Criticism: Dan Neil


RUMBLE SEAT / DAN NEIL
Not since torch-wielding peasants chased Frankenstein's monster through the town square has such a noble spirit been so mercilessly taunted. One critic compared the new $320,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom to a coffin maker's "Executive Slumber Series"; another called it the world's most majestic air conditioner.
September 17, 2003

RUMBLE SEAT / DAN NEIL
Plenty of pound-feet -- that's torque -- help make the ultra-performance version of Mercedes' E-Class one of the best cars in the world, if not the best.
September 24, 2003

RUMBLE SEAT / DAN NEIL
A lighted fuse of polished elegance and high ambition, Chrysler's latest riff on the history of car design is bound to hold up well over time.
October 1, 2003

RUMBLE SEAT / DAN NEIL
 
October 15, 2003

DAN NEIL / RUMBLE SEAT
The xB from Toyota's Scion brand is a kind of stereo on wheels, aimed squarely at Japanophile Gen-Y buyers barely old enough to drive. Parents won't get it, but that's the point.
November 5, 2003

RUMBLE SEAT / DAN NEIL
Nissan's super-sized Pathfinder Armada is aimed squarely at Detroit's most profitable piece of the SUV segment. But do bigger ends justify bigger means?
November 12, 2003

DAN NEIL / RUMBLE SEAT
With its futuristic, look-at-me XLR convertible, GM's luxury brand delivers a diamond in the rough.
December 3, 2003

DAN NEIL / RUMBLE SEAT
All that's missing from the well-engineered TL is personality.
December 10, 2003

DAN NEIL / RUMBLE SEAT
The all-new Bentley Continental GT is a feast for the senses as well a drain on the wallet
December 17, 2003

DAN NEIL / RUMBLE SEAT
Supercharged and hyperactive, the Mini Cooper gets the 'Works'
December 24, 2003

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