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Sami Haj-Assaad
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Diesel or hybrid? Is the Lexus NX 300h a better and more efficient luxury crossover than the BMW X3 xDrive28d? Watch and find out!
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Check out the new monster from Lexus!
The LFA supercar may be a rapidly fading memory but the folks at Lexus have been hard at work on a new high-performance coupe. The RC F promises a riotously fun driving experience, but can it stack up to the vaunted vehicles it’s supposed to compete with?
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Have you seen my review of the brand new 2015 Hyundai Sonata? Check it out right here!

#Hyundai   #hyundaisonata   #hyundaisonata2015   #2015hyundaisonata  +Hyundai Worldwide +Hyundai USA +AutoGuide.com 
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As you might have heard, there’s a war for your dashboard going on. Apple and Google are introducing new ways to deliver your smartphone’s user experience through your in-car infotainment system. The recently announced Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems are designed to help you access more of your phones features and take advantage of your devices internet connection. Both systems work similarly. You plug your phone in and a familiar interfac...
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How to Finance a Used Car
Used cars, just like new ones can be financed, but the process can be more complicated. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on buying a used car with borrowed money.  There are two main ways to finance a used car. There’s the robust way, and the easy way. We’ll start with the former, which involves getting a loan from the bank. Start by getting your credit history and score which is important for lenders to determine the rates and ter...
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If you think you’re going to get the most out of your car by driving it year-round with all-season tires, you’re in for a rude awakening. Summer tires (also called performance tires) provide excellent grip in warm weather and are the ultimate no-compromise choice for warmer weather driving. While it’s been said before, it’s worth repeating: all-season tires are no-season tires. They’re the jack-of-all-trades in the tire world and don’t excel in a...
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I take a look at the new smart-phone powered infotainment system from Honda! +AutoGuide.com +Honda 
If you’re buying a new Honda, like the 2015 Fit or Civic, you may consider saving yourself some money and skipping the factory navigation system. Instead you can choose to use Honda’s smartphone-enabled system called HondaLink. But is it better than the factory navigation setup? Introducing HondaLink HondaLink is only available in the new Civic and Fit. By using your smartphone you can enable the built-in touchscreen to display your current locat...
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There are two affordable options to get into a car without settling for an econo-box. The first is lease a new car and the second is to buy a used one, but which path is the better choice? “Both options have their advantages,” says Randy Ellspermann, CFO of LightStream Lending. “If you have no need to drive a new car, then financing a used car will work well”, he says. “But sometimes the cost of financing may be a concern.” While Ellspermann and...
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Here's my take on the turbocharged 2014 Kia Forte 5. Check it out!

  #Kia   #kiaforte   #Kiaforte5  +Kia Motors Worldwide +Kia Motors America +AutoGuide.com 
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The latest mid-sized sedan gets reviewed, learn more about the 2015 Hyundai Sonata.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata improves upon its predecessor in many ways, resulting in a refined package packed with impressive features.
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Continental is no small player in the automotive world, but still sits outside the top three when it comes to new tire sales in the U.S. With its new TrueContact all-season tire, it means to take on top dogs like Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear. All Seasons On The Menu Like any all-season tire, the new TrueContact tire boasts big promises. Improved fuel economy, shorter stopping distances in the wet and long tread life are all on the menu, al...
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Check out our video with +QNX Software Systems 
Get the Flash Player to see this player. Welcome to Tech Tuesday, our new series that explains and exposes the high tech features in today’s new cars. For our inaugural post, we’re not just looking at what technology is in cars today; instead we’re looking ahead to the future of in-car infotainment systems. Try almost any modern infotainment system. Most feel like they’re a decade behind today’s gadgets in terms of touch-screen responsiveness and...
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Writing, Photography, Editing, WordPress, Joomla, HTML, Social Media
Employment
  • VerticalScope
    Feature Editor at Autoguide.com, 2012 - present
  • CrustyKritics
    Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - 2013
  • Superkids Karate
    Sensei, 2005 - 2011
  • Hospital for Sick Children
    Help Desk, Communications, 2009 - 2012
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Mississauga, Ontario
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Mississauga, Ontario - Montreal, Quebec
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Car-Geek, Gadget-Geek, App-Geek, Sports-Geek, Game-Geek, Geek-Geek. Features Editor @AutoGuide.com unquenchable thirst for car knowledge. Opinions are my own!
Introduction
Born in Montreal, raised in Mississauga, working in Toronto. I'm a huge geek, with an appreciation for just about anything and everything. I absolutely love cars and gadgets, which leads me to my job as features editor at AutoGuide.com. My goal is to learn as much as possible, and get that knowledge to you in nice, bite-sized, easy-to-digest articles.

I also love Basketball (Go Raps!) and have 17 years of experience in Martial Arts, including two  black belts, and a second degree in Shotokan. 
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Seventeen Years of Experience in Martial Arts, Two Black Belts (One with a second degree!) a Degree in Media Studies from the University of Guelph, a Diploma in Journalism from Humber College. AJAC Member.
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  • University of Guelph-Humber
    2007 - present
  • Meadowvale Secondary School
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2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
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Fast Facts: 1. Spearheading the reintroduction of Alfa Romeo to the US, is the 4C, an extremely lightweight, mid-engined sports car. 2.A 1.7

2015 Jeep Renegade
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Fast Facts 1. A new nameplate, the Renegade is Jeeps new compact entry in its lineup, replacing the Compass and the Patriot. 2. A 1.4-liter

2015 Lexus RC 350
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Fast Facts 1. Lexus says the new RC is a stand-along model and not just a two-door version of one of its sedan. It shares the same width as

2015 Honda HR-V
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Fast Facts 1. The production version of the Honda Urban SUV concept is believed to wear the HR-V badge when it arrives in North America. 2.

2016 Jaguar XE
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Fast Facts 1. Set to launch in the U.S. in 2016, Jaguar’s new BMW 3 Series fighter will be called the XE. 2. Underpinning the XE is the same

2015 Nissan Juke
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Fast Facts: 1. The new Nissan Juke retains its unique styling and engine but gets a few more practical upgrades. 2. Available with a “Safety

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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Fast Facts: 1. The Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is a crossover hatchback based on the CLA-Class and uses the same platform and drivetrain as the

2016 Mazda Mazda2
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Fast Facts 1. The 2016 Mazda2 will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as a concept car called the Hazumi. 2. The new Mazda2 will sport the

2016 Acura NSX
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Fast Facts 1. The new NSX will use a version of Acura’s new Sport Hybrid Super Handling AWD system with a mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 engine p

2015 Lexus RC F
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FAST FACTS 1. Official specs aren’t yet available but Lexus says the RC-F will be powered by a 5.0L V8 making at least 450 hp and 383 lb-ft

Car Reviews: New Car Prices and Used Cars Classifieds
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If reliability is sexy, the new Yaris has at least one thing going for it

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Organize your tasks, sync them between devices and share your lists with anyone. ★ WUNDERLIST ES MULTIPLATAFORMA Y COMPLETAMENTE GRATIS, INC

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G
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Last year, Samsung dealt one heck of a blow to gadgeteers and opposing phone manufacturers. The Galaxy S was poised to take on the likes of

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
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  Technology is starting to scare me. And it should scare you too. Remember when we first saw cell phones with cameras? That was crazy! I me

Motorola XT860 4G
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I often wonder aloud to you wise reader about the similarities of cell phones and computers. With their dual core processors, and high resol

I had a solid experience at SCION Downtown. They always made time to see me, and answer my questions. Kathryn was full of helpful information, and tips and continues to ensure my SCION ownership experience is a positive one.
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