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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review: 45 Years Later

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The Golf GTI is priced at $36,945 in Canada, from $28,695 in the US. This is the final model year for the mk7 Golf GTI. Not the best GTI ever but certainly an excellent and worthy GTI. I’ve been a big fan of the Volkswagen Golf GTI for a very long time. I like to note that we were...

2020 Toyota 86 Review: Pure and Simple

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The 2020 Toyota 86 was priced from $30,150 in Canada, $27,060 in the US. The car launched back in 2012 and quickly became a driver’s and tuner’s favorite. Fewer than a handful of cars are as purely dedicated to the art of driving. I recall being at the 2010 edition of the Geneva Motor show and seeing the Toyota...

Five Things You Learn When Driving a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the most powerful truck you can buy More than just a quick truck, it's an actual performance vehicle It feels connected and well built The Ram 1500 TRX is something only the folks at FCA, now Stellantis, would do. Take the scary powerful 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 and put it in a pickup...

2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD Review: Evolutionary Update

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The base price for the IS in Canada is $42,950, $39,050 in the US. The IS gets a serious facelift for 2021, one of the most comprehensive ever. These latest updates to the third-generation help position the IS where it belongs. Being as heavily invested in the car world as I am, I often get emotional about new models,...

2021 BMW M3 Review: The Most M3 Since the E46

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The BMW M3 is priced from $84,300 in Canada, $69,900 in the US. For the first time since the E46 M3, I felt a connection to a new M3. Driving this M3 is something of a chore, and I love it for this. After spending a week with the all-new 2021 BMW M3, it’s become clear to me that...

2021 Honda Civic Type R Review: Under the Spell of FWD Perfection

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The CTR is priced at $46,200 in Canada, $37,895 in the US. This is the final model year for the 10th-generation Type R. If you’re thinking about buying one, you’re too late. In my 20+ year career of reviewing cars and driving more than 2,000 of them over this period, I’ve only felt an overpowering urge to buy an...

2021 BMW M5 Competition Review: Little Monster

2021 BMW M5 Pros Incredible sound Remarkable performance Luxurious interior Did we mention the sound? 2021 BMW M5 Cons Harsher ride than its rivals Getting up there in age There is no question BMW M models have become more refined, more comfortable and perhaps even a little softer in recent years, but floor the right pedal at the wrong time and...

2022 Honda Civic Review: A Civic for the Times

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The Civic is priced from $24,465 in Canada, $21,700 in the US. For the moment, only the sedan is available. It will soon be followed by the hatchback. The Civic has been one of the best-selling cars in North America for decades. The Honda Civic is my generation’s Volkswagen Beetle. The Bug was the car from my parent’s generation...

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: The People’s Electric SUV

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 pricing starts at $44,995 in Canada, $39,995 in the US. The ID.4 will make or break VW’s initial EV efforts in North America. Among the handful of “affordable” electric SUVs available, the ID.4 is the most affable. Not all will be perfect, this is a very important warning. The Volkswagen ID.4, like all fast-forwarded new vehicles...

2021 BMW M5 Competition Review: A Legend Reborn

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The BMW M5 is priced from $122,000 in Canada, $103,500 in the US. The M5 is offered only in Competition form in Canada. The car is exceptional however with one serious issue. I touched on the fact that I’m not familiar with anyone who is a car fan that is not a fan of BMW. While many prefer older...