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2013 BMW 328i xDrive – Still the gold standard for sport sedans
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2013 BMW 328i xDrive – Still the gold standard for sport sedans

Car enthusiasts expect a world class driving experience from BMWs, so the all-new-for 2013 3-Series has a reputation to uphold.  This is the sixth generation platform for the 3-Series, and in BMW lingo, is called the F30 chassis. For 2013, BMW has slightly increased the size of the F30 bringing […]

2013 Audi A4 AllRoad
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2013 Audi A4 AllRoad

Slip into the chic cabin of the 2013 Audi A4 Allroad and the adage ‘good things come in small packages’ instantly flashes to mind as a truism.  The Allroad is delectable new model introduced as an early release 2013.  Based on the A4 Avant – one of the prettiest wagons […]

2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic – E-class value leader
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic – E-class value leader

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is the cornerstone of the German luxury automobile manufacturer’s world wide range of vehicles.  The solid, upright, mid-size E-Class sedan has long been THE vehicle most people associate with the Mercedes-Benz brand, particularly in North America where consumers see the company as strictly a luxury premium […]

2013 Ford Escape Titanium – new contender for king of the CUVs
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2013 Ford Escape Titanium – new contender for king of the CUVs

The compact utility vehicle market is big in Canada, so the all-new-for 2013 Escape is an important new product for Ford.  The so-called ‘cute-utes’ or ‘soft-roaders’ are popular for good reason.  Their compact dimensions make them easy to drive and easy to park.  Whether you have an active family with […]

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer AWC – an all-wheel-drive sedan in dire need of marketing campaign
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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer AWC – an all-wheel-drive sedan in dire need of marketing campaign

At the height of summer it’s tough to be reminded that we endure some of the harshest winter driving conditions on planet.  For years I’ve been a self-professed evangelist for the advantages of all-wheel-drive vehicles, and never tire of insisting that once you drive an all-wheel-drive car in winter, you’ll […]

2013 Ford Taurus SHO – Old school muscle is alive and kicking
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2013 Ford Taurus SHO – Old school muscle is alive and kicking

Ford’s new Taurus SHO has got all the Right Stuff to get the adrenalin junkies all lathered up – a powerful 365 horsepower twin-turbo V-6 engine, all-wheel-drive, sport suspension and enormous 20-in. alloy wheels with performance summer tires.  Throw in great sheetmetal painted in metallic Ruby Red and our SHO […]

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan – Best in Class Driving Fun
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan – Best in Class Driving Fun

Volkswagen’s Tiguan was first introduced to Canadians in 2008.  Now, approaching the end of its production cycle, the German compact SUV receives useful upgrades for 2012 – the front end is ‘freshened’ with a new quartet of horizontal chrome strips, giving the Tiguan a fresh ‘face’ that’s now consistent across […]

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Here’s the note I sent to one newspaper automotive section editor about the Porsche 911 Carrera 4. Dear Editor: Let me start by apologizing.  Your stern warnings to stop filing ‘gushy-gooey’ car reviews are still ringing in my ears.  Really.  As a “car person”, you know it takes dedicated nit […]

2012 Honda CRV Touring
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2012 Honda CRV Touring

One of Honda’s best-sellers, the CRV, arrives totally redesigned for 2012.  Honda’s popular compact crossover SUV’s newest reincarnation is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, but there’s still plenty of good news for consumers.  The 2012 CRV boasts a lower base price ($25,990 for 2012 vs. $26,290 for 2011), more power (185 […]