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2008
2008 Nissan Versa Hatchback
Of all the models in Nissan's stable, it could be argued that the Versa hatchback is the most European of the bunch.
2008 Hyundai Entourage
The most frequently-asked question I get in my capacity as an auto scribe goes like this: "So, what's your favourite car?"
2008 Ford F-450 Class C
How many times have you been stuck behind a massive RV while on holiday?
2008 Mazda B4000
Sometimes, a pickup truck really does come in handy.
2008 Honda Accord EX-L
Let's put our cards on the table here. Any complaints one might have with the Honda Accord EX-L will be of a fairly superficial nature.
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
Right now (Sept/08), you can buy a Hyundai Santa Fe for just over $23,000.
2008 Volvo C30 2.4
Volvo has built its reputation on safety, no earth-shaking news there.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
In these days of escalating gas prices, peak oil, and tighter emissions requirements, carmakers have to do the right thing.
2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe
When the Infiniti G37 debuted at the New York Auto Show in '07, it was instantly clear that it was just as spectacularly styled as its predecessor, the G35.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
Coincidentally, while I was driving the new 08 Malibu, I also had a Honda Accord parked in my driveway at the same time.
2008 Honda Civic DX-G
The 2008 winner of Canada's Energuide EcoEnergy Vehicle award in the compact car category was the Honda Civic Hybrid.
2008 Acura CSX Type S
If you want to see just what Honda can do with a mass-production, small displacement four cylinder engine, look no further than the Acura CSX Type S.
2008 Nissan Pathfinder V8
Well, it's been coming for some time now: the demise of the full-size SUV.
2008 Saturn Astra
At the 2008 Automotive Journalists' Association of Canada (AJAC) "Test Fest", the Saturn Astra was named best new small car. I was one of the judges in that category.
2008 Honda Odyssey Touring
Honda's top-of-the-line Odyssey Touring mini-van is designed to provide an upscale driving experience.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
How do you define beauty? In the car business, it's almost impossible.
2008 Saab 9-3 Sport sedan.
Buyers looking for a mid-size sedan these days are, well, spoiled. This is still the most populous market in Canada.
2008 Volvo S80
When Volvo introduced its S80 sedan, in 1998, one of the things that struck me at the time was the fact that it had at least 18 on-board computers built into it.
2008 Ford Mustang Convertible
So, a bunch of us auto scribes were sitting around, solving carmakers problems and pontificating about the industry in general and how we would handle things.
2008 Chevrolet Corvette
There aren't many sports cars out there that can match the Chevy Corvette when it comes to heritage and pedigree.
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
It would be nice to report that Toyota has completely restyled the mid-size Tacoma pickup for 2008.
2008 Acura TL Type S
It's quite remarkable how much mileage car manufacturers can get out of a vehicle platform. Take the Honda Accord.
2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
The first thing that grabs you about this truck are its dimensions. It's big.
2008 Volvo V50 T5
Not so long ago, Volvo's most memorable feature was its charm and personality.
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport
Without stating the obvious, you've got to hand it to Toyota.
2008 Honda Fit Sport
After picking up my Honda Fit test car, I decided to stop, as usual, for my morning coffee at a well-known dispensary of the bowel-loosening beverage.
2008 Jeep Wrangler
Although Jeep has at least half a dozen different models on the market the one model that still resonates with most people is the Wrangler.
2008 Dodge Ram 4x4 Laramie
Buyers in the market for a full-size pickup truck have an abundance of choices these days.
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Once considered "bridge" technology...that is, bridging the gap between a conventional internal combustion drivetrain and a pure electric car....hybrid technology is now firmly ensconced on the automotive landscape.
2008 Audi A4 Cabriolet
At this year's Automotive Journalists of Canada AJAC "Test Fest" in Niagara, the vehicle that saw the most action had to be Audi's new R8 supercar.
2008 Dodge Avenger R/T
Any manufacturer competing in the mid-size sedan segment these days better have its you-know-what together.
2008 Chrysler Town And Country
If there's one model that has kept Chrysler going over the years, it has to be its mini-vans.
2008 Hyundai VeraCruz
In my neighbourhood, there's an itinerant window-washer that drives around, knocking on doors and, when he can, climbing up his ladder and scrubbing people's windows.
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT
What's in a name? These days, plenty.
2008 Jeep Liberty
For reasons I'm still not clear on, almost from the moment the Jeep Liberty hit the market, it was classed as a "chick car".
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
If you're slightly confused about the new Volkswagen Rabbit, you've got company. I know I have some questions.
2008 Volkswagen City Jetta
In the market for a thrifty, efficient runabout with a reasonable price tag, decent fuel economy, and a disproportionately high driveability factor? Would you like a trunk to go with that?
2008 Honda Civic Si
Although Honda is primarily associated with building fuel efficient, mainstream sedans and SUVs that put the emphasis on driver-friendliness and easy-to-get-along-with ergonomics, it does have a wilder side.
2008 Volkswagen City Golf
Usually, compact cars aren't particularly thrilling to drive.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec
The Smart car may have lost its diesel engine, but parent company, Mercedes, is moving ahead, full-steam, with its new Bluetec diesel models
2008 Audi TT
With snow in the forecast and temperatures hovering around the zero Celcius mark, December is probably not the best time to be driving around in a soft-top convertible sports car.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B200
When Mercedes-Benz was contemplating bringing the diminutive smart car to North America, in 2003, the company actually had another mini-econobox entry waiting in the wings.
2008 Hyundai Azera
Is a luxury automobile still a luxury automobile if most people can afford it?
2008 Ford F-450
Most of the time, Ford’s F-450 platform sees duty in some sort of commercial application....delivery van, mini-bus, tow truck, flat-deck hauler and so on.
2008 Toyota Camry LE
So you're in the market for a mid-size four-door sedan. Nothing fancy, just dependable, well-priced A to B transportation.
2008 Saturn Vue
If you’re in the market for a compact SUV, chances are value for money is at or near the top of your list of prerequisites.
2008 Smart Fortwo
By any measure, Mercedes’ Smart car has been a success in Canada.
2008 Nissan Armada
When Nissan introduced its Armada SUV a couple of years back, two things occurred to me at the time.
2008 Subaru Impreza
Subaru's Katsuhiro Yokoyama thinks there is a big opportunity for his company in Canada.
2008 Honda Accord
Even Honda, it seems, is not immune to the “a bigger car is a better car” syndrome.
2008 Infiniti EX 35
When Infiniti introduced its FX 35/45 crossover vehicle, in 2003, company designers described it as a “bionic cheetah’, implying that it was a combination of animal athleticism, and mechanical agility...or something.
2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
How successful is Nissan’s latest generation of Altima sedan? Well, so far, it’s evolved into one of the company’s best selling models.
2008 Ford Focus
According to the brain trust at Ford, their company is under-represented in the compact car market.
2008 Lexus 600h
Most of the time, when auto scribes spend time at a test track, it’s to wring out a new performance model of some kind
2008 Kia Sorento
Kia has been doing pretty well lately. Among other things, the company is now ranked 12th in quality improvement by marketing research firm, J.D. Power.
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