Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 19

2014 Infiniti Q50 Receives Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan has received an overall five-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Both the Infiniti Q50 3.7 and Q50 Hybrid models, including rear- and all-wheel drive versions, were recognized for their safety performance during government testing. “We’re …

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Dec 18

Washington Nissan Leaf Owner Celebrates 100,000 All-Electric Miles

SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and representatives from Nissan today joined Steve Marsh of Kent. , Wash. , to celebrate a unique milestone – 100,000 all-electric miles driven in his Nissan LEAF. In early 2011, Marsh purchased an all-new Nissan LEAF for his 130-mile roundtrip daily commute. Since then, …

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Dec 18

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Charlotte, North Carolina Driving to or from Florida anytime soon? Hey, the question’s not so far-fetched, especially if you live in eastern Canada. Many so-called “snowbirds” make their annual migration south each winter, returning in the spring. They surely know the Interstate options by heart — I-75, I-77, I-81, I-95 — depending on their point …

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Dec 18

2014 Bentley Flying Spur

Recently I had the opportunity to take a 2014 Bentley Flying Spur for a test drive in Montreal. It got me thinking about Bentley cars, the company, and its very long history. Bentley is, as you may know, now owned by Volkswagen and has been since 1998. After 15 years, shock, horror, dismay and general …

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Dec 18

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Most Porsche reviews I’ve written go something like this: saw it, drove it, loved it, you should get one. This piece will largely follow the pattern, so if you want to skip straight to the Porsche website to spec out yours, it’s Porsche.ca. One thing, though: this particular test car costs $139,800, which — and …

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Dec 18

1997 Alfa Romeo 155 Final Drive

Article and images: Paul Williams Over the past few years there’s been a lot of talk about Alfa Romeo returning to North America. Car and Driver magazine, for instance, reported in 2010 that Alfa Romeo was scheduled to return in 2012, but 2012 came and went, leaving North American “Alfisti” still patiently waiting. Earlier this …

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Dec 17

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Recently I spent some time in Toronto where one of the local media outlets was debating the use of winter tires. The basic premise was that there’s not enough snow and it doesn’t get cold enough in Toronto to warrant using them. Well, I think the argument has more merit for people in Vancouver than …

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