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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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It's new, it's gorgeous, it's smooth, it's lovely. But how does it stack up to the rest of the CLS lineup? Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There aren't many body-on-frame SUVs left anymore, but among those left, Toyota's 4Runner is popular and very capable, if thirsty. Find out more in my review at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Just in time for your summer reading pleasure: my Driving Force column in Metro looks at what's inside heated seats and steering wheels that make them so nice and toasty. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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What you put in your vehicle's fuel tank matters: if it needs premium fuel, you may not be saving anything by putting in a cheaper grade. And now, Shell has a new premium fuel, V-Power Nitro+, which it says does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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A couple of years ago, Pelikan introduced the Hub, where fountain pen fans gathered in select cities to meet other fans and talk about pens. Now another one is coming up on September 25, and Toronto has again been selected. Where we'll all meet has yet to be decided (it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Pens and Paper
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Everyone's talking about autonomous cars, but most people focus on the vehicles themselves. There's more to it, and these cars are going to have to know exactly where they are, and what's under their wheels. Find out more in my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The big news from Volvo has been its announcement of going to four-cylinder power. And if the engine in the XC60 that I drove is any indication, power is the word. Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Texas' state capitol building has been restored to its original glory, and it's a fascinating place to tour. Find out more in my "One Cool Thing" travel piece in the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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Toyota and Lexus are known for hybrids, but even the pros make the odd misstep. The NX 300h handed back excellent fuel mileage, but there are some issues. Find out more in my review over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's still not the best midsize car on the market, but the Chrysler 200 has made enormous strides from what it used to be. Find out more in my review over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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All the safety features on your vehicle are there for one reason: to help save your butt once your tires lose contact with the road. But they don't necessarily know what the tires are doing, which is going to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Oh, this one's good. It's not often you see someone as fluent as this when it comes to this crap. MILWAUKEE, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) announced today that it is exploring strategic options for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Regular, mid-grade, premium - what do these mean, and what should you use? Find out more about gasoline in my story over at the Chicago Tribune. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I've always liked Mazda's SUVs, which combine practicality with a sportier feel than many. I'm really looking forward to the all-new, smaller CX-3, but in the meantime, I spent a week with the CX-5. Find out more in my review... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There aren't very many of these body-on-frame SUVs left, primarily because they're heavy and tend to be thirsty, but the Toyota 4Runner remains as one of them. Find out more about it in my review at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I visited Dawson City last summer and was fascinated by these buildings. Turns out there's quite a history to them: one was a photography studio in the heady days of the gold miners. Find out more in my "One Cool Thing" piece in the Toronto Star's Travel section. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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I've fallen hard for a Swedish siren. Volvo's new wagon is gutsy, gorgeous, and drives like a dream. Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Normally Lexus/Toyota pretty much owns the hybrid segment, but I felt surprisingly let down by the all-new NX in its gas-electric form. It does the job but feels more like hybrids did a decade ago. Find out more in my... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You may think it just involves putting on lights and a siren, but police vehicles are basically built from the ground up for law enforcement. Find out more in my Driving Force column over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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They're extremely popular today, but did you know the history of SUVs? Some started as trucks, some as military vehicles, and a couple are even credited with saving car companies. Find out more in my photo gallery at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I'm already a fan of Volkswagen's diesel engine, but when you put it into a Golf Sportwagon, magic happens. Find out more in my review at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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If you're like most people, you got just enough training to pass your driving test, and then you never went back to school. That's definitely not how you should approach the most dangerous thing you'll ever do. Find out more... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Station wagon. Diesel. Yum! But of course you want to know more than that, so check out my review of the 2015 VW Golf Sportwagon over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The new Golf doesn't look all that much different, but the stuff that matters is all under the skin, and it's all about the driving experience. This is simply a very good little car. Find out more in my review... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Airbags can save your life, but they also have the potential to do a lot of damage if you don't sit properly around them, or hold the wheel as you should. Find out more in my story over at the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca