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Scenic Route: 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet Review

On the surface, the advent of ever-stricter speed regulations, heavier traffic, bigger vehicles and so on has an obvious effect: chances are, people are going to be more careful on the road. At the same time, though, cars themselves are becoming—again, on the surface—safer thanks in part to a host of driving aids: aids that keep your car in the ...

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Scenic Route: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S Review

Few cars have managed to force me and my pre-conceptions to do a 180-degree turn as the Porsche Cayenne has. I mean, come on; as a lifelong Porsche enthusiast, when the Cayenne first debuted in 2002, I—along with many of my ilk—scoffed at it. It wasn’t rear-engined. It wasn’t rear-wheel drive. It didn’t have a boxer-style motor, and most of all, ...

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Scenic Route: 2015 Ford F-150 Winter Driving Review

Charlevoix, QC – Not intent on resting on their laurels after earning 2015 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year accolades with the F-150, Ford invited a flight of journalists to test their trucks in conditions more extreme than anything anyone—save Ford’s engineering team—had seen before. It was central Quebec, it was snowy, and it was -15 degrees outside.   Up ...

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Scenic Route: 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Review

Whistler, BC — As a longtime British Columbian and Vancouverite, I have to say that while the Olympics did a lot of good for our Province and city, the road “improvements” it provided weren’t necessarily all that; not for enthusiast drivers, anyway. For the aptly-named Sea-to-Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler used to be one of those driver’s roads you ...

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Scenic Route: 2015 Nissan Rogue Review

Tucumcari, NM — “The Altima-te Rogue Trip” was named as such because we got the chance to experience the classic U.S. Route 66 in two 2015 Nissan models: The Altima sedan and Rogue crossover. We took the Altima through Illinois and Missouri, so what to use to tackle the deserts and hills of northern Texas and New Mexico? Why, the ...

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