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2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Review

Upscale and comfortable, but… This week I got to test drive a 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL and, while it impressed me with its comfort and interior room, the driving dynamics left me wanting a bit more. It must be said that this Japanese family hauler is sticking with Nissan’s much-lauded V6 engine at a…

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Review

An attractive, high-value alternative to minivans The latest hot item from Korea pleasantly surprised me. While my personal lifestyle doesn’t warrant driving such a vehicle, I really liked its road manners and versatility. If you need space, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is definitely worth a look. However, with 6 other people on board,…

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2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Review

All curvy I admit to feeling somewhat blissful as I approached the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo in the far corner of the Auto123.com parking lot. This cute little city car from Italy has spread like a virus — the most beautiful kind of virus, if you ask me — since landing on our shores in…

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2013 DMCC: Round 4 recap

Francis Tassé and Gonzalo Diaz shine in Victoriaville There were plenty of fans in Victoriaville around the specially designed track for the 4th round of the 2013 Drift Mania Canadian Championship. Day 1 allowed the drivers to get familiar with the venue, while Day 2 turned out to be a memorable show that met all…

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Portrait of a Driver: Dave Briggs

A rising North American star Ontario’s Dave Briggs is one of the rare full-time drift racers in Canada. That’s right: His only job is to spend the summer sliding across race tracks, and then search for sponsors and work with his team during the winter months. Isn’t that amazing?! Briggs has been taking on the…

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DMCC: A real smoke show in St-Eustache!

Rookie Maxim Lemoine wows the crowd Check the resultsfirst round in Montmagny, the 2013 Drift Mania Canadian Championship resumed this weekend in St-Eustache in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators. And what a show it was! The top 8 drivers from the Pro Am Class joined professional drift racers from all over North America for…

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

Performance that flies under the radar The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and the regular Jetta stand worlds apart. Unlike the latter, the much sportier GLI rides on an independent rear suspension and delivers typical German handling, with fit and finish to match. Cheap plastics are nowhere near as present as in some American and Japanese…

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Portrait of a Driver: Martin Langlois

The DMCC (Drift Mania Canadian Championship) added a ProAm amateur category to its championship back in 2010 in order to ensure a steady flow of new participants. It helps new drivers test their skills against each other without breaking the bank. In general, the cars are less powerful as the drivers are competing at a…

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Preview

Pros and cons* Pros With fuel economy improvements of more than 45%, the implementation of several state-of-the-art technologies, superior road handling and a new design to boot, the new Jeep Cherokee 2014 is sure to catch people’s attention. Price Jeep Cherokee Sport 4×2: $23,495 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4×4: $25,695 Jeep Cherokee North 4×2: $26,495 Jeep…

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