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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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It's big, it's comfortable, but it's pricey, so you might want to look at some of its siblings first. Find out in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Any time there's a dishonest buck to be made, someone will find a way to get it. Car insurance can be a huge cash cow for criminals, and it can come at your expense. Be aware of some of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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A look at the "Thirsty Little Toaster," as I dubbed Scion's boxy model. It's fun to drive and extremely roomy inside, but you'll pay for its peppiness at the pumps. Check it out over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Mercedes-Benz Museum is a must-see when you're in Stuttgart, but how do they keep all those cars in such great condition? The secret is here, at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, where the company restores vehicles for customers and also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Bike safety doesn't happen in a vacuum, and motorists and cyclists alike have to work together to prevent tragedy. Find out more in my Driving Force column over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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If Infiniti's top sedan isn't spacious enough for you, you'll soon be able to get one that's even bigger - the long-wheelbase Q70L. The extra legroom is nice, but does the car live up to luxury standards? Find out in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Well, not quite with a car, but with a pen that's designed like a car, such as a Bugatti or Lamborghini. Find out more in my story in Pen World - yes, there really is a magazine for pen fanciers! Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Pens and Paper
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Well, not quite with a car, but with a pen that's designed like a car, such as a Bugatti or Lamborghini. Find out more in my story in Pen World - yes, there really is a magazine for pen fanciers! Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The company thinks so, but the proof will be in the driving. Replacing the outgoing SLS-AMG, the GT uses a twin-turbo V8 that'll be beefed up for the top-line GT-S that'll be the first one we see. I was there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Where else to drive the new GMC Yukon than in the Yukon? Find out more about this big SUV in my review over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I really like this premium compact sedan - find out more in my review over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I drive a lot of vehicles for my job, but only a handful of them ever make it to my "yes, I'd buy this with my own cash" list. And right now, this one's at the top: the Audi A3... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Some cars can text or email their owners with important information, especially electric ones that are sending messages about their charging status. Find out how the Nissan Leaf does it by checking out my Driving Force column at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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And where better to drive the Yukon, than in the Yukon? I drove this newest GMC from Whitehorse to Dawson, and you can read all about it over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I don't often show this picture, because it still upsets me, but that's my 1949 Studebaker after a driver pulled out in front of me. I wasn't hurt, and the truck got fixed, but it never should have happened. Find... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Sometimes, you can really like something in spite of its faults. The Scion xB -- known to fans as "The Toaster" -- is peppy, fun-to-drive, and roomy inside, but it's also noisy and far thirstier than I expected. Read about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When I first came face-to-face with a fuel efficiency display in a car, I scoffed. What adult driver would bother with the equivalent of a schoolchild's gold star? Well, guess what - this one did. Read more in my opinion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Some 1,300 antiques, hot rods, custom cars and trucks descended on Oshawa, Ontario late in August, and I was there with my camera (and Studebaker!). Come and see some of the highlights over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Another look at the Nissan Altima 3.5, this time for Metro. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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What's it like to have the coolest car in the parking lot? Find out more in my review over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's a hefty step in price to the Nissan Altima's sole V6, but not everyone wants a four-cylinder. It's quiet and powerful, with a really nice ride, but I wasn't quite so keen on the steering feel. Find out more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Minivans aren't all that popular anymore, but they should be: they can be far more practical than an SUV or crossover. Find out more in my review at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's big and bulky, but Ford's done such a good job on the handling that the new 2015 Expedition actually felt agile on a twisty mountain road. Yes, seriously! Read more in my story over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Driveway sealing has a bit of a bum rap with many homeowners, primarily because there are a lot of semi-shady characters knocking on doors with an offer to do the job "because we have some left over from the job... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When the top goes down on any vehicle, all is good. Find out more about this particular one in my review over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca