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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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Lincoln's bringing back a nameplate that was one of the shortest-lived in its history, but it's different this time. The Aviator is big but drives much smaller, and comes with a coddling level of luxury. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The styling is love-or-hate it, and it could use a bit more power and steering feel, but the Eclipse Cross also includes a lot of features and a very long warranty for a reasonable price. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Putting an electric motor beside a gasoline engine isn't just to save fuel; it can also be used to make go-fast, and that's what Porsche definitely does with this new Cayenne model. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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That's the opinion of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and recently, its Ontario chapter held a week-long event in Canada that was all about taking these cars on the road. They're all 1915 or older, and they're still in service. Find out more in my story at the National... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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They pretty much date back to a Buick concept unveiled for 1939, and they've graced car shows and helped designers ever since. And one of them even became a television star. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It might look like any other crossover, but the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is the real deal when it comes to off-the-beaten-path. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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For 2020, the Audi A4 receives a facelift and a new infotainment system. There's also a new diesel engine in the S4, but alas, it won't be making its way over the pond to us. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When you need to haul a load, size matters. At Ford, the biggest size of sport-ute is the Expedition -- find out what I think of it in my review over at AutoTrader. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Voyager was originally a Plymouth minivan, but the name is coming back, and it's going to be a base level on the Chrysler Pacifica to replace the aging Dodge Grand Caravan. I took one for a quick spin: find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Most haven't, but it's likely it was the first gasoline-powered car built in Canada. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca.). Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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After the original air-cooled Beetle was laid to rest, a new front-engine one took its place. And now it's riding off into the sunset as well. I went to the plant in Puebla, Mexico and did some hands-on work on the line. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Ford's got an all-new Explorer, based on an all-new platform that primarily puts the power to the rear wheels -- check out my story on the Explorer and Explorer Hybrid. And then, if you want something sportier, read all about the all-new Explorer ST. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Leaded gas first appeared in the 1920s, but although everyone knew it was an extremely toxic health hazard, it continued to be sold into the 1990s. What finally ended its reign at the pumps? Find out in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Michelin Movin' On is an annual summit that's focused on the future of mobility -- including this odd-looking Uptis tire, an airless and puncture-proof unit that's expected to go into production five years from now. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Do you hook the wheel, ride with your feet on the dash, let your pet loose in the car? Find out what dumb habits can be dangerous or even deadly in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Acura TLX is proof you shouldn't send a crossover to do a sporty sedan's job: this thing is a joy to drive, with its gutsy V6 engine and all-wheel handling. But there are a few things on it I'd like to kick to the curb, too. Check out my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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For almost four decades, Volkswagen GTI fans have ascended on a tiny town in Austria to show off their cars, and it's one big crazy street party devoted to everything automotive. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's showing its age, and that's a minus in this popular segment, but it's still roomy and comfortable, and with a surprisingly accessible third row. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Before bobby sox and Happy Days, there was rockabilly, a raw American music that had a brief but glorious rise. But it's back, and in addition to music, it's also about cars and fashion -- and fun. I went to Port Dover, Ontario to the Rockabilly Rev Up show --... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Practicality? Check. Price? Reasonable. Performance? Well ... two out of three ain't bad. Find out more in my review over at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Not just the best sedan I've driven in a long time, but possibly the best vehicle I've tested in a while. Yes, seriously -- find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca.) Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There's a lot of liquid in your vehicle besides just gasoline. Many have scheduled maintenance changes -- brake and transmission, for example -- that will keep your vehicle running longer. And electric cars have an important one, too. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You know there was a Henry Ford, but did you know there was a Walter Chrysler and three Maserati brothers? What about Audi, Aston Martin, Mazda, Subaru, and many more? Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There's a reason Honda sells so many Civics, and the proof is when you get behind the wheel. Find out more at my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at WomanOnWheels.ca