Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 VW GTI

If you were tasked with conceptualising a compact sporty car 40 years ago, you had no choice but to look over in Volkswagen’s direction and study what they’d done with the GTI. Thirty years ago, the situation was the same. By the mid 90s however, the tides had changed somewhat. Volkswagen’s GTI was no longer the best at everything. A ...

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As Tesla reaches for the stars, it bleeds money

Less than two days ago, Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘s Falcon Heavy Rocket launched into space with a Tesla Roadster strapped to its back. The waves following this impressive feat were felt around the world. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends. Yesterday, Tesla announced that the company lost an eye-watering $675.4 million in the final quarter of 2017. By comparison, ...

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AJAC 2018 car of the year finalists announced

The big Canadian Auto Show, held in Toronto, is only about a week away. It seems that every day, another showcase, or related attraction is announced. It should turn out to be quite the event this year! This time, it’s the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada’s 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year finalists that ...

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Skyactiv-X: the internal combustion engine evolved

Mazda SkyActiv-X

Mazda’s never been a company that follows trend. It doesn’t set them either but by doing things their way, they’ve managed to out-fox the entire automobile industry, or nearly. In order to reach their once lofty fuel efficiency goals, Mazda’s done the unthinkable: they’ve not relied on electrification, at least for now. They took the long road to efficiency be ...

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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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