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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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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 …
NewsWatch: Tesla Makes Ventilators Using Model 3 Parts
While Elon Musk questioned the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic as recently as a few weeks ago, his most high-profile company is now busy producing medical equipment to help avoid a shortage. Just like Ford and General Motors, Tesla has started making ventilators for people who contracted the virus and …
RacingNASCAR Steps up in Fight Against COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic compromising all NASCAR races through May 3, series officials and teams stepped up to keep fans entertained with the launch of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro virtual championship on March 22. More importantly, like many other businesses in North America, they are using their expertise and resources …
NewsTesla Sales are Rising While the Rest of the Industry is Collapsing
This week’s release of monthly and quarterly sales by automakers finally allowed us to quantify the impact of COVID-19. In Canada, the total numbers for the industry are down 48 percent and 20 percent, respectively, versus the same periods a year ago. In fact, other than a few tiny players …

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First Drives2020 Nissan Sentra: Newly Armed and a Bit More Dangerous
Nissan didn’t really put a lot of effort into making the Sentra more popular in recent years. Heck, it almost seemed like the company had thrown the towel. Only two trim levels were offered for 2019 and the only one with a manual transmission was devoid of air conditioning. In …
First Drives2020 Ford Super Duty: Capitalism FTW
Nearly one full year after its original debut, we finally get a first crack at the 2020 Ford Super Duty lineup, which includes the F-250 , F-350 and F-450 trucks. These workhorses are primarily designed for owners who need to tow big, heavy trailers. How good are the new and …
First Drives2020 Hyundai Sonata: Awesome… Just Like the Others
Hyundai recently invited us to its assembly plant in Alabama, where the Sonata , Elantra and Santa Fe are all built, not to mention the future Santa Cruz pickup. We were introduced to the completely redesigned 2020 Sonata, a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award along …
First Drives2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: Amerika
America is an increasingly attractive market for automakers. There may not be as many people as in Asia, but consumers have more money. And they spend more for SUVs because they want safety and capability. These vehicles have higher margins and generate more profit, so forgive companies for launching more …
First Drives2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany— Somewhere between the famous Pflanzgarten and Schwalbenschwanz bends, the new Audi RS Q8 goes up in the air as Frank Stippler jumps the rumble strip at the apex of a left turn sitting on a ridge. Strapped to the passenger seat next to him, I’m extremely impressed …
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 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 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 …

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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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