Tests and Features

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 …
First Drives2010 Mazda3, better than ever!
The current Mazda3 remains the manufacturer’s best selling model, accounting for 30% of its sales worldwide, and it is even more popular in Canada. It would be an understatement to say that Yoshiyuki Maeda’s task as the person in charge of developing the 2010 Mazda3 was a huge challenge. With …
Test Drives2009 Honda Fit: Like Santa Claus!
After only two years, the first generation Fit, unveiled in 2007, is already undergoing a major transformation. But that in no way means that it was poorly designed. In fact, the first generation Honda Fit first saw the light of day in Japan in 2002 where it was call Jazz, …
Test DrivesNissan Versa: All positives…almost!
The Nissan Versa seems to be multiplying at an exponential rate on Quebec’s roads since its launch in 2007, so we felt that a long-term test drive was in order. A few months before receiving our Nissan Versa Hatchback SL 2008, we did an extended test drive of a Sentra …
Test Drives2009 Mazda6: A change of course...4.5/5
A few whales, some majestic landscapes, an almost infinite number of little bars (more than 70 in less than two kilometres) and a completely new Mazda6…that is what the Mazda Canada team that invited us to the St. John’s, Newfoundland helped us discover. Obviously, having us visit a record number …
Test DrivesVolkswagen Jetta wagon 2009: A category all its own!
It’s no secret that the automobile market consists largely of products that are not made with you directly in mind. That vehicles are made to please American tastes should come as no surprise given that more cars are sold in a few weeks in the United States than are sold …
Features and TipsBMW advanced driver training: Better than an airbag!
For quite some time, manufacturers have been making big efforts to improve vehicle safety and save lives in cases of accidents. In fact, we could even accuse them of going a bit too far, as some systems, while genuinely effective, hinder your sense of control over the vehicle. In short, …
Test DrivesGMC Sierra 1500 long-term trial: Choose your pickup wisely!
There is a wide range of pickup trucks on the market, so it is important to determine your needs before plunging headlong into a purchase. Depending on what the vehicle’s main use will be, some configurations are better than others. With all of the choices out there, sometimes even from …
First Drives2009 Audi S4: A true sleeper
A “sleeper” is a very powerful car that does not flaunt its superiority. An iron hand in a velvet glove, if you will. The Audi A4 has not been available in North America for very long at all and the S4 has already reared its head. For those of you …
Test DrivesBMW M3: As practical as it is fast
If you consider only its technical features and its performance numbers, the BMW M3 Coupe is nothing like a family car. The data paints the picture of a road rocket with bad suspension sucking high octane gas like its going out of style while providing minimal comfort. Not exactly the …
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