Tests and Features

TiresTests by CAA-Quebec: Beware winter tires in summer!
With the return of warm weather, CAA-Quebec is warning drivers about the risk of using winter tires during the hotter summer months, from June to August. These tires could compromise their safety and that of other road users. It's been proven! "Tests conducted by CAA-Quebec last summer show beyond any …
First DrivesGain Momentum with the 2010 Ford Fusion
Times are tough for two thirds of American car manufacturers. The other third, Ford, seems to be coping much better. Over the last few years, product quality at the “Blue Oval” has significantly improved, though it has yet to be perfected. Ford’s reliability has also made some big strides, as …
Test DrivesThe 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD Tech: An Enigmatic Acura3.5/5
Acura has always been one of the more enigmatic brands out there. Step aboard similar luxury automobiles and chances are very good that all your expectations will be met. Should the steed in question wear a blue and white roundel on the hood, you can expect to step into familiarly …
Test DrivesThe 2010 Honda Insight – A second opinion
A huge success on the Japanese market since its launch at the beginning of the year, the Honda Insight will soon be available at Honda dealerships. I had the chance to drive some of the preproduction models at the launch of this vehicle last November, which took place in uncharacteristically …
First DrivesThe 2010 Porsche 911 GT3: The real 911…
Hohenstein-Ödenwaldstetten, Germany – Over the years, the Porsche 911 has evolved to the point that today it comes in a wide range of models, including the one that expresses the spirit and philosophy of this mythic car more than the rest: the GT3. The engineers in Porsche’s racing department, who …
Test Drives2009 Dodge Grand Caravan, always the same
My wife and I are the kind of folks that recoil at the thought of having a minivan parked in the driveway. It’s not the vehicle’s image that turns me off; it’s the absence of any semblance of driving pleasure or style. While some people have created a false necessity …
Test DrivesVolkswagen Routan: A big helping hand from little old Chrysler
Volkswagen has been offering a minivan since last fall, which is a little surprising considering that this market is disappearing before our eyes. But when the decision was made in 2005, little did we know what problems were on the way in 2009... For its new minivan, Volkswagen just looked …
Test Drives2009 Honda Fit Sport: Finally, a Fit that Fits!4.0/5
Last year, when I spent a week aboard the previous generation Honda Fit, I vowed never to set foot in such a vehicle again. Sure, it looked pretty nifty, and the interior was easily the most adaptable I’d encountered, but the reality of the situation was that I was about …
Test Drives2009 Ford F-150: Rekindling the Love Affair4.0/5
Not surprisingly, at the age of 16, I had a very limited selection of automobiles available at my disposal. While my father stoically handed the keys of the family Cadillac over for my road test, the rest of my early driving days were spent behind the oversized wheel of a …
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