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

2011 BMW X3 SUV

10/15/10
84
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV
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.

2012 Buick Verano Sedan

11/10/11
85
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2012 Buick Verano Sedan
Sedan

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

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

07/15/10
87
100

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

06/11/10
84
100

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

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe
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.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan AMG

09/07/09
93
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan 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 Coupe

11/09/11
92
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 Porsche 911 Coupe
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.

2010 Subaru Legacy Sedan

08/25/09
82
100

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

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2010 Subaru Legacy Sedan
Sedan

Debate the aesthetics all you want, but it’s certain the new Subaru Legacy is quieter, quicker, more sophisticated, far roomier and in some cases, more fuel-efficient.

2010 Subaru Legacy Sedan

08/05/09
82
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 Subaru Legacy Sedan
Sedan

Debate the aesthetics all you want, but it’s certain the new Legacy is quieter, quicker, more sophisticated, far roomier and in some cases, more fuel-efficient, with the CVT-equipped 2.5i achieving an EPA mpg rating of 23/31 city/highway. It’s also something of a bargain.

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.

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 Volvo S60 Sedan

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
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.

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