Posts in category "Lifestyle - Transportation - Automotive - Urban Millennials"

2015 Honda Fit vs. 2015 Nissan Versa Note - Versatile Fitting Hatchbacks - Comparison Review

Two versatile fitting "True-Blue"hatchbacks go to the Gym for a "workout." <br> <br>(TOP): re-designed 2015 Honda Fit, starting at $15,525 with a loaded EX-L with moonroof, leather and navigation jogging at $21,590.<br> <br> (BOTTOM): 2015 spruces up the Nissan Versa Note with a sporty new SR model. Our tester including rear-view camera and NissanConnect apps comes in at under $19,180. <br>
Honda used to make a city sub-compact car called the Civic. Mom used to drive us kids around in that 3-door hatchback, with 4-speed manual, AM radio and no rear window defroster. Today’s Civic, unrecognizable to the former, has morphed into one of the more premium, satisfying to drive small family sedans out there. In... 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 »

If You're In Wicker Park...tomorrow...do something SMART

If You're In Wicker Park...tomorrow...do something SMART
  Planning to be in the vicinity the Chicago neighborhood of Damen, just south of Milwaukee, actually under the Blue Line tracks? Also known as Wicker Park. Tomorrow July 7th, 2013, from 11am to 4pm. May we recommend stopping next to Big Star taqueria at 1531 N. Damen Avenue. http://bigstarchicago.com/ Take a test drive in... Read more »
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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 »

2012 Kia Soul Eco - If You Start Me Up...I'll Sometimes Stop

The 2012 Kia Soul 1.6L Eco, dipped in a catchy color called "Alien."  Will at least one "real Alien" come forward to confirm their suspected lime green color?
Having sailed the Mediterranean Sea in a Euro-spec 2011 Kia Soul ! 1.6 we at “Drive…He Said” got the chance to sample the changes for 2012 in the U.S. spec Kia Soul + Eco 1.6L with 6 speed automatic transmission. About the only bodies of water we encountered were the slushy pools containing the melt... 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 »
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RO-RO Your Kia Soul Gently Down to Crete

Recently your faithful “Drive…He Said” crew had the stars sufficiently aligned in our favor to be given a KIA’s new SOUL sub compact CUV to play with in of all places, Greece. Despite that country’s public debt service issues, we are still speaking of the glorious Mediterranean islands chock full of well-heeled Western Europeans and... Read more »

2012 FIAT 500 Sport - 50 years on and no longer a cartoon car (Scusi, Luigi!)

The 2012 Nuova (NEW) FIAT Nuova (NEW) 500 Sport
Upon returning from a late summer European trip, “Drive…He Said” received a validation of our affection for “cartoon cars”.  Whether at the circus, in animated cartoons, or quirky caper flicks (“The Italian Job”), and Britcoms (“Mr Bean”), watching humans or characters wriggling in and out of tiny cars can be maddeningly hilarious. The Italians were... Read more »