Archive for January 2011

BMW X3 - Lease Giveaway on Facebook

BMW X3 - Lease Giveaway on Facebook
In the market for a new BMW X3 or a luxury Crossover / SAV  that doesn’t have an insatiable thirst for petrol and can be parked without the need for a litany of cameras? Think lady luck is on your side for a 2-year lease giveaway of a 2011 BMW X3? Then mozy on over... Read more »

Car Styling Trends - Side View Mirrors Big as Law School Case Books

Car Styling Trends -  Side View Mirrors Big as Law School Case Books
In her ChicagoNow blog “Drive, She Said” Jill Ciminillo recently raved about side-view mirrors in the 2011 Mazda6, which feature flashing images to warn of adjacent vehicles located in driver’s “blind spots”. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/drive-she-said/2010/12/todays-rave-mazda6-blind-spot-monitoring.html. In the quest to reduce this “Bermuda Triangle”, which surrounds all moving cars, Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, has gone one step beyond... Read more »

Goodbye, Hello - from 2011 Volkswagen Jetta to the 2011 Scion TC

Goodbye, Hello - from 2011 Volkswagen Jetta to the 2011 Scion TC
Thanks to a couple of recent snowfalls here in Chicago, an otherwise refined and perfectly driveable 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL lamentably wore out it’s welcome at “Drive…He Said”. The front drive, compact family sedan, which is plenty roomy and can handle a whole lotta’ luggage, was strangely equipped with dedicated summer Michelin tires. Despite traction... Read more »
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2011 Infiniti QX56 - Vehicular Voyeurism

2011 Infiniti QX56 - Vehicular Voyeurism
When we last spoke of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 we harped on its enormity. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/drive-he-said/2010/12/new-years-resolution—put-the-infiniti-qx56-on-a-diet.html We have this hunch, though, that being gargantuan is one big draw of SUVs to many consumers. With a driver’s seat perched up 36″, as in ONE YARD off the terra firma, in the QX56 you can’t help but feel... Read more »

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL - Got Luggage?

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL - Got Luggage?
Remember the last time you wanted to load up four adults and their attendant three full size suitcases into the family sedan for the week-long trip to visit the long lost relatives in Indiana, Ohio or Iowa (throwing in Wisconsin and Michigan so as not to offend)? Or that time you volunteered to take the... Read more »