Test Drives

Test DrivesAMG Driving Academy: Amazing
In an effort to solidify their image as responsible manufacturers, many high performance automobile car makers are now offering driving courses to new owners of their creations or to anyone who quite simply wants to have some fun in a safe way. In fact, image aside, this type of course …
Test DrivesWhat's in a name? The 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder4.0/5
Eclipse. Typically a word that describes a galactic event in which either the sun or the moon is completely obscured by a celestial body, it’s a fitting name for a Japanese import that’s struggled with obscurity since 1989. Introduced amid a flotilla of impressive imports like Mazda’s RX7, Toyota’s Supra, …
Test Drives2010 Mazda3: Zoom Zooming to Controversy3.5/5
When you manufacture one of the top three small cars in North America, it takes some serious cajones to revamp the design as completely as Mazda has. Any revision at all bears serious consequences, but to take a universally accepted design and remanufacture it entirely is downright gutsy. But that’s …
Test DrivesInner Child or Mid-Life Crisis? The New 2009 Mazda MX-54.0/5
They say that technology is advancing at an exponential rate. For every new technological discovery the human race makes pushes the boundaries even further, allowing scientists and other men and women in white coats to push the boundary even further. As such, many of the entertaining myths and mysteries of …
Test DrivesThe 2009 Audi Q5: Better than an A4?
Since its recent launch, Audi’s little SUV has done nothing but make people happy. First, there are those who can’t buy the Q7 because it’s too expensive and those who want to upgrade to something more versatile than their A4. And of course, there are all the others who don’t …
Test DrivesRule, Brittania! The 2009 Land Rover LR3
I love Land Rovers. In fact, I am writing this review on a laptop which has a particularly dashing picture of my own 1973 Land Rover Series III 88” station wagon as the wallpaper. I own no less than three Land Rover articles of clothing, and use a pen from …
Test Drives2010 Ford Fusion: A better car and a more complete line
While most manufacturers try to pass off their intermediate sedans as full-size vehicles, Ford makes a point of keeping a separate model for each category. They’ve got the Taurus, which is very big, and the Fusion, which is a little less bulky than many of its rivals. And this year, …
Test Drives2009 Volkswagen Eos: Make the most of the summer!
The technology used to retract a hardtop into the trunk is far from new. In fact, in the 1930s, Peugeot introduced the Eclipse, a model that could do just that. Then, in the fifties, Ford brought this technology back, which Mercedes-Benz has done more recently. But these days, it takes …
Test DrivesCold War Redux: Testing a Soviet Legend
On July 1st, this great nation of ours celebrated its 142nd birthday. Considered a bastion of freedom and liberty, Canada is regarded by many oppressed people as a symbol of international hope; a sort of political refuge from persecution and injustice. And in the other corner, we have this: the …
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