The Year in Cars: August 2007
- There aren’t a lot of new cars introduced in August but one new crossover seemed to be in short supply.
- We have a faceoff for high-rollers but it doesn’t include the new Bentley Continental GT Speed. Two more pricey droptops get special treatment.
- We get our first drive in the redesigned Toyota Highlander.
- Even car executives know shoppers loathe the dealership experience. That doesn’t stop Hollywood from planning a movie about one gifted used car salesman.
- Ford’s Sync system gets a low price; we like it even more.
- Domestics begin to gain in reliability ratings and customer satisfaction scores.
- One of our writers gets to pilot an Audi RS8 around a track.
- GM sets aside a cool $100 million to market the redesigned Malibu. After all the commercials we’ve seen lately that number isn’t surprising.
- There’s a car show in Frankfurt but that Honda debuts the redesigned Accord sedan and coupe, its best-sellers, online instead.
- NFL linebacker Lance Briggs crashes his rare Lamborghini. The mechanic’s bill is more than many a home, especially in today’s market.
The Year in Cars: 2007