Paul A. Eisenstein

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

8.0 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

84

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

93

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

72

2010 Smart fourtwo Coupe

04/13/10
72
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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2010 Smart fourtwo Coupe
Coupe

The Smart Fortwo has a number of flaws, yet there’s something that’s still fun about it, all the more so if you’re looking for something small and nimble to run in-town errands.

2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback

01/20/10
81
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback
Hatchback

Will the Chevy Volt turn on potential buyers? If our drive in the prototype was any indication, it likely will. It’s well suited to the mass of American commuters.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon

07/23/10
81
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon
Wagon/CUV

For those who like the basic idea of a Mini, and would likely join the fold if it offered something just a wee bit roomier and more practical, well, the 2011 Mini Countryman may be precisely the prescription.

2010 Lexus GX SUV

11/23/09
83
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2010 Lexus GX SUV
SUV/Truck

The Lexus GX460 is a bland but well-equipped and competent vehicle that will nonetheless make sense for suburbanites who want a 3-row, go-anywhere SUV.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

08/02/10
84
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
Sedan

There are many American motorists who likely won’t even consider the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which is too bad. It is a solid and impressive offering that is a sizable step above the best-selling compact on the market.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

08/09/10
84
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Sedan

The 2011 VW Jetta is an attractive, well-engineered sedan that should put the German back in the running as it takes a serious shot at the Japanese brands that have long dominated the compact sedan segment.

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

03/24/10
84
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
SUV/Truck

There’s little doubt in our mind that the ’11 Volkswagen Touareg is a big improvement over the first-generation SUV. It’s lighter, better looking, roomier and more nimble.

2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

10/13/09
85
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback
Hatchback

The 2010 VW Golf’s price tag may get you to swallow hard, but if you’re in the market for a compact offering that’s roomy, fun-to-drive and delivers great fuel economy, you’ll have to look hard to find something quite as competitive.

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

06/25/10
85
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Wagon/CUV

Even more luxurious — and functional — than before, the 2011 R-Class has a bit more of a crossover-ute look that should enhance its appeal. It’s definitely worth a closer look.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

05/25/10
86
100

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

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Coupe

For a relatively modest premium, Chevy has one-upped itself. Anyone looking to Europe for a real performance machine would be foolish not to take a look a the 2011 Corvette Grand Sport.

2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV

01/29/10
87
100

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

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV
SUV/Truck

The 2010 Hyundai Tucson is a surprisingly attractive, solidly built and well-equipped offering that should give some of the better-known entries in the segment, like Toyota’s RAV4, a real run for the money.

2013 Porsche Boxster Convertible

07/20/12
91
100

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

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2013 Porsche Boxster Convertible
Convertible

The 2013 Boxster is a far classier package than ever before, with the refined details that a luxury buyer would hope to get in a far less competent driving machine. You’re going to find any excuse possible to keep on driving.

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