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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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There was an outcry from fans when Jaguar announced it would make an SUV, but the F-Pace is its most popular product. It gets some updates for 2021 - find out more in my review at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Acura's MDX is all-new for 2022, and overall, it's a fabulous vehicle to drive -- but there are a few things I'd change on it. Find out what they are in my review at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Tiny payments, big truck numbers and long warranties - car ads tell you a lot without always telling you a lot. I've listed some of the things to watch for in my story at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Are you thinking about getting an electric vehicle? You need to consider all the factors that go into buying a conventional one -- features, comfort, etc. -- along with some EV-specific considerations as well. See what's involved in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Mazda is dropping the CX-3 in the U.S., but Canadians like pint-sized crossovers enough that it's sticking around north of the border. Find out what I think of it in my review over at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's sometimes hard to believe how luxurious trucks have become, and my 2021 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Limited was optioned to six figures. But price aside, how is it? Find out in my review at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is a handsome thing and it's more fun to drive than you might expect, although it's also a chunk of change, especially if you start adding options. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Trucks pulling trains, trucks pulling trains, trucks pulling...flags? Yes, for the sake of showing how tough their vehicles are, automakers love to hook them up to Big Things and pull them along. Take a look at some of the biggest in my story at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Mitsubishi's Eclipse Cross sat out the 2021 model year, and returns as a 2022 with better styling and some new features. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Ford has introduced its newest small truck, and here's the surprising twist: It'll come standard with a hybrid engine. Check out my first look at the 2022 Maverick over at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Can a truck be a truck, even if it really isn't a truck? I say yes, and so does Hyundai, which gave me a quick look at its upcoming Santa Cruz. Find out more in my story over at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's not the least-expensive out there, but the Ford Escape Hybrid has a lot going for it, including a very pleasant driving experience. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The CX-5 is Mazda's top-selling vehicle -- it finds more new owners than all of the company's cars combined -- and although it has a couple of rough edges, it's a decent ride overall. Find out more in my review at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Should you buy new or used? Both have pros and cons, and you should be aware of them before you make your decision. Find out what's what in my story over at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Ever wonder why some truck companies always end up on the "most fuel-efficient" lists, and others seldom get mentioned? The engine plays a role, of course, but there are other factors in play, and you need to consider them when you're looking for an efficient pickup. Check out my story... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Ford is introducing a new "Timberline" trim level on its SUVs, meant for moderate off-roading, and it's starting with the 2021 Explorer. Have a look at my "First Look" at it over at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Kia Sorento is redesigned for 2021, and it's what a good makeover should be. It drives well, the cabin is very impressive, and the seats are comfortable, at least if you're not sitting way at the back. Find out more in my review over at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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A rotary-powered pickup, four-wheel steering, and of course I couldn't leave out the Blackwood - these were truck ideas that were created in good faith but never accepted by customers. See what they are in my story at Driving.ca. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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The Forester and Outback are tied as my favorite Subaru models, and this time around, I'm in the sport-utility one. It's a good performer and it's simple, and that's what I like about it. Find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Hyundai has announced its upcoming Santa Cruz, which many people are decrying because it's based on an SUV. But of course it's not the first car-truck mash-up, and those have quite a history. Find out more about those days-gone-by models in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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So you want a vehicle - do you buy it, or lease it? There are pros and cons to both, and you need to know before you sign on the dotted line. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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That's a picture of what's behind the taillight of my 1995 Dodge Ram, which I bought new, and have driven on salty winter roads since 1994. My friend has had to do considerable rust repair to his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, and so we compared the two. See why prevention is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Canada has a long and fascinating auto history of its own, with a number of cars that weren't made anywhere else - and the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario has a large collection of them. You can't visit it right now due to pandemic restrictions, so the Museum is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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If you take pickup trucks out of the equation, the best-selling vehicle in Canada isn't the Honda Civic, but the Toyota RAV4. It comes in a variety of flavors, and I had the hybrid version. Check out my opinion of it in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You can get a Challenger that boasts nearly 800 horsepower, but I had the V6, and with all-wheel drive to boot - and there's an awful lot that's right with this car. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at WomanOnWheels.ca