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Tips & Advice: Protect your carWhat is a Paint Protection Film?
This article is an advertorial brought to you by a Car Guide Partner Weather and road conditions cause premature wear to your vehicle and can sometimes cause irreparable damage to your vehicle’s paint. Some parts of the vehicle, such as the hood, are more vulnerable to impacts because they are …
Spotlight on2019 Volvo V60: We're Driving it This Week
The Car Guide is on its way to Barcelona, Spain for the first drive of the new 2019 Volvo V60, which had its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show and made its North-American debut at the New York Auto Show. After its successful launch of the new XC40 subcompact …
Test Drives2018 Toyota C-HR: A Quirky Vehicle from a Conventional Brand
Toyota could’ve taken the easy route by launching a subcompact SUV that would’ve blended right in with the rest of the crowd. However, the brand decided to step away from conventionalism—which it very rarely does—in order to please a younger audience. A normal subcompact SUV with available all-wheel drive will …
First DrivesExclusive 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Alpha Dog
CLARINGTON, Ontario – The current Porsche 911 Carrera lineup is made up of 23 different variants and the 911 GT2 RS is the top dog. It is the fastest, most powerful 911 Porsche has ever made, and it is the current lap record holder for production cars on the famous …
Test Drives2018 Honda Ridgeline: One Size Fits All
If you had to choose a single vehicle that could fulfill just about any need that a young family would require, I can think of no better option than the Honda Ridgeline. It’s been the case for so long that the choice for minivan-averse people was between an SUV and …
First Drives2018 Ford EcoSport: the Fiesta Suits Up
SAINT-JOHN’S (Newfoundland and Labrador) – In 2018, when a consumer walks into a car dealership, the first acronym that comes out of his or her mouth is “SUV”! No matter the price. No matter the size. No matter the fuel consumption. The people request a sport utility vehicle. Understood? In …
First Drives2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: it’s All About the Wing
My colleague Gabriel Gélinas recently had the opportunity to attend the launch of the wildest 911 GT3 of all, the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS , at the world-famous Nurburgring race track—arguably the dream of any sports car enthusiast. While the Porsche logo is becoming more and more commonplace on …
First Drives2019 Audi A6: Do-it-all Luxury Sedan
PORTO, Portugal – In a luxury brand’s lineup of vehicles, the midsize sedan might have one of the toughest jobs. It has to be sophisticated to justify a lofty price, but it can’t overshadow the full-size sedan as the technology benchmark. It has to perform better than the compact sedan …
First Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Honouring Tradition
How did this giant toolbox on wheels ever transform into a fashion icon? Why is it that some aspects of the legendary SUV are considered lovely while the same on a modern Toyota Corolla would be unacceptable? And most importantly, how do you explain that people keep scrambling to dealers …

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ElectricSay Hello to the Nissan LEAF Open Car… Convertible!
In Tokyo, during a forum celebrating the 100,000-unit sales milestone of the Nissan LEAF since it was introduced in 2010, the automaker presented a special car for the occasion. In front of about 100 people, including government officials and company executives who were participating in a discussion to create a …
New ModelsUpgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor to Have More Bite; Here’s Proof
Terrific news for avid off-road enthusiasts: Just two years after the second-generation model made its debut , the leaner and meaner Ford F-150 Raptor is getting some important upgrades to push the limits of all-terrain performance even further. First, the Ford Performance team has developed new electronically controlled FOX Racing …
ElectricA Second Mercedes-Benz Electric Car is Confirmed
Mercedes-Benz’s new EQ sub-brand for electric vehicles, which is set to debut with a zero-emission SUV called EQC in 2019, will produce a second model starting in 2020, namely a compact car based on last year’s Concept EQA from the Frankfurt Auto Show. The news was confirmed by Daimler, which …
News2019 Kia Stinger: 2.0L Engine, More Affordable
When the Kia Stinger was unveiled in 2017, the Korean brand announced the availability of two engines and two drivetrains, but when it hit the Canadian market, the car was offered with only one of each. As a matter of fact, for the 2018 model year, the Stinger was only …
NewsRefreshed 2019 Mazda CX-3 Now on Sale; Pricing Announced
In order to keep up with ever-growing and more modern competition, the popular Mazda CX-3 gets a number of improvements for the 2019 model year, as initially revealed during its launch at the New York International Auto Show in late March. It goes on sale this month across Canada and …
NewsChevrolet Sonic Becomes the Latest Car to Get Axed
Another week, another car for which the bell tolls. Not long after Ford said it would drop most of its cars in North America and General Motors signaled the end for the Cadillac ATS sedan , Chevrolet has just announced that it will end sale of the Sonic in Canada …
NewsThe Cadillac ATS Retires from the Canadian Market
Last week, news started circulating about the demise of the ATS sedan, but GM Canada has just confirmed that the ATS coupe will be axed as well. In order to get its assembly plants ready for a new generation of Cadillac sedans, the compact ATS won’t be back for 2019.

