Tests and Features

First Drives2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: First the sedan, now the coupe
When Hyundai launched its luxury rear-wheel-drive sedan at the beginning of 2009, no one at the manufacturer would have expected it to gain such recognition, as it took home both Canadian Car of the Year and North American Car of the Year honours. Not too shabby for a manufacturer that …
First Drives2009 Nissan cube, breaking the mould!
In a time when vehicles often share elements and look alike, some people are particularly partial to out-of-the-ordinary lines. Unique personality and unusual style have become prized characteristics, and thus vehicle design is a great way to garner attention. While consumers have a range of unique vehicles to choose from, …
Test DrivesSubaru WRX 265 2009: Stuck in the middle!
At Subaru, the Impreza WRX plays the role of a sports car, attracting a younger clientele to the showrooms. There have been two versions of the WRX available for several years now, the base model and the brutish WRX STi. While the first one, at about $35,000, already commanded a …
First Drives2009 BMW Z4: More than just a quick peek in the trunk
Over the decades, BMW has produced some exceptional sports cars, from the 328 that emerged victorious in the Mille Miglia open-road race to the 400-hp Z8. However, the Z3 and the first Z4, launched in 2003, have won over a much broader fan base. This spring, the Bavarian manufacturer is …
Test Drives2009 Audi Q5: Pleasure is standard equipment
While the automobile world seems unable to separate itself from the global economic crisis, Audi is not only managing to get by much better than many of its competitors, it is even unveiling new models in what are not necessarily the most popular categories. When the sports car market was …
Test Drives2009 Chevrolet Traverse: The fourth in the series…
Unwisely, GM has all too often gotten caught up in the game of offering three or four similar models sold under different banners. Case in point, the recent Uplander/Montana SV6/Relay/Teraza foursome of minivans, turned out to be a miserable failure. Despite repeating this mistake over and over again, this year …
Test Drives2009 Lincoln MKS: A Return to Glory4.0/5
Once upon a time, Lincoln’s were considered the crème de la crème of the automotive world. Placed on a pedestal shared with Cadillac, they’re gargantuan Continental luxury coupes and sedan utilized the very latest in technology and design, pioneering everything from bulletproof windshields and four wheel brakes for police vehicles …
Test DrivesTouring the Shows in a Grand Vitara!
Every year, our job requires us to cover a series of regional, national and international auto shows. That’s where we learn about new developments in the field, get the latest industry news and pick up all kinds of information, which ranges from handy to downright funny. This year, I travelled …
Test Drives2009 Lexus IS-F: IS-FAST4.0/5
There’s a lot of fuss made about a vehicle’s name these days. When Lincoln revived the Zephyr nameplate for their entry level sedan, enthusiasts applauded the effort... shortly before Lincoln traded the iconic badge for a trio of nonsensical letters. Likewise, the return of the cute and comical Rabbit to …
First DrivesChevrolet Camaro 2010: A sport coupe born…and reborn
It probably isn’t the best time to introduce the Camaro on the market as the current economic situation isn’t exactly putting people in the mood to celebrate. But isn’t it nice to focus on a product and not on the economic climate? After hearing all the buzz about this new …
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