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Class action against Kia for faulty engines

The Automobile Protection Association has filed a class action suit against Kia Canada with the Quebec Superior court. This was done on behalf of Forte owners from model years 2010 to 2015. The issue relates to a noisy 2.0-litre engine caused by an assembly mistake at the factory. It would seem that the pistons wear out cylinder walls abnormally over ...

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Nissan Z’s not dead

With 10 model years under its belt, it’s no wonder that many are wondering if Nissan’s sports car still has a future. Little has been said or read on the car’s as to what will become of it. Remember, the Nissan-Datsun “Z” car did disappear between the late 90s and early 2000s. While the Z33 350Z got many enthusiasts and ...

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First road test 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi is on something of a high at the moment. Although it doesn’t seem that way, they’ve recorded record sales in 2017 with 23,000 new car deliveries. It’s no secret that showrooms are scarcely populated with new products, and people. Yet, consumers seem drawn to this brand that now relies solely on CUVs. I mean what I wrote… The two ...

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Autonomous cars and drinking and driving

Autonomous Driving

This might be the first time we come across this kind of story but we’re certain this isn’t the first such incident. Nor, we’re convinced, will it be the last… A little over a week ago, a Tesla owner was found passed-out at the wheel of his car on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by the California Highway Patrol. When ...

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Review: 2018 BMW 740Le xDrive

2018 BMW 740Le

My week with the 740Le started off bad. I’d only driven 1 kilometer and literally came face to face with frozen wipers. You know, when the central portion of the driver’s side wiper is no longer in full contact with the windscreen – it only touches enough to smear. As I drove home with my seat propped up in order ...

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Ford Focus RS head gasket woes

For some time now, forums and enthusiast sites have been abuzz about potential head gasket issues on 2016 and early 2017 Ford Focus RS (build dates: August 3, 2015 through July 6, 2017). For a while, some suggested that a batch of RS’ did not have a bad gasket, they simply had the wrong one. Fast forward to today and ...

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