Driving the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan

2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan

Another name change, another (new) engine.

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Hey, wait a minute! What happened to the 335i?

We were asking the same question about the 330i 9 years ago when the 335 was introduced into the BMW lexicon. Just as it was the case then, the same holds true for this new designation- the numbers on the trunk lid have absolutely nothing to do with what’s under the hood.

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2016 BMW 328i xDrive Touring

2016 BMW 328i Touring xDrive

BMW’s dynamic brilliance wrapped in a sensible package

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It looks like wagons are making a comeback…

Finally! The wagon renaissance appears to be alive and well, and we fully welcome the ever expanding offerings of this body style. We Canadians tend to thumb our noses at them… but why? They are better to drive than their SUV counterparts, get better mileage, and hold more stuff. In some

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2015 Mini John Cooper Works

2015 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works 3 Door

All Hail the Fastest and Most Powerful Mini Ever.

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What have we here?

For those with performance bent, let us introduce you to the ultimate Mini. John Cooper Works is the in-house speed shop tasked with turning up the wick on the already potent Cooper S and they’ve done a particularly good job this time around. The 3rd generation (known as the F56) strikes

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance

VW adds a few hot peppers to a deliciously familiar recipe

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What’s the deal with the VW GTI? Why does everyone love it so much?

There are many ways to answer to this question, but most people would agree that the following pretty much sums it up- It’s the car that created the hot hatch genre. There are others like it but none have been able to

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI Trendline+

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI Trendline+

The Jetta seeks to make up some ground, and succeeds

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So, the VW Jetta- wait, are we going to hear more about Dieselgate?

If you’ve happened on this review thinking you’ll get an in-depth analysis of Volkswagen’s recent spate of diesel emissions issues, please move on- you won’t find that here. That’s because A) much ink has been spilled on the subject already, and B) the

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2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT

We have another go-around in Mazda’s delightful crossover

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So what’s different this time around?

Thankfully, not much- they knew not to mess with the original recipe. When Mazda introduced the CX-5 a few years ago, it represented a paradigm shift for CUV’s- it brought us around to the idea that you could actually have one that is fun to drive. We were so impressed when we drove it

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2015 Mazda3 Sport GT Review

2015 Mazda3 Sport GT

A manual gearbox makes things even better

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The Mazda3 has already sent time in the Carpages Garage…what’s different this time around?

Thankfully, not much has changed since we last drove a loaded GT with the 2.5 litre engine and 6-speed automatic. It’s still one of the most compelling choices in the compact car space, a vehicle that feels far more premium than its price suggests. This time around, an

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2016 Mazda CX-3 GT AWD Review

2016 Mazda CX-3 GT AWD

Mazda reminds us that crossovers actually can be fun to drive

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So…just another crossover, huh?

Yes, but this one isn’t like the others. Crossovers are known for versatility and practicality, and the CX-3 has a bit of both. What sets it apart from its competitors is that it is actually entertaining to drive. Mazda has been pushing its Skyactiv Technology for a few years now, and its

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2016 Mazda MX-5 GS

2016 Mazda MX-5 GS

Mazda’s 4th generation roadster continues to delight

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So the world has a new MX-5. What’s the big deal about a car that only 511 Canadians bought last year and has almost no room to put stuff?

If you judge the goodness of the MX-5 based on sales numbers or how practical it is, please move on- this car isn’t for you, not to mention that the point of

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