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Matt’s 2018 Year In Reviews

I’d started out with a Top 10 list but before I was done, I’d put 12 names down and wasn’t in the mood to negotiate with myself and narrow the list down to 10. In fact, I’ve left out a few vehicles, namely the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks because a Top 14 list would be weird.

As you can see, the list contains hugely varying models, from a $40k old-man’s sedan to some classic Japanese beauties to a $400+k hypercar. All merit their spot on this page for multiple reasons but the question I keep asking myself is: “What if I had to pick just one of these?”

So far, I’ve narrowed it down to the first three… What do you guys think?

2018 BMW M240i

2018 BMW M240i

The greatest ultimate driving machine currently on sale at your local BMW dealer. Do it. Read more on the 2018 BMW M240i.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT
2018 Dodge Durango SRT | Photo: Olivier Delorme

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

As a dad that loves power, noises and the absurd, no other 3-row large truck can satisfy my cravings for utility and V8 noises. Read more on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt | Photo: Olivier Delorme

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

I want to say this is most endearing Mustang ever built but I’ve not driven them all. One way or another, it’s one of the greats along with the Boss 302. Read more on the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.

1993 Mazda RX-7
1993 Mazda RX-7 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

1993 Mazda RX-7

For one week, I lived in a mystical place where pop-up lights and a rotary engine where not a dream. I still dream of this car… Read more on the 1993 Mazda RX-7.

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I GSR
1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I GSR | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR EVOLUTION

A tragic reminder of how good Mitsubishi once was. The EVO 1 was nothing short of an automotive revolution at the time and it’s still an immensely good car today. Read more on the 1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR EVOLUTION.

2018 McLaren 720S
2018 McLaren 720S Launch Edition | Photo: Olivier Delorme

2018 McLaren 720S

The modern definition of fast and exotic – would have a McLaren over any Ferrari or Lamborghini any day. Read more on the 2018 McLaren 720S.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class

This game-changing small luxury car will put the hurt on all car between $30k and $50k for its design, technology and the three-pointed star up front. Read more on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class.

2019 Nissan Altima AWD | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2019 Nissan Altima

This is one of my top surprises for the year. I’d not expected Nissan to do the right thing with the new Altima but they did and I love it! Read more on the 2019 Nissan Altima.

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T | Photo: Olivier Delorme

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T

I also drove the GT2 RS in 2018 but if I had to choose, I’d rather drive a car that is in line with my comfort zone – one the best-to-drive modern 911s. Read more on the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T.

2019 Subaru Ascent Premier
2019 Subaru Ascent Premier | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2019 Subaru Ascent

Once more, as a dad, but if I was less into the absurd, noises and power, I’d head straight to my Subaru dealer and grab one and this, despite the CVT… Read more on the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2018 Tesla Model 3

This car is as good as everyone says. Best-selling EV in Canada? Obviously… Read more on the 2018 Tesla Model 3.

2019 Toyota Avalon
2019 Toyota Avalon | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2019 Toyota Avalon

Call me crazy but I’ve already driven this car twice and have it booked once more later this winter. If this was the last sedan on Earth, I’d be totally fine with it. Read more on the 2019 Toyota Avalon.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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