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2019 Mazda MX-5 RF GT

Power isn’t my thing. Most who have it don’t know how to wield it, and being libertarian in mindset I truly only want enough power to rule over my personal space. The MX-5, with its modest 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, has always fit very well into such ideals.  Over the years I’ve heard some complain that its response off the line…

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Overview

Aston Martin has been ultra active so far this year. Some time ago they promised to produce at least one new model every 12 months for the next seven years, so being busy certainly makes sense. This said, no one expected they’d bring three cars to market this year alone.  No wonder Aston Martin has become the world’s fastest growing carmaker as…

2018 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design Road Test

You can count the number of luxury sport wagons available to Canadians on one hand. Raised crossovers and low-volume plug-in electrics aside, BMW offers one true wagon, Mercedes-Benz antes up with two, and Volvo gives us the choice of another duo, one of which I recently spent some quality time with.  I purposely slid the word “quality” into my…

2019 Honda Pilot Touring

In our garage this week is the refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot in top-line Touring trim, and so far the consensus is positive.  The mid-cycle update adds a deeper new grille and front bumper design that’s more familial to other models in the lineup, such as the recently redesigned Accord, plus it also receives sharp looking new standard LED headlamps…

2018 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD Road Test

Needing a roomy back seat and the convenience of large cargo compartment accessed by a handy rear liftback? Not willing to put up with a boring, run-of-the-mill mid-size crossover SUV? Nissan has the answer.  The Murano has long offered a lot more style than its class average, which works perfectly considering how well it balances premium levels of…

Acura ILX gets significant refresh for 2019

Anyone who believes the Acura ILX is merely a badge-engineered Honda Civic might want to rethink their point of view.  First off, since the 10th-generation Civic arrived for 2017 the two don’t even share underpinnings, with even this latest 2019 upgrade riding on the previous ninth-gen Civic platform architecture, not that this really matters to…

Nissan Canada puts price on all-new 2019 Altima

Let’s be clear, mid-size family sedans aren’t exactly selling as well as they used to. Nevertheless, this category still represents one of the largest market segments in the auto industry, so it hardly make sense to abandon it despite falling sales.  Then again, such is what Ford recently announced with the upcoming cancellation of its Fusion…

2018 Ford Expedition Limited 4×4

If you need to go large, the redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition has a lot to offer.  The full-size SUV has been completely reworked from the ground up for 2018, with attractive new sheetmetal made mostly from aluminum, just like the blue-oval brand’s F-150 pickup truck that shares its T3 platform architecture, plus more power for the automaker’s…
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