2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost – Review

It’s finally available in Canada. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to test-drive Ford’s entry-level subcompact car, the 2014 Ford Fiesta hatchback [read the review], which I found to be fun in nature and funky in styling. At the time, Ford’s much-anticipated 1.0-litre EcoBoost was not yet available, though by now the small engine has already been added to ...

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Scenic Route: 2015 Nissan Altima Review

For our first installment of “Scenic Route” we take you to a segment of the old Route 66, just outside of St. Louis, MO at the wheel of the 2015 Nissan Altima. The real interesting part, however, is that this particular part of the road—one that takes you over the Mississippi River—is technically closed to public vehicle traffic. However, we ...

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A few tricks for driving in winter

With winter fast approaching, the moment has come to remind ourselves of a few tips and tricks that will help us get through the winter months without any unfortunate incident. Driving in winter is not easy, and we tend to forget that we must adapt our driving habits when the road gets snowy or icy. The key to driving in ...

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2015 Subaru Impreza Review

The compact sedan and hatch segment is becoming an increasingly competitive one, meaning manufacturers are forced to do more and more in an effort to stand out.   Maybe they’ll give their cars somewhat outlandish styling, as Hyundai does with the Elantra. Or, they’ll stick by a tried, tested and true powertrain as Honda does with the Civic. Or, in ...

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How to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy in winter

In winter, it is expected that your vehicle’s fuel economy numbers will be worst. That said, the increase in fuel consumption is due to numerous factors, including cold temperatures which can thicken an engine’s oil as well as the fact that most mechanical components are not operating within their most efficient temperature range. In other words, cold weather forces our ...

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2014 Subaru Impreza sedan Review – The sensible choice

The compact car segment is filled with some fierce competitors, and although many offer attractive new styling and technologies, only the 2014 Subaru Impreza provides what Canadian car buyers really need : standard all-wheel drive. After all, it’s the sensible choice. Why the Impreza? If the 2014 Subaru Impreza is not already on your radar, you may want to bring ...

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