Tag Archives: 2011

2011 Jeep Compass North 4×4

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When Jeep first introduced the Compass for the 2007 model year, many people didn’t know what to think: a front-wheel drive Jeep? What on earth was the legendary off-road company thinking? Continue reading

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2011 Mitsubishi RVR GT 4WD

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According to the kids in my ‘hood, if you put your pajamas on backwards and do the “snow dance” (whatever that is), you’ll get a snow day. There must have been a lot of that going on here a few weeks ago, because for the first time in twelve years all the schools in Toronto and surrounding areas were closed. While the storm didn’t turn out to be quite as bad as predicted, 15 cm of snow was enough to test the winter capabilities of my 2011 Mitsubishi RVR GT 4WD and make for a bit of snowy fun. Continue reading

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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

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Even if it’s based on an existing vehicle, a coupe will generally attract a different kind of buyer than a similar sedan, particularly if the coupe is distinguished from the sedan by more than the elimination of a couple of doors.
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2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL hatchback

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In previous reviews of the Nissan Versa hatchback, I’ve mentioned how roomy and practical it is and how it’s a great value for the money in the subcompact class – but I’ve also warned readers that this is not a particularly sporty car to drive, particularly when equipped with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). Continue reading

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2011 Subaru Forester Touring

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Every now and again, I end up in a vehicle that really doesn’t stand up and holler to me in any regard, and yet, the entire package turns out to be a genuinely nice vehicle that I’m actually sorry to have to return to the company. That turned out to be the case with the 2011 Subaru Forester.
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2011 Lexus IS 350 AWD

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Since its most recent redesign in 2008, the Lexus IS compact luxury sedan has been available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, with a choice of two V6 engines: a 2.5-litre or a considerably more powerful 3.5-litre engine. However, if you wanted all-wheel drive you could only purchase the IS with the 2.5 engine.
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2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI

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It’s hard not to like the 2011 VW Golf TDI. While I’m a sucker for the sporty and all-round excellent 200-hp GTI, the pragmatic side of me would surely win out if I were kicking tires in a V-Dub showroom. I’d go with the super-smart four-door TDI clean diesel; and not only because it gets outstanding fuel economy.
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