Category: Lifestyle - Transportation - Automotive - Reviews - compact sporty coupes

2017 Honda Civic Coupe 1.5T Touring - Compact Double Door Alive & Kicking - Quick Review

2017 Honda Civic Coupe 1.5T Touring: the re-designed  2-door sporty notchback moves up a couple notches to a legitimate grand tourer; <br> <br> Priced starting at just under $20K for LX 2.0L 6 spd. manual trim, the tested fully kitted Touring 1.5T CVT runs $27K. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) Unlike the “Star Trek’s starship Enterprise, car maker, Honda, “Boldly Goes On Alone Where Many Men Went Before.” For Honda is the “Keeper of the Coupe.”  At least the volume front-drive sedan-derived 2-door kind. As we recently assessed... Read more »

2015 Kia Forte Koup SX - Aperture & Letter Omissions Keep Breed Alive - Quick Review

2015 Kia Forte Koup SX 1.6T is a "Juiced-Up" version of the well-received Forte compact family sedan...Minus two doors. Keeping the breed alive.<br> <br> The base EX variant is sensibly priced from $18,590, while our 201 hp SX tester ran $25,485<br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Until recently “affordable enthusiastic driving” was the domain of high-style, but lower utility, two-door coupes. Then, “Drive…He Said” discovered some enthusiastic four-doors out there, picking the sleek  2014 Kia Forte EX  automatic as tops... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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’... 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... 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... Read more »
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