Tests and Features

Test DrivesFord Fiesta: Pow! Right in the kisser!4.5/5
The older people out there will remember the Ford Fiesta, which was sold in North America from 1978 to 1980. This same Fiesta is being brought back after a 30 year absence, but with a wonderfully modern shape and offering such evolved handling that other sub-compacts are sure to turn …
Test Drives2010 Prius: Less Pump, More Pleasing3.5/5
As an automotive journalist, you have good times, and bad times. Good times usually encapsulate weeks and months filled with sporty coupes and capable four-wheel drives, while the bad times... well, those are the weeks and months spent driving the cars people actually buy. Which brings us to this: the …
First DrivesVolkswagen Golf VI: A deserving winner4.5/5
Wolfsburg, Germany – Launched almost 30 years ago to replace a Beetle that was fading fast, back then the Golf was a simple car powered by a none-too-powerful engine and equipment that was on par with that of economy cars at the time. However, it revolutionized the design world with …
Test DrivesA Little Insight Goes A Long Way: The 2010 Honda Insight2.5/5
Vancouverites, like the denizens of too many other major cities, have recently fallen victim to a gang of rogue cyclists using the charade of Critical Mass events to expound the virtues of unrealistic political and environmental idealism. Initially disrupting (read: bringing to a standstill) our already maniacal Friday afternoon traffic …
Features and TipsSubaru Rally Team Canada at Targa Newfoundland 2009
This year I am driving Subaru Canada’s official entry at Targa Newfoundland, a fully race-prepared Impreza WRX STI. Subaru Rally Team Canada is thus competing on the Rock for the seventh consecutive year and our goal is to become the first team ever to win overall in the Targa class …
First Drives2010 Ford Taurus: An impressive new version4.5/5
Just three years ago, prospects didn’t look good for Ford. Sales were plummeting and deficits were stacking up while their product offering was simply less competitive. Then Allan Mullaly took the reins at Ford and things started to change. In fact, when he stepped in he pledged that within three …
First Drives2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster: Going topless!
The roadster model of the 370Z will make its debut on the Canadian market in October 2009 – that’s ten months after the coupe and just in time for winter! All jokes aside, the new roadster features many of the same characteristics as the 370Z coupe, and its performance potential …
Test DrivesThe Best Family Sedan: the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid5.0/5
I’ve been banging the Ford Fusion gong for a few years now, ever since Ford handed me the keys to an early model of the then-homely sedan at the automaker’s Dearborn facility. With a spacious interior, an excellent drivetrain, and a very attractive pricing schedule, the only drawback was the …
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