Archive for May 2012

2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv - "Bah, hybrids"

Mazda claims the significance of the "Skyactiv" name for its new power- and drivetrain  technology is a theme of "reaching for the sky." Did they just make that up?
After a week spent with the 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv G [for Gasoline], we could simply rave about how this sporting compact that will deliver 33 glorious miles per gallon of combined city highway fuel economy right out of the box on regular unleaded gasoline. But we are “Drive…He Said”, so we wanted to talk about... Read more »

2012 Buick Regal Turbo - A Princely Rose By Another Name

Mercifully, Buick spares Regal Turbo owners the dubious distinction of hood or fender portholes.
Clearly, folks at General Motor’s Buick Division have taken William Shakespeare to heart. For now, the resurgent Buick, darling of the Chinese (dating back to the early last century/ Century),  has added to its North American range that,  which smells as sweet as a “rose”, known elsewhere as the vaunted Opel/ Vauxhall Insignia. And to... Read more »

RO-RO Your Kia Soul Gently Down to Crete

Recently your faithful “Drive…He Said” crew had the stars sufficiently aligned in our favor to be given a KIA’s new SOUL sub compact CUV to play with in of all places, Greece. Despite that country’s public debt service issues, we are still speaking of the glorious Mediterranean islands chock full of well-heeled Western Europeans and... Read more »
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