Archive for November 2012

Winter's-A-Comin' - Affordable All-Wheel Drive

Two worthy budget choices for all-wheel drive, good for winter's powder and summer's pavement:<br> <br>(TOP): The off-roadable 2012 Jeep Compass 4x4 starts at $21,000 - our Latitude tester came in just south of $26k.<br> <br>(BOTTOM): 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport wagon, with full-time all-wheel drive for a admission price of $19,000, with our "Premium" edition ringing up for a still genuine AWD "bang-for-the buck" at $21,000!!<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * If we got away lucky lucky with some spring-lime weather for Thanksgiving this week, WBBM-TV meteorologist and “Drive…He Said” friend, Ed Curran, would caution that meteorological winter is still another week away.  We are willing to go out on a limb and make a... Read more »

2013 Ford Mustang V6 - A Wild Horse They Tamed

The 2013 Ford Mustang V6 starts at a nearly unbeatable value of $22,400. Our Premium tester, fitted with niceties such as a SelectShift six-speed automatic transmission, leather sport seating and trim, HD navigation with voice commands, and Performance Pack topped out at $33,000.
Our last “Drive…He Said” outing with that wild horse, the Ford Mustang GT, was spent kicking road salt all over the street on some snowy days. We considered erecting a monument to the tank tread traction provided by some pricey Pirelli Sottozero winter tires. Fun as the Mustang GT is with 415 full-size ponies bursting... Read more »

2013 Lexus GS350 AWD - Reducing the Meds

The re-designed for 2013 Lexus GS350 with all-wheel drive. Gothic is out. Modernism is in.
Once upon a time, Lexus, champion of serenity [of the motoring rather than incontinence kind], offered a mid-size, rear-drive luxury sport sedan, known as the GS, that humbled even the mighty BehEmVeh M5. Successive editions of the GS executive saloon were placed on a diet of Lexus Valium. Not even a segment first parallel gas-electric... Read more »
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