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First road test 2019 Toyota Avalon

Orford, QC. Many of us still recall Toyota building its reputation on small cars. Alongside the compacts was the Corona which eventually evolved into the Cressida and nearly 25 years ago morphed into the Avalon. As you can see, Toyota’s been in the larger car business for a very long time. In fact, elsewhere in the world the Century (not ...

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First road test 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla HB

Orford, QC. The Toyota Corolla is the Kleenex or Frigidaire of the car industry. I don’t mean to say it’s a one-time use item then throw away – Corollas are notoriously reliable and long lasting. I’m not saying either that it’s an appliance, or maybe I am… But seriously, the Corolla is about as household a car as Martha Stewart ...

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First Road Test 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2019 Ford Mustnag Bullitt

San Francisco, CA. Life is full of wonderful pairings. Milk and cookies, Thelma and Louise, palm trees and weed, and San Francisco and the new 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. Just last week, I was revisiting a number of scenes from the 1968 blockbuster starring Steve McQueen as Lt. Frank Bullitt, in the new Mustang. I’d not enjoyed such a guilty ...

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First road test 2019 Mazda MX-5

2019 Mazda MX-5

Toronto, ON. In the not so distant past, any reasonable bump in power usually involved an accompanying increase in fuel consumption. To the delight of conscientious tuners, upgrading power outputs today rarely come at such an expense. In fact, and depending on the car, plug and play ECU upgrades can easily raise output by 20% all the while reducing fuel ...

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First Road Test: 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent

Baddek, NS. Not succumbing to the utility of a 3-row midsize crossover vehicle has become a very real issue for me. I’m well on my way to becoming a statistic with baby #2 in the oven, as they say, and getting around with the crew and all the gear will quickly become something of a headache in one of our ...

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