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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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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 10 hours ago 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 10 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
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And where better to drive the Yukon, than in the Yukon? I drove this newest GMC from Whitehorse to Dawson, and you can read all about it over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I don't often show this picture, because it still upsets me, but that's my 1949 Studebaker after a driver pulled out in front of me. I wasn't hurt, and the truck got fixed, but it never should have happened. Find... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Sometimes, you can really like something in spite of its faults. The Scion xB -- known to fans as "The Toaster" -- is peppy, fun-to-drive, and roomy inside, but it's also noisy and far thirstier than I expected. Read about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When I first came face-to-face with a fuel efficiency display in a car, I scoffed. What adult driver would bother with the equivalent of a schoolchild's gold star? Well, guess what - this one did. Read more in my opinion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Some 1,300 antiques, hot rods, custom cars and trucks descended on Oshawa, Ontario late in August, and I was there with my camera (and Studebaker!). Come and see some of the highlights over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Another look at the Nissan Altima 3.5, this time for Metro. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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What's it like to have the coolest car in the parking lot? Find out more in my review over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's a hefty step in price to the Nissan Altima's sole V6, but not everyone wants a four-cylinder. It's quiet and powerful, with a really nice ride, but I wasn't quite so keen on the steering feel. Find out more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Minivans aren't all that popular anymore, but they should be: they can be far more practical than an SUV or crossover. Find out more in my review at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's big and bulky, but Ford's done such a good job on the handling that the new 2015 Expedition actually felt agile on a twisty mountain road. Yes, seriously! Read more in my story over at the Toronto Star. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Driveway sealing has a bit of a bum rap with many homeowners, primarily because there are a lot of semi-shady characters knocking on doors with an offer to do the job "because we have some left over from the job... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When the top goes down on any vehicle, all is good. Find out more about this particular one in my review over at Autofocus! Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I have to admit that when I first drove an electric car, I thought they were primarily little puddle-jumpers suitable for people who didn't go anywhere. Having driven several, I now realize that while they're certainly not for everyone, they're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's big, it's heavy, but ye gods, it's fun. And yes, that Shaker hood scoop should be called the Trembler when you put it on a fuel-injected engine instead of a rumbly old Hemi, but ye gods, it's fun. Hey,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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All models are now four-cylinder, the interior's vastly better, and the spare tire's under the cargo floor. Find out more about the Toyota RAV4 in my review over at Metro. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Companies stay profitable by giving customers what they want. So which one of you demanded a self-driving car? Who figured they wanted a vehicle with a steering wheel that they'd never touch? Really - which one of you is to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The FJ Cruiser was never meant to be - it was a show concept that went into production - but it turned out to be quite the success. It's bowing out now at the end of the 2014 model year,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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"I heard gunfire, but I thought it was a car backfiring!" the witness cries out on camera to the news reporter. "You've probably never heard a car backfire in your life!" I yell at the television screen. And then I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at WomanOnWheels.ca