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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2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription AWD

 

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription AWD

We spend some time in Volvo’s newest Luxo-SUV

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It’s…beautiful. Is this the nicest looking SUV you can buy right now?

To our eyes, it just might be. It is easily the most striking vehicle in the Volvo portfolio. These days, high-end SUV’s are having a bit of an identity crisis; they’re trying to be too much like sports cars. Lowered suspensions, chopped rooflines and ridiculous

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2015.5 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD

2015.5 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD

We attempt to answer some pressing questions surrounding Volvo’s new V60 wagon.

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This whole lifted wagon thing…it’s been done before, right?

Yes. Volvo’s been at the game for a while, although Subaru can be credited with starting the genre back in the early oughties. The recipe is pretty basic: add some ground clearance and

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Review: 2016 Porsche Cayenne V6

2016 Porsche Cayenne V6

Porsche’s lowest-on-the-heat-scale Cayenne still proves satisfying.

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Porsche purists are an influential group. When the builder of iconic sports cars was putting the finishing touches on the transformation from air cooled to water cooled engines, they howled loudly in protest. The recent decision to kiss naturally aspirated engines goodbye for the entire 911 model range has garnered its share of vitriol. And if we look

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

A pleasant shock from this bit of electrocution.

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Everyone loves a good take on a David versus Goliath-type story, and Tesla Motors may be one of the more fascinating ones in the modern automotive world. Compared to many of the major manufactures, Tesla isn’t a small fish in a big pond- it’s a piece of plankton, and a small one at that. The Model S, which

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Road Test

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Heaven and Hellcat.

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While the Dodge SRT Hellcat was in the Carpages Garage, we were subjected to a torrent of intense emotion. The sheer joy of leaning into the throttle; the thick fear that followed as we grasped the alarming rate at which the speedometer would climb and the gutting disappointment we felt on the way to return it to Dodge HQ.

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Review: 2015 BMW M6 Coupe

2016 BMW M6 Coupe

The Ultimate Gentleperson’s Express

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You don’t have to be an enthusiast to know the BMW M6 Coupe is fast. I mean, look at it- that slinky shape, huge wheels and ginormous brakes peeking out from behind suggest speed at every angle. A glance at the spec sheet shows it’s putting out an honest-to-goodness 600 horsepower and despite a prodigious curb weight, this thing really moves.

Get into the

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2015 BMW 228i xDrive Cabriolet

2015 BMW 228i xDrive Cabriolet

Dropping the top on BMW’s playful 2 series

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 Let’s make one thing clear straight away: convertibles don’t make good sports cars. Yes, you can buy Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis in convertible form and they hardly suffer any penalty in terms of sharpness and precision, but when you pony up north of $200,000 for a car you’re darn tootin’ you should have your cake and eat it

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