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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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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 13 hours ago 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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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I love trucks, but most of them have just become way too big. And that's why I really like the new GMC Canyon, which is the best midsize pickup truck on the market right now. Find out why in my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Today was press day at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the day that automakers hold press conferences to introduce their new models. It's where I shot this photo. Honda presented the new 2016 Pilot by having models posing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's a big truck that doesn't drive like one, and with considerable luxury to boot. Find out more in my review over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There will be more than 40 vehicles making their Canadian debuts at the Toronto Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday February 13. Slip over to the Toronto Star and check out my coverage of some of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Last fall, along with almost 80 of my auto-writer colleagues, I drove and voted on the entrants for the AJAC Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. The finalists have been named and the two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I'm likin' smaller trucks, and for my money, the best ones right now are GM's twins, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Find out more in my story over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Yes, it's expensive, and yes, the rear seats are mainly there for show. But when you're behind the wheel, all is forgiven. Find out more in my review over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Car seats haven't really changed that radically over the years, but there's a new idea waiting in the wings. Auto supplier Johnson Controls has come up with a modular "Loft Seat" concept that could change the way cars are built... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Not many auto plants are open to the public anymore, but if you're in Dearborn, you can watch the Ford F-150 being built. Find out more in my quick One Cool Thing travel piece over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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An all-new model for 2015, the Acura TLX is a good driver - I had the four-cylinder version - and it's put together very well. But I'm still not sold on it: it's not sporty enough to be a performance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at WomanOnWheels.ca