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Features and Tips3 Tools to Determine Your Car’s Value
Need to sell your vehicle? Okay, now may not be a good time due to the COVID-19 crisis, but you can prepare by completing one of the most important steps of the car-selling process: setting the price. There are various tools at your disposal for determining the value of a …
Test Drives2020 Subaru Outback: A Trusted Friend 365 Days a Year
As you know there’s a brand new Subaru Outback for 2020. We attended the media launch late last summer and came away quite pleased. A recent test drive in colder, snowy conditions reinforced our impression that this midsize wagon is a trusted friend 365 days a year. Pretty Decent Base …
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler Pacifica is getting a proper mid-cycle update for 2021, as we saw recently at the Chicago and Toronto auto shows. While there are no changes to the 287-horsepower V6, a highlight is the new AWD option. Will it be enough to turn consumers’ attention away from SUVs and …
Test Drives2020 Subaru WRX Sport-tech RS: A Mighty Fine Driver’s Car
The WRX STI is Subaru’s halo car and its most desirable product—at least in the eyes of sporty driving enthusiasts. A bit less flashy and not quite as sophisticated from a technical standpoint, the base WRX is still a treat, not to mention that it’s perfectly suited to Canadian weather.
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2021 Nissan Versa
Nissan Canada seemed to be abandoning the small-car segment with the elimination of the Versa Note and Micra after the 2019 and 2020 model years, respectively. As it turns out, the company will replace both with the next-generation Versa sedan, which is already on sale in the U.S. Back in …
NewsThis New LEGO Set is Made for "Fast and Furious" Fans
LEGO has released a new building set that will please fans of the Fast and Furious movies, especially with the ninth installment being postponed until April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for both children age 10 or older and adults, Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is a …
Test Drives2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Going to Extremes
FCA has seemingly become the go-to manufacturer for pickups. The next-generation Ram 1500 is The Car Guide ’s Best Buy among full-size pickups for the second consecutive year, while the all-new Jeep Gladiator is our Best Buy in the midsize pickup segment. These two models have even been named the …

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NewsAn Unofficial First Look at the 2021 Ford F-150 Interior
So, when will we get to see the launch of the 2021 Ford F-150 ? No date has been announced, and chances are the COVID-19 crisis is messing with the company’s plans—as was the case with the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport . Could it be delayed until the 2022 …
BuzzPontiac Aztek Gets a New Life as a Firebird Trans Am
No, this is not a belated April Fool’s prank. Sold from 2001 to 2005, the Pontiac Aztek was a terror on the road, but for the wrong reasons. It went down in history as one of the ugliest-looking production vehicles ever made. Styling was so bad it’s unfathomable to think …
NewsToyota, Honda and Nissan Furlough 32,000 Workers
After extending the shutdown of their North American manufacturing facilities, Japan’s three biggest automakers are now forced to furlough thousands of workers. Collectively, Toyota (5,000), Honda (16,900) and Nissan (10,000) have temporarily stopped paying nearly 32,000 people and asked them to file for unemployment benefits. In Toyota’s case, the plan …
NewsWatch: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Races a Porsche 911 GT3 RS
We hope you’ve read the entire first-drive review of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette by our award-winning contributor Marc Lachapelle. If not, click on the link above and check out everything he had to say about the mid-engine, eight-generation (C8) model. As you know, production started on February 3 and …
NewsMystery Surrounds This Mid-engine Ford Mustang
Did you know that Ford once worked on a two-seat, mid-engine Mustang ? We’re talking about the Mach 2 Concept, which was introduced at the 1967 Chicago Auto Show and nixed for good three years later. However, four mysterious photos found in the automaker’s archives are leaving an entire community …
News2020 World Car of the Year Award Winners are Announced
The winners of the 2020 World Car of the Year Awards, which were supposed to be crowned at the New York Auto Show, were announced via a press release today. As you know, the event has been postponed until late August and the site now serves as a makeshift hospital …
BuzzIdiot Wrecks His Modified Porsche in Deserted NYC Streets
We have a new nominee for the worst fail of the year, folks. While the streets of New York City are mostly empty due to the lockdown measures implemented by authorities to fight COVID-19, the owner of a Gemballa Mirage GT, which is an extremely rare and highly customized version …
NewsHyundai Extends its Warranties in the Wake of COVID-19
Two weeks ago, Hyundai Canada announced payment deferral options for new and existing customers as well as an interest rate break of 1 percent on most models financed through Hyundai. Today, the company is adding a new relief to help those who may face difficulties in getting vehicle maintenance during …
Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid2021 BMW 330e Pricing Announced, EV Incentives Apply
BMW Canada has some good news for 3 Series fans who are eagerly awaiting the next-generation plug-in hybrid variant being introduced for 2021. First, the car will hit the market next month—provided everything goes according to plan despite the COVID-19 crisis. More importantly, pricing has been announced: $44,950 for the …

