVs or crossover vehicles. The Odyssey’s greatest appeal is its cabin, which is roomier and much nicer-looking than the old one.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

05/04/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Sedan

The front-wheel drive Sonata, Hyundai’s best-selling U.S. model, is bigger, quicker, more sophisticated, and more fuel-efficient than the model it’s replacing.

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.

2011 Jaguar XK

05/17/11
91
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 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 Lexus CT Hybrid

12/28/10
81
100

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

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid
Hatchback

The CT 200h is a niche product that isn’t for everyone. But it’s a vehicle I’d definitely consider buying for myself, especially as a second car. It’s main competitor is the Prius, which seems clunky next to the CT 200h.

2010 Lexus RX Hybrid

03/30/10
83
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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

02/24/11
83
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Lincoln MKX
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

08/05/11
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 Maserati Granturismo
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

07/14/11
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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

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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