Test Drives

Test Drives2017 BMW i8: a Statement Worth Every Penny4.0/5
We’re quite familiar with the BMW i8 at The Car Guide , and so far, we’ve had mixed opinions. We called it a showcase, were impressed by its technology, and qualified it as a car of the future that’s available now. The i8 is a spectacular machine indeed; and yet, …
Test Drives2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: Topless for Less3.5/5
We have to admit that our Canadian climate isn’t favourable for owning a convertible. With our endless winters, sales on this type of vehicle aren’t very high, so less and less models are available on our market for lack of profitability. Most convertibles are now sold by luxury brands, and …
Test Drives2017 Honda Civic Si: Hasn’t Lost its Charm4.0/5
The Si badge has been synonymous with sporty Hondas since the 1980s. At the time, it designated the most powerful versions of the Civic Hatchback, the CRX and the Prelude, and although the cars’ output was far from spectacular, they were light, nimble and affordable. The Civic Si is still …
Test Drives2017 Mazda6: It's Time for a Change4.0/5
The 2017 Mazda6 you see here has everything going against it to be a sales success. First, it’s a sedan, a breed of cars that’s taking a solid hit to the SUV onslaught we’ve been seeing in recent years. Second, it’s red, not the most popular colour—people only seem to …
Test Drives2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Going the Distance4.0/5
Finally, an electric car that can get the general population to work and back. That allows us to swing by the grocery store along the way. And pick up the kids at the day-care centre. Even if we forgot to plug the car in the night before. And the night …
Test Drives2018 Subaru WRX: With a CVT, it's Weird3.5/5
The Subaru WRX is a car that needs little introduction. Ever since its debut in the early 2000s, the rally-derived Japanese sport compact quickly earned the respect of enthusiasts simply by the amount of performance it offered for the price. A turbocharged boxer engine coupled to a full-time all-wheel drive …
Test Drives2017 BMW i8: BMW Showcase4.0/5
In a conversation where the topic is modern-day hypercars and supercars, the members of the most recent Holy Trinity will inevitably come up. I am, of course, referring to the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. On top of the fact that these are epic, insanely …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-5: Beauty that’s More than Skin Deep4.0/5
Buyers of mainstream vehicles must obviously base their purchase decision on rational criteria, such as monthly payments, fuel economy, reliability and resale value. In addition, owning more than one car per household is getting more and more expensive, and we also would like to contribute to the environment by using …
Test Drives2017 Nissan Rogue: The Sensible Choice3.5/5
In Canada, the Rogue is by far the most popular model in Nissan’s lineup. In 2017, the automaker sold as many units of its compact SUV as it sold cars. Add up sales of the Micra, the Versa Note, the Altima, the Maxima, the 370Z, the GT-R and the LEAF, …
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