Test Drives

Test Drives2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 : A real throwback!4.0/5
Say what you will about Ford, but you have to admit that the manufacturer has managed to keep the Mustang, the only model to survive the Muscle Car Era, alive. With sales still impressive, it is no wonder that Chrysler and GM decided two years ago to bring back their …
Test Drives2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD, just as practical, and now more muscular
The compact Pontiac Vibe is simultaneously a wagon and a utility vehicle without clearly belonging to either category. It has had a low-key career since its launch in 2003 but it is undeniably one of GM’s best product lines. That is no accident considering that it owes its technical design …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Test Drives2009 Saturn Astra: What do the dealers think?
In anticipation of the Astra’s arrival, I said to myself, "finally, this division is bold enough to give us quality products directly from its European Opel line, and finally, we are getting rid of what I always considered a bad joke, the Saturn ION." And you know what? I was …
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