What new cars do you want to see us review?


Here at Hooniverse we have a fondness for the old/classic/busted/unusual/LeMons/exotic/cheap/expensive vehicles of the world. The problem is that we also like new cars. These two worlds can co-exist (daily driver vs project car) peacefully, I promise.
We have posted a few new car reviews but they have all been expensive, high-powered machines. Wait, what’s the problem here? Oh…none of us can afford those cars yet. So I ask you, loyal readers, what new vehicles do you want to see us review? I know we all have different tastes in cars here and I am curious what you want to read about. Personally, I really want to find out more about the Honda Crosstour (why are you laughing?) and the Ford F-150 Raptor (why are you crying?).
Sound off in the comments and we will do what we can to accommodate your choices.

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  1. I'm pretty sure I'm the only Toyota fanboy here but I think a comparison between the IS 250 (base model with a manual) and the IS F would be very interesting.
    Also, the current default choice of hoons on a budget*: the Genesis Coupe, 2.0T, track package.
    *where said budget is bizarrely constrained to buy new vehicles only.

    1. I like that idea… the Lexus and the Hyundai.
      I also like the idea of the IS-F, just because I really want to drive one again.

    2. I'm pretty sure you're the only Toyota fanboy… uh… anywhere.
      As such, you'll clearly fit in quite well here!

      1. I know someone who lovingly and obsessively waxes and polishes his '05 Corolla (not a euphemism). The first Toyota he loved was the '98 Sienna. They're out there, and more deranged than you can imagine.

        1. Yep. I know a kid who's remarkably fond of his '02 Corolla. As long as it's not a current-generation Corolla you're after, I can understand you.
          Hell, we've even got a Prius fan in our midst.

          1. Honestly, I can dig on the Celica-engined Corolla XRS, because it makes absolutely no sense. I also like the Corolla-based Matrix. But your basic 'Rolla has been on a downhill slope for quite some time (keep in mind, it was available with a 3-speed through 2002, after even Chrysler had gotten rid of that 70's holdout). After they dropped the coupe, the wagon, and the Oh, What a Feeling! mentality, things were less special.
            I get the Prius though.

          2. The Corolla XRS is one of those cars that people will be all nostalgic about 20 years from now.
            You could do worse than a 6-speed and ~170 hp in a car that weighs next to nothing. Probably more expensive, but the Civic SI's probably the better option.
            I have a hard time being attracted to either, given what else you can get for the money.

  2. I've always enjoyed the reviews of the most absolute stripped versions of vehicles you can buy. Seems to be the most pure versions of the vehicles. Without all of the options, it forces the driver to pay more attention to actually driving the vehicle.

      1. How fast do you have to drive one around a bend so it becomes a two wheeler? Inquiring minds want to know.

  3. How about instead of new car reviews you all choose cars a few years old. I would think our used market is larger here then the new market. We all know so much about so many models coming out. How about reviewing how the car actually is after three years of being pounded on like a two dollar whore? Motorage, Motor magazines do this in the trades, showing what will break, what to expect to brake, how they hold up.

      1. A few years back one of my mountain bike mags reviewed a Huffy. It did not end well. I'm thinking there would be many parallels to a Hoon review of a Sebring.

        1. They are so rare here (Brazilians can't wrap their heads around diesel engines) I've seen a W12 Touareg, in that blue, but only pics of the V10.

    1. We want to do something like that as well… it is just hard to get a hold of specific vehicles that way.

    2. Used car reviews were one of the main (eventual) goals when I started this site.
      It's really tricky b/c you have to convince someone to loan you their car to flog for a few days, or you have to buy them, then sell them a week later. If we get a bit more operating capitol on-hand (see them things on the sidebars?), we may be able to swing that.

      1. I can take a hint. Lets see, 2010 Lexus GX at Lexus.com/GX/Compa or, there is the Official Acura TSX Site. Yeah, thats my speed. CLICKBUCKS for Hooniverse!

  4. I trust the judgment of my fellow Hoons. Pretty much, review anything and I will read. With the exception of appliances. Unless its a new Cuisinart blender.

  5. The Raptor! Yes!
    Also, the Fiesta and new Focus when they come out. An Audi A8 review would also be nice. I spent some time with the A8 at NAIAS and it's impressive. It will be interesting to see how it does on the road.
    Also, I think it would be interesting to road test some classics. A '69 Boss 302 Mustang. A Hemi 'Cuda. Even some old foreign stuff like the BMW 2002 or Datsun 510. From a modern perspective, how are these cars to drive? Some of us aren't gifted with being around these old cars.

    1. Your classic car options at this point are limited to a 67 Ford Country Sedan and a 64 Ford Falcon.
      The Falcon needs clutch work and the Country Sedan needs a gas tank that doesn't leak when it's over 1/2 full.
      If it's not raining this weekend, progress will be made. Stupid Rain.

  6. I see a few suggestions of the Fiesta. so why not a comparison of it vs the current Fit Sport, Accent SE, and any other sporty subcompact.
    Is it AS GOOD as we all assume it to be, or merely just comparable but not far superior to what is and has been available for years here?

  7. How about base model hatchbacks? Mazda3 vs. Impreza 2.5i vs. Focus vs. Golf vs. Lancer hatchback
    Buff mags keep reviewing the same pocket rockets, but I can't justify $40k on that small of a vehicle.

    1. FYI: as a result of Ford going temporarily insane, you can't currently get a focus hatch. You probably just did what most people have done and blocked that car from your memory 😉

  8. Edit: Now that I wrote all this below how about you post a car buying question for any of us in the market for a car? We provide some parameters and you offer some suggestions. Other suggestions can come from the rest of the commenters. If you want to start with me, that's fine. I am not in the market to replace the kid hauler for another 18 months but I have started to think about it anyway.
    If I'm being selfish, and you asked so I am, I want a segment review ranking a few vehicles that fit a few simple requirements:
    – seats 7 (third row can be optional)
    – wagon or SUV but no CUV or minivan
    – turbo 6, V8, or diesel that makes the kids say "wheeeeeeeeeeeee" when I go around a corner
    – AWD
    – penache
    The list of vehicles (new or newish used) that fits these requirements is not long. There are the BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Acura MDX, Honda Pilot, Land Rover LR3, and a maybe a Mercedes wagon with the tip-up rear seat. I'm sure there are others. The V70 and 5-series wagons are too small.

  9. What is making me want to trade the P5 right now…
    1. Kia Soul
    2. Can you still get a Legacy Wagon with a clutch?
    3. 2010 4runner
    4. How about a "move-off" between a 4-door, short bed F150, a reg-cab ranger, and a Transit Connect?
    5. I know it isn't new, but can someone test a JDM Delica that has been imported to Canada? If you need a "someone", I'd be happy to volunteer my 2 kids and wife and self.

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