Archive for August 2013

2013 Chevrolet Spark - Your Tortilla Chips are in My Mole - Review

"Your tortilla chips are in my zesty mole!" The Jalapeno sheen of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark sure is spicy. It's the General's newest attempt at a five-door city car coming from its South Korea arm  (formerly Daewoo).
Blow all the sissy whistles you want at our Jalapeno (bright metallic pastel green) 2013 Chevrolet Spark micro-sportback car. Because (A) it don’t show the dirt (B) it shimmers at night (C) it goes pretty good with fresh tortilla chips. It’s not that a recent “Drive…He Said’s”extended play-date with this city hatchback did much to... Read more »

2013 Hyundai Azera and 2013 Toyota Avalon - Sumo-Sized Sedans to the Mat - Comparison Review

Never before have their been so many choices among  full-size premium sedans sold in North America.  From the Far East: (top) the 2013 Hyundai Azera starts at $32,250. Our Venetian Red Pearl tester from Asan, Korea went out the door loaded for $37,225.<br>  <br> (bottom) the new-for-2013 Toyota Avalon priced from $31,000. As tested our Limited model in Sizzling Crimson Mica (a reddish-brown) came in at $42K.  Actually, the Avalon is assembled in Georgetown, Kentucky with lots of parts from Japan.<br>
“Drive…He Said” stuck forks into two 40 oz. Porterhouses when we matched the  2013 Ford Taurus to the 2013 Chrysler 300S . And now, for an Asian take on extra automotive cholesterol at the buffet table, we have two Sumo-sizers from the Far East, the 2013 Hyundai Azera and the 2013 Toyota Avalon. The Taurus... Read more »

2014 Mazda6 Sport - "Just The Way You Are" - Review / Video

2014 Mazda6 Sport - "Just The Way You Are" - Review / Video
You know you are spoiled rotten when you are able to do the following in a car: 1) Slip into a thorax molded, hip hugging seat 2) Grab onto a perfectly sized, fully adjustable steering wheel with thumb detents at 10 and 2 o’clock 3) Depress a pillow-soft clutch pedal which engages and releases swiftly... Read more »
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2013 BMW X1 - Choice of Colloquialism - Review

Bayerische Motoren Werke calls its 2013 BMW X1 a "Sport Activity" vehicle. Our Alpine White tester optioned with M-Sport Line package, 18" M-wheels, dual panoramic moonroof, leather seating and trim, bi-xenon lighting, HDD Navigation with I-Drive controller and superb Harman Kardon audio arrived at our door for $44,000.
“Drive…He Said”has to hand it to BMW. Now they have gone ahead and revived the first 5-door version of the 3-series sedan for the States since 1999′s E36 318 ti. This, despite the floundering U.S. sales of that 5-door distortion of  F10 5-series, the Gran Turismo. Those determined Bavarians regard their 2013 BMW X1 28... Read more »