2015 Volkswagen GTI 6-Speed Manual and DSG Review

Just about perfect.

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I’m prone to bouts of extreme laziness, so I don’t mind telling you that I thought about writing the review for Volkswagens Mark 7 GTI like so:

The Volkswagen GTI is the best front wheel drive car there is, period. You should buy it.

Aside from the boss chewing me out for an epic lack of effort, that statement, er, road test, is completely accurate.

Ignition: 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Calabogie Motorsports Park, ON – “Okay, we’re coming to the back straight here…third gear, once you get past the apex you can really open it up.”

This is just one of the many instructions given to me by my instructors (often accompanied by helpful and calming hand gestures) during my day at the Calabogie Motorsports Park, where we gathered to test

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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupé Review and Road Test

If you thought turbos on an M car was heresy, think again.

Please don’t accuse me of writing an unbalanced review. Upon reading it, you might think I’ve gone a bit mad, or that I’ve suddenly been added to BMW’s payroll. Although the latter would be nice, I can assure you that neither scenario is true. When it came time to craft this review I began to realize the challenge that lay ahead of me.

The problem is BMW’s 1 Series M Coupé is good.

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Canadian Marco Cirone takes victory at inaugural Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada race at Mosport

Bowmanville, ON – In any race weekend, it’s often too easy for folks to overlook the goings on around the main event.

But they really shouldn’t miss out because there is some really competitive racing to be seen, perhaps even more so than in the ALMSevent.

We’ve been at Mosport for the last couple of days and while the main event—the ALMS Championship race—has yet to run, there’s been plenty going on around it worth noting. Altogether, there are six championships in addition to the ALMS

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