First Drives

First DrivesGain Momentum with the 2010 Ford Fusion
Times are tough for two thirds of American car manufacturers. The other third, Ford, seems to be coping much better. Over the last few years, product quality at the “Blue Oval” has significantly improved, though it has yet to be perfected. Ford’s reliability has also made some big strides, as …
First DrivesThe 2010 Porsche 911 GT3: The real 911…
Hohenstein-Ödenwaldstetten, Germany – Over the years, the Porsche 911 has evolved to the point that today it comes in a wide range of models, including the one that expresses the spirit and philosophy of this mythic car more than the rest: the GT3. The engineers in Porsche’s racing department, who …
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, …
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 …
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 …
First DrivesAudi R8 with V10 engine: Heavenly horses
At once an exceptional sports car and a singularly gifted touring car, the Audi R8 is simply brilliant. When it came out last year, it took home World Car of the Year and Design of the Year honours after winning those same awards in Canada despite its substantial price. And …
First Drives2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Fresh make-up for the star
Unlike many rival German brands, the most popular and best-selling model at Mercedes-Benz is in the intermediate category. Over the last 60 years, it has sold more than 10 million E-Class vehicles. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer decided to update its star for 2010 by producing progressive models that feature aesthetic touch-ups …
First Drives2009 Kia Soul: The new darling of the market
Until the Nissan Cube is introduced this spring and then the Toyota Scion Xb some months after that, I am convinced that the new darling of the market in the months to come will be the new Kia Soul. The public should be pleased with its charming and original shape, …
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