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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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The upscale version of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Town & Country is poised to become Chrysler's only minivan as the company moves its Dodge division over to performance. I took one on a trip and was impressed with its... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive isn't the first car you picture when you hear "sports car," but it can out-accelerate many of them - at least for a little while - thanks to the nature of electric motors. Find out... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's good-looking, it drives well, and it has a turbo engine: the Kia Forte5 has really come along. Find out more in my review over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Sonata is all-new for 2015, and I drove the top-end model, the turbocharged 2.0T Ultimate. A nice ride and lots for the money, but there are some down sides too. Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You may think "chocolate" when you hear Hershey, but to old-car enthusiasts, it's the giant automotive flea market and car show. And of course I was there! Have a look over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When you get into your vehicle, you probably just toss your phone or place your cup into the proper cubbies and think nothing of it. But someone's putting a lot of thought into storage spaces in cars, including how to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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As far as driving and handling goes, I think it is, but Ford could face a tough sell with some drivers for its all-aluminum body. Find out more in my review over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It may not look radically different from the 2014 model, but the changes are big: a weight loss of up to 700 pounds, thanks to an all-aluminum body and lightweight steel frame. There's a new smaller engine and a host... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I work in the automotive world, where a single crooked stitch on a luxury car's dash can send a customer reeling with the vapours. But every now and again, I have to dip my toe into other worlds, and I'm left just shaking my head. I got a new cell phone. A flip phone, mind you, because I'm not quite into the 21st century yet. I don't make very many calls, so I never noticed that it wasn't displaying the correct time until I tried to use it as an alarm clock on a recent trip. It wouldn't pick up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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Rental fleet fodder? Think again - the Malibu may not be the most stylish car out there, but it impressed me with the way it performs. Find out more over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Okay, so now that I've grabbed your attention with the headline, let me step back and say that my Driving Force column this week tells you all about shock absorbers and how important they are to your vehicle. Go on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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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 Sep 29, 2014 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 Sep 25, 2014 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