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2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD - Affordable Side of 3-Row Crossover Equation - Quick Review

2016 Dodge Journey: The most affordable 3-Row All-Wheel Drive Crossover Utility vehicle sold in America starts at $26,195. <br> <br> This sporty-themed Redline 2-Coat Pearl Crosstour Plus model, including leather seating and GPS navigation, lists for $34,360.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * “3-Row” Crossovers Utility Vehicles have become the darling of American family conveyances. They bridge that sweet spot between the gargantuaness of unwieldy, full-size light truck based Sport Utility Vehicles and the soccer-parent piloted Family Van. So much has consumer affection grown for the... Read more »

2016 Mazda3 i 4-Door Grand Touring - Driving Matters People's Car - Quick Review

Reflex Blue Mica 2016 Mazda3 i 4-door casts a seductive silhouette among small family sedans. It just so happens to be a brilliant performer, while returning excellent fuel economy, too. <br> <br> Starting price is $17,845, with a well optioned i Grand Touring listing for $23,435.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: George Straton, Roadblazing.com) In 1938, Ferdinand Porsche designed an simple, efficient, affordable small family People’s Car for a national road network conceived for theoretically unlimited speeds. Almost 8 decades later the United States never did get public roads designed for unlimited... Read more »

2016 Lexus RC350 F-Sport - Concocted Luxury Sport Cocoon - Quick Review, Video

Lexus goes after youthful vitality and enthusiasm with the 2016 RC350 luxury sports coupe. <br> <br> Starting MSRP is $40k for the turbo-4 RWD model. This loaded 3.5L V6 powered RWD F-Sport variant is priced at $54,815.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * Shapely two-door luxury sport coupe exude vitality and youthfulness.  No, they DEMAND vitality and youthfulness. Each time “Drive…He Said”  tries on a new coupe it’s hard to ignore ground-scraping seat height, Olympian lat and tricep challenging frameless doors, and mouse-size access to shoe... Read more »
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2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew 4x4 Lariat - Just Try Bare Hand Crushing This Pickup - Review

Say HOWDY PARDN'R to the bold new 3-Bar grille 2016 Ford F-150. America's most popular half-ton was re-designed in 2015. .<br> <br> Prices begin at under $25K and can exceed $60K in Platinum trim. Our Supercrew Lariat 4x4 short box pegged at a hefty $54K.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (NOTE: This review has been UPDATED with CORRECTIONS since original publication.) Last year, Ford re-designed its 35 year strong top-selling F-150 half-ton pick-up truck around an aluminum body. Apparently, the mostly [Chevrolet] “Bow Tie Fans” who heckled “Isn’t that what soda pop cans... Read more »

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 4x4 - Beefier Taco For Border Runs - Quick Review

This year the newly re-designed sales champ of mid-size pickup trucks has become bigger and brawnier than ever. <br> <br>  Starting price for 2016 Tacoma SR5 4x2 = $25K. This loaded "Blazing Blue Pearl" Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab lists for $38,995.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * It’s…BACK. Now it’s…BIGGER And a bit BADDER. “Drive…He Said” is speaking of everybody’s Go-To mountain goat when a full-size half-ton pickup truck is too much. WHAT: All-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 4×4 – a.k.a. “TACO” Remake of the most off-roaded... 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 »
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2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude - Snazzy Ford-er - Video Review

"Altitude Edition" is the name given to the "Plushest" 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. <br> <br>The 5 occupant convertible off -road SUV, with leather seating is priced from $36,395. This Firecracker Red clearcoat model fitted with HDD navigation: $41,715.<br>
There’s some hubbub that near the end of 2016 the world will see Fiat Chrysler’s Italian influence on the Jeep Wrangler. After all, the current JK platform, dates back to 2006, when German Daimler-Benz had a hand in Jeep. Expected exterior styling changes are likely to be evolutionary, dual solid axles will soldier on, and... Read more »

2016 Lexus RX 350, RX 450h - Carolina Finer - First Drive Review

All-new  2016 Lexus RX 350 nestled in the woods outside Raleigh, North Carolina.  It's the 4th edition of the most popular luxury crossover utility vehicle sold in the United States. Assembled in Ontario, Canada, the new RX is priced starting from $41,900 for front-drive versions; $43,300 for all-wheel drive iterations.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – It’s been just 4 years since a refresh of Lexus’ “ChiChi” RX Cross-Over Ute. Last week “Drive…He Said” sampled the new 4th generation  2016 Lexus RX 350 and 450h. The operations base: the sumptuous Umstead... Read more »

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI - HOTness To Take Home - Review, Video

Re-designed 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI = "Hot Hatchness" any enthusiast driver would want to have a long-term relationship with.<br> <br> Starting price for romance with the new GTI: $24,875<br>
Relationships with “HOT-ness”, memorable though they may be, aren’t always KEEPERS. Exception: “Drive…He Said’s”  relationship with the re-designed 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI . Hot Hatch Bodacious : Take an iconic, if slightly prosaic, small family hatchback. ADD: √ Chiseled lower air-dam, √ Roof spoiler,  √ Faux mesh rear lower diffuser, √ Tweezed rectangular bezeled light... Read more »
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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 »