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  1. 2017 BMW 650i xDrive Cabriolet 2017 BMW 650i xDrive Cabriolet: Top-Down Opulence
  2. First Drives 2018 Audi RS 3: The Ultimate Sleeper

    SALALAH, Oman – All right, boys and girls, here it is: your $60K-plus, all-wheel-drive, near-400 horsepower ultimate sleeper, the Audi RS 3. First, let’s get one thing out of the way. When they hear that you spent over sixty thousand dollars for what, to them , is basically a fancy … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Audi | A3

  3. First Drives 2017 Mazda CX-5: Improving – Not Reinventing – the Wheel

    The Mazda CX-5 was introduced in 2012, and it quickly earned a great reputation for dynamic handling that feels more like a car than an SUV. Since a few years have passed since then, Mazda decided to give this vehicle a refresh. First, the designers updated the front section, giving … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mazda | CX-5

  4. First Drives 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: New roof, new ambitions

    The Mazda MX-5 has always been in a category unto itself. It’s less powerful than the Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLC, smaller than the Ford Mustang, more modern than the Nissan 370Z and more reliable than the MINI Cooper convertible. Yep, the MX-5 has always been in its own segment, … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Mazda | MX-5

  5. Spotlight on Audi RS3 – On test this week.

    We’re on our way to the city of Salalah in Oman for a first drive of the Audi RS3, due to hit Canadian showrooms later this year. The RS3 is basically A3 on steroids as it’s powered by the same 394-horsepower turbocharged 2,5 litre in-line five-cylinder engine that’s found under … Full story

    Filed in: Audi | A3

  6. First Drives 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet: Just a Fraction of Audi's Arsenal!

    The Car Guide recently had the chance to test drive the new 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolets on the sun-baked roads of Spain’s Andalusia region. Before we get into the details, how about a little background? This tandem of convertibles represents just one-third of the A5 and S5 versions … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Audi | A5

  7. First Drives 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: in the Rain, not on Ice

    When Volkswagen invited us to test out its new SUV, they set up a circuit on a frozen lake and gave us access to four all-wheel-drive vehicles—and two experts in driving on slippery surfaces. We had everything we needed, with one notable exception: a little help from Mother Nature. It … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Volkswagen | Atlas

  8. First Drives 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe: Looks, Guts and Brains

    CATALONIA, Spain – Some luxury cars will sell on styling or performance alone, while others boast an impressive amount of technology to attract buyers hell-bent on sophistication and innovation. A few cars are lucky enough to have all three, which is the case with this new coupe from Germany. The … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | E-Class

  9. Test Drives 2017 Nissan GT-R: Missile with a Cockpit

    This car is fast. Make that stupid fast. As we lift our foot off the brake pedal while the car’s engine is winding up, we’re slammed against the back of our seat and we violently hurtle forward. The 2017 Nissan GT-R is a big car, weighing in at just under … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Nissan | GT-R

  10. First Drives 2017 Jeep Compass: Finally, a Good Entry-Level SUV

    No offense to the many Canadians who were perfectly happy with the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot, but they weren’t very good vehicles. They were outdated quickly after they appeared on the market, and they represented the Chrysler of 2008 that went bankrupt and has since fallen into Italian hands. Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Jeep | Compass

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