Gone Driving!

2019 Mazda CX-5: Another “Signature” Achievement!

When you put your signature on something, you’re vouching for it, right? You’re literally, “putting your name on the line.” I guess that’s the idea with Mazda’s “Signature” line of vehicles, which in my view are edging ever closer to entry-level luxury, and maybe beyond. “Top tier,” says Mazda like a proud parent. That’s one …

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2019 Jeep Cherokee: a nip here, a tuck there

Ever since the Jeep Cherokee was introduced in for model-year 2014, I’ve wondered when we’d see an exterior design rethink. Why? Well, I just thought there was something odd about the front of the Cherokee. I wasn’t alone, I should add. Then again, maybe Cherokee’s sales success was actually primed by its …um… distinctive appearance! …

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2019 Lexus ES 350 gets F SPORTy

If you’re following automotive news lately, you’ll know that several mainstream car companies are bailing on sedans like they have some kind of disease.. Most buyers want an SUV, apparently. But so far, luxury brands like Lexus continue to offer a full range of sedans and in the case of the $54,800 2019 Lexus ES350 …

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Canadian seasonal automotive nostalgia!

It just occurred to me that there’s a winter theme among some of the items that populate the walls, floor and shelves of my home office! Most of this stuff has a historic Canadian connection. First of all, here’s a Rallye des Neiges plate that I acquired from fellow Ottawa MG Club member Bill Pickthorne …

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