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Depreciation is a beautiful, beautiful thing – especially if you’re in the marketplace for a second-hand car that offers tremendous styling, presence, pedigree and technology on the relative cheap. Today, numerous flagship sedans from the world’s premier luxury automakers can be had for a fraction of their original price, meaning silly-cheap access to a world-class motoring experience.

After about a decade, some of these six-figure posh-rockets can be had for under $10,000!
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Some cars make you restless. Scratch that: the best cars give you itchy feet. Well, here’s one born under a wanderin’ star – the new Ford Mustang. 5.0L V8 and a stick-shift transmission; giddy-up!

This ain’t the kind of machine that’s happy cooped up in the city, so we stirred up that big eight-cylinder heartbeat and headed for BC’s interior. The short route was plain sailing. The long way looked like it’d be a heck of a lot more fun. It was.
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In this time of being able to buy cars over the Internet, and knowing that your choice, whatever it may be, will come with standard features, like seatbelts, windshield wipers, and other features so commonplace you’d be horrified to discover that any were missing from your purchase, it’s hard to believe that there was once a time – not so very long ago, really – that cars didn’t have those features.

They had to be invented. Unfortunately, the rapid advancement of automobile design, with multiple inventors developing very similar concepts completely independent of each other, means that now it is difficult to pinpoint who invented exactly what, exactly when. Many features were the subject of virtually simultaneous, duelling patents. As a result, for the most part, the following list details when these breakthroughs were first featured in commercially available cars, not in concept cars or hidden in some guy’s garage.
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You’ve heard the common saying ‘Stuff Happens’. The word ‘stuff’ is, of course, typically replaced by a slightly naughtier word, but the idea remains the same: despite your best efforts and care, unfavourable things can happen without warning, and especially on the move.

This warm-weather travel season, a roadside accident, breakdown, or other mishap can leave your ride stranded on the side of the road, and you along with it. Your family vacation hangs in the balance, your stress level spikes, and your day is likely ruined.

In addition to travelling with a charged cellular phone and a battery booster pack at all times, roadside assistance coverage can be a stress-reducing life-saver in a variety of situations. Whether included with the purchase of your new ride, or added to your older one, here are some considerations.
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Ever hear the phrase “It’s too much car for you”? Sounds like something from an ’80s movie, right? Truth is, with the widespread adoption of automatic transmissions, anyone can hop in most any car and drive away. However, when you’re just starting to learn, you don’t want a luxury land yacht/isolation chamber with a V6 that’ll happily go 50 km/h without any throttle input from you. And our selection criteria for the ideal beginner’s car makes Goldilocks look accommodating: eager throttle response that doesn’t simulate Speed Racer, firm braking that doesn’t induce whiplash, accurate steering that’s not too heavy or light, good visibility out of the greenhouse that doesn’t make you feel exposed or vulnerable, comfortable suspension that neither destroys tailbones nor feels detached from the road, and finally, safety features and technologies that don’t inspire reckless behaviour. It’s a hefty list that can be summed up in alliterative fashion: speed, steering, sight, suspension, safety. Go a step further and what it boils down to is simply control.

Despite all the animal-inspired model names, a car is not some wild, untamed beast – it is a machine that’s been engineered and assembled with care. Your first time behind the wheel should not in any way, shape or form resemble the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede. That being said, certain vehicles do provide a gentler introduction to the world of motoring bliss. These vehicles, from the moment you start up the engine, will provide feedback and react to your inputs in a predicable manner so that you’re never second-guessing yourself. When you’re out on the road, you get a feel for the road conditions, with a ride that’s neither too vague nor too crashy. Though they may be equipped with cameras and sensors, you don’t need to rely on them to keep track of your surroundings when driving or parking – they’re a safety net designed to inspire confidence, not carelessness: you are still expected to remain present in the operation of your motor vehicle. That’s the magic word here: control.

So, what qualifies and what doesn’t? Read on and find out!
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Best Car Chase Scenes Ever
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So far, the previews for Mad Max: Fury Road make the film look as though it could very well be one giant car chase, with a line of dialogue or two thrown in here and there, and the occasional post-apocalyptic mutant making an appearance.

