Posts tagged "video"

2016 Fiat 500X & 2016 Jeep Renegade 4x4 - Red Hot Tomato, Yellow Hot Mustard Fraternal Cute Utes - Comparison Review, Video

Fraternal Twin Cute Utes: (TOP): 2016 FIAT 500X = Red Hot Tomato personal crossover utility vehicle from Italy. This FWD 2.4L gas 9-speed automatic EASY trim model is priced at $24,700;<br> <br> (BOTTOM): 2016 Jeep Renegade = Yellow Hot Mustard personal sports active vehicle. Also from Italy.  As tested 4x4 1.4L turbo gas 6-speed manual Latitude priced at $25,760. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * Fraternal twins aren’t genetic twins. Since one is a boy and the other a girl, they aren’t being constantly compared for character differences as genetic twins are. Car manufacturers have been doing fraternal twins for a long time now. Sometimes fraternal quadruplets. Coming... Read more »

2016 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L sedan - Pre- Rebranding, Luxury Muscle Value - Video Clip, Review

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 “Drive…He Said” is excited over some long overdue automotive branding change coming this fall. For one, the Scion brand is going away. Three remaining quirk-free models [ iA ,  iM and FR-S ] will receive the proper Toyota badging as over most of the rest of the globe. Another has some truly credible Hyundai luxury models,... 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 Honda Accord Coupe V6 - Save the Double Door Part Deux - Quick Review

2016 Honda Accord Coupe digs its heels in on the 2-door front-wheel drive mid-size coupe.<br> <br> Starting at $23,875 for a 4-cylinder manual version, this top trim V6 Touring automatic runs $34,225.<br> <br> This year's more dapper duds are underpinned by: Thinner, wider wing-themed grille flanked by tweezed headlamps trimmed in LEDs and black mesh lower fascia with thin strip LEDs contained in simulated cooling duct corners. All very Acura-esque.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * When the local supermarket announces it’s axing the only affordable house-branded alternative to pricey Ben & Jerry’s pistachio ice cream panic sets in. Yet few lamented the passing of  the Nissan Altima Coupe and Toyota Solara. “Drive…He Said” thinks maybe those brands didn’t... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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)... Read more »
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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 »