First Reviews

2019 Toyota Corolla HB First Review

Orford, QC. Hatchbacks used to be a very common sight. Every major carmaker offered one or more but at one point in time, they became uncool like the their...

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt First Review

San Francisco, CA. Sometimes, the stars align perfectly. Once in a while, actions are taken and the outcome could not have been better planned. Fifty years ago, Steve McQueen...
2019 Mazda MX-5

2019 Mazda MX-5 First Review

Toronto, ON. Once upon a time, there was a car that made everybody happy. Not only did it provide the most smiles per mile, but it was reliable and...
2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford EcoSport Review

While some automakers saw the growth in popularity of subcompact SUVs coming from far away, others were slightly taken by surprise. Honda, Mazda, Chevrolet and Nissan were ready, Toyota and...
2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent First Review

Baddek, NS. If you’re no fan of crossover or sport utility vehicles, best to stock up on cars now for later. With GM just recently unveiling their new Chevy...

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI First Review

I may love reviewing massive pickup trucks or large three-row SUVs but at home, I own only small cars. My biggest junker is a 10-year old Audi A4 wagon...
2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks First Review

Montreal, QC. This was a refreshing first drive event. You would not believe how often new product presentations are loaded with half-truths, twisted facts and marketing-focused hyperbolic attempts to...
2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento First Review

In the overcrowded segments of compact and midsize SUV’s, it’s all about appearances, equipment and value. While this last facet has been Kia’s spear for decades, the brand is...
2019 Lexus ES

2019 Lexus ES First Review

If there’s ever been one car that represented everything young, active buyers didn’t want, it was the Lexus ES. There was nothing wrong with it and it was actually...
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

2019 Hyundai Veloster First Review

Montreal, QC. I think the car industry is safe, in a matter of speaking, as long as carmakers are willing to build niche cars. These are typically oddball or...