Marty Padgett

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

7.4 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

87

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

91

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

86

2011 Dodge Charger

11/10/10
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2011 Dodge Charger
Sedan

The Charger R/T is a passionate play in a niche full of milquetoast four-doors. You don’t have to wear a mullet to love it and own it—but we won’t get on your case if you grow one out, just to see if it fits.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe

11/03/09
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe
Coupe

The SLS doesn’t abandon technical refinement, but it does let its hair down with the loopy vintage bellow of that huge, hardly adulterated V-8. It compromises the actual driving experience for the mythic appeal—and the visual impact—of gullwing doors.

2010 Lincoln MKT CUV

08/23/09
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2010 Lincoln MKT CUV
Wagon/CUV

The 2010 MKT shifts Lincoln further away from its dowdy styling past and delivers vast interior room, while it brings a good measure of driving pleasure and sophistication along for the ride.

2011 BMW X3 SUV

11/08/10
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV
SUV/Truck

Sturdy in feel, amazingly quick on its feet, and finally un-punishing on everyday roads, the X3 gets our nod—and not just because it’s a fellow countryman.

2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan

02/04/10
91
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan
Sedan

So what exactly is the Aston Martin Rapide, if it’s not the most capable four-door on the planet? It’s got our vote as the most enduring design to surface in a generation of clumsy, kitschy supersedans.

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