Paul Eisenstein

Paul Eisenstein

Reviews by Paul Eisenstein

  • 2013 Toyota Avalon

    2013 Toyota Avalon

    The Toyota Avalon has been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year. We thought the previous-generation Avalon (2005-2012 models) was commendable for its smooth ride and easy operability. The all-new 2013...

  • 2014 Fiat Abarth Cabrio

    2014 Fiat Abarth Cabrio

    With its sportier engine and track-tuned suspension, the Fiat 500 Abarth pumped some passion into the Italian brand when it was added to the line-up last year. But what to do...

  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect Van

    2014 Ford Transit Connect Van

    Ford has some big plans for its next-generation Transit Connect van. Make that vans, as we’ll see the upcoming update yield two distinct new versions, including the Wagon which gets Ford...

  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

    2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

    Ford is getting back into the minivan game. That may sound surprising, considering the steady decline in the once-huge segment. But the Detroit maker’s strategy reflects its general shift to sharing...

  • 2014 Ford Transit

    2014 Ford Transit

    Ford has big global plans for its next-generation vans, both the compact Transit Connect that it has been selling in the U.S. for several years and the all-new Transit model, which...

  • 2014 Mini Paceman

    2014 Mini Paceman

    Yet another Mini goes on sale next year. The Mini Paceman, thought to be a 2014 model, is sort of a coupe version of the big Mini Countryman. Sort of a...

  • 2013 Porsche Boxster

    2013 Porsche Boxster

    The 2013 Porsche Boxster features a lightweight new body with fresh styling and a completely revamped chassis that rides on a longer wheelbase and a wider track with larger wheels. Two...

  • 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

    2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

    Ferrari pulled the old switcheroo shortly before this year’s Geneva Motor Show. What it had originally been referring to as the Ferrari 620 GT did, indeed, make an appearance on the...

  • 2014 Infiniti LE

    2014 Infiniti LE

    Who says battery cars have to be boring? No question that the vast majority of today’s hybrids, plug-ins and pure battery-electric vehicles put a premium on fuel economy rather than performance....

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    2014 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    A new Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact car is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in late 2013. Gone are the days when luxury cars were measured by the pound and...

  • 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

    2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

    The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, a new four-door version of the redesigned BMW 6 Series goes on sale this summer, joining a rapidly expanding list of coupe-like sedans such as...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ

    2013 Lincoln MKZ

    An all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ enters the midsize luxury segment later this year. Calling it a milestone in the brand’s reinvention, Lincoln revealed the new MKZ at the April 2012 New...

  • 2013 Fiat 500L

    2013 Fiat 500L

    A new Fiat 500L, a four-door, five-passenger model slightly longer than the tiny Fiat 500, goes on sale here in the U.S. early in 2013. It’s been a tough comeback for...

  • 2012 Porsche 911

    2012 Porsche 911

    The Porsche 911 is all-new for 2012, a new-generation version completely redesigned from the ground up. Now starting its seventh generation, the new 911 maintains all the familiar styling cues fans...

  • 2013 Mini Countryman JCW

    2013 Mini Countryman JCW

    The chili pepper stripes on the new John Cooper Works Mini Countryman unveiled at the March 2012 Geneva Motor Show provide an apt metaphor. Mini products typically come in three distinct...

  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

    If you’ve somehow missed the big news about Hyundai in recent years, the new Elantra could come as something of a shock. Long known for products that might have been politely...

  • 1999 Volkswagen Golf

    1999 Volkswagen Golf

    Looks can be deceiving. The latest generation of the venerable Volkswagen Golf is a case in point. The Golf has always been a sturdy, solid, but not very stylish vehicle. And...

  • 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

    1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

    What's happening at Oldsmobile these days? Not much. Just your everyday, start-from-scratch renaissance. The folks at Oldsmobile got tired of hearing the words stodgy, conservative and out-of-date associated with their cars....

  • 2000 Cadillac Seville

    2000 Cadillac Seville

    Though a luxury car, Cadillac’s Seville STS feels, at times, like a hot rod. Its muscular good looks are backed up with one of the best powertrains on the market, a...

  • 2000 Isuzu VehiCROSS

    2000 Isuzu VehiCROSS

    If you’re looking for a sport-utility vehicle that immediately sets you apart from the crowd, you don’t have to go much further than the Isuzu VehiCROSS. This show-stopper began life several...

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