Finding helpful car reviews that don't assume I'm a racer
January 18, 2013 10:06 AM Subscribe
What resources are available to accurately assess a car or truck's performance in specific situations? I'm interested in knowing how different makes and models stack up in stop-and-go traffic or poorly-maintained roads, and it seems every review site ignores or spends little time on situations like these.
posted by CancerMan to shopping (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Many reviews are focused on things that either don't apply to me, or don't help me assess how a car will perform during my usual commutes. Knowing how much horsepower and torque a car has is nice, but I'll rarely have to consider that when I'm at a traffic light. Reading about smooth or off-road suspension sounds nice, but so far nothing indicates how that may translate when driving over pot holes or uneven/rough asphalt. And related to suspension, I always seem to read about how well a car corners at speed, but I never have to do that.
Are there review sites that compile the type of information I'm looking for? I'd like to have a short list of possible vehicle to test-drive, rather than have to go through every single make and model.