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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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Women buy a lot of cars, but there are times when it seems like auto manufacturers don't actually think about it. So over the years, along with some highlights, there have been more than a few misses when they try to appeal to us. See what they are in my... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Toyota Camry Hybrid feels like a conventional car, and I mean that as a compliment. For many people, that's the key to going to gas-electric. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Lexus' smallest SUV/crossover, the UX, also comes as a hybrid, and that's what I drove. It has some very good points, but also some down sides ... find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's big and it's thirsty, but it's the epitome of luxury and with some very impressive (as well as some very distracting) technology. Find out all about Cadillac's biggest SUV in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You've just taken delivery of your vehicle, and whether it's brand-new or new-to-you, there are some things you should do to make sure all is well. Find out what they are in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's not a Wrangler, and it doesn't look like it could do the job, but the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is actually very off-road capable - and then very well-mannered once it's back on the asphalt. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You might be forgiven for not realizing the Nissan Frontier is still around - the current-generation truck was introduced in 2005. But the 2022 model should change all that, and you can find out more in my "First Look" at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Once the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 came out, we knew the Raptor wouldn't be far behind, and now it's broken ground. It's just a virtual look right now, but find out what's what in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Wash, rinse, repeat. Car wash videos are surprisingly popular on YouTube, and especially with children with autism. That's what prompted one father to create Reviews By Vince, where he shows how his cars get squeaky-clean. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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J.D. Power is a powerhouse today, but the enormous company started at a kitchen table ... and you won't believe who the "Associates" in J.D. Power & Associates were. Find out in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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In this corner, we have the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave, and in the other, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Which one is the comparison winner? My colleague Clayton Seams and I take them both off-road to find out -- check out our story and video at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Modern cars can come with all sorts of high-tech safety assist functions, but they're not infallible. They can be confused or rendered temporarily inoperative by bad weather or some lane markings, and may be permanently put out of business if your collision shop doesn't repair your vehicle properly after a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's rough and tough, and off-road, the Colorado ZR2 does exactly what Chevy says it will. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Genesis has three sedans, and like the Three Bears, the G70 is cramped in the rear seat, the G90 is bigger and pricier than most people need, and the G80 is just right. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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While so many automakers are getting away from small cars, Nissan is jumping in, and now there's a new Versa sedan. It's a winner, too - find out more in my first-drive review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Tundra is an elderly design, but that's likely also part of why it consistently rakes in high reliability scores -- the company's had lots of time to get it right. And there are a lot of things that are right about this truck, along with a few weak points.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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My GMC Sierra AT4 was equipped with a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine, and it's a mighty fine powerplant indeed -- but you'll need to do some homework before you automatically check it on the option list. Find out more in my review over at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Differentials allow your vehicle to easily turn a corner; and depending on what you drive, they may also improve handling, or support your all-wheel or four-wheel drive. Find out more in my "How It Works" story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You hear something odd, or your vehicle does something strange, and your first thought is, How expensive is this? The good news is that not everything requires a trip to the shop. Find out what needs it, and what doesn't, in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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A redesign has made the GMC Yukon even better for families: it's longer than before, but almost all of that goes to making the third row of seats more comfortable. Find out in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Four interlocked rings, a woman with wings (although they really aren't), and birds and what might have been a plane...do you know the stories behind some of the best-known automotive logos? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Sometimes, you don't have to get the fastest and strongest to have the most fun, and for me, that was the new-for-2020 Porsche 911 Carrera. It's the "entry level" model, but it's anything but base. Find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2020 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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For 2020, the Silverado 1500 RST can be ordered with a 6.2-litre V8, and that's what my "Red-Hot-Red" ride had under its hood. Find out what else it had in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I've always been a fan of Mercedes-Benz's C-Class, which is just the right blend of size, power, and handling prowess. Find out more in my review of the C 300 over at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Toyota's Prius can be had in front-wheel or, as with my tester, an all-wheel-drive system that uses electricity to power the rear wheels. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at WomanOnWheels.ca