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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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An all-new Malibu is on the way, but in the meantime, I like the current one, and I think it's a car that deserves more respect than it gets. Find out more in my review at Metro. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Yes, it was fun to take a 12-passenger high-roof van onto a mucky B.C. logging road, but Mercedes-Benz is serious about its 4x4 Sprinter: it's really for job sites where two wheels driving aren't enough. Find out more over at... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's had a facelift for more of a standout look, and while the mechanicals haven't changed, this can still be a fun little car to pilot. Find out more in my review over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The big news for the upcoming next-generation Nissan Titan pickup truck is the V8 diesel engine it will use. Why so big? Find out more in my Driving Force column in Metro. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania each year, and the Lancaster Brewing Company is always my first stop. Check out my "One Cool Thing" travel piece on it in the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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I went up some pretty muddy logging trails in British Columbia and yes, in a Sprinter: the company now makes a four-wheel-drive version. It's not going to knock the Jeep Wrangler off its throne, but is meant for messy job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I just came back from the New York Auto Show, and while many automakers had some interesting cars to reveal, I think this was the hit of the event. Lincoln's bringing back the Continental name on a full-size flagship sedan.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I spent a week with Jeep's Grand Cherokee and its optional diesel engine, and came away pretty impressed. It's expensive, but on the other hand, it can hold its own with even pricier diesel versions of its competition. Find out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Ford put me in its all-new F-150 and sent me out to play on a snowy airport runway and in a gravel quarry to see how the truck would handle it. Find out more in my story over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's famous for its $9,998 starting price, and that's the model I drove: no air, no power locks, no power mirrors, and a stick shift. And you know what? It's inexpensive, but it's not cheap. In fact, it's a pretty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's not a powerhouse and it's definitely not a sports sedan, but the Sentra is roomy, comfortable, and above all, a good price. Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Alfa Romeo was sold in Canada, but left the market two decades ago. Now it's coming back, but there's more to it than just hanging out the shingle. Find out what's involved in positioning and returning a brand in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Canada regulates what a new car must have in order to be legally sold in this country, and sets standards for those features as well. There are some interesting things on the list - and also some interesting things that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's pricey, but Jeep is aiming its diesel version of the Grand Cherokee at premium competitors - and for the most part, it holds its own. Find out more in my review over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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For 2015, Infiniti has introduced a long-wheelbase version of its Q70. You certainly get more legroom in the rear seat, but unfortunately, that's pretty much all you get ... find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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If you're ever in Shanghai's airport with a lot of time to kill, as I did last fall, you simply must ride the Maglev levitating train. It makes return trips into the city at speeds of up to 430 km/h. Find out more in my "One Cool Thing" travel piece on it in the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Jil McIntosh: Rude, Lewd & Tattooed
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It isn't just new cars that roll out the end of the factory; production can generate huge amounts of waste as well. But all that waste costs time and money, as well as creating environmental issues. Find out more about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Canadians love compact cars these days, but we used to prefer land yachts. So how did we make the switch? Primarily, it was due to our neighbors to the south picking sides in a war. Find out more on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Well, not entirely, but Peugeot-Citroen is developing one that might. Called an air hybrid, it uses compressed air to assist the engine to save fuel. Find out more in my report over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I hate cold, snow, and winter (not necessarily in that order), so how did I spend last week? Driving the 2015 Ford F-150 through a snowstorm in Quebec. Find out more in my story over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You've heard them in all the ads and the auto stories: terms like direct injection, EcoBoost, TFSI, or Hemi. But do you know what they mean? Check out my explanation of some of the more common ones over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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If you're going - and you should! - knowing what's going to be there will help you to plan your visit. Check out my gallery of what to see over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca