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TiresContinental Tires selected for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK
Continental Tire has been selected as an original equipment supplier for the 2010 model Mercedes-Benz GLK to be sold in the U.S. market. Continental will provide its Conti4x4Contact™ in size 235/50R19 99H for this vehicle. A premium luxury performance SUV tire, the Conti4x4Contact emphasizes a superb ride with crisp handling …
Test Drives2009 Mini John Cooper Works: Better than the original?4.0/5
There are a few hallowed names in the world of automotive tuning. BMW’s M division, Mercedes’ AMG, and Audi’s Quattro may perhaps be the three best known; lusted after for their uninhibited performance and impressive cachet. But for historical value, none can hold a candle to the name affixed to …
TiresOntario to make companies, importers pay for disposal of old tires
A provincial agency is recommending Ontario scrap the $5 per tire ''disposal'' fee charged to drivers when they get rid of their old tires, and replace it with a levy charged to manufacturers and importers that they could pass on to consumers. The fees paid by the tire producers would …
Test DrivesGMC Yukon Hybrid: Best of both modes, best of both worlds!
Fresh out of a Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid that left me greatly disappointed due to the inefficiency of its system, I stepped right into the new Yukon Hybrid 2-mode. I knew that this utility vehicle’s integrated technology was much more impressive, but the proof is in the pudding. Let’s end the …
Test Drives2009 Toyota Venza : A 1000 km trek
Those in charge at Toyota are putting a great deal of hope on their latest model, the Venza. We have already published a first look at this vehicle on this site by Sylvain Raymond. I had the opportunity to take this crossover for a round trip between Montréal and Rivière-du-Loup …
Test Drives2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 : A real throwback!4.0/5
Say what you will about Ford, but you have to admit that the manufacturer has managed to keep the Mustang, the only model to survive the Muscle Car Era, alive. With sales still impressive, it is no wonder that Chrysler and GM decided two years ago to bring back their …
Test Drives2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD, just as practical, and now more muscular
The compact Pontiac Vibe is simultaneously a wagon and a utility vehicle without clearly belonging to either category. It has had a low-key career since its launch in 2003 but it is undeniably one of GM’s best product lines. That is no accident considering that it owes its technical design …
Test Drives2009 Hyundai Sonata: a Camry for less...
There's no doubt about it, the designers at Hyundai did a terrific job revamping the Sonata. You won't find any eccentric lines of flashy gadgets here. The idea was simply to appeal to the most consumers possible, particularly the crowd - and it's a sizeable one - that normally goes …
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