First Drives

First DrivesMitsubishi Lancer 2008, seriously competitive
The Lancer and its sportier version the Ralliart have been Mitsubishi’s best sellers over the last few years, and now Mitsubishi is offering an all-new version of this compact sedan for 2008. The last car in class to hit me with such a great first impression was the Mazda3. The …
First DrivesMitsubishi Eclipse 2009: It's about the looks!
I remember back when you couldn’t buy the Eclipse in Canada. It was one of those mythical vehicles, to the extent that some sport coupe aficionados had practically created a sacred cult in its honour. Its equivalent here was a Chrysler import called the Eagle Talon. In those days, the …
First DrivesAudi A6 2009, true to its heritage
The Audi A6, with us now for four years and counting, has undergone slight mechanical and aesthetic changes for 2009 in an effort to remain atop the European bestsellers list. At first glance you’ll notice the addition of LED lighting technology, which serves the dual purpose of acting as daytime …
First DrivesPorsche Cayenne 2008 , more spicy !
We all remember the stir the Cayenne created when it was introduced in 2003. People wondered why Porsche, known for its sports cars, was getting into SUVs. But for Porsche, just like any other company, money speaks louder than ideals. And disappointed purists should know that thanks to the Cayenne, …
First DrivesNissan Altima, all new !
Nissan’s Revival Plan is still in full swing, as witnessed by the simultaneous launch of two key vehicles: the subcompact Sentra and the Altima in the midsize sedan category. The Altima has been Nissan’s top seller since its previous incarnation was introduced in 2002, carving out a niche for itself …
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