Posts tagged "turbocharged"

2014 MINI Cooper S - Dreamsicle Corkscrew Shrieks - Review

2014 MINI Cooper S - Dreamsicle Corkscrew Shrieks - Review
Roller coaster riders raise arms high and shriek out in anticipation of that violent oncoming rush of air, combating nausea in the process. In the same spirit, “Drive…He Said” set out to see if the all-new 2014 MINI Cooper S, still yells out to all roadway “Italian Jobbers.” Makes New Bones About It: The third... Read more »

2015 Volvo V60 T5 - Sport Vagn Ho - Review

"Parked Near Jets", the Power Blue Metallic 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E compact executive 5-door sport wagon has landed in the U.S.<br> <br> Starting price for front-drive models is $35,300. In well-equipped Premier Plus trim, with Sport and BLIS driver assistance packages make that $42,225.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * “Drive…He Said” sighs each time Europeans or Australians receive an elongated five-door Touring/ Estate version of some luxury sports sedan or another. From the land of pickled herring, Henning Mankell mysteries and assemble-it-yourself furniture, Volvo has always been a notorious proponent of the station... Read more »

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport - My How Fancy Pants We've Become - Review

The redesigned 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport  has taken the mid-size crossover-ute one step closer to a sporty hatchback. Starting at $28,000 in 2.0 Turbo front-drive configuration our loaded-to-the-gills tester could be yours for $33,700, handily undercutting the competition.
It’s becoming harder to justify luxury crossover utility vehicles when they approach nearly half-the-price-of a modest-home. The day has arrived when many premium and some standard-line crossovers have blurred the lines. Enter the new-for-2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, which recently arrived at  “Drive…He Said.” Old Skin Molted: Chiseled with acute creases and having lifted a D-pillar... Read more »
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2013 Jaguar XF 2.0L - Partially De-Clawed, Bloody Well Domesticated - Review

2013 may well be the "Year of the Cat" with the addition of this forced-induction 4-cylinder gas-fired version of the XF executive sedan. Starting price for this exquisite feline is a palatable and  competitive $46,900.
Jaguar, the Cat from Coventry (UK) with that big Tata (India) bankroll, is furiously banging on the luxury car gates. Few can resist the lines and moves of the XK-R-S near-exotic.  There are raves abound for the upcoming F-type twin-seat sports coupe. So why hasn’t the marque’s “top selling” XF executive saloon, despite some seriously... Read more »