Archive for October 2012

2012 Dodge Durango and 2012 Ford Explorer: Reports of the SUV's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

2012 Dodge Durango Crew and 2012 Ford Explorer Limited AWD; adding a lease on life to the Sport Utility Vehicle
Making “predictions” about the fiercely competitive automotive industry is at least difficult thanks to a new generation of bean-counters who can drown out the marketing and engineering sides. Such were the exaggerated claims of all this interest in saving Saab after General Motors kicked the Swedish sport sedan manufacturer to the curb. With each swing... Read more »

Keeping Four Eyes Peeled - Orange Leaves are as Slippery as White Snow - Safe Driving Tips

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Dear Old Dad used to warn us youngins’ to “Keep Our Four Eyes Peeled, “  before climbing behind the wheel. The implication was being mindful of what we cannot see behind us. So “keep an eye out” for our “Drive…He Said“  Four Eyes Peeled segments on seasonal driving safety tips, quips and anecdotes. - First... Read more »

2012 Toyota Prius V - A Stretched Rude Gesture Towards Gas Prices

The 2012 Toyota Prius V. A "super-sized" wagon version of the world's most popular family gas-electric hybrid car, prepares for battle against rising gasoline prices.
Just some Facts: -% Increase Americans have paid in Price Per Gallon of unleaded fuel: 150% (between 2003 and 2012) -Barrels of crude oil consumed by U.S. each year: 6.9 billion barrels - Motor vehicle petroleum consumption as a % of total annual U.S. consumption: 44% -Total annual petroleum yield of  U.S. oil fields: 2... Read more »
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2012 Toyota Prius V - Cutting It Close aka Guided Parallel Parking Video

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When we recently took delivery of the 2012 Toyota Prius V Five, here at “Drive…He Said,” we called the optional, optional Advanced Technology Package “a Maraschino cherry atop a $36,300 Matterhorn sundae of family gas-electric hybrid wagons.” Consider that the $5580 price of the package makes up about 25% of the base M.S.R.P. of a... Read more »

2012 Toyota Camry XLE - It's In the Special Sauce

The all-new for 2012 Toyota Camry XLE. Ours was a quest for the "Special Sauce" key to ranking this seventh generation of mid-size family sedan the third best selling vehicle in America only after the Ford F150 and Chevy Silverado light trucks.
Years of speculation and innuendo recently prompted the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain to release the recipe for the “Special Sauce” served on its famed “Big Mac” burger. A 2012 Toyota Camry XLE just spent a week with us at the friendly confines of “Drive…He Said. “  Unable to send the Camry to the... Read more »