Mark Atkinson

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Critic's Review History

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

83

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

91

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

77

2011 Ford Mustang Coupe

04/13/10
86
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe
Coupe

The best part of the new V-6 Ford Mustang? That you can get over 300 hp for so little money.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

02/02/12
86
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Sedan

Drive the revised C350 Sport and you’ll enjoy the subtle improvements in its performance and quality. Just invest in quality winter tires and a good roadside assistance package.

2011 Ford Mustang Coupe

04/13/10
86
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe
Coupe

The Ford Mustang isn’t on par with those legendary sports cars, but it delivers performance that’s so close, and grins to match, for nearly half the price that a GT can’t be overlooked by anyone with a performance-oriented heartbeat.

2012 Kia Forte

04/10/12
86
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Kia Forte
Hatchback

The Forte 5-door certainly warrants a test drive. Even in its most basic form, it’s a fun, good-looking hauler that should be popular with younger buyers. Perhaps a little less engaging that its rivals, this hatchback is strong on value.

2011 Kia Sorento SUV

07/06/10
87
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Kia Sorento SUV
SUV/Truck

Those few who mourn the old Sorento and its simple, rugged construction will certainly be outweighed by the much larger group of customers looking for a great value on a good looking, well-equipped crossover.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

03/07/11
87
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Convertible

The E550 Convertible is a great car. It will inevitably spend most of its life being a trophy, rarely topping the speed limit, never pushing the limits of the driver or the car itself. So kudos to Mercedes-Benz for making this car much better than it ever needed to be.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

12/21/11
87
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Coupe

Ultimately, the C250 Coupe will appeal to those wanting the solidity, brand strength and good manners that Mercedes-Benz offers in the popular sedan. Definitely worth a drive.

2011 Dodge Avenger Sedan

01/19/11
87
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Dodge Avenger Sedan
Sedan

The Avenger is a more complete package now than ever before, and has the interior, handling and refinement that are the equal of virtually any mid-sizer out there.

2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

02/23/12
88
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Volvo S60 Sedan
Sedan

So a tad over $50,000 all-in for a safe, stylish, torque-happy European sports sedan that’s not an Audi or BMW – and priced significantly below both. The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design is far from a no-brainer decision, but it’s one that our hearts can get behind.

2011 Dodge Challenger

01/24/11
88
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Dodge Challenger
Coupe

The Dodge Challenger always had the personality, but now it has the performance – both in a straight line and in the twisties – to run with the Chevy and Ford. And with only a minor price increase too.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG

07/28/09
90
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG
Sedan

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is a rapid, entertaining and cosseting machine that’s as happy running for groceries as it is running for the border.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

10/16/12
91
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible
Convertible

One thing every SLK shares is its head-turning looks and last year’s redesign added some needed aggression to the roadster’s skin. Surprisingly, the ‘Benz offers the best value among sement leaders.

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