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Spotlight on2019 Audi TTS: The Face-lifted TT Tested this Week
The Car Guide is on its way to the Isle of Man for the first drive of the new 2019 Audi TTS Coupé, which has undergone a facelift and is likely to feature powertrain upgrades, along with the rest of the TT lineup. Audi’s current sports car has been on …
Test Drives2018 Honda Odyssey: Technovan
Let’s stop pretending we’re not parents for a while and figure out what we really need in a family vehicle. Taking the kids to hockey practice, carpooling, going camping, heading to the cottage, fetching the groceries; all these tasks require a spacious vehicle, one in which everyone fits without arguments …
First DrivesMaserati in 2019: A Proven Recipe
PONTIAC, Michigan – Driving a Maserati has long been a sign of exclusivity due to the extremely small number of units sold in Canada. However, the noble Italian brand experienced its first solid growth in 2014 when it introduced the Ghibli sedan on the market—100 years after the foundation of …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Passat: New Heart, Old Bones
The Passat has been around in its current form since the 2012 model year, and received little changes since its debut. It’s built in the United States, and is actually a different car—a bigger car—than the Passat sold in Europe, seeking to please a market that prefers larger vehicles. When …
First Drives2019 BMW X4: We Like it Even (M)ore
BMW was the first manufacturer to take the "U" out of SUV. By that I mean that they minimized the vehicle’s practical aspects in favour of style and performance. First they did it with the X6, followed next by the X4. Obviously, this winning formula inspired many other manufacturers to …

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News2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner: a Tribute to Walter Owen
In 2019, Bentley will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and to underline this important milestone, the British brand will build a very special version of its lavish Mulsanne sedan. In his quest to build the most luxurious car on the planet, Walter Owen Bentley, with the help of coachbuilder HJ Mulliner, …
New ModelsAll-New McLaren 600LT Takes Sports Series to Whole Other Level
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. kicks off on Thursday with the dynamic world debut of the all-new McLaren 600LT, the quickest, most powerful and most track-focused model in the brand’s Sports Series. It also marks the beginning of the next chapter in McLaren ‘Longtail’ history, being …
NewsNissan Admits Misconduct in Emissions and Fuel Economy Measurement
While Volkswagen is trying hard to turn the page nearly three years after Dieselgate broke out, Nissan this week released a statement confessing to some misconduct in the final inspection process of its vehicles built in Japan. This follows extensive compliance checks of various parts of the manufacturer’s operations including …
New ModelsBugatti Divo: a Future (and Very Rare) Track Beast
Supercar manufacturer Bugatti has just announced the creation of an all-new model, of which only 40 units will be produced for worldwide consumption. This car will be called the Divo, and according to its manufacturer, it will be a track beast, unlike the Bugatti Chiron that’s more of an acceleration …
NewsA Sport Touring trim for the 2019 Buick LaCrosse
In order to add a little sportiness to its full-size sedan, Buick is now offering a Sport Touring trim for the 2019 model year. Dressed up in this appearance package, the LaCrosse sedan boasts a black mesh grille, a trunklid spoiler and 19-inch silver alloy wheels. In addition, a few …
DealersMitsubishi on the Upswing Again, Unveils New Dealer Image
Mitsubishi , which is enjoying quite a bit of success already with the new Outlander PHEV and has just posted its best Junes sales ever in Canada, continues to regain some of the lustre and appeal it lost in recent years. This time, the company is announcing that half of …
News2019 Dodge Charger Gets Sweet Updates, Too
Last week, FCA announced serious updates to the 2019 Dodge Challenger including a 797-horsepower Redeye model . No, it’s not a joke—read the article. Lost in the shuffle was the brand’s four-door muscle car, which has also been revamped for 2019 to feature six distinct models, ranging from the 707-horsepower …

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Test Drives2018 Hyundai Sonata: Reasonably Priced and Highly Capable
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Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Canyonero
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Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Passat: Straight Arrow
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Test Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: Priced to Please
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Silverwax Car Care Tip - Decontamination
Silverwax and Benjamin explain why it takes more than soap and wax to clean and protect your vehicle. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website for full episodes from our archives, more full segments, articles and …
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Toyota Previa - Throwback Thursday
Previa apparently is Spanish/Italian for 'preview', and that was about all North American consumers got as the Toyota Previa was gone from our shores by 1997 to be replaced by the Sienna. It's still sold internationally. Despite some rather unorthodox packaging and a mid size engine the Previa was well …
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2018 Mini Countryman S E - Test Drive
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Winter Tire Testing - Tire Talk
If you have been complaining about the hot summer weather you may want to rethink that after watching this video. We got to go behind the scenes to witness how a tire manufacturer showcases its product to the retailer who we will eventually buy our tires from. By the way, …
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2006 Pontiac Solstice Test Drive - Throwback Thursday
It seemed like a good idea at the time, and it was, but nobody knew that time was running out on Pontiac. The Solstice, with eyes on the Mazda Miata (MX-5), hit the showrooms in 2005, (https://youtu.be/ZqJkZh886Qo?t=1m26s) and despite some design flaws (https://youtu.be/ZqJkZh886Qo?t=2m38s, https://youtu.be/ZqJkZh886Qo?t=3m46s) it was a sales success. In …
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