Douglas Kott

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

6.7 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

86

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

93

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

82

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG

09/07/09
93
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG
Sedan

With its brilliant chassis, trick gearbox and 518-bhp V-8, you forget the new Mercedes E63 AMG is a 4-door. It’s difficult to believe a 2-ton sedan can corner so rapidly, with such composure.

2012 Porsche 911

11/09/11
92
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2012 Porsche 911
Coupe

Reinventing the 911 for a new generation is a difficult and often thankless task. But the engineers from Weissach have improvied on the seemingly unimprovable.

2011 BMW 5 Series

02/05/10
90
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series
Sedan

With the new 5 Series, BMW treads the delicate line between not alienating the core buyers and shows the world a brash newness and forward-thinking technology.

2012 Volvo S60

08/12/11
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2012 Volvo S60
Sedan

The S60 R-Design is a well-executed, sporty addition to the Volvo lineup, at a price that undercuts comparably powered BMW 335s and Audi A4s.

2011 Cadillac CTS

07/15/10
87
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS
Coupe

Overall, the 2011 CTS is an impressive new coupe that’s one of the most dramatically styled cars on the road. Just be prepared to be gawked at, a lot.

2011 BMW 5 Series

01/21/10
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series
Sedan

The new 5-series looks edgy and dynamic, kind of a smaller 7 Series with extra attitude, but without the granny-glasses headlights and odd sloping trunk cutline of the 5 it replaces. It ought to delight the BMW faithful, and pull a few more into the fold as well.

2012 Volvo C30

03/12/12
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2012 Volvo C30
Hatchback

The C30 R-Design is no paper tiger; it’s a blast to drive. And when you’re not homing in on that next apex, you can enjoy the uncluttered, sensible elegance that characterizes all Volvo interiors.

2012 Buick Verano

11/10/11
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2012 Buick Verano
Sedan

The technology-packed Verano is a nice surprise in both refinement and sophistication and well worth a look when cross-shopping.

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

08/05/09
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
SUV/Truck

The new Land Rover offers luxury with the reassurance of off-road ability. This large 7-passenger SUV responds naturally, being neither overly stiff nor floaty.

2011 Ford Mustang

06/11/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 Ford Mustang
Coupe

Calling the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 a (relative) lightweight is no insult, because it’s now a true heavyweight in the midst of its track-day peers.

2011 BMW X3

10/15/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 BMW X3
SUV/Truck

The new X3’s stylistic huevos find an equally energetic counterpart in the engine bay. Given the vehicle’s height, body roll is extremely well controlled, and even in Sport + mode, the X3 lacks the primary-ride impact harshness of its predecessor, and feels downright comfortable in Normal.

2011 Volkswagen R32

11/11/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen R32
Hatchback

The new R20 is the most wicked production Golf the factory has ever bolted together. It ought to easily dust the last R variant to see U.S. shores which seemed to offer only incremental performance gains over the already highly satisfying Golf GTI.

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