Archive for September 2013

2013 Lexus RX350 F-Sport - Expletive Make-Over of a "Chi-Chi" X-Over - Review

In contemplative thought outside the multi-faith Bahai House of Worship, in Wilmette, Illinois.<br>  <br>Contemplating the value of the $6200 in F-Sport extras of our $51,000 Lexus RX-350 mid-size luxury cross-over utility vehicle.<br>
Lexus likes being the Numero Uno selling luxury car-brand in the good ole U. S. of A. Lexus doesn’t like the ribbing it’s been taking over the years for offerings which isolated rather than communicated. Pampered rather than rewarded. Appending the “F-Sport” designation (derived from the Fuji Raceway in Japan) to the more athletic cars... Read more »

What's Electric at the PGA 2013 BMW Western Open in Lake Forest - This Weekend

What's Electric at the PGA 2013 BMW Western Open in Lake Forest - This Weekend
Well it sure isn’t today’s rainy weather at the PGA 2013 BMW Western Open Golf Tournament  being held at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois.  [UPDATE: The final round has officially been extended to Monday September 16.] This after Jim Furyk’s record score of 59 set on Friday. Or Tiger Woods’ two -point deduction at... Read more »

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 »