To which we say: So? What’s wrong with that? We love our car chases, and what follows is a list of those we loved, and wanted to see more of.
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Road Trip: 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0
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Some cars make you restless. Scratch that: the best cars give you itchy feet. Well, here’s one born under a wanderin’ star – the new Ford Mustang. 5.0L V8 and a stick-shift transmission; giddy-up!

This ain’t the kind of machine that’s happy cooped up in the city, so we stirred up that big eight-cylinder heartbeat and headed for BC’s interior. The short route was plain sailing. The long way looked like it’d be a heck of a lot more fun. It was.

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2016 Honda Pilot: 10 things you need to know
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New models, new transmissions, the promise of turbocharged engines, and the return of the Type-R Civic; no-one can accuse Honda of resting on their laurels. Well, not right at the present, anyway – a few years ago, it was a different story.

That means it’s time to clean house on those vehicles that aren’t pulling their weight, sales-wise. Goodbye boxy old Pilot, hello new version. It’s faster, smoother, more efficient, and more like a value-priced MDX than ever. Let’s take a look at all the changes Honda has crammed into their flagship crossover to help it shed the boxy image and pick up some sales momentum.
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Summer: the bugs are in the air, the temperature is climbing and the roads are finally free of salt, sand and other wintertime nastiness. This combination of stimuli inevitably prompts the brains of car lovers everywhere to start considering a new-to-them convertible for maximum enjoyment of the warm-weather travel season to follow.

Owning a convertible is a good thing – especially considering the volume of worthy drop-top options that are entering the used market at more affordable prices than ever.

And so, we present a list of some of the most affordable and popular used drop-tops in the market, some of the most popular reasons for considering each, and some of the most common issues they should be inspected for ahead of your purchase.

Not mechanically inclined? Looking for extra peace of mind? Visit your favourite mechanic and ask him to take a closer look at your used convertible candidates. Remember – a pre-purchase visual inspection may cost $100 to $200, but could save you thousands in repairs down the line.
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It’s beige. It’s Japanese. It’s a compact. It’s a sedan.

No, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward (and Carolina Hurricanes draft pick) Clark Bishop’s car is not a Toyota Corolla; his car is up a notch on Toyota’s wheeled appliance for the masses, even if it is a 2004 example of Canada’s bestselling family car, the Honda Civic.
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Celebrity Car Collectors
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. MTV Cribs. "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car." Oh, who cares about the glitz and the glamour? I want to see what's in their garages.

Just like regular folks, many celebrities are huge gearheads, and as their pockets are deep, so too are their collections. You know the old “Justification for Higher Education” poster? Well, sometimes you just have to be good at cracking a joke or designing a suit to stuff your garage with classics. Here's a look at some of the best car collections owned by celebs.
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My friend Jake thought I was a monster.

“You’re putting THAT in your engine?!”

He stopped by for a grown-up beverage while I was changing the oil in my 1993 Toyota MR2 GTS: turbocharged four-cylinder, manual transmission, black in colour and a total riot to drive the bejesus out of.

“What’s wrong with this stuff?” I asked, tipping the jug of conventional oil into the funnel sticking out of the top of my engine. Normal oil. Cheap oil.

Glug. Glug. Glug.

Jake’s eyes were wide. His jaw was ajar. He was all wound up and giving me a look like I’d just murdered a kitten.

“That’s not even synthetic!” he cried. “Your ride’s got a turbo and all that. You’re probably going to ruin your engine”.

Let me tell you about Jake. He drives a Nissan Sylvia. Similar setup to my MR2: turbo four-cylinder, manual, gets driven hard. But Jake only puts really expensive oil into his engine. The most expensive stuff he can find. He figures his 200 horsepower Nissan needs protection designed for track-going Lamborghinis, and that if he used anything but fifteen-bucks-a-bottle luxury engine oil, his powerplant would sludge up, puff smoke, and send rod number three out the side of the block while he tried to peel out of the Timmies drive-thru.

The question of which of us is “right” on oil selection is an ongoing debate.
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