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FIRST REVIEW: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

  The more I think about it, the more it seems that Subaru’s new Crosstrek might be the closest car to shortly be available capable of bridging nearly all gaps in the automotive world. I write these words keeping one other car in mind, one that I believe could serve as the one car to meet all true needs: the ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 Honda CR-V Touring

2017 Honda CR-V Touring

The Honda CR-V is in a heated four-way battle for the top stop in sales in the compact crossover segment with the Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. Year over year, the average increase in deliveries for these CUVs is of about 15% which is to say that the segment is on fire. Honda’s been at this game for ...

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FIRST REVIEW: Honda Civic Si Coupe

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

The days of compromising are over. For many buffs and your very humble servant, we can’t help but to shed a brief tear as we leave the past behind, or mostly, and look forward to the bright automotive present, and future. It wasn’t so long ago when opting for the sporty version of a given car meant forgoing niceties like ...

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QUICK CAR REVIEW: 2017 Nissan Rogue

2017 Nissan Rogue SL

Why so popular? Behold, the current best-selling compact crossover in North America. Now that is a HUGE statement. Between the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, there was no way any other would-be wee-CUV could ever break through this impenetrable trifecta. Boom, it’s done. The question is why? And well, how? The more mileage I put on the Rogue, ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 AJAC EcoRun

2017 EcoRun

For the 6th consecutive year, the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada has put together an event they call the EcoRun. The premise is simple enough: take a number of highly efficient cars on a road trip, record fuel or energy consumption, as well as learn and teach along the way. We may be in 2017 but alternative energy vehicles are ...

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The Brief: 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Execline

2017 VW Touareg

Volkswagen’s Touareg’s been around far longer than most think. It arrived almost exactly 14 years ago and has more or less lived in obscurity since. Although Volkswagens are generally touted for the common folk, the Touareg was and is aimed at a slightly richer clientele. This has limited its appeal, which makes it a semi rare sight. Despite its higher ...

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