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2013 BMW X6 and X6M Preview

Pros and Cons* Pros Surprisingly superb combination of comfort and driving pleasure, precise steering, leading-edge technology, choice of powerful engines and impeccable fit and finish are a few of the strong points of the 2013 BMW X6. Cons Limited visibility, thirsty engines, cumbersome size and weight as well as its limited cargo room spoil some…

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2013 Audi A4 sedan Preview

Pros and Cons* Pros Quality build, quiet ride, impeccable handling, supportive seats and a superior all-wheel drive system combine to make the 2013 Audi A4 simply irresistible. Cons Limited rear cabin room, reduced steering feedback and the absence of a diesel option are some of the sorer points. Price The base price of the front-wheel…

Coverage of the 2014 Toyota Corolla launch

The 2014 Toyota Corolla, marking the 11th generation of the world’s best-selling compact car, was introduced today at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. First, the media in attendance played a little Q&A game highlighting the long and rich history of the Toyota Corolla, which has been manufactured in Canada since 1986. Toyota…

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2013 Audi A6 Preview

Pros and Cons* Pros Great balance between comfort and performance, a number of technological goodies such as stop/start, quality finish, choice of engines and a spacious interior are all excellent features of the 2013 Audi A6. Cons A long list of expensive options, high maintenance costs and a complex, multifunctional system are definite liabilities. Price…

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2013 Jeep Patriot Preview

Pros and Cons* Pros A roomy cabin, competitive price and selection of different 4-wheel drive systems make the 2013 Jeep Patriot quite appealing. Cons The Patriot’s noisy CVT, rough engine and heavy fuel consumption disappoint. Price MSRP for the Sport 4×2 is $17,995, with $1,400 extra for an automatic CVT. The Sport 4×4 starts at…

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Preview

Pros and cons* Pros Proven reliability, quality materials, a multitude of storage options and a choice of engines and an excellent Hyundai warranty make this model an attractive option for buyers. Cons Weak lateral seat support, limited rear-seat headroom, and the lack of sporty handling are likely to disappoint. Price The base Sonata GL starts…

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Preview

Pros and Cons* Pros Among the 2013 Jeep Wrangler’s strengths are its iconic look, its outstanding off-road capabilities and its improved (though still heavy) fuel consumption. Cons The Wrangler falters when it comes to its lack of comfort, poor soundproofing and reliability, which still leaves much to be desired. Price The Wrangler Sport B model…

Sports Car Comparison: The Sport Sedan

Family-oriented driving enthusiasts have plenty of sport-sedan options From what used to be a bit of a conundrum, the sport sedan has become a staple of today’s performance motoring market. Automakers are doing a better job than ever before of creating four-door cars that deliver driving thrills and family friendliness. The qualifications for this sport-sedan…

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Drifting season gets underway!

Despite the rain and cold temperatures in Montmagny, Quebec, there were plenty of enthusiasts on hand for the first round of the 2013 Drift Mania Canadian Championship (DMCC). On Saturday, it was practice time for both Pro and Pro Am drivers, some of whom were trying to get more familiar with a brand new car…

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