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Tips & Advice: Protect your carMandatory coverage only: risky business!
This article is an advertorial brought to you by le Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) For some, mandatory damage coverage means that only the driver is insured. Not true! When you opt for mandatory coverage only, what you’ve really chosen is civil liability coverage. Damage caused to others is not …
Test Drives2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Wagon: Canada’s Little Darling
As I’m writing this, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 wagon is only available in Canada for the North American market. I should have your attention now. Because if you’ve got one ounce of automotive enthusiasm left inside you, you should be rushing into your local Mercedes-Benz dealership to place an …
First Drives2019 Audi TTS Coupe: on the Famed Mountain Course at the TT
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man – The corners have names like Creg-ny-Baa, Hailwood Rise and Guthrie Memorial, to name but a few of the 200-plus curves and bends that make up the 37.73-mile circuit of the famed Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle race, which has been run here yearly since …
Spotlight on2019 Mazda MX-5: More Power!
The Car Guide is heading to Toronto this week in order to get our grubby hands on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 roadster, which benefits from some engine modifications to increase its output. More of a “want” than a “need,” the MX-5 will now offer 17 percent more power for a …
Test Drives2018 Karma Revero: Back to Life
It’s difficult not to talk about the Revero without mentioning its tumultuous childhood. Created by Henrik Fisker, automotive designer and entrepreneur who penned cars such as the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9 , the Fisker Karma hit the market in 2011 as a luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. After …
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 …

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NewsCanadian auto sales continue to soften in June
Five consecutive years of year-over-year sales increases came to an end in June New-vehicle sales in Canada fell below last-year’s levels in June, for the fourth month in a row. At the same time, year-to-date sales fell below year-ago levels for the first time since March 2013, according to DesRosiers …
New Models2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Barely More Expensive Despite Full Redesign
It’s not uncommon to see a car company add a new entry-level model to its lineup and substantially raise prices for other vehicles in order to make room. That could have been Hyundai’s plan following the introduction of the Kona small crossover, but even the fully redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa …
NewsNo T-Roc or T-Cross: When Will Volkswagen Finally Offer a Small SUV?
As you’ve probably observed, sub-compact SUVs and crossovers are by far one of the most popular segments of the auto industry right now, both on the mainstream side and the luxury side. These vehicles are popping up everywhere across the land and it’s easy to understand why: With gas prices …
NewsAlarming Study Reveals Dangerous Habits of Quebec Drivers
Cars are safer than ever and electronic assists are becoming more and more commonplace. Is that good or bad? We know that many drivers tend to put too much trust in new technologies and are more easily distracted behind the wheel. Complex infotainment systems, even with voice command, are a …
NewsFord Fusion Rumoured to Come Back as Outback-Style Wagon
Much has been said and written about Ford’s controversial decision to eliminate all traditional cars from the North American market except for the iconic Mustang. Of course, some exciting new products will take their place, most notably an all-electric crossover set to debut in 2020. Now, according to the latest …
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 …

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Test DrivesHonda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid: the Future is Here
You may have already heard of the Honda Clarity in years past. In fact, the vehicle was originally known as the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that the manufacturer sold from 2008 until 2014 as a kind of test platform. Given the experimental nature of hydrogen-powered vehicles and the lack …
Test Drives2018 BMW M240i: Poor Man’s M Car
With the ever-growing proportions of the BMW 3 Series, BMW purists surely appreciated the introduction of a smaller model which gets back to the basics of a compact, rear-drive car with a powerful engine. Of course, I’m referring to the 1 Series which was introduced in Canada back in 2008.
Test Drives2018 Honda Ridgeline: New Best Friends
When we buy a pickup truck for the first time, it might seem as though everyone has magically become our best friend. That also happens when we win the lottery, but for very different reasons. Owning a pickup means you can haul or tow just about anything, and that’s where …
Test Drives2018 BMW M550i xDrive: Not Quite an M5, But Close
Obviously, if we’re looking for the most potent BMW 5 Series on the market, the M5 is the weapon of choice. With 600 metric horsepower on tap, it can blast from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h. It also costs …
Test Drives2018 Ford F-250: Continuing its Dominance
Ford has been Canada’s truck leader for the past 51 years and it doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon. Unwilling to get too comfortable at #1 and not afraid to take chances by tinkering with established products, Ford reworked the 2017 F-Series Super Duty from the ground …
Test Drives2018 Honda Odyssey: a Nod to a Simpler Era
Back in the 1990s, the automotive spectrum was rather straightforward. If you were single, or in a relationship, you either drove a compact or midsized car. If you owned a farm, you drove a pickup truck. And if you had a large family, you drove a minivan. Of course, the …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Big is the Word of the Day
There are many people who may require a very large SUV, but not necessarily the luxury nameplate often associated with such brethren. The Nissan Armada would be an excellent choice in that regard because it’s nicely appointed and optioned as many other luxury SUVs are, but doesn’t cost “too” much.
Test Drives2018 Tesla Model X: Space-age Family Commuting
Although Tesla’s long-term survival isn’t yet guaranteed, the EV maker from California undeniably was a game-changer in the automotive industry. It proved to the world that electric powertrains can be an alternative to combustion engines, at a price, of course. Despite being on the market for a few years now, …

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No Idling Laws Not For Everyone - Kenzies Korner
According to Kenzie the anti-idling laws do not pertain to everyone. 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 more - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/videos/motoring-tv/ Check out our Facebook …
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BMW In James Bond Movies - Throwback Thursday
Does automotive product placement in movies sell vehicles? We look back almost 20 years ago to one of the more exciting deals by BMW to find out. 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 …
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2018 Jeep Wrangler - Test Drive
It's an icon with go anywhere ability, but sometimes its off-road ability made the on-road experience jarring to say the least. Has the all new Wrangler brought both worlds happily together? Graeme checks it out. For more stories about the Jeep Wrangler, hit the link - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/jeep/wrangler/2018/ To watch all …
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WeatherTech at SEMA - Motoring TV
Have you ever heard of the Specialty Equipment Market Association? Possibly not, but you more than likely have heard of SEMA, without a doubt the largest automotive trade show in the world. We got to check it out. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our …
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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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