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No-frills Mazda2 drives like a Miata-in-training

Perhaps you've noticed the glut of subcompacts popping up on the Canadian new car market lately, despite the continuing popularity of the next-size-up compact cars and crossovers. The desire to attract …

  • Hybrids generally pack all the sizzle of a potluck church social or a three-hour investment seminar. Pretty smoking stuff, though I suppose they all serve fairly lofty purposes. We could lazily cruise …

  • Lexus's mid-brand renovation would seem to be caught halfway between the proverbial fish and fowl. Toyota -- as Honda's Acura must also soon realize -- has figured out that safety, security …

  • Dunsfold Aerodrome, England -- Jeremy Clarkson lied to us. He really did. I can't be sure if his fibbing was of the innocent white-lies variety or if his heart is indeed …

  • More and more Canadians are deciding to live in cities. For those urban drivers, that lifestyle decision includes a heavy diet of congested streets, tight parking spots and stop-and-go traffic. This …

  • This week, Driving's Jodi Lai and Nick Tragianis set out on a challenge to find out if the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is worthy of its city-car credentials. Nick Tragianis: How does …

News

If you have the bucks, these have the horsepower

According to the EPA, the average amount of power 2012 model-year cars and trucks pack under their hoods is 222 horsepower. But, like good looks and money, you can never have …

Blogs

Willy's Garage

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Are your tires up to the challenges brought on by heat and speed?

When the invite arrived from Kal Tire to jet off to Toronto and ride shotgun around a closed course with regular Free Press Autos contributor and advanced driver Alan Sidorov …

Classic Cruising

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Rescued from a B.C. forest, '66 Fairlane 500 Wagon shines once more

With the 1960s came new compact and mid-size vehicles. But not to be overlooked in the line-up were station-wagon models to meet the needs of growing families. Production figures show sales …