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The Rockabilly Rev Up: Cars, fashion, and fun

Before bobby sox and Happy Days, there was rockabilly, a raw American music that had a brief but glorious rise. But it's back, and in addition to music, it's also about cars and fashion -- and fun. I went to Port Dover, Ontario to the Rockabilly Rev Up show -- find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca.) [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Classic Cars, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Hot Rods, Old cars, Car Shows, Cruise Nights


In Review: 2019 Nissan Rogue

Practicality? Check. Price? Reasonable. Performance? Well ... two out of three ain't bad. Find out more in my review over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 Nissan Altima

Not just the best sedan I've driven in a long time, but possibly the best vehicle I've tested in a while. Yes, seriously -- find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca.) [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Jil McIntosh


You Can ... And You Should!

[Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Just For Fun, Jil McIntosh


How It Works: Vehicle Fluids

There's a lot of liquid in your vehicle besides just gasoline. Many have scheduled maintenance changes -- brake and transmission, for example -- that will keep your vehicle running longer. And electric cars have an important one, too. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh


How did cars get their names?

You know there was a Henry Ford, but did you know there was a Walter Chrysler and three Maserati brothers? What about Audi, Aston Martin, Mazda, Subaru, and many more?  Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Henry Ford, Maserati, Walter Chrysler, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader, Audi Aston Martin Mazda Subaru


In Review: 2019 Honda Civic Coupe

There's a reason Honda sells so many Civics, and the proof is when you get behind the wheel. Find out more at my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Honda, Jil McIntosh


MSRP, dealer cost, all-in pricing...what do they mean?

Cars have a lot of prices attached to them, from their MSRP, to their options and add-ons, to dealer fees and taxes. What do they all mean? Find out in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


How to negotiate a car deal

You want to pay the least, and the person on the other side of the desk wants you to pay the most. So what do you do? Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Land Rover: Highlights from seven decades

It's one of the most luxurious SUVs out there today, but Land Rover actually started as a farm truck. Find out more, with a look at some of the model highlights, in my feature over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Land Rover, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History


First Drive: 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan and Hybrid

Coming on the heels of the all-new Corolla Hatchback, the sedan and hybrid have now been launched. Find out what they're all about in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Unique among minivans, the Pacifica is a plug-in hybrid, meaning that after you plug it in, you get about 50 kilometres of electric-only driving before it reverts to conventional hybrid operation. So why bother just to go 50 klicks on battery? Find out in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Hybrids, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jil McIntosh, Minivans, AutoTrader


When's the best time to buy a new car?

There's a "best" month, day, time of day, and even a prime holiday period. If you don't know when they are, check out my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


GM EV1: Not ready for prime time

California's zero-emission vehicle mandate of 1990 required major automakers to sell a percentage of electric-only cars if they wanted to sell anything in the state. Ford, Toyota, and Honda built some, but the best-known -- if perhaps for the wrong reasons -- was GM's EV1. It was leased to drivers, and then taken back and crushed when the leases ended. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: California, Environment, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Honda, Ford Toyota, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 BMW X2 xDrive M35i

The base X2 is a sedate beast, but the M35i is where the fun starts. I love this little car for its performance and handling, and I think it's a decent-looking machine too. Find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Jil McIntosh


What electrified vehicle is best for you?

Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery vehicles -- what to choose? Find out how each electrified vehicle works, and if it'll work best for you, in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hydrogen, Sustainable Transportation, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels


In Review: 2019 Toyota Prius C

Toyota's littlest hybrid is on its way out, so if you want one, you better hurry. Find out more about it in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh


How It Works: Modular Vehicle Platforms

A "platform" used to mean a frame, but today, it's primarily an engineering tool for building more than one vehicle on the same basic design. Find out how and why in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design


How It Works: Variable all-wheel drive

By the sound of it, you'd think all-wheel drive is...well, all wheels driving, but that isn't always the case. Most vehicles use variable AWD, which determines how much power to send to the wheels depending on driving conditions. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, All-wheel Drive, Jil McIntosh


The top ten vehicle interiors for 2019

Each year, industry publication WardsAuto chooses its ten best vehicle interiors. What were they, and what do I think of the choices? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design


New fuels and old cars -- what to do?

Fuel has changed over the years, but classic cars haven't -- and that combination can be asking for trouble. What do you need to know about ethanol, octane, and unleaded fuel? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Classic Cars, Autos, Biofuel, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Alternative Fuels, Antique Cars


How It Works: Timing chains and timing belts

Do you know which one your engine has? It matters, because while a chain is pretty much maintenance-free, a timing belt will eventually need to be replaced. Find out why in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh


In review: 2019 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

If you want a Yaris that's a Toyota, you need to act now -- and if you want a Yaris that's a Mazda, you have to wait a bit. Say what? Well, find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Mazda, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


The history of early electric cars

Automakers are offering several different all-electric models these days, but they're nothing new. In 1900, the best-selling car in the United States was powered by batteries. So what happened? It all traces back to a broken jaw...find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Environment, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sustainable Transportation, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Automotive History, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels, Antique Cars


Britain's automakers did a "Brexit" many years ago

They still build their cars in the United Kingdom, but virtually all of the automakers that started out in Britain are now owned by parent companies around the globe. Find out who owns what in my "Rearview Mirror" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Britain, Classic Cars, United Kingdom, Autos, Jaguar, Rolls-royce, Land Rover, Mini, Aston Martin, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, Antique Cars, Rearview Mirror, Import Vehicles


In Review: 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Hey, if you're going to go off-road, you need to look the part as well as drive it, and my Tacoma TRD Pro certainly fit that bill. Find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


In review: 2019 Honda Fit

It's not a powerhouse, but Honda's Fit handles a lot better than you'd expect for something at this price. And on top of it, its flip-n-fold rear seat can make it as practical as a crossover. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Honda, Jil McIntosh


Trailer towing: How truck companies are making it easier

Cars and SUVs have all kinds of active safety features. Trucks do too, and increasingly, automakers are tweaking them so they'll help out when you've got a trailer hooked to the back. Find out what they are and how they help in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca.) [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


In Review: 2019 Jeep Wrangler with eTorque

A hybrid system certainly isn't a Jeep tradition, but it's a fine-driving addition to this rugged sport-ute. There's a battery and electric motor, but don't expect to hit the trails on battery alone. Find out how it works in my review over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Jeep, National Post, Jil McIntosh


First Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

I took it on the famous Tail of the Dragon highway in North Carolina, where it took those 318 curves just like butter. It could benefit from more power, but its super-smooth driving performance will appeal to those who like their sporty sedans to be far over on the civilized side. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, North Carolina, Jil McIntosh



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