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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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Previously known as the GL, this full-size model has been renamed the GLS to indicate its top-of-the-heap status among Mercedes-Benz's family-style sport-utes. It's comfortable even in all four rows and a sweet driver ... find out more in my review... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You won't want to be riding for too long in that third-row seat (at least if you're over the age of ten), but Mazda's redesigned XC-9 checks most of the right boxes otherwise. Find out more in my review at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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What do the numbers mean? What's "Top Tier"? And do you need "winter" gas? Find out more in my How It Works column at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's an all-new version of the E-Class Wagon for 2017, and it's a beauty. The engine's great, the new nine-speed transmission is smooth as silk, and the interior coddles you in comfort. But it can drive itself, and that's where... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's a 1949 Meteor -- although it hit the show circuit badged as a Ford -- and it made the rounds of American and Canadian car shows in the 1960s, picking up all that hardware. It's an original link to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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This is the Mercedes-Benz "Vision Van" concept, unveiled yesterday in Germany. It's never going to be bringing parcels to your door, but it contains a number of technologies that Mercedes-Benz is working on: delivery by robots and drones, fleet vehicle... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Acura MDX is one of the best-driving three-row SUVs out there right now (although that third row really is an afterthought), but it's hampered by a centre stack that's just way more complicated than it should be. Find out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's big, it's comfortable, it's surprisingly fuel-efficient for its size, and it'll put a dent in your wallet. Find out more in my review over at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Take a whole bunch of traditionally-styled hot rods and custom cars, drop them into an old Western town, and you have the Jalopy Jam Up, one of my favorite shows. Find out more - and see some of these great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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What, exactly, does a recall mean? Why can't I get my recalled vehicle fixed right away? And isn't a TSB the same thing? Find out answers to these and more in my "How It Works" column in the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Every year, the town of Port Perry, Ontario hosts Brits on the Lake, a car show for all things from the U.K. Check out my gallery of the show over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The internal combustion engine's basic design hasn't changed in some two centuries, but there have been all sorts of improvements and variations on it since then. The latest is a variable-compression engine that Infiniti will wedge into some new models... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Two doors might not be the best for access, but they sure are for looks. And this new coupe from Mercedes has some very nice road manners to back up that styling. Find out more in my review over at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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No, not that finger. BMW has a new system, called Gesture Control, which lets you work some of the infotainment systems just by waving your hand. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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They're a rare breed these days, but I like wagons, and Volkswagen makes a very good one. There's no diesel right now, and no telling when (or if) there will be one again, but it's still a great drive and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Datsun/Nissan Z has been a hit with fans ever since it arrived for 1970, and this summer, some 250 of them converged on Toronto for the international ZCon festival. I caught up with them at their show - see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Canada once had a number of automakers building vehicles just for this country, and the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario owns a significant collection of them. The museum has had its high and low points, but under the care... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Back in 1888, Bertha Benz took a drive to visit her mother. That may not sound like much today, but it was a huge deal back then, and it might have been the only thing that made her husband Carl's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Buicky portholes and extra bowties, plus a spoiler ... no. Just make it stop. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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A lot of very high-tech systems, most of which are already in vehicles and just waiting for their chance to do it alone. Find out more in my story over at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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More on the Horseless Carriage Club of Canada, this time a photo gallery over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America do! They met in Ontario recently and covered some 650 miles over five days. Find out more in my story at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's not the most modern hybrid out there, but if price is a major factor, the Prius C delivers the goods at a low buy-in. Find out more in my review at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's not the most powerful sport-cute on the planet, but I like the way it rides and drives ... with one exception. Get the CVT, not the stick shift. Really? Really. Here's why ... over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at WomanOnWheels.ca