Posts tagged "video"

DHS Drifting Days, Summer 2015 - in the 2015 Scion FR-S automatic - Video short review

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About a year ago, “Drive…He Said” got our hands on a trackable/ streetable sports coupe that won’t break the bank: the 2014 Scion FR-S . Sentiments = Mostly keen on this Frankenstein-ed and Portmaneau-ed Toyobaru (or Subayota), once past the challenging ingress, minimalist instrumentation, lower-rent materials and miniscule rear seat. Was it the: A) Affordable to... 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 »

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 6.4L - Holy Smokin' Rubber in 2/3's of Hades Feline - Review, Video

See this Gorilla of American Pony-Car displacement turn tires into Scat: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack packs 392 cubic inches (6.4L) of Hemi V-8.<br> <br> Starting price: a Mammoth bargain of just $37,495.<br>
“Drive…He Says“ is on a mission to whet Tire Shredding appetites:     A few months back we taunted readers with our version of a bona fide “Burnout” with a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T Plus 5.7L This month we move up a rung: to 2/3rds the power and 2/3rds the price of Hades Own... Read more »

DHS - Budget Utes Deserving a 2nd Look - 2014 Jeep Patriot, 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

(TOP): Mid-compact 2014 Jeep Patriot starts at dirt affordable $15,900 (albeit with manual windows and manual transmission)<br> <br> (BOTTOM): compact 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SAV (including standard power windows and 18" alloy wheels) commences at $19,595.<br> <br> Each deserves a 2nd look from budget shoppers.<br>
One “Drive…He Said” reader recently contacted us with the ubiquitous “What is the most affordable new vehicle transportation I can get for my money?” We recommend a Three-Step process of car shopping: A) List of Needs vs. Wants: Our reader “needed”: 1) Low purchase price 2) Above average cargo capacity and load flexibility. 3) Better... Read more »

2015 FIAT 500C Abarth - Single-Footed Stomping the Scorpion - Short Review, Video

"The Tiny Terror from Toluca" (Mexico): 2014 FIAT 500C Abarth. Colored Granito Lucente (Granite Crystal to us Anglo's). All it takes to thoroughly enjoy this rambunctious, raucous rag-top Wild Child is genuine driver involvement and $26,195.<br> <br> Our fully loaded 5-speed manual tester, with leather seats, Beats audio, automatic climate control and TomTom pod-mount  SD navigation topped out at $31,645. <br>
Scorpions have one nasty sting! Just  like Godzilla did to Bambi, humans can dispatch that venomous insect with one “swift, single-footed stomp.” FIAT, maker of insect-sized cars, recently cajoled “Drive…He Said” into taking a quick spin in their “Scorpion”, the 2015 FIAT 500C Abarth. The “C” represents nature’s free air conditioning via a clever, pillar-full... Read more »

2014 Ford Fiesta ST - Ode to Li'l Green Monster - Review, Video

$22,225 buys Ford's "Li'l Green Monster", the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. Actually, it's an extra $595 for the SEMA worthy Green Envy Metallic tricoat paint. But so worth it. At least in the States, the Fiesta ST may well be the subcompact 5-door hot hatchback to beat.
Boston’s historic Fenway Park has the “Green Monster,” an immense wall meant to taunt big-league sluggers. Ford has now created a “Li’l Green Monster” of its own. Glowing in Green Envy, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is that hot hatchback that will taunt boy-racers and pedestrians alike. But to forgo an ode to the Ford... Read more »

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7 Hemi - American Muscle Smokes Tires - Video Road Test

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“Drive…He Says” says: nothing on the road comes close to rear-drive American muscle cars when it’s time to “Burn Rubber.” AKA “Lay a Patch.” It’s the reason that Dodge brought out it’s $60,000 707 horsepower Nuke, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat this year. How much “tire smoking” will about half the power and half the... Read more »

2014 Mazda MX-5 Club - On the Farewell Circuit - Short Review + Video

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Club "Miata" is the swan-song for just the third generation of the most popular roadster ever. <br> <br> Our track-oriented True Red tester included power retracting hard-top, 6-speed manual transmission tester, sport dampers, limited slip diff and low-profile performance tires for $29,460.<br>
With the new Chevrolet C7 Corvette convertible already rolling out of Bowling Green, the next closely-guarded roadster secret is the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5. Aka the “Miata”, it’s world’s top selling continuously produced twin-seat roadster. Join the Club: In the final year of the NC MX-5, Mazda offers 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club. Go fast... Read more »

2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 - Bella Jeep After the Honeymoon - Review, Video

Jeep brings back the Cherokee moniker for 2014 with this all new compact sports activity vehicle.<br> <br> Base Cherokee Sport models, starting at $23,000, offer plenty of style and versatility. Adding 4x4, mid-level Latitude trim, auto climate control including heated seats, power driver's, and an  8.5" center LCD infotainment display prices the new Cherokee at $29,985.<br>
For 2013 a Year of Italian Culture was celebrated in the United States.  In case you missed them, festivities included performing and visual art events.  The gang at Fabbrici Italiano Automobilli Torino, led by bespectacled Mr. Baggy Sweaters, Sergio Marchionne,  also partied over their union with the remaining new Chrysler Corporation’s stock shares. The marriage... Read more »

DHS Exhaust Sound Off I - 2014 Chevrolet Sonic + 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth + Lots of Beans - Videos

DHS Exhaust Sound Off I - 2014 Chevrolet Sonic + 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth + Lots of Beans - Videos
Beans. Long and green. Round and brown. Fresh, frozen, dried or straight of the can. Good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you F#%T. “Drive…He Said”  is asking readers which of these two turbocharged 1.4L gas engined hatchbacks sounds like it ate more BEANS?: - The  2013 FIAT 500 Abarth , with Essesse... Read more »