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2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM - Sons of Toyota Lose Quirkiness, Keep Value - First Drive Review

"Son of Toyota" Renaissance:<br> <br> (TOP) All-new 2016 Scion iA subcompact family car, built off Mazda2 bones & muscle, priced loaded at $15,700.<br> <br> (BOTTOM) New for 2016 Scion iM sporty compact hatchback. Scion rebadged its European-market Toyota Auris, with familiar U.S. spec Corolla guts, pricing a loaded iM at  $18,460 <br>.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – “Drive…He Said” just returned from a Scion Automobiles media preview in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was a first chance for seat time in the all-new 2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM automobiles.... Read more »

2015 FIAT 500C Abarth - Single-Footed Stomping the Scorpion - Short Review, Video

"The Tiny Terror from Toluca" (Mexico): 2014 FIAT 500C Abarth. Colored Granito Lucente (Granite Crystal to us Anglo's). All it takes to thoroughly enjoy this rambunctious, raucous rag-top Wild Child is genuine driver involvement and $26,195.<br> <br> Our fully loaded 5-speed manual tester, with leather seats, Beats audio, automatic climate control and TomTom pod-mount  SD navigation topped out at $31,645. <br>
Scorpions have one nasty sting! Just  like Godzilla did to Bambi, humans can dispatch that venomous insect with one “swift, single-footed stomp.” FIAT, maker of insect-sized cars, recently cajoled “Drive…He Said” into taking a quick spin in their “Scorpion”, the 2015 FIAT 500C Abarth. The “C” represents nature’s free air conditioning via a clever, pillar-full... Read more »

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 »
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From the Passenger's Seat - 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible - Guest Review

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 50s Edition. Fitted with Tiptronic transmission, cruise control and leather seating it barely breaks $26,000 in price.
Here at “Drive…He Said” home we have plenty of neighbors who have a genuine interest or curiosity in the vehicles that we park outside. The line can queue up pretty quickly when it’s the latest sports car or alternative energy vehicle. Or minivan.  One  gentleman neighbor, who can offer ninety-three (93!) years of perspective on... Read more »

Tooling Around Town - 2013 Chevrolet Spark - First Drive

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark in Jalapeno Green. Whoever said that the General forgot about the city car?
While we here at “Drive…He Said” prefer the Indian market name of “Beat” and aren’t looking forward to compact disc withdrawal, on a recent afternoon we “tooled around the Windy City” in Chevrolet’s entrant into the city car race, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark. A zesty Jalapeno Green launch color, which extended to the interior dash... Read more »