March 24, 2002 |
Realistic or sentimental, full of hope or delivered with an eye on the history books, the final words of America's presidents have been dutifully recorded ever since George Washington uttered his on Dec. 14, 1799. "I die hard, but I am not afraid to go," Washington told his doctor after being stricken with a violent throat infection at his Mount Vernon, Va., estate. He was 67. John Adams, who lived to be 91, approached his demise with humor.
December 2, 2010
Icon FJ44 details Base price: $140,000 Price as tested: $180,000 Powertrain: Electronic fuel injection, 5.3-liter General Motors LS series V-8, five-speed manual transmission, part-time four-wheel drive Maximum horsepower: 350 at 5,600 rpm Maximum torque: 350 at 4,800 rpm Wheelbase: 119 inches Estimated curb weight: 3,800 pounds Final thoughts: Exclusive off-roader
June 17, 2010
2011 Buick Regal CXL Base price: $26,995 Price as tested: $29,495 Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline four, four valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing, twin-scroll turbocharger, six-speed automatic with overdrive Horsepower: 220 at 5,300 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm Curb weight: 3,600 lbs. Fuel economy: 18 mpg city / 29 mpg highway Final thoughts: ...
June 16, 2011
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Base price: $19,275 (includes destination charge) Price as tested: $27,575 Powertrain: fuel-injected, 2-liter, inline-four-cylinder, DOHC, two- or four-wheel drive, Sportronic continuously variable transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 148 at 6,000 rpm Torque: 145 pound-feet at 4,200 rpm Wheelbase: 105.1 inches Overall length: 169.1 inches ...
December 8, 2011
Base price: $14,495 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $18,555 Powertrain: 1.8-liter, DOHC, inline four-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 138 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 125 pound-feet at 3,800 rpm Curb weight: 2,721 pounds Wheelbase: 99.4 inches Overall length: 173.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway ...
January 29, 2010
2011 BMW 535i Base price: $50,000 (est.) Price, as tested: $65,000 Powertrain: Turbocharged 3.0-liter, 24-valve in-line six-cylinder; variable valve timing and lift; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive with electronic limited-slip differential Horsepower: 300 at 5,800 rpm Torque: 300 pound-feet at 1,200-5,000 rpm Curb weight: 4,090 pounds 0-60 mph: ...