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First road test 2019 Mazda MX-5

Toronto, ON. The story of the Mazda Miata is an unlikely one. A little over forty years ago, someone said that a carmaker should build an inexpensive British-type sports car. Fast forward a decade or so and success was almost instantaneous. At a time, small sports car, convertibles and roadsters especially, were all but dead. There was no reason to ...

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Ford to cut all cars save for two

Ford Logo

This is big news. Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that they will not bring or give the Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, C-Max and Focus sedans a next generation in North America. While we agree with all but the Fiesta, know that the Mustang will remain. A new addition will be the Chinese-built Focus Active crossover. This is all part of Ford’s “fitness” initiative ...

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The Brief: 2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

2018 Infiniti Q50 RedSport

Buy it, de-badge it, kill’em all Funny story where I almost rear-ended someone shortly after I left the lot with the Red Sport…  I knew this thing was quick. I was aware of its 400-horsepower twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 but I wasn’t expecting that a gentle flirt with the throttle pedal would activate launch-control. Every. Single. Time. Seriously, it’s been a ...

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Top Tires for the summer of 2018

Unlike winter for many, we always look forward to summer. And while there’s still a little snow left on the ground, the time to shop for happy-weather tires is now. The following is a quick breakdown of the better tire brands and models in a few key price points for you to consider. Compact and midsize cars and crossovers make ...

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