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2014 Scion FR-S - Tangerine Drift Dream - Review

Starting at $24,700, the 2014 Scion FR-S 2+2 rear drive sports coupe, done-up in Hot Lava, is a tangerine drift dream.
WANTED: -  ONE front-engine, rear drive 2+2 coupe sports car that won’t break the bank and can drift with the best of them. REPLY: - ONE Hot Lava 2014 Scion FR-S (Front engine, Rear-wheel drive – Sport) COMMISSIONED: -  by Toyota, in a nod to the AE86 Corolla GT-S, hence the GT86 model name outside... Read more »

2012 Volkswagen Golf R - An "Uber Heiss" Hatch, Indeed - Review

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R in Rising Blue Metallic rising against the cool blue yonder. Yet it's a "Uber Heiss" (Exceptionally Hot) Hatch.
Hatches are Un-Loved in America Unless They Happen to Be “Hot” Around the globe the Volkswagen Golf is regarded as the “Papa” of family compact cars with liftgates. The GTI version has few peers for the “benchmark of all hot hatches” title. Americans’ allergies to hatchbacks enable the Jetta sedan to trounce Golf sales by... 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 »

2012 Hyundai Veloster - Delivering "Velo" in the "City"

The swept back headlight assembly is trimmed with white LED parkers
Four months ago we at “Drive…He Said” first sampled the all new for 2012 Veloster, Hyundai’s sporty 2+2 compact coupe.  With the  traction control defeat switch staring straight at us on the lower right side of the driver’s center stack we felt tempted by Hyundai engineers to liven things up.  Warm temps (in the 80s... Read more »