2016 Scion iM Review: The good, the bad, the bottom line

2016 Scion iM

A former Scion fills a gap in Toyota’s lineup


Are we looking at a future entry into the Concours d’ Elegance 2033?

Will Scion ever go down as a collectible brand? Probably not, but if it does, the iM will have a special spot on Pebble Beach’s 18th green as the last of the ‘real’ Scions to roll off the line before the brand was euthanized in early 2016

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2016 Honda Civic Touring review

2016 Honda Civic Touring

A cause for celebration in Civic Nation



What have we here?

Dear readers, feast your eyes on the 10th generation Honda Civic. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the recent automotive headlines, this is the Civic’s return to greatness after emerging from the darkest period in its history. From 2005 to 2015, the Civic was a shadow of its former self; think of it as

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2016 Honda Accord Sport Review and Photo Gallery

2016 Honda Accord Sport

The best-selling midsize sedan continues to improve the breed


What do we have here?

Most of you know what this is, and if you don’t, well, that’s surprising consider there’s a glut of these plying Canadian roads. Honda put over 14,000 examples in various driveways across our great country just last year alone which solidified its position as one of the best selling midsize vehicles you can buy

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2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

Growing family but too cool for a minivan? Take a look at this.


So…It’s NOT a minivan, right?

Correct. Well…sort of. The Pilot (and many other large CUV’s) share a platform, electronics and running gear with their minivan counterparts. In this particular case, that means the bones and various other bits come from the Honda Odyssey, one of the best family haulers you can buy- so good

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2016 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupé

2016 BMW 650i Gran Coupe xDrive

The looker from Munich still delights



That is a properly good looking car. But why call it a coupe? It clearly has four doors…

Anytime a German manufacturer changes the nomenclature of its models (which these days is quite often) or decides to redefine or simply make up another niche marketplace, our attention span wanes considerably. Not because we don’t care, but because these incremental revisions

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Driving the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan

2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan

Another name change, another (new) engine.



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


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.


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


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


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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