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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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It's still a long way from production, but the Freightliner Inspiration concept 18-wheeler has made history as the world's first self-driving commercial vehicle licensed for public roads. Find out more in my Driving Force column in Metro. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
For real, and it was great!
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My goodness, I like this car. It looks good, it drives well, and the interior seems like it should cost a lot more. Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's big news, and not just for truckers, but everyone on the road: Freightliner has introduced the world's first autonomous vehicle licensed to run on public roads. It's still just a concept, and it's on the roads for testing, not... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Any of these could put you in danger, and all of them are preventable. Find out if you're guilty of any of these driving errors by checking out my Toronto Star story. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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A 2016 already! No wonder I never know what year it is. Acura has updated its entry-level model with a larger engine and a new industry-first transmission that combines a dual clutch with a torque converter. Find out more in... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
It's in the story - this is just a concept, and an autonomous production truck probably won't happen for at least 10 years and probably more.
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Following a massive press conference that included using the Hoover Dam as a movie screen, Freightliner unveiled the Inspiration, the world's first self-driving commercial vehicle licensed for public roads. And I was there - check out my story in the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Seriously? Of all the mirrors you could have possibly screwed to the fenders of your chrome-laden Pontiac Parisienne, you chose these? Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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In 1684, colonists headed from France to the New World, intending to settle near the Mississippi. Instead, their maps sent them to present-day Texas, where all of their ships eventually sank, including the tiny La Belle that contained their supplies. It was discovered in 1995 and is now in Austin's Bullock Museum. Find out more in my "One Cool Thing" travel piece in the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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Thirty - that's the number of ways you'll be able to adjust the seats on a Lincoln Continental when it comes to market. And while that sounds excessive, it's all about comfort and support. Find out more in my Driving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Cars are complex, and they can warn you about potential problems with a wide range of warning lights, noises, and symptoms. But when something looks like it's going wrong, do you know if you need to stop immediately, if it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I make no secret of my fondness for Fountain Pen Hospital, whether I'm visiting in person or ordering from the website. I write short travel pieces for the Toronto Star and on a recent visit to New York, I snapped some shots and put this together. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Pens and Paper
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A lovely new interior and a great drive: I was very impressed with the Mazda6, even if it felt very strange to be driving a 2016 in April. Find out more in my review at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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An analyst describing Coke: Coca-Cola has been diligent in driving net price realization in the U.S. through both pricing inflation and mix benefits through smaller package formats." All that to say that Coke raised its prices and made the bottles smaller. Yeah. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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It's inexpensive, but it's not cheap. I drove the $9,998 version, which means you have to crank up the windows, put the key in the door, and forget about air conditioning, but I was impressed. Find out more in my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Have you ever heard of the Bourassa, the Maritime, or the Tudhope? Do you know we used to assemble Volvos in Nova Scotia, and build Hyundais in Quebec? Do you know what's really under the skin of a Fargo or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Yes, I know it's only a show display. Doesn't make it right. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There are a lot of things to remember when you're buying a car, and you may not always remember to check them all. I have a short list in my story over at the Chicago Tribune. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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People often neglect their wiper blades, but they're an important safety item, along with washer fluid. Find out more in my Driving Force column in Metro. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca