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In Review: 2020 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

It has three rows of seats and a fair number of features in the upper trim level, and while it's definitely not a direct competition to a minivan, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon might be an option for some. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Ford Transit Connect Wagon


In Review: 2020 Toyota Sienna

Minivans have fallen out of favor, and that's a shame because they are superior people-movers. Of those that are left, Toyota's Sienna has a lot to offer...find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Sienna, Jil McIntosh, Minivans, AutoTrader


Your car got flooded -- now what?

If it's bad enough it will end up as scrap, but there are some things you can do to save a car that's gotten wet. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Insurance, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


The Top 10 car-buying anxities -- and how to deal with them

People love owning new cars, but there aren't very many of us who like buying them. Many buyers are anxious or worried, and that makes everything worse. I've rounded up some of the top issues buyers have, and ways to deal with them, in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota's compact Corolla can be configured for those who prefer a hatch to a trunk, and the Corolla Hatchback is a decent little driver with lots of features. There are a couple of downsides, but I like this little car...and you can find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2020 Toyota Tacoma

For 2020, the Tacoma's choices slim down a bit: the four-cylinder is gone, and all models are 4x4 only. But it's still obvious why it's a popular little truck, and you can find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Tacoma, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen's Tiguan has always been a favorite of mine: it drives well, its seats are supportive, and it's a nice size. And that stays the same, as long as you don't opt for my tester's pricey and pointless third-row seat. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2020 Land Rover Range Rover

It's big, it's powerful, and it's comfortable, but heaven help you if you want to work most of its functions, because you have to go through a ridiculously complicated screen. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Land Rover, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Buying or selling a car? Here's how to protect yourself

You have to watch for payment scams, for vehicles that aren't as advertised, and even for your own personal safety if you're privately selling or buying a car. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Used Cars, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

The new Aviator is a fine little beast overall: it's powerful but smooth, and returns a comfortable ride. But there are some down sides, including optional and very fancy seats that are just a little too much at times. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2020 Toyota Sequoia

If you have to move a lot of stuff and people, this is the way to do it: the Sequoia is big and very comfortable. But it's also an older design, and there's a bit of a shock at the pumps. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, SUVs, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Ford Ranger or F-150? What's best for you?

Midsize or full-size? Each has its points to consider when making your decision, and I've rounded them all up in a story over at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Gassing up your vehicle: what you might not know

It's easy enough to gas up your vehicle (even if paying for it isn't always as nice). But there's more to it than just where the nozzle goes -- and do you know about octane, why you shouldn't overfill the tank, and even why you shouldn't use your phone when you're filling? Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Sit down, shut up, and hold on. Behind that grille lies a supercharged V8 and all it wants to do is catapult you into the next dimension -- and does it deliver. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Most consumers only consider them when they're waiting for their packages, but Mercedes-Benz's Sprinter often sees duty as an accessible van or RV. And there's a new engine, too -- find out more in my "Quick Spin" review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Commercial Vehicles


Can you get a ticket if you don't clean snow off your vehicle?

Can you be fined for not cleaning snow off your vehicle in Canada? You can, but the law doesn't quite state it that way. Find out how it works in my feature story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Canada, Autos, Driving, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Do you still believe these winter driving myths?

Do you need all-wheel drive? Is it okay when the roads have just been salted? And there's nothing I can do about black ice! Find the truth about ten winter myths in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Mercedes-Benz has completely redesigned the GLE for 2020, including a longer wheelbase, new engines, and an optional suspension package that bounces out of mud and leans away from corners. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Impressive Iron: Classic Cars at the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance Show draws some of the most beautiful cars ever built, and this year's event was no exception. Find out what was there in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Classic Cars, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, AutoTrader, Car Shows, Cobble Beach Concours


The history of concept cars

They pretty much date back to a Buick concept unveiled for 1939, and they've graced car shows and helped designers ever since. And one of them even became a television star. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Classic Cars, Autos, Buick, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader


In review: 2019 Ford Expedition

When you need to haul a load, size matters. At Ford, the biggest size of sport-ute is the Expedition -- find out what I think of it in my review over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Expedition, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 Honda Civic Si

For those who want more than a regular Civic, but don't want to move up to the Civic R, the Si might be just the thing. It's a top-notch handler and more fun than it should be...find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Honda, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: 2020 Audi A4 and S4

For 2020, the Audi A4 receives a facelift and a new infotainment system. There's also a new diesel engine in the S4, but alas, it won't be making its way over the pond to us. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Audi, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Busting some fuel economy myths

Should you buy your gas when it's cold? Drop your tailgate when driving your truck? Put "fuel-saving" additives in your tank? Find out in my myth-bustin' story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Sustainable Transportation, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Worthersee Treffen: Austria's everything-Volkswagen meet

For almost four decades, Volkswagen GTI fans have ascended on a tiny town in Austria to show off their cars, and it's one big crazy street party devoted to everything automotive. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Austria, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen GTI, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Car Shows


Test-Drive: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The styling is love-or-hate it, and it could use a bit more power and steering feel, but the Eclipse Cross also includes a lot of features and a very long warranty for a reasonable price. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Mitsubishi, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Eclipse Cross


What it took to get rid of leaded gas

Leaded gas first appeared in the 1920s, but although everyone knew it was an extremely toxic health hazard, it continued to be sold into the 1990s. What finally ended its reign at the pumps? Find out in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader


Building the last Volkswagen Beetles

After the original air-cooled Beetle was laid to rest, a new front-engine one took its place. And now it's riding off into the sunset as well. I went to the plant in Puebla, Mexico and did some hands-on work on the line. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Puebla Mexico, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Auto Workers


In Review: 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

It's showing its age, and that's a minus in this popular segment, but it's still roomy and comfortable, and with a surprisingly accessible third row. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


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