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LIST: Top 10 compact all-season new cars

Being on a budget no longer means that big sacrifices need to be made. In 2017, it is possible to get a car that features AWD and a better than decent level of equipment for $30,000 or less. The following list contains 10 of our favorite going into 2018. 2018 Ford Ecosport This perky little ‘ute promises to deliver on ...

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CAR NEWS: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales resume

There are no replacements for a minivan. There are even fewer when it comes to the Pacifica Hybrid. In fact, it is currently the only affordable large plug-in family vehicle available in Canada. The growing number of owners and potential buyers were disappointed back in June to find out that sales of the electrified minivan had been halted due to ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 BMW i8

2017 BMW i8

I’ve had a very difficult time evaluating BMW’s revolutionary i8. I toggled from being blown away to disappointed, from enthused to confused. Interestingly, only one other car this year has given me equal (and greater) headaches and it was the new Acura NSX. I say interestingly because both cars have far more in common that one might think. In the ...

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FRANKFURT: Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

This car could arguably be credited with saving the Bentley name. Volkswagen acquired the storied luxury car company in 1998 and it was in 2003 that the first production GT was born. The success that followed probably surprised VW but it did justify the continued investment. This 3rd generation GT is clearly inspired by the first two cars but it ...

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FRANKFURT: 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2019 porsche cayenne turbo

Raising the sport and performance bar is something that Porsche’s done since the very beginning. The 911 was never going to be a supercar-beating sporty coupe! Its rear engine design was flawed from the start. Today, the 911 is one of the most decorated sports cars in the history of motorsports. Porsche’s at it again with the new 3rd generation ...

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FRANKFURT: Volkswagen T-ROC

2018 volkswagen t-roc

The endless desire for crossover from the car buying public the world over is inspiring automotive brands to push utility vehicle design boundaries. The T-ROC is the German giant’s latest CUV and it positions itself just below the recently arrived Tiguan. Although there are great similarities between the compact T-ROC and the Audi Q2, the VW features some very distinct ...

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