Category: Lifestyle - Transportation - Automotive - New Fuel Saving Technology

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDi - Bug Imitating Camel - Review

For a touring rag-top with "To Die For" highway fuel economy and gobs of passing power, there's the "TDi." Planted on the rear of our Candy White 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, "TDi" = "Power by Rudolf Diesel."<br>  <br>Priced at $31,000 with navigation, we think the extra $2600 spent over the base inline 5-pot "gas" engine earns it a place high-up the compact "drop top" Short List.<br> <br> Does cruise control belong on the left side high beam/ turn signal steering column stalk?<br>
“Drive…He Said” recently put Volkswagen of America’s Mark Gillies on the spot. We asked whether every VW offering in the U.S. would eventually feature torque brimming diesel powerplants. Gillies winked and said Americans should expect diesels across the entire VW line by the next model cycles. For Now: Americans make do with six VW models... Read more »

If You're In Wicker something SMART

If You're In Wicker something SMART
  Planning to be in the vicinity the Chicago neighborhood of Damen, just south of Milwaukee, actually under the Blue Line tracks? Also known as Wicker Park. Tomorrow July 7th, 2013, from 11am to 4pm. May we recommend stopping next to Big Star taqueria at 1531 N. Damen Avenue. Take a test drive in... Read more »

2012 Lexus CT200h - If you aren't into the looks of the Prius....

When we see a 2012 Lexus CT200h in Daybreak Yellow Mica, we see gold.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Recently, here at “Drive…He Said“, we received an e-mail from a reader. Theirs was the plight of a new job which required a 50 mile per day round-trip commute from home. The reader... Read more »

2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv - "Bah, hybrids"

Mazda claims the significance of the "Skyactiv" name for its new power- and drivetrain  technology is a theme of "reaching for the sky." Did they just make that up?
After a week spent with the 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv G [for Gasoline], we could simply rave about how this sporting compact that will deliver 33 glorious miles per gallon of combined city highway fuel economy right out of the box on regular unleaded gasoline. But we are “Drive…He Said”, so we wanted to talk about... Read more »