Posts tagged "Tennessee"

2014 Toyota Truck Preview - 4-Runner and Tundra in the Great Smokies - Travel

(top) Time-out in the eastern Tennessee timber with the redesigned-for-2014 Toyota 4-Runner body-on-frame off-road SUV. Now in its 5th Generation it competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In SR5 4x2 trim it's priced from just under $33,000.<br>  <br> (bottom) The re-done 2014 Toyota Tundra full-size pick-up truck poses in front of "the Dragon" announcing the stretch of U.S. 129 known as "Tail of the Dragon." Base configured 4x2 Tundra's start at $28,000.<br>
When Toyota recently invited “Drive…He Said” and other midwestern automotive writers to Tennessee, our first reaction was, “Hey that’s Nissan country [at least here in the U.S.]. But when we arrived at Blackberry Farm Resort , nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, just east of Knoxville,  to preview the redesigned 2014... Read more »

The Factory or Bust in the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDi - Factory Tour / Review

The Candy White 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDi turbo-diesel family sedan back "home" at its 1.2 million square foot "birthplace" nestled in 1400 acres of rolling hills outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. The $27,000 sticker of our SE model with 6-speed manual transmission asserts that "fuel efficient family car suited for long trips" and "on a budget" are not mutually exclusive.
Suffering  from “battery electric vehicle range anxiety” this holiday season? We at “Drive…He Said” picked up a “half-witted” key to a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDi, to evaluate what might be the perfect antidote. What better way to combat our own anxiety than by taking the high road to that “Birtplace-of-all-Passats” in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In days... Read more »