Archive for February 2012

2012 Chevrolet Volt - Being a Celebrity is Hard Work

Time recently spent with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt “Extended Range Plug-In Electric” sedan over Chicago’s hot Fourth of July holiday was akin to being the Grand Marshal’s car in an Independence Day Parade.  While behind the wheel making appointed rounds at the supermarket we received many hand gestures,  all “thumbs up.” We fielded a barrage... Read more »

2012 Hyundai Veloster - Delivering "Velo" in the "City"

The swept back headlight assembly is trimmed with white LED parkers
* * * * * * * * * * * * Four months ago we at “Drive…He Said” first sampled the all new for 2012 Veloster, Hyundai’s sporty 2+2 compact coupe.  With the  traction control defeat switch staring straight at us on the lower right side of the driver’s center stack we felt tempted... Read more »

2012 Chicago Auto Show - What a Difference a Year Makes

Well it is Auto Show time, once again,  here in Chicago at McCormick Place. Boy, what a difference a year makes This time last year: – Chicago had just recovered from a 16″ snow storm. – Toyota had replaced either electronic throttle controls, ABS controls, accelerator pedal assemblies and floor mats/  fasteners in more than... Read more »