Archive for June 2012

2012 Kia Rio - Wearing Copacabana wheels to the Tango

Our "Drive...He Said" memo to Kia executives: "Give the wheel designers anything they want. Yes, we said Anything!"
One recent early morning we at “Drive… He Said” awoke to a phantasm of what we had long hoped for…Volkswagen’s Polo hot hatchback. Once we rubbed the sleep from our eyes reality set in. Still no miniaturized version of the Golf here on Yankee shores. Instead we get a new Korean attempt at the sub-compact:... Read more »

2012 Lexus CT200h - If you aren't into the looks of the Prius....

When we see a 2012 Lexus CT200h in Daybreak Yellow Mica, we see gold.
Recently, here at “Drive…He Said“, we received an e-mail from a reader. Theirs was the plight of a new job which required a 50 mile per day round-trip commute from home. The reader asked for our recommended short list for the top fuel efficient cars. In mid sentence, as we attempted to say something positive... Read more »

2012 Scion TC - The Riddle of the Un-Pony Pony Car

2012 brings the Scion TC a more aggressive air dam.
Riddle 1): Why can’t traditional compact sporty coupes like Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, known as “Pony Cars,” have practical back seats? Answer 1): Because they aren’t Front Wheel Drive, with east-west engine positioning, in the way to 2012 Scion TC sporty coupe is. Thanks in part to platform sharing with the global mid-size (non-U.S. spec) Toyota... Read more »
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