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Test Drives2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Bigger, Smaller, Better
When General Motors launched its quartet of midsize SUVs back in 2007 and 2008, namely the Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia , the Buick Enclave and the short-lived Saturn Outlook , it shook things up in the segment by maximising interior space in a—relatively—small package. They were big on the …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: For High-Protein Diets
When I scheduled the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for testing, Subaru Canada offered the choice between two vehicles, the one with the manual transmission, or the one with the continuously variable automatic transmission. Obviously, the market being what it is means nobody’s driving manuals these days. But the Crosstrek is aimed …
Test Drives2018 BMW M240i: the Way Things Were Meant to Be
There was a time at BMW when things were rather straightforward. If you wanted a sports coupe, you got a 3 Series. If a sensible, overachieving midsize sedan was your thing, you got a 5 Series. And if you were the CEO of a large business who needed to get …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Slight Tweaks for this Year
Way back when the Nissan Pathfinder hit the market in 1986, it was decidedly a different beast. Sporting a body-on-frame design meant it was a true sport utility vehicle which was constructed more like a truck versus a car. Over the years, it has evolved into a unibody construction, so …
Test Drives2018 GMC Terrain: a Loveable, but Expensive SUV
If a few years, half the country could be driving around in subcompact and compact SUVs, so there’s a lot of potential for every automaker. Some are more popular than others, though, and the rest must rely on innovative features or an alluring price tag to get some extra attention.
Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Canyonero
It’s easy to see the Nissan Armada as a big rolling joke. In a world where the entire industry speaks of electrification, downsizing and reducing our carbon footprint, the sheer idea of a near-6000-pound, V8-powered, body-on-frame SUV does indeed seem somewhat ridiculous. The most ironic thing here is that although …
Test Drives2017 Mazda3 Sport: Vying for Your Attention
With the current-generation Mazda3 being on the market since the 2014 model year, it was time for a slight refresh to keep things relevant to today’s buyers. Slight might even be an understatement as there have only been a few small changes to speak of. Up front, we find a …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Impreza: When Clark Kent Tries to Fit in
I know a Subaru review that focuses on all-wheel-drive is cliché, but in my case, if I hadn’t been driving a car fitted with the system on my drive back from Ottawa to Montreal during one of the most intense winter blizzards the province of Quebec has witnessed this year, …

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Melleny Melody and Her Pink Cabriolet - Throwback Thursday
You can image how people we've met since Motoring TV came on air on TSN in 1988. However, I don't think there was anyone more delightful and more fun than Melleny Melody. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check …
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Top 10The 10 Best Car Interiors of 2018 According to WardsAuto
Want to find the best car interior on the market? Of course, it depends on your personal tastes and what you’re looking for exactly in terms of comfort and technology. However, the annual “Wards 10 Best Interiors” list is a trusted source of information and a great place to start …