Clifford Atiyeh

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

7.3 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:

76

2011 Audi Q7 Diesel

01/12/11
82
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Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2011 Audi Q7 Diesel
SUV/Truck

The Q7’s shocks deliver a creamy ride with minimal brake dive and body roll. The quick steering seems to shrink the Q7 down to Q5-size, especially when parking. Many midsize sedans don’t handle and steer this well.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

09/24/11
81
100

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Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Hatchback

Volkswagen, in its attempt to make the Beetle unisex, is starting to muffle the charm as its competitors crank it up. For a car rooted in carefree, ’60s euphoria, Volkswagen may be taking the Beetle too seriously.

2010 Ram 2500/3500

03/22/10
80
100

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Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2010 Ram 2500/3500
SUV/Truck

When a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty greeted me at the Globe for the ride back to Brookline, I felt intimidated. That’s the point. The 3500 is a condensed Mack tractor, with its five yellow roof lights, swinging mud flaps, and big-bore diesel exhaust.

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hatchback

01/27/11
78
100

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Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hatchback
Hatchback

The Toyota Prius Plug-in is an experiment, and for many people living in cities, a stretch of the imagination to work properly. But if Toyota can build enough of them, the company’s staunchly conservative culture could see it lead yet another niche.

2012 Honda Civic Sedan

06/30/11
76
100

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Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Sedan
Sedan

The Honda Civic, as always, is a dead reliable and affordable compact, but there are too many stronger players now to recommend a Honda that feels half-baked. For the first time perhaps ever, the almighty Honda Civic disappoints.

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