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Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles recalls almost 1.4 million cars in the U.S.

FCA North America issued an important recall affecting almost 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. for a reason we haven’t seen before in the auto industry, but may start seeing more often—car hacking. A video published on-line of a Jeep Cherokee being controlled from a distance has triggered concerns. To counter the problem, engineers released a software update for increased ...

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Toyota recalling 625,000 Prius/Auris models

This week, Toyota announced a recall of 625,000 Prius models due to a software issue. The affected Priuses (or Aurises, depending on your market) will need to be serviced, quite literally, for a software update. On-board computers were receiving the wrong commands, forcing the car to shut off, in some cases. This isn’t the first time Toyota has been forced ...

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2014 Chevrolet Spark – Review

The most enjoyable aspect about the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is without a doubt its small size. On the one hand the entry-level subcompact is roomy enough to seat four people, and on the other it is small enough to slip into tight parking spaces. Its under $15K base price should also prove intriguing for city dwellers and first-time car buyers. ...

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2014 Mini Cooper S – Review

Adding to the 2014 Mini Cooper hardtop review posted previously, the newly redesigned Cooper S model is a stylish, fun and powerful little hatchback that will certainly provide you with hours of driving pleasure. If the 2014 Mini Cooper S happens across your path in your search for a fun-to-drive small car, it will not disappoint you. Like its base ...

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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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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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