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Review: 2018 Tesla Model S P100D

2018 Tesla Model S P100D

What Tesla’s managed to pull with the Model S is and will always be remarkable. Out of nowhere, this small car company launched a full-size 100% electric premium sedan and seemingly overnight, disrupted a segment once reserved for established uber-flagship super-luxury saloon cars. Heck, at one point the Model S outsold nearly all of its competitors combined. The Model S ...

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Top Tires for the summer of 2018

Unlike winter for many, we always look forward to summer. And while there’s still a little snow left on the ground, the time to shop for happy-weather tires is now. The following is a quick breakdown of the better tire brands and models in a few key price points for you to consider. Compact and midsize cars and crossovers make ...

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Nokian zLINE A/S: Nokian makes an all-season tire?

It’s terrible for me to admit that I was not aware that Nokian, one of the world’s oldest tire makers, produces and sells an all-season tire, sorry, tyre. To find out if I was alone or had been living under a rock for too long, I asked a number of industry people including some tire guys about it. Although all ...

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Quick Review: 2018 MINI Countryman S E

2018 MINI Countryman S E

Big price, medium fun, small returns I’ve shown lots of tough love for recent MINI products and I think it was and still is warranted. The moment MINI returned to Canada more than 15 years ago, I was enthralled, and excited. My first “new” MINI experiences were incredible but that quickly changed. The first Countryman I reviewed was a manual ...

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First road test 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

Ten years ago, fear struck the automotive community. The economy crashed, jobs and money were lost, and the car business came under heavy fire. A complete revamp of the car and the industry suddenly became priority. While I’ve absolutely over-simplified the 2008 financial crisis, cars have evolved at an unprecedented rate since. The advent of multiple forms of electrification has ...

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