Posts tagged "sedan"

2013 Hyundai Azera and 2013 Toyota Avalon - Sumo-Sized Sedans to the Mat - Comparison Review

Never before have their been so many choices among  full-size premium sedans sold in North America.  From the Far East: (top) the 2013 Hyundai Azera starts at $32,250. Our Venetian Red Pearl tester from Asan, Korea went out the door loaded for $37,225.<br>  <br> (bottom) the new-for-2013 Toyota Avalon priced from $31,000. As tested our Limited model in Sizzling Crimson Mica (a reddish-brown) came in at $42K.  Actually, the Avalon is assembled in Georgetown, Kentucky with lots of parts from Japan.<br>
“Drive…He Said” stuck forks into two 40 oz. Porterhouses when we matched the  2013 Ford Taurus to the 2013 Chrysler 300S . And now, for an Asian take on extra automotive cholesterol at the buffet table, we have two Sumo-sizers from the Far East, the 2013 Hyundai Azera and the 2013 Toyota Avalon. The Taurus... Read more »

2013 Dodge Dart Limited - "Oh...AaaL!" - Review

Al Bundy and America say hello to the all-new for 2013 Dodge Dart. The name has been resurrected after 37 years. Fortunately not the rest of the last one. This roomy compact family sedan has some sporty moves and is imbued with plenty of personality. Fuel economy is pretty decent too. <br>  <br>Prices start at $15,995. Getting lots of kit, (no moonroof, though), on our True Blue Pearl Limited model requires $25K. Oh Aaaal. Start shoe-horning those Ferragamos on the ladies.<br>
Dear Al Bundy, You were a whipping post for your prima donna wife and whining kids on TV’s “Married With Children.” The good Lord didn’t give you the biggest helping of brains. But he did give you a mother-in-law, named Wanker, whose movements in the upstairs of the house cracked drywall. You triumphed for working-class... Read more »

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD and 2013 Audi A4 Quattro - For This Driving Dimension - Review / Comparison

Belles of the AWD compact luxury sport sedan ball. (Top to Bottom): The 2013 Audi A4 2.0 Quattro and the 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD.
In another dimension drivers are as capable as a space-shuttle orbiter pilot.  Roads are dry as a bone. The only congestion on them is for those who have the sniffles. Occupants are light as feathers. Heavy cargo: there isn’t any. There the conventional wisdom of rear-wheel drive for optimal vehicle control works just fine. Reality... Read more »
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Sedan - Badge Snobs need not apply...though they may want to

The badge snobs in us here at "Drive...He Said' searched far and wide on the grille and hood for an ornament, an emblem or something that would announce the arrival of the latest guest to the mid-size luxury sedan party.
What’s in a “Badge”, ask ye of little faith? When it comes to luxury cars, we here at “Drive…He Said” surmise ” A lot.” The hood / grille of every Mercedes flaunts the “Three-Pointed Star“, BMW, the “Blue and White Propeller”; Audi, the “Four Inter-Connecting Rings“, Jaguar a “Leaping or Frowning Cat“, Cadillacs their French... Read more »

2012 Kia Rio - Wearing Copacabana wheels to the Tango

Our "Drive...He Said" memo to Kia executives: "Give the wheel designers anything they want. Yes, we said Anything!"
One recent early morning we at “Drive… He Said” awoke to a phantasm of what we had long hoped for…Volkswagen’s Polo hot hatchback. Once we rubbed the sleep from our eyes reality set in. Still no miniaturized version of the Golf here on Yankee shores. Instead we get a new Korean attempt at the sub-compact:... Read more »

2011 Kia Optima EX GDI - My Side-Mirror Contoller is Better

2011 Kia Optima EX GDI - My Side-Mirror Contoller is Better
Take a look at “Drive…He Said’s” recent entry in response to “Drive, She Said‘s” selection of the 2011 Dodge Durango as having easiest to see and use driver’s door side-mirror controller button. Our award for winning side-mirror controller goes to the 2011 Kia Optima EX mid-size sedan. Kia even goes so far to set the... Read more »
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2011 Infiniti M37x review - a car deserving of an X rating

2011 Infiniti M37x review - a car deserving of an X rating
Instead of applying it to images of the human form lets try giving an “X” rating to a car, like the 2011 Infiniti M37x that visited “Drive…He Said” this week.   An “X” for “eXotic“: Both inside and out, Infiniti’s re-designed luxury executive sedan / saloon entrant has discarded anything resembling a tetragon for enough... Read more »