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First Drives2020 Hyundai Venue: The Perfect Fit for the Right Customers
Just before our test drive of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, we received a short message from the company’s public relations staff. Basically, they asked us to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes. You see, the Venue is aimed at city-dwelling millennials with a fondness for the latest and hottest …
First Drives2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe: There is Hope
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina— The BMW 2 Series as we know it, with rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, is dead. It’s being replaced with a new architecture featuring a transverse engine and automatic transmission. Sad times for sporty driving enthusiasts. We’ve just put the car to the test in Gran …
First Drives2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Already Fantastic
ANN ARBOR, Michigan— Two pre-production copies of the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were among the three dozen vehicles submitted to the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury for three days of testing. Both were 3LT models equipped with the essential Z51 performance package and virtually all …
First Drives2020 Cadillac CT5: In Need of More Horsepower
ANN ARBOR, Michigan— While Cadillac dominated the 1950s and 1960s with big-bodied cars sporting fancy tailfins, the following decades were all about European luxury brands, especially those from Germany. Definitely not happy to play second fiddle, Cadillac has since tried pretty much everything to hopefully regain its enviable position, enjoying …
First DrivesPolestar 1: A Plug-in Hybrid Shooting Star
SAN FRANCISCO, California— Some engineers and designers must have erupted with joy when they were asked to develop Polestar’s first vehicle as a standalone brand, operating under the stewarding of Volvo and China’s Geely. They would have generous resources at their disposal, not to mention the creative freedom to do …
First Drives2020 Audi RS 6 Avant: The Most Badass Wagon
Performance enthusiasts have been waiting for it for a long time, and now it’s about to go on sale in Canada. The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant arrives next year as a sinister-looking, 590-horsepower wagon and a total badass. Out first drive took place in California’s Malibu area, a hotbed …
First Drives2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Once Again the Range Champ
A lot of things have changed since the Chevrolet Bolt first hit the market in 2017. Once alone in its class, the brand’s all-electric hatchback has seen a number of highly competitive models also fight for consumer dollars. The list includes the Hyundai Kona Electric , Nissan LEAF PLUS , …
First Drives2020 MINI Cooper SE: The Battery Game
We’re going to cut to the chase right away: the new, all-electric MINI Cooper SE offers disappointing range. With a small 32.6-kWh battery, it’s only marginally better than the first Ford Focus Electric and Nissan LEAF models. The actual number is 177 kilometres—or about 110-120 kilometres in winter. Nothing to …

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2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Mechanically speaking, the Audi RS Q8 shares its twin-turbocharged V8 engine with the RS 7 and RS 6 Avant . It produces 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque."Because someday it will be my turn to drive this super Audi SUV and tackle the Green Hell…" These are the words …
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Light on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 by Gabriel Gélinas
This introductory video, led by automotive journalist Gabriel Gélinas, is a perfect example of why the Mazda MX-5 won the best-buy title in the convertible segment of the 2020 Auto Guide... Whether with her soft roof on the standard model or remote-controlled hardtop in the MX-5 RF grand touring version, …
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Focus on the Mazda 3 with Gabriel Gélinas
The Mazda 3 wins the Best Buy Award in its category in the 2020 Auto Guide. It has an athletic look, and the addition of the optional all-wheel-drive makes this compact a great upgrade to the Quebec market. Here is a car to discover under the keen eye of journalist …
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