Tests and Features

Test Drives2009 Hyundai Accent: 9,995 good reasons to get one…
When they saw the car that I was test driving, several colleagues said: "Wow, Antoine, you’re really going all out this week, aren’t you!" I told them all the same thing: “If people only knew how interesting this little car is, there would be twice as many on the road.
First Drives2010 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO: A break with the past
You must admit that Ford’s been making progress for several years now. We’re finally seeing the tangible results of the recovery plan in the quality of the new vehicles, and the 2010 Taurus is no exception. Those who still believe that Ford products aren’t competitive compared to others should go …
Test DrivesGood Genes for Jeans: The 2009 Dodge Ram 15004.5/5
As a journalist, I have the distinct pleasure of putting a different new vehicle in my driveway every week. Sharing the space with my various classic cars and motorcycles, these new vehicles often stick out by virtue of their shiny paint and reliable nature, and thus engender a plethora of …
Test DrivesThe 2009 Honda Pilot, more than meets the eye
Every time I go by a 2009 Pilot, I wonder just how many designers at Honda are in need of glasses. In my mind it’s absolutely inconceivable that anyone could put out a car that ugly and expect it to sell – much less be a success. But since I …
Test DrivesThe 2009 Audi TTS: A German Hot Rod
First introduced in 1998, the first generation TT won people over with its elegant style and surprising performances. This is a car that was largely responsible for the recognition of Audi’s sports cars back in the day. While the more mature second generation was presented two years ago, 2009 brings …
Test DrivesThe 2009 Saab 9-3 XWD, good car, uncertain future
It’s hard to say what will become of Saab over the next year or so. What we do know is that the Swedish automaker has cut ties with GM and is currently in a state of financial recovery. Will Koenisegg, its new owner, will keep those cars on our market …
Test DrivesThe 2010 Volkswagen GTI: Six generations of this pioneer
Look no further. The modern compact sports car was invented by Volkswagen more than thirty years ago by a handful of engineers who were determined to create a sports version of the first Golf. After several very impressive prototypes with wide tires and modified suspensions, it was decided that the …
First DrivesMercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID: Instead of an S-Class CDI...
Although Mercedes-Benz is very often on the cutting edge, there’s at least one area where the Stuttgart-based company has lagged behind somewhat: hybrid engines. To respond to the increasing market demands and, of course, to keep up appearances, Mercedes has just unveiled the S400 HYBRID. Although diesel engines (God knows …
Test DrivesThe 2009 Nissan 370Z: a true sports car
For several years, the 350Z was the high-powered sports car at Nissan. This was the case up until last year when they released the GT-R, which became Nissan’s new sport and performance icon. Will the arrival of this model cause the 350Z to fade into the background? Definitely not. To …
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