Posts Tagged automotive

Hacking the connected car

Insight into a new threat to auto owners and drivers Today’s cars are computers on wheels. Like their stationary cousins, connected cars run millions of lines of code every day, and that technology delivers a better driving experience. There’s a flip side to progress: like computers, today’s

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Review: 2015 Subaru Legacy

Last year’s Automotive Journalists Association of Canada Car of the Year award winner was a mid-size sedan with impeccable road manners, so it’s little wonder that AJAC’s 2015 COTY went to another car in this category – the 2015 Subaru Legacy. I was standing with a group

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Review: 2015 Toyota Yaris

I’ve spent time on Italian roads, largely in small cars. My extended family there will tell you how expensive gas is (it hovers at roughly twice the price paid in Canada). Yet however economical their cars are to drive, they are far from spare. They buy cars

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Review: 2015 Subaru Impreza

This past fall, I drove what was allegedly the most ticketed car in the U.S., Subaru’s WRX. This winter, I drove what might be termed the “other end” of Subaru’s  spectrum of power, the 2015 Impreza.   If I made the Impreza sound pedestrian with the words above,

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BMW i3: commuter's choice electric car

This might be the first time I went to test-drive a car and found myself asking: “What’s a guy dressed as a panda doing here?” Answer: the event I attended was hosted by World Wildlife Fund Canada CEO (and former mayor of Toronto) David Miller. Partnering with the

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Review: Chrysler 200S AWD

Everywhere I turn, I note the stiff competition among carmakers to turn out roomy, comfortable sedans. Chrysler just updated its 200 and lent me the 2015 200S AWD for a week to let me see how it stacks up.

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Review: 2015 Subaru WRX

Parked at my parents’ place one fine Friday, my mom told me how she noticed three kids checking out the sedan I was driving. They even came up the driveway to give it a thorough once-over, going so far as to look underneath the sedan. I suspect

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Review: 2015 Subaru BRZ

Sometimes a car comes along and you can’t deny how much of a treat it is to drive. That’s what you’ll feel when you get behind the wheel of a 2015 Subaru BRZ Aozora Edition. Engine, mechanicals Saying you own a rear-wheel-drive Subaru would have elicited strange looks

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Review: 2015 Nissan Versa Note

Four-door hatchbacks may be the most practical vehicles on the road, bar none. Most carmakers have an entry in this market segment, and Nissan upped the ante with the 2015 Versa Note. I spent a week with the SR model ($18,698 MSRP – the base Versa starts

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Review: 2015 Subaru Outback

Driving south on Toronto’s Royal York Road one morning, I saw over the roof of a decade-old Subaru Forester in front of me, the blatantly utilitarian shape having since given way to today’s  modern SUV appearance. This sighting gave me pause. You see, I was driving a vehicle I once

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