April 2014 archive

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage – You can do better

The Mirage is Mitsubishi’s subcompact urban commuter and grocery-getter. It’s tiny, but it’s got four doors, can accommodate four adults and still has room for luggage behind the rear seat. Powered by a 74 horsepower, 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine, the Mirage is rated at 5.3/4.4 L/100 km, city/highway fuel consumption. It’s very cheap to run, in …

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2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S — Luxury Snowmobile

It was nice to get into a Porsche again. This is a company whose vehicles offer a singular combination of prestige, history and superior quality. They’re the real deal, in my opinion. The Cayenne is Porsche’s big SUV. Controversial when introduced over a decade ago (it’s a Porsche SUV, after all), it now represents the …

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Donut Detour: Tim Horton Hamburgers

Here’s a picture of an early Tim Horton establishment that I understand was located in North Bay, Ontario. For people who like cars (and hockey, I guess), it’s interesting to see an original Mini parked next to the big green Ford sedan. What is that? A Galaxie 500? 1962? And there’s what I think is …

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AJAC 2014 Car of the Year

A complete listing of AJAC 2014 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year winners includes: Best New Small Car under $21,000 – Mazda3 Best New Small Car over $21,000 – Mazda3 Sport (hatchback) Best New Family Car under $30,000 – Kia Soul Best New Family Car over $30,000 – Mazda6 Best …

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