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Tips & Advice: Protect your carMaintaining Great Visibility, Even During Storms
This article is an advertorial brought to you by a Car Guide Partner When buying a new vehicle, we’re often tempted to add flashy accessories, like high-end rims or tinted windows. Other features—like those designed to keep you and other road users safe—tend to get overlooked. An Aquapel windshield treatment …
BlogVolvo’s Not Back, it’s Ahead
The last near two decades for Sweden’s sole-surviving, mass-production car manufacturer have been tumultuous, to say the least. From Ford’s failed attempt at building a luxury brand consortium called the Premier Automotive Group in the late 90s, which Volvo was part of, to being sold to Chinese Geely Holding Group …
Spotlight onWe’re driving the 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV this week
The drive towards electrification is well underway, and Honda has announced that by 2030, two thirds of the cars it sells will have some form of electric propulsion. Moving toward that goal, Honda will offer the Clarity PHEV in Canada for 2018, and The Car Guide will be going to …
Special Events2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: a Major Redesign, 40 Years Later
STUTTGART, Germany – the venerable G-Class will receive take a dip in the fountain of youth, but don’t worry, Mercedes-Benz won’t make the mistake of changing its timeless look. Forty years after hitting the market, the robust 4x4 is more popular than ever. In fact, of the 300,000 units sold …
First Drives2018 BMW M5: Absolutely Fabulous4.5/5
ESTORIL, Portugal – Sorry to spoil the suspense, but “fabulous” is the only word that comes to mind after trying BMW’s new M5 sedan on the track. To be fair, I suspect it also had something to do with chasing fellow Canadian Bruno Spengler, 2012 champion of the infamous DTM …
First Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Playful Utility4.5/5
BARCELONA, Spain – How many of you like the Volvo brand? I, for one, have always rooted for the Swedish company. I applauded, and continue to do so, their constant desire to stand out from the crowd with unique design and their unrelenting quest to make the safest cars ever.
First Drives2019 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive
MARICOPA, Arizona – All you need to do is look at the numbers to understand how important the Jetta sedan is to the Volkswagen brand. More than 16 million have been sold worldwide since its inception in 1980. This year, more than 108,000 units have been sold in the United …
First Drives2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: The Future of a Certain Past3.5/5
At death’s door only a few years ago (although cynics would say it’s been more like decades), the Mitsubishi brand seems to be trying to rise from the ashes. The fact that it was purchased by the Renault-Nissan group has improved its future prospects tremendously. While fans still haven’t gotten …
Test Drives2017 BMW i8: a Statement Worth Every Penny4.0/5
We’re quite familiar with the BMW i8 at The Car Guide , and so far, we’ve had mixed opinions. We called it a showcase, were impressed by its technology, and qualified it as a car of the future that’s available now. The i8 is a spectacular machine indeed; and yet, …
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